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All NCA 109th Annual Convention events and sessions will convene at the: 

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center 
201 Waterfront Street 
National Harbor, MD 20745 

The student rate rooms are SOLD OUT


To receive the NCA discounted rate, rooms must be booked by October 13 via the NCA reservation link or by calling 301-965-4000. 

  • Single/Double Occupancy: $229 
  • Deluxe King (guaranteed): $249* 
  • Deluxe Queen (guaranteed): $249* 
  • Student Rates: $161*  - Currently SOLD OUT!

*Limited quantities available.  

  • Rates are subject to change without notice and are only guaranteed at the time of booking. 
  • Additional person fee, applicable to three or more people in one hotel room: $20 per additional person. 
  • Note, this hotel does not have a concierge lounge. Upgraded rooms are upgrades to higher floors and/or preferred views. 


Deposit and Cancellation Policy

One night's room and tax advance deposit due at the time of booking. Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival will forfeit one night's room and tax.


Why Book a Room Through NCA? 

Both Convention attendees and the association benefit when you book a hotel room through NCA. Here's how: 

  • Networking – Staying within the official hotel block you are more likely to take advantage of networking opportunities with other attendees. It’s easy to meet up with colleagues in hotel restaurants, lobbies, and bars when they’re conveniently located inside your hotel. 
  • Best Rate – NCA is able to negotiate lower room rates at a range of quality hotels. 
  • Easily accessible — staying in an official hotel means less travel time, since you are already where you are supposed to be each morning, plus if you need a few minutes to yourself your room is only an elevator ride away.  
  • NCA Support — should you encounter any issues with your stay at any of the contracted hotels, Academy staff can support you in getting them resolved with the hotel. 
  • Filling room blocks allows NCA to secure competitive rates when negotiating with hotels in future Convention cities. NCA can demonstrate that the association meets its obligations with hotels, which assures hotels that contracting with NCA will be mutually agreeable. 


Don’t be fooled by “housing pirates”. 

Companies that phone, fax, or email attendees and exhibitors claiming to offer good deals on hotel rooms are commonly referred to as “housing pirates” or “housing bandits.” They may falsely claim to be affiliated with NCA. Please do not share your credit card information with any of these companies. NCA will not call you regarding hotel reservations and has not asked any hotels or other companies to do so. 


 If you are contacted by one of these “housing pirates,” please contact NCA at and include the following relevant information:  

  • Company Name 
  • Email address (required) 
  • URL of fraudulent website or email address of fraudulent email (required) 
  • Text of website or email (optional) 
  • Additional details (optional) 
  • Include as attachments pictures of the website, the actual email chain with the fraudulent company, and any invoices or other attachments sent by the fraudulent company (optional but extremely helpful) 

United Airlines is offering discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares for attendee flights between November 12 - November 22, 2023. To make flight reservations online please click on discount code ZN25774722. You may also call United Meeting Reservation Desk at (800) 426–1122, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Saturday – Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Reference Z Code: ZN25 and Agreement Code: 774722. Booking fees are waived for Meeting reservations. International customers may contact their local United Reservation Desk. Outside of the U.S. or Canada, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office. Discount is available only for flights to and from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA).

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for the National Communication Association between November 10 - November 24, 2023. Please click here to book your flights. You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code NY28F. *Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via the Delta Air Lines reservation 800 number. Discount is available for all DC area airports: Reagan National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). DCA is the closest airport to Gaylord National Harbor.

Gaylord National Harbor is about a 15 minute drive from Reagan National Aiport (DCA).

While there is no metro stop located in National Harbor, those who wish to utilize public transportation can travel on the blue line (towards Franconia-Springfield) or yellow line (towards Huntington) from DCA to the King Street metro station. From there, attendees would need to board the NH2 bus (departing from Bus Bay J) to National Harbor. Additional information can be found on Passengers must have a SmarTrip Card to travel on the metro. WMATA buses and trains are wheelchair accessible.

Uber, Lyft, and other ride share services operate in the DC metro area, including to and from DCA. Customers in Terminal 1 can meet their ride on the third (outer) curb. Customers in Terminal 2 can meet their ride on the Baggage Claim (Arrivals) Level-1st Floor on the outer curb. 

The weather in National Harbor is typically cool, with daytime highs averaging 55-58° F (10-11° C) and 30-35° F overnight (2-3° C). 

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Things to do in National Harbor

Show Your Badge - receive (via text or e-mail) discounts to a variety of local shops and restaurants. Note, attendees receive digital coupons to use and will not be presenting their physical convention badge.

Local Restaurants in National Harbor

Water Taxi to The Wharf, Georgetown and Alexandria from National Harbor. Note, the Georgetown dock is not wheelchair accessible.

Scooter and Wheelchair rentals are available via Scootaround.

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