The Summit will be hosted at The Mary M. Gates Learning Center @ United Way Worldwide Headquarters

701 North Fairfax Street, corner of Madison. Alexandria, VA 22314

The Venue offers easy entrance / exit from the street and is situated right on the Potomac River with an open air patio and parks both in front and behind the building to allow for easy outdoor breaks. 

Located 10 minutes from central Washington, D.C. ; 5 minutes from Regan Airport and 20 minutes from Dulles Airport,  located right on the Potomac River and 10 minute walk to the heart of Old Town

For any questions around location and arrival logistics please contact Monica Mckenzie -  or call 917.435.166. Please do not contact the venue directly.



 Street Parking is available but limited. The following lots are within walking distance

Waterfront at Old Town (One block away)

226 Montgomery St

Alexandria, VA 22314, US

$11 Daily Max – CASH ONLY

Canal Center (Three blocks away)

44 Canal Center Plaza

Alexandria, VA 22314

$10 Daily Max

Washington Square (Four blocks away)

652 Wythe St

Alexandria, VA 22314

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 (Rental fees for the Summit help to directly support the  United Way)

Visit Old Town Alexandria: 10 minute walk from Mary Gates Learning Center

or stay in D.C.! 10 - 25 minute drive depending on traffic

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Hotel Rooms:

RSC does not engage in any business transactions with hotels. There are several hotels located on or near KING Street in the heart of Old Town - 10 blocks south of venue.

As a courtesy  Sheraton Suites Oldtown Alexandria offers a discounted rate to our group if there is availability

801 North Saint Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Book your corporate rate under our siste organization's discount (Defense Strategies Institute)
     two walking blocks from the Mary M. Gates Learning Center

Additional Hotels:

10 blocks away (roughly 12 minute walk to venue, or quick taxi)

The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection
480 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
220 South Union Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314, US


 Summit Guidelines for DoD & Federal Employees:

  • RSC's meetings are open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and are considered a compliant education and training forum.
  • RSC's Summit provide a forum for Military Services, OSD, and federal agencies to address and improve current mission critical needs and initiatives, meet with and hear from public and private organizations, disseminate vital capability needs to industry, and engage in senior level dialogue with all in attendance while increasing visibility within the larger community.
  • The majority or our meetings are open to US CITIZENS and NATO CITIZENS only
  • RSC meetings are compliant with Department of Defense operating guidelines as a “NO-COST to the DoD” meeting.
  • Pricing voluntarily follows: Department of Defense, Office of General Counsel, Standards of Conduct Office: SOCO ADVISORY 09-03: 7.(a)