Frequently Asked Questions

2024-25 ADEA Emerging Leaders Program

The ADEA Emerging Leaders is on July 24−27 in Washington, DC! 

The ADEA Emerging Leaders Program is designed to provide early-career faculty who show great promise as potential leaders the guidance, insight and skills needed to build an academic career. During the meeting, fellows will engage with senior leaders in dental education and work in peer groups to discuss leadership development and other essential subjects in academic dentistry.

ADEA Headquarters
655 K Street, NW,
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20001


AC Hotel Washington DC Convention Center
(adjacent to ADEA Headquarters)
601 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 921-6900

For reservation, please visit the hotel information page.


Please register online through the link posted on the ADEA website.

The registration deadline is Saturday, June 22. After the deadline, registrations will only be taken on site


While we look forward to an in-person conference, there is no higher priority than the safety and well-being of ADEA members and staff. Accordingly, we continue to monitor the status of the COVID-19 variants and their impact on the operational status of our ADEA Member Institutions. ADEA will implement health and safety protocols appropriate to the public health circumstances existing at the time of the conference.

Compliance with some or all the protocols adopted by ADEA will be mandatory for in-person attendance and participation at the conference by members, guests of members, sponsors, staff, etc. Additional information regarding the specific health and safety measures, as well as any necessary consents you make, will be communicated prior to the first day of the conference.

Failure to adhere to or comply with the safety protocols in place may result in removal from the event and/or event premises. Be sure to check the 2024-25 Emerging Leaders website periodically for the latest conference updates.


Hotel room reservations can be made online or by calling (202) 921-6900.

  • The negotiated room rate for ADEA attendees is $229 per night for single/double occupancy, plus applicable taxes (currently 14.95%).
  • The deadline to make hotel reservations at the group rate is Saturday, June 22, or when the group rate rooms sell out, whichever occurs first. After June 22, reservations at the group rate will be accepted only on a space-available basis. The room block may fill before June 22, so we encourage you to make reservations early.
  • Reservations may be cancelled up to 72 hours prior to your reserved arrival date at no charge. For cancellations made after the time noted, the hotel will retain the room deposit of one night plus applicable taxes.
  • Hotel check-in time is 3:00 p.m. or earlier as rooms become available. Check-out time is noon. Please contact the hotel directly if you need to cancel your hotel reservation.
  • You are responsible for making your hotel arrangements directly with the property. The registration fee does not include hotel arrangements, flight or ground transportation, or any incidentals related to traveling to the meeting.

 Please visit the 2024-25 Emerging Leaders hotel page for more information.


The ADEA hotel block rates are available three days before and after the program dates based on guest room availability.

The closest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

The hotel is approximately 5 miles from the airport or a 15–20 minute ride, depending on traffic.

For more information, visit the airport website.


Following are travel options to and from the airport.

Distances and estimated travel times to the AC Hotel Washington DC Convention Center from the airports serving the Washington metropolitan area are as follows:

➤ Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): 5 miles, 15–20 minutes (traffic dependent)

  • Uber/Lyft: appx. $20
  • Taxi: appx. $25 

➤ Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD): 28 miles, 50–60 minutes (traffic dependent)

  • Uber/Lyft: appx. $55
  • Taxi: appx. $70

➤ Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI): 31 miles, 55–65 minutes (traffic dependent)

  • Uber/Lyft: appx. $70
  • Taxi: appx. $78


The hotel offers offsite valet parking only via a third party.

The charge for valet parking is $60 per day, including in-and-out privileges. Each charge includes tax; gratuities are up to the individual.


Attire for the meeting is business casual. We also recommend layers to offset temperature fluctuations across meeting spaces.

Be sure to check the local weather forecast to determine more specific attire.


Hotel amenities include a fitness center and free Wi-Fi.

The hotel offers two dining options:

There is no shortage of restaurants within walking distance or brief taxi/Uber rides from the AC Hotel Washington DC Convention Center.

For location reference, the hotel is in DC’s Chinatown neighborhood. Consult Destination DC, Yelp, Eater (Washington, DC) and ZAGAT (Washington, DC) for potential dining locations. 


ADEA does not allow children to attend any conference functions. If children accompany a participant to the conference, arrangements should be made for their supervision.

The 2024 ADEA Emerging Leaders Program is a highly interactive experience and participants are expected to attend all meals, receptions and team-building activities. You are encouraged to spend your limited “free time” with your peer groups and preparing for the following day’s activities.

The program does not allow you to bring guests or family members to meals or offsite events.


Fellows present their topics at the 2025 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, normally on the Sunday of the conference. Fellows are encouraged to participate in the meeting.


If you are unable to attend, please submit a written cancellation message to Shalonda King, ADEA Senior Manager, Meetings Registration, at

For more information on the cancellation policy, please visit the registration page.


Yes. An email with instructions on how to obtain CE credits will be sent to all attendees after the conference.

A certificate of completion of CE will be granted after the 2025 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition.


What if I have questions that are not addressed by the FAQs? 

If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Shalonda King at

If you have questions regarding housing and transportation, please contact Nirah Forman at

If you have questions regarding program content, please contact Renee Latimer at