Frequently Asked Questions

2020 ADEA Emerging Leaders Program

July 15–18, 2020          
ADEA Headquarters, 655 K Street NW, Ste. 800
Washington, DC 


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

The registration deadline is Monday, June 22. Onsite registration will not be available.


To receive ADEA’s discounted rate, make your reservations online or directly with the hotel by calling 1-888-236-2427 and requesting the ADEA group rate (group code is ADA).

Please visit our hotel reservation page.


The program will begin with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15 and end at noon on Saturday, July 18


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 4.7 miles
from the airport or a 11−15 minute ride, depending on traffic.

For more information, visit the airport website.


The following are travel options to and from the airport:

▷ Metrorail System

For less than $6, passengers can get to any location on the Metrorail system from the Metrorail station connected to Terminal B/C. (The Mt. Vernon Square Metro station on the Yellow Line is the closest Metro station to the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel.)

▷ Taxi/ Uber

A taxi/Uber ride to and from the airport is approximately 11−15 minutes depending on traffic.

For more information on other ground transportation options, visit the airport website.


Driving directions to the Residence Inn Washington Downtown/Convention Center can be found on the hotel website. Driving time may be affected by local conditions and traffic.

▷ Hotel Parking:

  • Valet Parking for guests: $51 daily
  • Self-Parking: $51 daily

Please contact the hotel for more details on parking availability.

▷ Parking near ADEA

Daily parking is available at the following nearby locations:

  • Laz Parking (505 K Street, NW) is approximately $20.
  • Tag-B Parking (601 K Street, NW) is approximately $15.


Attire for this meeting is business casual, but be sure to check the local weather forecast to determine more specific attire.

Attire for the Thursday Group Networking Event and Dinner is casual. You will have time to change at the hotel before the motor coach picks everyone up at the Residence Inn.


The average high temperature in Washington, DC in July is 89o F; the average low is 68o F.

View up-to-date weather information.


Amenities include a fitness center, a business center and a rooftop bar.


Dining options include The Delegate and 24-hour in-room dining.

The hotel also offers a daily complimentary breakfast buffet in the Liberty Lounge.


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 2020 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.


To provide an appropriate professional setting, ADEA does not allow children under age 18 to attend any conference functions or programming. We request that you arrange for the supervision of children who accompany you.


If you prefer to pay by credit card, you may pay online at

If you prefer to pay by check, please remit your payment to:

American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
Meetings and Conferences
2020 ADEA Emerging Leaders Program 
Department 0741
Washington, DC 20073-0741

Financial disclaimer for credit card payments: ADEA reserves the right to charge the correct amount if it is different from the total payment made at the time of registration.


To receive a refund for your conference registration, you must submit a written cancellation by Monday, June 22 to Shalonda King at

ADEA will issue a refund—minus a $225 processing fee—after the meeting’s conclusion.

Cancellation requests received between Tuesday, June 23 and Wednesday, July 1 are eligible for a 50% refund or credit.

Cancellation requests received after July 1 are not eligible for refund or credit. Refunds or credits will not be given for failure to attend, late arrival, unattended events or early departure.

If registration changes are required, please email the ADEA contact below:

Ms. Shalonda King
Meetings Registration Manager


Speaker presentations will be provided within the online program planner, which will be made available closer to the event.


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


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 Susan Apollonio, or ext. 187.