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Location and date

July 18-23, 2015
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
United States

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Time zone

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The primary language spoken in Washington, D.C. is English.


July temperatures in Washington, D.C. are balmy with an average temperature of 89°F (31°C).

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The Metro in Washington, D.C. has 91 stations in service within a 117-mile network. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, site of AAIC 2015, is located at the Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center stop on the green and yellow lines and is a 17 minute ride from Reagan National Airport. Metro fares range from $1.70 to $5.75 depending on the time of day.

Directions from Reagan National Airport

Directions from Dulles International Airport

Cab service is readily available throughout the city, as well. We do not recommend renting a car, as there is minimal parking around the Convention Center and parking meters typically have a two-hour limit. Valet parking is available for guests of the Marriott Marquis and Marriott Renaissance for $35-$45 per day.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc.). Please contact Mara Davis prior to the live event at +1.312.335.5835.


The Alzheimer's Association promotes business casual attire for the duration of AAIC. Consider bringing a light jacket or sweater since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary.


All AAIC 2015 attendees, speakers, contractors, exhibitors, members of the media and guests must register and receive a badge to gain admittance to conference sites. Conference badges must be properly displayed at all times.


Early bird registration is available through May 15. On-site registration will be available during the meeting beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 17. Register now to secure your spot at AAIC 2015.


Complimentary Wi-Fi and electrical outlets can be found in the Laptop Lounge area located in West Salon. Computer stations are also available in the West Salon area to access the program planner, Internet and personal email accounts.

Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available to all attendees in all public areas of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. To access the Wi-Fi, go to the network “FREE DC CONVENTION WIFI.” No password is necessary.

Meeting and Exhibit Hall Wi-Fi also is available for purchase for $12.95 a day.

Mobile app

Coming June 2015 - the free AAIC 2015 mobile app! Search “AAIC2015” in your smartphone app store to download. Plan your program, view abstract content and search for speakers. An app help desk will be available in the Registration area located in the East Salon of the convention center.

Business Center

The Business Center will be available for all attendees and located in the Grand Lobby of the convention center.

Hours of operation:

Monday, July 20 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Tuesday, July 21 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 22 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 23 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Future meetings

AAIC® 2016
July 23-28
Toronto, Canada

Join us for AAIC

Registration is still open for AAIC 2015 and there is still time to secure your spot. Be present when the latest breakthroughs in dementia science are revealed to the world.


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