Conference Center

 

The Carnegie Endowment’s conference center provides an ideal location for meetings and functions in the national capital area. Located in the heart of Dupont Circle, the center is dedicated to serving the needs of both public and private sector organizations in the area. The rich cross section of clients served includes the Inter-American Dialogue, the Institute for Conservation Leadership, the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children, and Booz Allen Hamilton.


Current Government/Non-Profit Rates

Rooms Four Hours or Less
(Half Day)
Over Four Hours
(Full Day)
Evening Rate (After 4:00 p.m.) Weekend per Room
Root ABC $595 $825 $825 $1,240
Root A/B or B/C $425 $590 $590 $1,240
Choate Room & Foyer $380 $540 $540 $1,240
Shotwell Boardroom $360 $425 $425 $700
Butler Boardroom $370 $480 $480 $1,240

Current Private Sector Rates

Rooms Four Hours or Less
(Half Day)
Over Four Hours
(Full Day)
Evening Rate (After 4:00 p.m.) Weekend per Room
Root ABC $750 $990 $990 $1,480
Root A/B or B/C $520 $720 $720 $1,480
Choate Room & Foyer $600 $730 $730 $1,480
Shotwell Boardroom $432 $510 $510 $840
Butler Boardroom $445 $575 $575 $1480

Current Tenant Rates

Rooms Four Hours or Less
(Half Day)
Over Four Hours
(Full Day)
Evening Rate (After 4:00 p.m.) Weekend per Room
Root ABC $535 $740 $740 $1,240
Root A/B or B/C $380 $530 $530 $1,240
Choate Room & Foyer $340 $490 $490 $1,240
Shotwell Boardroom $320 $430 $430 $700
Butler Boardroom $330 $430 $430 $1,240

Room Sizes

Rooms L x W Net Square Feet
Root ABC 65' x 25' 1,960'
Root A/B 20' x 33' 660'
Root B/C 20' x 33' 660'
Choate Room & Foyer 42' x 24' 960'
Shotwell Boardroom 15'4" x 27' 413'
Butler Boardroom 37'7" x18'2" 686'

Capacity

Rooms Theater or Auditorium Banquet or Rounds Classroom Hollow Square U Shape Reception
Root ABC 170 120 70 40 70 225
Root A/B 70 50 40 30 45 75
Root B/C 70 60 40 30 45 75
Root A 45 25 20 20 24 40
Root C 55 35 30 20 24 50
Choate Room 90 92 40 32 26 (with people inside) 100 (225 with foyer)
Butler Room 60 50 32 20 20 12

Shotwell is equipped with a fixed board table that cannot be removed. It can accommodate 16 people or fewer and includes space for perimeter seating, basic audiovisual presentations, such as videoconferencing, and space for catering services.

Special Equipment

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s conference center offers a comprehensive array of support services. Services range from meeting room catering and audiovisual support to teleconferencing and creative media expertise. We can work with you to provide appropriate equipment and labor for your function or produce an entire media event.

Meeting Accessories Price
Broadband Connectivity (live streaming) $400
Microphone (Goose, Wireless, Lapel) $30
Podium With Microphone $65
Wireless LCD Projector
(laptop rental required)
$265
LCD Projector and VGA Cord $245
DVD Player With Monitor $175
Projection Screen $40
60" LED TV $175
Speaker Phone $60
Surround Sound Speaker for Laptop $30
Laptop Computer $65
Executive Chair $50
Coffee Table $25
Riser (8' x 12' x 8") $175
Power Strip $12
Flip Chart $35
Easels $20
Press Mult Box $45
Videoconferencing $325
Beverage Service Price (all)
All-Day Beverage Service
(Coffee, Tea, Spring/Sparkling Water, Soft Drinks)
$6 per person
Half-Day Beverage Service $4 per person
All-Day Coffee and Tea Service $4 per person
Half-Day Coffee and Tea Service $2.50 per person
Coffee, Tea, and Cookies $5.75 per person

Please Note

  • Evening events (starting 4:00 p.m. or later) will be charged the full-day rate.
  • Day events (full or half day) going beyond 5:00 p.m. will incur an additional half day room rental charge.
  • Setup time will be counted for computing total room reservation time.
  • The conference center may not be used for partisan political activities.
  • The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a smoke-free environment.
  • All conference center events must conclude by 9:00 p.m.
  • Requested seating style is required at the time of your room reservation. Changes are possible with prior approval from the conference center manager.
  • Wireless Internet is available free of charge; access information can be given upon request.

Cancellation Fees

Room reservations can be canceled up to thirty business days before your event without penalty. You will be charged 25 percent of the room rental rate for cancellations between thirty and twenty business days before your event, 50 percent of the room rental rate for cancellations between twenty and fifteen business days before your event, and 75 percent of the room rental rate for cancellations between ten and five business days of your event, and 100 percent of the room rental rate for cancellations within five business days or less of your event. Should Carnegie be able to re-sell your room(s), all cancellation fees will be waived.

The Carnegie Endowment offers state-of-the-art audiovisual support for your meetings and events. Many of your audiovisual needs can be supported by Carnegie. However, for any advanced support, please see our audiovisual vendors below.

Audiovisual Production

New Media Mill

Contact: Stew Harris
Phone: 202 728 0011
Email: stew@newmediamill.com

Services: Video recording, web broadcasting, live streaming, advanced audiovisual support

Kornerstone Productions

Contact: Delarno Sterling
Phone: 240 535 1371
Email: kornerstonefilm@aol.com

Services: Live streaming, video recording

Decoration

Select Event Group

Contact: Shari Clark
Phone: 301.604.2334
Email: sclark@selecteventgroup.com

Services: Stage, draping, pipes

Translation

World Congress Interpretation Systems

Contact: John Holiday
Phone: 301 631 1301
Email: john@worldcongressinc.com

Services: Translation support, interpretation-equipment support, speaker contracts

We have compiled an alphabetical list of caterers to help you in the planning of your event. The following catering companies have worked successfully with Carnegie Endowment and are familiar with the guidelines and procedures of the Conference Center. The Conference Center does not have any exclusive contracts with the companies below and inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the Carnegie Endowment Conference Center.

CATERERS LEVEL OF SERVICE CONTACT INFORMATION
Brown Bag Corporate Drop-Off
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Andy or Sean
Phone: 202 408 0777
Email: catering@brownbagonline.com
CnF Catering Full, Daily Corporate, and Drop-Off Service
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reception
Peggy Fredrickson
Phone: 202 293 0515
Email: pfredricksen@verizon.net
Or
Tom Dow
Email: tom@cnfcatering.com
Website: www.cnfcatering.com
G Street Food Corporate Drop-Off
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Jen Fouts Cohen
Email: jfc@gstreetfoods.com
Website: www.gstreetfood.com
Geppetto Catering Full, Daily Corporate, and Drop-Off Service
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reception
Toby Younis
Phone: 301 927 8800
Email: tyounis@geppettocatering.com
Website: http://www.geppettocatering.com
MK CATERING Full, Daily Corporate, and Drop-Off Service
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reception
Joseph Choueike
Phone: 301 277 8494
Email: joseph@mkcatering.com
Website: http://www.mkcatering.com
RIDGWELLS CATERING Full, Daily Corporate, and Drop-Off Service
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reception
Christine Callahan
Phone: 301 839 6900
Email: ccallahan@ridgewells.com
Website: http://www.ridgewells.com/
SUSAN GAGE CATERING Full, Daily Corporate, and Drop-Off Service
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reception
Daniela Ricci
Phone: 301 839 6900 x224
Email: dricci@susangage.com
Website: http://www.susangage.com/

Please Note

All events serving Hot Lunch/ Dinner or a reception require servers from the caterer. The number of servers will depend on the number of event attendees.

Corporate Drop-Off services will be charged $50.00 for setup and clean up and should provide all cutlery necessary. The Conference Center can provide cutlery for an additional $50.00.

For events serving alcohol, the client and/or the caterer must provide their DC Liquor License.

Parking

The Carnegie Endowment does not offer on-site parking. Below are local parking garages within a five–ten minute walk from the Carnegie building. In addition, Dupont is the closest Metro station within a five-minute walk from the Carnegie Building.

  • Atlantic Parking
    1776 Massachusetts Avenue
    Open: Monday-Friday
    Time: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Central Parking System
    1800 Massachusetts Avenue
    Open: Monday-Friday
    Time: 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
     
  • 24-Hour Parking
    11 Dupont Circle
    Entrance is off of New Hampshire Avenue
  • Weekend Event(s)
    One Time- Flat Fee with Central Parking System

    1800 Massachusetts Avenue
    Open for Private Function for Flat Fee
    Contact(s):

    Samuel Habte
    Title: Parking area manager
    Phone: 1 202 641 5517
    Email: shabte@parking.com

    OR

    Moulu Hagos
    Title: Parking Attendant
    Phone: 1 202 365 2064
    Email: mhagos@parking.com
  • LAZ Parking
    1325 18th Street
    Phone:1 202 667 3030
    Time: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Accommodations

The hotels listed below offer Corporate Rates for Carnegie Endowment Conference Center, please ask for Contact when booking your reservation at the hotel.

  • Palomar
    2121 P Street, N.W.
    Washington, DC 20037
    Phone: 1 202 448 1800
    Toll Free: 1 877 866 3070
    www.hotelpalomar-dc.com
    Contact: Mai-Lan Smith, Associate Director of Sales
    Enter Rate Code: ‘CEIP’ on the website to obtain the Carnegie rate
  • Embassy Row Hotel
    2015 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
    Washington, DC 20036
    Phone: 1 202 265 1600
    Contact: Arnelda Davis, Corporate Sales Manager
  • Fairfax Embassy Row
    2100 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
    Washington, DC 20008
    Phone: 1 202 293 2100
    www.westin.com
  • AKA White House
    1710 H Street, N.W.
    Washington, DC 20006
    Phone: 1 202 904 2500
    Toll Free: 1 888 AKA 0210
    Click https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Chain=13808&template=fAKA&shell=fAKA&promo=CARN to access Carnegie’s corporate rate
    Or enter “CARN” in the promotional field on this website: http://stayaka.com/

Washington, DC, Metro

Dupont is the closest Metro station within a five-minute walk from the Carnegie building. Click here for a map of the Washington, DC Metrorail system.

Request Facility
Conference Center Brochure

Rental Periods

Half Day—four hours or less
Full Day—9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Evening—Any four hour period after 4:00 p.m.

Room Location

Room Gallery

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The conference center at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a prestigious setting for receptions, conferences, press briefings, and other special occasions.
The Root Room is the largest available space in the conference center and can accommodate 15 to 250 guests, depending on the room arrangements. It offers a range of setups for large meetings.
The Choate Room, on the first floor, can seat 15 to 95 people and is often used for press conferences. The Choate Room opens into a lovely foyer for receptions and registration.
The Butler Room seats 20 and creates an ideal breakout room for larger meetings. Like all our rooms, Butler offers full online access and complete audiovisual support.
The Shotwell Room, which seats fourteen, is a setting for a board meeting or small gathering that requires privacy and elegance
Natural light and artwork create an elegant setting for a catered affair in the Root Room.
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The Conference Center at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a prestigious setting for receptions, conferences, press briefings and other special occasions.
The Root Room is the largest available space in the conference center and can accommodate 15 to 250 guests, depending on the room arrangements. It offers a range of setups for large meetings
The Choate Room, on the first floor, can seat 15 to 95 people and is often used for press conferences. The Choate room opens into a lovely foyer for receptions and registration.
>Butler Room seats 20 and creates an ideal breakout room for larger meetings. Like all our rooms, Butler offers full online access and complete audiovisual support.
Shotwell Room, which seats 14, is a setting for a board meeting or small meeting that requires privacy and elegance.
Natural light and artwork create an elegant setting for a catered affair in the Root Room.
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