Travel & Accomodations

Welcome to National Harbor

National Harbor has many things to offer attendees of the National Leadership Forum.  From shopping and dining, to sightseeing, it is a one stop experience that will leave you wanting to return for years to come.  Whether you are a fine diner or a frugal one, the Harbor has plenty of options for you to choose from and many new choices since last year.  The same can be said for their retail outlets.  Please be sure to take some time during your visit to explore the area while in town….after training sessions conclude.

The 29th National Leadership Forum will take place at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center located on the banks of the Potomac River just a hop away from Washington, D.C. With nearly 2,000 guest rooms and 600,000 square feet of meeting space, Gaylord is the perfect destination for learning, connecting and engaging at Forum.

For more infortmaion about National Harbor, visit their website by clicking here

Airline & Car Discounts


CADCA has partnered with United to provide CADCA Forum attendees a discount of 2% to 10% off published fares for travel to Washington, D.C. area. The valid travel dates for this discount are 2/3/2019 to 2/10/2019. To make a reservation:

  • To book, call United Meetings at 800-426-1122. Please refer to Agreement Code: 543603 and Z Code: ZGE8. Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office. There will be a service fee for all tickets issued through United Meetings Reservations Desk.

Please note:  Not valid with other discount certificates, coupons, or promotional offers.


Hertz is offering CADCA members the opportunity to save up to 25% on rentals through the Hertz Gold plus Rewards program and the new Gold Choice service, which allows you to choose an upgrade. Log-in to the CADCA Member Center to access this benefit.


Transportation Options

Ground Transportation
To/From Airports

Ronald Reagan
National (DCA)

Dulles International
Baltimore Washington
International (BWI)
Estimated Time 20 minutes 55 minutes 45 minutes
* Shuttle Pricing $18 $45 $45
** Taxi Pricing $28 $80 $70

*For shuttle service from DCA, BWI, or IAD please contact Super Shuttle by clicking here.

**Estimated pricing is for one-way rate per passenger.

Organized by CADCA

Metro: Eisenhower Avenue Station Shuttle (Yellow Line)

CADCA will provided continuous shuttle service between Gaylord National and this Metro station. The shuttles will pick up and drop off at Gaylord National's Maryland Ballroom Entrance.  Prevention Day and Forum attendees must show their badges to the drivers when boarding the shuttles. This service is complimentary for CADCA attendees.

Hours of Operation:

Sunday                                  1 - 9 pm
Monday-Thursday          7 am - 7 pm

Organized by Gaylord

The Gaylord National Hotel offers shuttle service on a daily basis to/from Downtown D.C.  Shuttle services provide continuous serivce to the DC Welcome Center at 1001 E. St. NW and also to Union Station located at 50 Massachusetts Ave NW.  

Please click here for the latest information on rates and departure schedules.  

Parking at the Gaylord National -- The current daily self-parking rate is $28 and subject to change. The current valet parking rate is $41.  There are multiple garages in the National Harbor area with lower rates should you plan to park for an extended period of time.