The Summit will be hosted at the Mary M. Gates Learning Center

701 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA, 22314

* For any questions around location and arrival logistics please contact Morgan Colfax via email at or call 201-266-0058


Hotel Rooms:

Hotel Rooms  are available at a discounted rate at: 


801 North St. Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

(two walking blocks from the Mary M. Gates Learning Center)

Hotel Discount Reservation Link

* When booking hotel accommodations please first select the dates you would like to reserve, click the Special Rates tab and Select “Corporate/Promo” and enter the code 428957. This will show you the available discounts for Defense Strategies Institute event attendees.



There is NO parking available at the Conference Center, and street parking is limited to 2 hours.

Parking is available at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, at 901 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA, located on same side of the street as the Learning Center/United Way Building, one block north. There are both above and underground parking lots available.