FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the expo hall hours?
Tuesday, May 10 10:00AM – 4:30PM
Wednesday, May 11 10:00AM – 4:30PM
Thursday, May 12 10:00AM – 3:30PM
What are the registration hours?
Monday, May 9 7:30AM – 4:30PM
Tuesday, May 10 7:00AM – 4:30PM
Wednesday, May 11 7:30AM – 4:30PM
Thursday, May 12 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Where do I pick up my badge or register?
Registration is in the Grand Lobby of the South Building at the Walter E Washington Convention Center.
What is required for onsite registration?
We recommend registering online. If you choose to register at the expo, please bring your government issued id card.
Who has access to expo sessions?
All attendees are invited to attend the sessions in the Main Briefing Center and Marine Zone. Events in the Mess Deck (Congressional Breakfast, MCL Awards Ceremony & Leadership Breakfast, Career Transition Lunch) require additional registration.
How do I register for additional show events?
You can register for show events while completing your expo registration. If you have already registered, please log in to your profile and add events as additional items. Please note that some events are not open to all attendee types (ex: some are open to exhibitors only, Marines only, etc.)
Where are the expo sessions and other show events?
Sessions will be in the Main Briefing Center, Level 2 Room 207AB and the Marine Zone Stage (expo hall). The Congressional Breakfast, Marine Corps League Awards Ceremony & Leadership Breakfast, MDM Career Transition Lunch will be held in the Mess Deck, Level 2 Room 202. The Marine Zone Semper Fi Mixer will be in the Marine Stage area in the Expo Hall.
What is the attire for the expo and other show events?
The attire for general expo attendance for civilians is business casual and Blue Dress D for members of the military. The attire for the Congressional Breakfast and MCL Awards Ceremony & Leadership Breakfast is business attire for civilians and Service A for military members.
Will there be handouts at the expo sessions?
There will not be handouts as part of the Briefing Center and Marine Zone sessions, but you can view speaker bios and presentation descriptions in the app.
Is concealed or open carry allowed at the expo?
No, neither attendees nor exhibitors may carry firearms inside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Do I need to show proof of vaccination and/or wear a mask to attend the expo?
There will be no COVID-19 vaccine verification or requirement to wear a mask at the expo or other show events.
Will there be transportation to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center?
We will have complimentary shuttles running from the parking lot of the National Museum of the Marine Corps (18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, VA 22172) to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Shuttles will leave every 30 minutes, on the hour and half hour, from the Museum.
Pick up on Tuesday, 10 May – Thursday, 12 May from 0730 – 1200
Return on Tuesday, 10 May – Thursday, 12 May from 1200 – 1700
The complimentary shuttle service is available to all MDM attendees, as well as exhibitors, on a first come first served basis.
There will also be shuttles running from the Pentagon Bus Bay U8 to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center departing every 30 minutes.
From the Pentagon Bus Bay U8:
Tuesday, 10 May: 0900 – 1600
Wednesday, 11 May: 0930-1630
Thursday, 12 May: 0930-1500
From the Walter E. Washington Convention Center:
Tuesday, 10 May: 1000 – 1630
Wednesday, 11 May: 1000-1700
Thursday, 12 May: 1000-1530