ACAMS Anti-Financial Crime and Public Policy Conference


Welcome to Washington, DC

Monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, true local flavor – Washington, DC is a place unlike any other. It’s your home away from home with free museums and America’s front yard. Plan your trip to the nation’s capital by checking out all the things to do, places to eat and ways to stay. We’ll see you soon.

Please visit the Destination DC website for more information at

Transportation & Services


On-Site Parking

On-site valet only parking is available at the Capital Hilton Hotel. The daily rate is $62.00 valet parking. Please see below for hourly rates:
On-site Valet Only Parking:

1-2 hours – $35
2-4 hours – $45
4+ hours – $62

Off-Site Parking

Off-site private vehicle parking is available at parking garages and lots located near the Capital Hilton Hotel. For off-site parking options, please click here.

Getting Around Washington DC


On average, a one-way taxi ride from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to the Capital Hilton Hotel is approximately $25 (gratuity not included).
To get an estimated fare, please click here.

Public Transportation

Washington, DC’s Metro is one of the busiest public transportation systems in the country. Its expansive network of tunnels and above ground tracks connect all four quadrants of DC with suburban Virginia and Maryland. The system is heavily used by local commuters and it’s a popular, convenient and affordable way for visitors to DC to get around the region.


Ride Sharing

Washing, DC has a multitude of rideshare car service options such as Uber and Lyft.

Rental Cars

On-Airport rental car counters are located on the first floor of Terminal Garage A of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. If you are a rental car club member, proceed directly to the 2nd or 3rd floor of Garage A to pick up your keys.

For more information on getting a car rental at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, please visit:

Venue Accommodations

A block of rooms at the Capital Hilton has been reserved at a discounted rate for this event. Reservation information will be posted shortly.

Capital Hilton

1001 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Reserve Online

Reserve over the phone:
+1 (800) 905-0667

Group Code: ACAMS

Visa Information

Apply now for your Visa

If you need a travel visa, begin the visa application process now! We strongly encourage you to apply for your visa as early as possible.  Please send an email to to obtain a letter of invitation from ACAMS. 

Please ensure that you include the following information when requesting the letter of invitation to the above-mentioned email:

  1. Name as it appears on your Passport
  2. Passport number
  3. Passport expiration date
  4. Country of Passport
  5. Dates you will be in the U.S.

A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship.
Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa if they meet the requirements for visa-free travel.


Please note: ACAMS is not able to contact any Embassies or government institutions in support of an individual attempting to gain entry into a country to attend an ACAMS event, including requests for assistance for visas and passports.


The climate of Washington, D.C. (District of Columbia), the US federal capital, is semi-continental, with cold winters and hot and muggy summers.

Annual precipitation: 39.6 inches

Average high temperature in February: 46ᵒ F

Average low temperature in February: 30ᵒ F




Business casual attire is appropriate for all sessions and receptions. Hotel meeting room temperatures are difficult to regulate and tend to be on the cooler side. It is a good idea to bring a jacket or sweater.

Fees and Payment Policy

The standard fee for attending the conference is outlined in the pricing section. This registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments, as well as presentation materials (available only in PDF electronic format). You may submit payment with your registration or request to be invoiced.

Payment is due within 30 days of registering. If registering within 30 days of the conference, payment is due immediately. If registering with an early bird discounted rate, or any special rates, payment must be submitted by the discount expiration date. If payment has not been received prior to the event, a credit card guarantee will be required to attend the conference.

Guest Policy

If you wish to invite a guest to the networking receptions, the cost is US$125 per reception. Please send your request to by 12:00 PM (EDT) on February 4, 2020. Payment must be submitted at the time of the request. Upon check-in at the conference, please have your guest present a valid government-issues form of identification at the Registration Desk to pick up their name badge. Requests that are submitted after the eligible time-frame will not be considered.


Registrations and attendance at, or participation in this conference constitutes an agreement by the registrant to ACAMS’ use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes.

Special Dietary Requirements

If you have special dietary restrictions (Kosher, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, etc.), please email at least 30 days prior to the conference. Our team will do their best to accommodate your dietary request; however, requests received within less than 30 days of the conference cannot be guaranteed.

Special Services

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please email if you require specific aids or services during the conference.

Substitution and Cancellation

Cancellations received up to December 6, 2019 will receive a full refund minus a US$250 administration fee. Cancellations received December 7, 2019 – January 6, 2020 will be issued a credit voucher to be used towards next year’s conference. Cancellations received on or after January 7, 2020 will not be refunded.

Substitutions of registered attendees must be submitted in writing to by 12:00 PM (EDT) on February 4, 2020. Please note that if the transfer is made from an ACAMS member to a non-ACAMS member, you will be charged the difference in cost. If you neither attend the conference nor designate a substitute prior to the event, you are still responsible for the full registration fee. Requests submitted after the eligible time-frame will not be considered.

If for any reason ACAMS cancels or reschedules the conference, we do not accept responsibility for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registrants.


Certificate of Participation

Certificates will be emailed 3 (three) weeks after the conference (in PDF electronic format).


Session Materials

Attendees will receive a link to the online conference materials a week before the conference. Please note that materials will be available online only. If you would like hard copies to reference during the sessions, we suggest that you download and print the presentations prior to the conference. Updated conference materials will also be available online after the conference.

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