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 30th 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.

Looking for something fun to do after sessions at Forum? Visit National Harbor's newest attraction Top Golf! Top Golf is a sports entertainment complex featuring a high-tech golf game for everyone to enjoy.  (No golfing experience necessary.)  

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 1/31/2020 to 2/9/2020. 

To make a reservation:

  • Visit and enter ZHGW241621 in the Offer Code box to see discount pricing.
  • MileagePlus members earn Premier Qualifying Dollas and miles for their travel

You may also call United Meeting Reservation Desk at (800) 426 - 1122

  • Monday - Friday 8 am - 10 pm Eastern Time
  • Saturday - Sunday 8 am - 6 pm Eastern Time

Please note:  Not valid on Basic Economy fares, 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
* Taxi Pricing $28 $80 $70

*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

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.