Welcome to

The 2019 Congressional Summit on LGBTQ Innovation

Summit Overview

Welcome Reception & Breakfast

8:00 AM

JW Marriott - 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

Main Program

12:00 PM

Rayburn House Office Building -  Room 2043, Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

Cocktail Reception

4:00 PM

Nixon Peabody - 799 9th St NW #500, Washington, DC 20001


  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to arrival and bring a government issued ID, as you will have to go through security to enter the buildings

  • The dress code for the summit is business formal

  • The Summit is open to the Press

  • Final programs will be provided at the Summit

  • Breakfast will be served at the start of the breakfast reception

  • Lunch will be served at the start of Main Program

  • JW Marriott is the preferred hotel  - please use our discounted booking code here

Additional Options

We're happy to offer additional options for Summit attendees, including: several political fundraisers on the 21st and 22nd, a complimentary briefing by the DCCC on the 22nd, and resources to personally connect with your representatives. 

Additional Information:


Thank you for RSVP’ing.  We are delighted you will be joining us for the StartOut Congressional Summit on LGBT Entrepreneurship on Wednesday, May 22 at the Capitol in Washington DC. Please read carefully the below for important logistical information.


Venue and Logistical Information:

The Rayburn House Building is located on Independence Avenue between First Street SW and South; with an address at 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515 on Capitol Hill.  The Summit is in Room 2043, which is on the Second Floor.

Registration will open at 11:30am and programming will begin at 12:00pm.

Please arrive early to register.


Directions to Rayburn House Office Building

By Metro:

From Capitol South Station:

Take the Blue or Orange line to Capitol South Metro station. After ascending the escalators from the Metro

station, turn left on First Street. Take a left at the corner onto C Street. The Rayburn Building is the third

office building on your right. Visit Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's website

(www.wmata.com) for rail maps, fares, how to ride and more.

By Car:

Traveling to Capitol Hill by car is discouraged as parking in the area is extremely limited.

Most street parking is time restricted at 2 hours, so it is only practical for one brief meeting. Some street parking is metered, so you will need to bring quarters. Look for parking beyond the two block range from the US Capitol building as public parking is not permitted in the two block area surrounding the Capitol. Do not look for parking due west of the Capitol building because that area includes the Capitol Reflecting Pool and permit-only parking. See Parking on Capitol Hill below based on your specific Capitol Hill destination.

Alternatives include parking at Union Station (Metro: Union Station) and walking or parking at the Washington Design Center (Metro: Federal Center SW) and taking the Metro to the Capitol South Metro stop, walking or taking a cab.

Senate Side and Capitol Visitor Center (north side of Capitol)

The four-level parking garage with 1,500 spaces at Union Station (60 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC) is open 24/7. (For information, please call Allright parking at 202-898-1950. Allright Parking accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.) (Metro: Union Station)

There is underground parking at Hall of the States (444 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC). Contact the parking garage for hours of operation at 202-298-7299. (Metro: Union Station)

Street Parking Tips: Look for parking in an area bounded by F Street NE on the north, Maryland Avenue NE on the south, 6th Street NE on the east, and 3rd Street NE on the west (satellite and map view here).

House Side (south side of Capitol)

Midtown Parking Garage (limited spaces, underground parking), 412 First Street SE, Washington, DC (south of Bullfeathers)

Street Parking Tips: Look for parking in an area bounded by C Street SE on the north, E Street SE on the south, 4th Street SE on the east, and 1st Street SE on the west (satellite and map view here).

Driving From Union Station:

Start off going around Columbus Circle and joining 1st Street Northeast, going south. Take a left onto D Street, and shortly afterward a right onto 2nd Street Northeast. Follow 2nd Street South until it becomes 2nd Street Southeast, then take a right onto C Street Southeast. Follow C Street down the hill. The Rayburn House Office Building will be the fourth large building on your right, at the bottom of the hill.

Thank you for RSVP’ing