Washington Keynote Speaker
James Taylor is a world-renowned author, entrepreneur, and international keynote speaker, who travels the globe, from Washington to Singapore, to offer tailored, content-rich, educative and entertaining keynotes to a diversity of audiences coming from different industries. He holds an MBA in international business and a fellowship at the Royal Society of Arts, an institution with prior members such as Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin, and was awarded the prestigious Modern ONTRApreneur and S.D. Southern Awards.
In the past 20 years he offered assistance to individuals and companies from the United States, the Middle East, Europe and Asia, teaching them how to increase, market and monetize their creativity, and how to deal with the myriad changes characterizing contemporary life. He worked with famous multinational companies including Johnson and Johnson, Apple, Sony, Bertelsmann and Yamaha and he also provided 1-on-1 coaching to some of the planet’s most creating individuals, ranging from corporate leaders and entrepreneurs to educators, writers and musicians. Due to his fantastic accomplishments as an entrepreneur and international keynote speaker, Taylor has a high visibility in a large number of media outlets. Additionally, BBC produced a 30 minutes documentary about his life and highly successful career as a global keynote presenter.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Washington has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, on Mt Vernon Pl NW
The National Press Club, on 14th St. NW
20 F Street NW Conference Center, on 20 F St. NW
AMA’s Washington Area Conference Center, on Crystal Drive, Arlington
Gateway DC, on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, on F St. NW
General Information about Washington for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Washington DC, the capital city of the United States of America, is located along the Potomac River in the center of the Washington metropolitan area, which has a population of 6,131,977. It is an important political centre, housing the three branches of the Federal Government: the Capitol, the White House and the Supreme Court. Washington is a planned city, commissioned in 1791 by President Washington to architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant. Its architecture is eclectic, combining styles as diverse as the neoclassical, the Georgian, the Gothic and the Modern. Some of its most famous architectural landmarks include: the White House, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Capitol, the Washington National Cathedral, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The city is home to 177 foreign embassies and the headquarters of a large number of international organizations, professional associations, trade unions and lobbying groups, such as: the Organization of American States, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Geographic Society, the American Red Cross and the International Finance Corporation. Washington is also renowned for its universities (Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University), art centres (the JFK Centre for the Performing Arts) and media (represented by the newspapers the Washington Post and Washington Times).
The City as a Conference Destination
Washington DC is an important hub for a large number of major international conferences and conventions, including: the Digital Summit DC, a conference about digital marketing; the Washington Nonprofit Conference, bringing together hundreds of professionals from nonprofit organizations to discuss possibilities for fundraising; the Small Business Expo, a venue for small business owners, entrepreneurs and employees; the Know Identity Conference, a large event about the relationship between technology and identity, bringing together people from more than 30 countries; the Advertising Week DC, focused on digital advertising, social media and direct marketing; and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s Annual Conference, an event aiming to promote economic opportunities.
Washington Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Washington DC, a few local restaurants to experience include: Founding Farmers Restaurant (+1 202-822-8783), and the 1789 Restaurant (+1 202-965-1789), two of the most famous places serving American food; Le Diplomate (+1 202-332-3333), with great selections of French cuisine; Old Europe (+1 202-333-7600), serving a large variety of European dishes; Zaytinya (+1 202-638-0800), a wonderful Mediterranean Restaurant; Carmine’s Italian Restaurant (+1 202-737-7770), where you can eat the best pizza and pasta in the city; and the Keren Restaurant & Coffee Shop, an exotic Eritrean restaurant, offering fantastic East African dishes.
Washington Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions to visit after your business conference in Washington DC, including: the White House, home to the US president and his family and one of the most iconic symbols of the United States; the Library of Congress, currently the largest library in the world and home to 36 million books in 460 languages as well as 69 million manuscripts; the Neo-Gothic Washington National Cathedral, the sixth largest cathedral in the world; and the National Mall, a greenway taking visitors along some of Washington’s important landmarks such as the Capitol building, the Jefferson Memorial, the Smithsonian museums and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.