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Frequently Asked Questions

When and Where

The conference will take place Tuesday through Wednesday, August 20–21, 2019. The conference will be 2 full days.

The conference will take place at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2600 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC.


Yes. Registration for the Children’s Bureau Annual Grantee Meetings and the Evaluation Summit will use separate registration sites. Please be sure to register for both the grantee meeting and the Summit.

Financial Assistance

No. Unfortunately, there are no funds available to assist participants with travel to the Evaluation Summit.


How do I make hotel reservations?

The hotel block cutoff date has passed. We recommend that you call the conference hotel directly at 877.212.5752 to inquire about availability. There is no guarantee that the government per diem rate will be available at the conference hotel.

What is the deadline for making hotel reservations in the conference room block in order to receive the government per diem rate?

The hotel block cutoff date was August 5, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Once the room block closes there is no guarantee that the government per diem rate will be available at the conference hotel.

I do not want to stay at the meeting hotel or I did not make my hotel reservation in time. Can you provide me with discounted rates at other hotels in the area?

No. We cannot offer discounted rates at additional hotels in the area.

Due to government regulations, no food or beverages are provided with your conference registration.

The Washington Marriott Wardman Park has multiple restaurant options located within the hotel and within walking distance. A selection of hotel offerings is listed below.

  • Stone's Throw Restaurant and Bar showcases classic American fare with modern accents, prepared with farm-fresh, mid-Atlantic ingredients.
  • Harry's Pub is a relaxed, welcoming restaurant open for lunch and dinner, featuring an Old English menu with a modern American twist.
  • Woodley Park Pantry offers chef-crafted "Fresh Bites" menu options and also features Illy Coffee. Fresh bites is perfect for any snack or meal.

Meeting Materials

Printed programs will not be available at the meeting. The conference program and meeting agenda will be located on the About page of the Evaluation Summit website and on the Evaluation Summit mobile app. Download or print a program to refer to at the meeting before traveling to Washington, DC.

Printed presentations will not be provided at the meeting. As part of our continuing effort to be green, all Evaluation Summit materials will be available on the Evaluation Summit mobile app (if speakers have provided the materials). No paper handouts, USBs, or CDs will be available onsite. Download course materials or print materials before traveling to Washington, DC.

Evaluation Summit Mobile App

More information will be provided once the mobile app is available for download.

Continuing Education

The Planning Committee of the 2019 Evaluation Summit will not provide CEUs. Please contact your accreditation organization to find out if you are allowed to submit for credits on an individual basis.

Call for Abstracts

The submission deadline has passed.

General Questions

The Evaluation Summit website is frequently updated with new information as it becomes available. The home page will provide important meeting updates.

Contact the Evaluation Summit Planning Committee by email at: