Vibrant Disaster Behavioral Health Symposium

The Power of Community and Connection in Disaster Behavioral Health Response

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American University Conference Center

The conference is being held at American University in Washington, D.C. By car, AU is about 25 minutes from Union Station in downtown DC and 20 minutes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Virginia.

Use the map below to plan out your trip:

The conference will be held in Constitution Hall (building 7 in the campus map below). There is parking available for a fee in the parking lot behind the conference center building. Guest rooms are a short walk from the conference center. More information on buildings, including directions and how to check into rooms upon arrival, will be emailed to registered guests before the event begins.

Conference guests will be able to enjoy the full suite of amenities at American University. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner for Thursday, May 25th and Friday, May 26th is included with the registration ticket at the on-campus dining hall (building 35), as well as the Welcome Reception Dinner the night of Wednesday, May 24th. The dining hall practices farm-to-table and fully sustainable meal prep, with a litany of meal options for every diet. To find out more about AU’s kitchen and get an idea of what will be available during the conference, go to

Other amenities at American University include a non-denominational spiritual center (building 3), fitness center (building 37), and access to various retail centers such as Einstein Bros. The campus is also a registered Arboretum, with over 4,000 trees and 385 different species of plants.

A cropped campus map of American University. On it are three buildings highlighted in bright green: Building 35 (the dining center), building 3 (spiritual center), and building 7 (conference center). To get to building 35 from building 7, you cross Nebraska Avenue and walk straight and a little to the left across an open lawn.

Highlighted here are the Mary Graydon Center (35), Constitution Hall (7), and the spiritual center (3).

Each guest will be provided a private suite within the university with their General Admission ticket unless otherwise specified. Each suite comes with a single or double bed, a desk and chair, a small bookcase, side table, and closet. There is a private, fully accessible bathroom in every room. See below the layout for the double bed suite for an idea of what to expect. You can also enjoy the video tours for the single and double rooms included down screen.

A floorplan for a double room at American University. The door is on the top right. Directly to the left is a large, handicap accessible bathroom. Straight ahead to the left is a sink. Passed that on the right wall are drawers and a desk, with one bed against the far wall next to the window. Kitty corner to that, against the far left wall, is another bed, another desk, and another set of drawers.

Typical Double Room Layout at American University

For a full tour of the single bed private suite, click in the box below:

For a full tour of the double bed private suite, click in the box below: