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September 24-26th, 2024

Tuesday | September 24th
Welcome Night: The Cherry Blossum Boat Ride
Wednesday | September 25th
General Business Meeting at ALPA National Headquarters
Luncheon / Group Photo in Uniform
Conference Celebration Reception & Silent Auction

Thursday | September 26th
Day Trip: Udvar-Hazy, IMAX, The Winery at Bull Run
Friday – Saturday |  September 27-29th
Post-Conference Sidetrip:  
Mt. Vernon, Landsdown Resort, Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park

Welcome to Washington DC!

The 2024 ISA+21 Conference is where we are so excited to catch up with our friends all over the world!  This page will be your go-to page for all the information you need to know for the Washington DC Conference, so Bookmark it now!  Also, check the FAQs section below for commonly asked questions.

Getting Here

Arriving at Washington Reagan Airport (DCA):

Taxi/Lyft/Uber: 20-minute ride, approximately $25

Metro: Approximately $2.00 and 15 minutes.

Metrorail farecards may be purchased at machines located at all entrances to the Airport Metrorail station. From Terminal 2 use either of two enclosed pedestrian bridges on the concourse level which connect directly to the station. From Terminal 1 you will need to walk to Terminal 2 or take any “Airport Shuttle Bus” to Terminal 2.

Board the Blue or Yellow line south towards Franconia-Springfield/Huntington. The third stop from the Airport is King Street Metro Station, the hotel is directly across the street once you exit the station.

Arriving at Washington Dulles Airport (IAD):

Taxi/Lyft/Uber: Approximately 1 hour and $50-$90.

Metro: Approximately 90 minutes and $2.00. The station is accessible from the underground pedestrian tunnel, connecting the station to the baggage claim level of the main terminal.

Take the Silver Line towards New Carrollton, transfer at Rosslyn Metro Station to the Blue Line towards Franconia-Springfield. Exit at the King Street Metro Station, the hotel is directly across the street once you exit the station.

Arriving at Baltimore Airport (BWI):

Taxi/Lyft/Uber: Approximately 1 hour and $50-$90.

Amtrak: Approximately 75 minutes and $50-$70. Book your tickets on


Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1767 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 (703) 837-0440

Need of a roommate for the conference?  Contact our Roommate Coordinator, Lynn at: 

Block of Rooms Reserved:
Group Code: 92P
Booking Link:

Run of House Single/Double: $259.00
Run of House Triple/Quad: $279.00

The rate is available three days pre- and post-conference if you would like to extend your stay.

A deposit equal to one night’s stay or a major credit card as a guarantee is required to hold each individual’s reservation and will be refunded if canceled at least three (3) days prior to arrival.


Discounted parking of $28.00 for overnight per day and $16.00 for daily

Conference Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!

Tuesday | September 24th

Fall Board of Directors Meeting
Time: TBD

Conference Check-In
Location: Washington/Jefferson Foyer of Hilton Alexandria Old Town
Time: 12-4pm
  • Purchase Raffle Tickets
  • Browse & Dropoff Silent Auction Items 
  • Visit with other ISA+21 Members
  • Meet with some of our sponsors / supporters

Register your Silent Auction Donations Here
Please note that due to the last minute coordination required, only donations that are registered ahead of time through this form will be accepted for this year’s silent auction.  We kindly ask that no day-of donations be submitted at conference check-in; dropoffs only.  Thank you for your generosity and understanding.

Welcome Night
The Cherry Blossum Riverboat
Departure: 6:00 PM
  • Socialize with ISA+21 members

    Dress Code: Casual, but Cute!

We will kick off the 47th Annual ISA+21 Conference with a dinner on The Cherry Blossom, an authentic re-creation of a 19th Century Riverboat, as well as one of only six coast guard certified working sternwheelers in the country.

Getting There:

After conference check in, enjoy a leisurely stroll to the Potomac River waterfront via the world-famous King Street Mile. The brick-lined sidewalks are studded with centuries old architecture, historic attractions, and independent shops and restaurants.

If you’d rather catch a ride, the King Street Trolley runs every 15 minutes from the King Street Metro Station to the Potomac Riverfront. You can hop on and off anywhere along the way!

Alexandria City Marina
0 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Plan to be onboard by 5:45PM.
The boat will depart SHARPLY at 6PM

Wednesday | September 25th

on your own
  • Beginning at 6am
  • King Street Tavern
  • Starbucks in Lobby
General Business Meeting
Hosted by Air Line Pilots Association, Valo Offices
Transportation Included – Departure TBD
  • General Business Meeting (Members Only)
  • Group Photo in uniform in Valo Lobby 
    (See Previous Conference Photos Below)

Dress Code: Full Uniform including Jackets (No Hats)

SPY Museum
During our member’s only business meeting, our HALPS will visit the International SPY Museum where they will explore two floors of interactive exhibits including great spies in history and their super cool gadgets. They will also visit the special “Bond in Motion” exhibit hosting 17 of the iconic vehicles that 007 drove in his films.

Transportation via Metro

Meeting Time and Place
ISA+21 Guests are nicknamed: HALPS or “Helpers of Airline Pilots.”  These special guests include those who have supported us through our flying journey.  They are spouses, parents, siblings, friends, and more!  HALPS have met each year to do a special local activity while ISA+21 Members attend the annual General Business Meeting.  
Returns at: TBD
Hilton Alexandria Old Town
Time – TBD
  • Lunch for Members and Guests
  • Captain’s Club Induction Presentation
Conference Celebration Reception
Hilton Grand Ballroom
Time: TBD
  • Socialize with ISA+21 Members
  • Drinks, Dinner, Dancing
  • I tried, but Maggie says no cake this year!
  • Silent Auction bidding closes at: 9pm EST

Dress Code: Cocktail or Semi-Formal

Thursday | September 26th (optional)

Day Trip
  • Udvar-Hazy, IMAX, The Winery at Bull Run
Meeting Time and Place

Friday-Saturday | September 27-29th (optional)

Post-Conference Side Trip
  • Mt. Vernon
  • Landsdown Resort
  • Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park
Meeting Time and Place:

On Friday morning we will head to Mount Vernon to explore the grounds of Martha and George Washington’s estate.  Enjoy a guided tour of the mansion, see Washington’s tomb, explore the museum for a history of the grounds, and visit the Education Center for a history of Washington’s life through exhibits.

Grab a quick lunch in the Food Court Pavilion, or sit down and relax at the Mount Vernon Inn and Restaurant to fuel up for our next adventure!

Goat Yoga at The Little Goat Farm at the Lake!

We will take an outdoor yoga class complete with climbing goats that’s sure to add an extra challenge to your downward dog! After we find our zen, we will have time for bunny snuggles and bottle feeding the newest members of the Little Goat Farm family.  

Finally, we will settle in at Lansdowne Resort, a 5-star resort and spa located on 500 picturesque acres overlooking the Potomac River Valley.  Enjoy a dinner on your own at the Harmony Garden with light fare and live music, the Cotton and Rye tavern, or lounge in the Great Room with live Jazz music.  Enjoy a hike along the Potomac River trail or book a spa service before dinner. The resort is yours to enjoy!

The hotel will be included in the cost of the side trip, so no need to book directly. However, they have generously offered to extend our rate for three days if you would like to extend your visit on your own.

On Saturday morning you will have time to explore Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park. At the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers, on the ancestral home of the Tuscarora and Shawnee people, you can explore John Brown’s Raid against slavery, discover miles of hiking trails in the Blue Ridge and along Civil War battlefields, and wander the quaint town full of shops and cafes where you will grab a bite to eat for lunch. The rest of the afternoon will be spent enjoying Virginia’s famous wine country.

The itinerary is still be finalized for Sunday, so stay tuned!

Conference Brochure

Coming Soon

Additional Information


The ISA+21 Conference can not happen without the effort of its amazing members.  Please consider signing up for at least one volunteer shift to help the conference run smoothly!

Silent Auction

Be ready to bid, bid, and bid again!  

  • Set up your account and payment option at before coming to conference!
  • Please consider donating items of value.  Money raised goes towards ISA+21 Scholarships!
  • Email: and include: photo, description, approximate value, and photo of yourself
  • Don’t delay!

Register your Silent Auction Donations Here
Please note that due to the last minute coordination required, only donations that are registered ahead of time through this form will be accepted for this year’s silent auction.  We kindly ask that no day-of donations be submitted at conference check-in; dropoffs only.  Thank you for your generosity and understanding.

Conference Merchandise
Now Available!

Select merchandise items will be available for purchase on site at the Washington DC Conference.  Buy your merchandise ahead of time to ensure you get the items on your list


The conference registration fee includes the events and meals listed above on Tuesday and Wednesday.  The Thursday day tour, and Pre and Post Conference side trips are in addition to the regular conference registration fee.

Conference Registration Timeline and Pricing:

Coming Soon

Additional Optional Activities:

HALPs Activity

Tour Washington DC 

Post-Conference Daytrip 

Table Sponsorship- $250

Individual Members have access to register for the whole conference.  (You must be an active member to have access to the registration page).  Individual members can register their guests to participate in all aspects of the conference with the exception of the business meeting on Wednesday morning (members only).  While we are in our meeting, we will provide an activity for our guests (aka HALPs: Helpers of Airline Pilots, ie. spouses, family, friends, etc.).

Aspiring Members have limited access.  Reach out to if you would like to attend. 

Exhibitors – Interested in sponsoring or sharing your business with ISA+21 Members? Reach out to if you would like to be represented at our conference.

It is really an amazing site to see so many female airline pilots all in uniform at once.  The annual group photo is a long-standing  tradition where we wear our uniforms, including blazer.  Some of our retired members even keep their uniforms altered so they can participate in the fun!  Our professional photographers also have requested that even if you don’t have a uniform blazer, to at least wear a dark blazer or cardigan over your white shirt, so the white balance of the camera isn’t thrown off by a single white-only shirt. Hats are not required. 

Welcome Reception:
Casual, But Cute!

Business Meeting & Photo:
Full Uniform including Jackets (No Hats)

Wednesday Dinner: 
Cocktail or Semi-Formal Attire

Check the weather forecast, and dress for the weather, including walking shoes!

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