Getting to Washington DC



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SpotHero Parking

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

To reserve your parking spot for the ALA Annual Meeting, visit the Walter E. Washington Convention Center SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.

Gant Travel Management



Save on airfare when you book your travel.

ALA has partnered with United Airlines to offer a 'special meeting' discount, exclusive to ALA attendees and guests attending a sponsored event.

Save from 2% to 10% on select fares when traveling on our partner airlines. For more information, contact:

GANT Travel Management Office:

Toll-free: 877-786-0957
Direct:  224-205-7189
Email:  [email protected]
Hours:  Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 6:00pm (Central)

Service fees apply.

United Airlines



Partnered Airline

United offers discounts from 2% to 10% off applicable fares.  Discounts apply on United Airlines and flights operated by United or other airlines branded United Express, Lufthansa, and All Nippon Airways.  Applicable restrictions apply.

Must be booked online at UNITED.COM - click on all search options and enter in box "Promotions and Certificates" at the bottom of the page, code ZFZE418322

Travel Information

REAL ID Enforcement | Homeland Security

As of January 22, 2018, passengers who have driver’s licenses issued by a state that is not yet compliant with REAL ID and that has not received an extension will need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel. Please see TSA’s website for a list of acceptable forms of identification. Passengers who have licenses issued by a state that is compliant or that has an extension to become compliant with REAL ID requirements may continue to use their licenses as usual. For a list of states already in compliance or with an extension visit DHS’s REAL ID webpage. DHS continually updates this list as more states come into compliance or obtain extensions.  

Beginning October 1, 2020, every air traveler will need to present a REAL ID-compliant license or another acceptable form of identification for domestic air travel. A REAL ID-compliant license is one that meets, and is issued by a state that complies with, the REAL ID Act’s security standards.  

Travelers can check DHS’s REAL ID webpage at any time to learn if your state is compliant and can check with your state’s agency that issues driver’s licenses about how to acquire a compliant license. The earlier your state becomes compliant, the more likely you will be able to acquire a compliant license as part of the normal renewal cycle.