Frequently Asked Questions

DC Hidayah makes a continuing effort to provide the highest level of service.

Please check this page regularly as information is updated.

How do I get to the convention center?
Is there parking at the convention center?
Where do I go if I need medical attention during the conference?
Will childcare be provided from 10am to 10pm?
Where can I buy food?
Where can I register as a bazaar vendor?
Where can I view the list of bazaar vendors coming to the conference?
What is the nearest hotel to the convention center?
Who are the volunteers?
Where is the lost and found?
Where is the information booth?
How can I sponsor DC Hidayah? 


How do I get to the convention center?
As one of the country’s most accessible cities, Washington is surrounded by three major airports, Amtrak and a first-rate subway system, METRO. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is located between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and Mt. Vernon Place in downtown DC, right across from the new City Museum. For specific directions, please see directions:

From Maryland
From Virginia
From Airports
Via Metro Access 


Is there parking at the convention center?
There is no public parking at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. However, there are ample parking spaces on surface lots and garages within walking distance of the convention center.

These spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. We encourage exhibitors and attendees to use the public parking facilities. Ticketing is heavily enforced in the convention center’s surrounding residential areas. A parking map is available.


Where do I go if I need medical attention during the conference?
During session hours, a first aid room will be open and staffed by a certified nurse and/or paramedic.


Will childcare be provided from 10am to 10pm?
On-site childcare will be available at DC Hidayah 2012 for children ages 1 to 12 years old. Parents who wish to have their kids taken care of while they listen to the sessions are encouraged to register for childcare. The service for the entire day will cost $30 per child. Parents of children who are being disruptive may be asked to take their kids to childcare. For more information, please see the childcare registration page. Space is limited — reserve early!


Where can I buy food?
Halal food for both lunch and dinner will be provided for a cost at the conference.


Where can I register as a bazaar vendor?
We are excited to have you join our diverse array of vendors. Please register as a vendor here.


Where can I view the list of bazaar vendors coming to the conference?
The list of bazaar vendors can be found here.


What is the nearest hotel to the convention center?
Hotel room block and special convention pricing is available for your convenience with the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel. The conference discount code is “DCHDCHA”.


Who are the volunteers?
All DC Hidayah volunteers will have a similar attire. Sisters will be wearing teal hijabs and brothers will have teal armbands. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to ask them or one of the volunteers at the info booth located near the registration tables.


Where is the lost and found?
We will notify attendees to drop off any lost items at the information booth located near the registration tables outside of the conference hall.


Where is the information booth?
The information booth will be located near the registration tables outside of the conference hall.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at: info@dchidayah.org

How can I sponsor DC Hidayah? 

To sponsor, please look over our Sponsorship Brochure and contact us at info@dchidayah.org.

"Masha-Allah it's the best conference I've been to in North America and I've been to a number of conferences in the US and Canada." - DCH Past Attendee