Meeting Venue


ASBC is pleased to hold its 2019 Summit at the Student Center at The University of District of Columbia (UDC).

The LEED Platinum certified Student Center is located at 4200 Connecticut Avenue, adjacent to the Van Ness Metro Stop (Red Line). From downtown, UDC is fifteen minutes by taxi or metro.

The University of the District of Columbia was founded in 1851 and is the only public university in D.C. UDC offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs in over 81 fields of study, with over 5,000 students enrolled. The University’s Center for Sustainable Development & Resilience encompasses the three pillars of sustainability- people, places, and profit (environment, economics, and equity).

Completed in 2016, the 96,000 square foot Student Center – with its looming clock tower – serves as a gateway to the UDC campus.  The facility is located at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness Street, NW. Sustainable design features are woven throughout the student center, including a 14,000 square foot green roof to reduce heating and cooling needs; photovoltaic panels to harness solar energy; an expansive rain garden to assist with storm water management and pollutant filtration; exterior sun shades on windows and insulated glazing that reduce heat gain inside the building while providing natural light to reduce electricity use; toilets that flush with captured rain water; and locally sourced, reclaimed, and recycled materials.