Important Event Details

The Free Expression Awards are right around the corner, and this is the place to get all the details on what to expect.

Note: In-person tickets are no longer available, but you can join us virtually.

Here’s a look at the night’s events

When: Thursday, April 28, 2022, 6-10:30 p.m.

Where: The Anthem, 901 Wharf Street SW, Washington, D.C.

Evening schedule:
6 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. Program
9:30 p.m. Dessert Reception

Tell Us Your Needs:

If you have dietary restrictions (vegetarian/kosher/halal, etc.) or allergies, please notify Elizabeth Dickson by Thursday, April 14 at [email protected].

If you have a hearing or mobility issue or other accommodation request, please notify Niki Ianni by Thursday, April 14 at [email protected].

Attire: Cocktail attire is suggested.

Transportation: We will offer complimentary valet parking, courtesy of our sponsors Marcum LLP, Nixon Peabody LLP and USA TODAY Network. Valet will be set-up at 900 Maine Ave. SW (at the corner of Maine Ave. and District Square). A diagram of the valet location can be found here and driving directions can be found here.

The Anthem is four blocks from L’Enfant Plaza on the Blue, Orange, Green, Silver and Yellow lines, and four blocks from the Waterfront Metro on the Green line.

COVID Safety Measures

All guests must wear a mask when not eating or drinking.

Before you enter The Anthem, you’ll need to show us:

  • Proof of full vaccination status and photo ID.
  • A photo of a negative rapid antigen COVID home test that was administered the day of the event.

Make your check-in experience quicker by downloading the Bindle app and uploading your documents there. We’re also spacing out tables and providing sanitation stations, courtesy of Storzer & Associates, P.C.

If you require a medical or religious accommodation, please email Niki Ianni at [email protected] as soon as possible.

Other things to note

Coat check: Complimentary coat check is available on Level 1 courtesy of Baker Donelson.

Tickets: Don’t panic if you don’t have an event ticket — we didn’t issue any. Your name will be on our list at registration where you will check in to get your table assignment.

Filming Notice: Please be advised that Freedom Forum intends to film and record this event and may use such recordings in advertising materials to promote Freedom Forum and its services (“advertisements”). Everyone attending this Freedom Forum event consents to the use of their photograph, image, likeness, voice and appearance in the advertisements, and in the promotion of Freedom Forum and its services, in all media, throughout the universe, in perpetuity, without remuneration. By attending this Freedom Forum event, you consent to the use of your photograph, image, likeness, voice and/or appearance in this manner.

Special Thanks: This event would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors, including The Reef Team at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, honorary host and steering committees and event chairs, Peter Nguyen and Joe Reef.

#FreeExpression22 ONLINE:
Whether attending in person or tuning in virtually, you can join in the fun by following our Instagram feed and Twitter feed and sharing photos and comments using #FreeExpression22. You can also follow us on Facebook.

If you have any questions or need additional information, do not hesitate to contact Niki Ianni at [email protected]. Thank you so much for your support of the Freedom Forum. We can’t wait to see you at the Free Expression Awards!