The Free Expression Awards are right around the corner, and this is the place to get all the details on what to expect.
Here’s a look at the night’s events:
Thursday, June 8, 2023, 6-10 p.m.
50 Massachusetts Ave. NE
|6 p.m. Cocktail Reception||Presidential Suite|
|7 p.m. Dinner||East Hall|
|8 p.m. Program||East Hall|
Dessert reception to follow in the Palm Court
Tell Us Your Needs
If you have a hearing, mobility or other accommodation request, please email Elizabeth Dickson at [email protected] no later than Monday, May 8.
If you have dietary restrictions (vegan/vegetarian/kosher/halal) or allergies, please notify Elizabeth Dickson by Thursday, May 25 at [email protected].
Cocktail attire is suggested.
Valet parking is complimentary, courtesy of our sponsors Baker Donelson, Marcum LLP and McKee Wallwork. Find driving directions and self-parking information here.
A 24-hour garage at the rear of Union Station can be accessed from H Street NE. Bring your parking ticket with you and pay for your ticket when you exit one of the booths located on the first level/bus deck. To get to the event from the garage, take the escalator down into Union Station. Once inside, pass the Rental Car/Money Exchange Kiosk, go down the semicircular marble steps and enter the Main Hall. Exit via Massachusetts Avenue and immediately turn left. Follow the colonnade to the east end of the building. The Presidential Suite will be to your left.
Union Station is located on the Metro’s Red line. Exit Metro in direction of “Shops, Massachusetts Avenue.” Take the escalator up and walk toward the front of the station (Massachusetts Avenue). Proceed down the colonnade to the east end of the building. The Presidential Suite will be to your left.
From the front of Union Station, the Presidential Suite can be accessed from a private entrance located on the far right (east) side of the building. Event staff will greet you.
Other things to note
Stay tuned for more important details, including COVID-19 safety measures, as the event approaches.
Complimentary coat check is available.
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.
Please be advised that Freedom Forum intends to film and record this Freedom Forum event and to use such recordings in advertising materials to promote Freedom Forum and its services (“advertisements”). All persons attending this Freedom Forum event consent 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 any and 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.
We’re grateful to our generous sponsors, honorary host and steering committees and event chairs, Barbara and Christopher Wall.
If you have any questions or need additional information do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Dickson at [email protected].