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Gala FAQs

Gala Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I've reserved and paid for my seat and/or table, now what?

A: Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at the event. Be sure to reserve your hotel room under the TCA room block. The link will be in your confirmation email after registering. We'll email you closer to the event for your guests names if you bought a table.

Q:  I bought an individual seat. Where will I be seated?

A:  TCA has numerous tables where those with individual seats will be seated. 

Q: What is the attire?  

A: Formal. See what others have worn at the previous events. 

Q: What happens if I can't attend?

A: We ask that you find another individual to take your seat, or others to fill your table. TCA can assist if need be.

Q:  When and where will the event be held?

A:  The event will be held at the Gaylord National Harbor located at 201 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745. More information to come. 

Q: Will I be given a name badge or wristband?

A: Name badges will be available at the registration desk prior to the reception. Upon arrival, visit this area first. The badge holder will be magnetic so it won't snag your formal wear.

Q: Oh no, I forgot my tux and/or gown! 

A: No worries, we've found the following below:

Lustre Formal Wear
311 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone:  202-544-0002

1100 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone:  202-223-4050

Q:  I've heard the TCA Policy Committee and Board of Directors Meetings will be held at the same time as this event? 

A:  Yes, the Gala and the TCA Policy Committee and Board of Directors Meetings will coincide. More information to come. 

Have additional questions? Call the TCA office at 703-838-1950.