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Networking

At MADS, you’ll connect with a community of fellow measurement mavens eager to swap ideas that will spark new inspiration and keep your thinking fresh.

From the Welcome Reception at Planet Word to our party at the National Portrait Gallery, take a look below at the 2023 schedule of networking and events that are at the heart of the MADS experience.

Featured Events

Welcome Reception at Planet Word Museum
Tuesday, September 26

Barack Obama Portrait

Party at the National Portrait Gallery
Wednesday, September 27

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Location: Lobby Bar at the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. (901 Massachusetts Avenue NW)

Meet the team, connect with fellow attendees, and kick off MADS at this informal gathering (cash bar). It’s a terrific way to get energized for a week of learning, networking, and fun!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Location: Planet Word Museum (925 13th St NW)

Join us for this networking event while experiencing Planet Word’s interactive exhibits that will leave you inspired by the power, fun, and beauty of words.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Location: Meet in front of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW)

Get some exercise and enjoy some of the city’s biggest attractions. Join us for a 3-mile run or 1-mile walk. Meet our team captain, CMI Creative Director Joseph (JK) Kalinowski, at the front of the convention center.

Location: Convention Center, 3rd Floor Ballroom

Kick off the day right with an all-levels yoga flow class. An experienced instructor will lead attendees through a 45-minute session to help clear our minds and get our bodies invigorated for a full day of learning and fun! Yoga mats will be available.

Location: National Portrait Gallery (8th St NW & G St NW)

Join us for a fantastic night of fun, food, and networking at the National Portrait Gallery.

Attendees will have full museum access (with the exception of the first floor Kinship exhibit), including the complete collection of presidential portraits as well as works from artists who have shaped the ever-changing story of America. Link to the museum map can be found here.

Be sure to wear your conference badge – it’s your ticket into the party!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Location: Meet in front of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW)

Get some exercise and enjoy some of the city’s biggest attractions. Join us for a 3-mile run or 1-mile walk. Meet our team captain, CMI Creative Director Joseph (JK) Kalinowski, at the front of the convention center.

Location: Convention Center, 3rd Floor Ballroom

Kick off the day right with an all-levels yoga flow class. An experienced instructor will lead attendees through a 45-minute session to help clear our minds and get our bodies invigorated for a full day of learning and fun! Yoga mats will be available.

Location: The Delegate in the lobby of Courtyard by Marriott (901 L St NW)

Looking for a fun way to cap off your Thursday evening? Join CMI Creative Director JK Kalinowski for a cocktail (cash bar) and some creative fun and networking. We’ll provide the sketch supplies and art prompts – you just need to put pencil to paper! Stop by to get creative, have a few laughs, and get a chance to win some silly prizes. Open to artists and non-artists alike!