For Your EVS Experience
in the the heart of Washington D.C.

Explore the capital city of the United States

Washington, D.C. is a unique and historical place among American cities because it was completely planned for the national capital and needed to be distinct from the states. President George Washington chose the specific site along the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers.

EVS Social Events

Washington D.C. Top Activities

@ Capital Hilton


EVS Welcome Reception

5:30pm – 7:00pm
Thursday, September 7th

@ Presidential Ballroom (Exhibit Hall)

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EVS President's Reception

Dress up in your favorite 80's themed outfit and enjoy an 80's tribute band!

Join us at the Hamilton Live with food and drinks provided!

7:30pm – 10:30pm
Friday, September 8th

@ The Hamilton Live

Young Surgeons Sizing Competition W/Dinner

Sponsored by
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Friday, September 8th

@ Federal A/B

EVS Past President's Dinner

by invitation only

6:30pm – 10:00pm
Thursday, September 7

@ Hotel Washington

EVS Keynote Speaker- Making Your Career Matter: The Challenge of Global Surgery

10:55am – 11:25am
Thursday, September 7

Michael Marin, MD

@ Congressional


EVS Poster Competition & Reception

11:00am – 12:00pm
Friday, September 8th

@ Capital Terrace/ Upper Lobby

Charity Run

6:30am - 7:30am
Friday, September 8th

WSF has performed over 9,000 free surgeries since October 1997. We have improved health care in many third-world countries, including Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India, Nigeria, the Philippines, and Thailand.

Learn more here:

Instructions for the Fun Run: Please pick up your T-Shirt from the Registration Desk.  We will meet in the Capital Hilton lobby at 6am on Friday.


EVS Family Feud Game Show

1:50pm – 3:00pm
Friday, September 8

@ Presidential Ballroom


EVS Young Surgeon's Case Competition & Dinner

Sponsored by Medtronic

7:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday, September 7

@ Federal A/B

Explore the National Mall!

See the Washington Monument: Take a walk to see a staple of the National Mall located just 1.2 miles from the Capital Hilton. This 555-foot marble obelisk tower was built to honor George Washington, the United States First president. It is located along 15th Street between Madison and Jefferson drives.  

Visit the Lincoln Memorial: Get a glimpse of America’s front yard! The 19-foot-tall statue of Lincoln is beautifully placed between 36 columns, each representing a state of the union at the time of Lincoln’s death. The steps of this memorial are also where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his legendary "I Have A Dream" speech in 1963 

See The White House:  Take a stroll past the White House located just half a mile from the Capital Hilton. The best view of the front of the White House is from Pennsylvania Avenue NW. This is a great way to begin your tour through the National Mall.   

Food Favs

Zekes Coffee: Need to charge up? Just ½ mile from the Capital Hilton Hotel stands a local coffee roastery. Zekes Coffee specializes in organic, fair trade, and specialty grade Arabica beans. Zekes is located at 731 15th St. NW in Washington, D.C. They are open 7 days a week from 7am-5pm on weekdays and 8am-4pm on weekends.     

Immigrant Food: Located near the White House and just ½ mile from the Capital Hilton, Immigrant food offers delicious and creative food to reflect America’s core. Not only is the food a hot topic here, but you will also have an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors by sitting outside with a great view

Washington Transit Information

Explore More

Step out from the Capitol Hilton area and explore all that Washington, D.C. has to offer. Transportation across Washington D.C. can be found via Metrorail, Bus, and more. Both provide a clean, safe, and reliable transit service for more than 60,000 customers daily. The Metrorail system has six color-coded rail lines: Red, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow, and Green. The system layout makes allows for travel between stations with no more than a single transfer. You can even view the Metrorail live with the link below.

Metro Map

Dining and Drinks

North Gate Grill & The Statler Lounge

Located just steps away from the north gate of the White House, come enjoy some delicious all-American cuisine at the North Gate Grill. Menus are regionally inspired to bring farm fresh breakfast and lunch options.

The Statler lounge offers a more casual dinner atmosphere with options including gourmet burgers, loaded French fries, and soda floats to help balance the summer heat. The Lounge is also where you will find lineup of craft cocktails, fine wines, and microbrews.

Opening Grill Times

  • Monday-Friday 6:30am-1:30pm
  • Saturday- Sunday, 7:00am to 1:00pm

Opening Lounge Times

  • Monday-Sunday 4:30pm-11:00pm
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Ellipse Rooftop Bar

Cross the street to catch a view at the Ellipse Rooftop Bar

Just across the street from the Capital Hilton is a hot spot for a panoramic view of DC. It is located atop the Hyatt Place Washington DC/White House and offers an array of signature cocktails, fine wines, premium beer, and appetizers.


Fitness Center

Capital Hilton fitness-center

Continue Your Fitness Journey

A sanctuary of open space and equipment for health and recreation junkies. Working out while travelling shouldn't be difficult. This is why the Capital Hilton Hotel offers an indoor fitness center to continue your workouts without dealing with the summer heat.