Special Events


 Part of Hawaiian culture, ʻohana’ means family. Our NCURA professional family is one that not only makes our jobs easier, it enhances our lives through collegiality, connection, belonging and friendship.


Join us for a fun and interactive evening as you come back to your ohana!


Sunday, August 6, 2017

6:00pm - 7:00pm:  Social Speed Networking

Networking can be one of the most powerful and productive activities an individual can do to launch and manage their career. Come meet dozens of new people, learning about each other in a speed networking setting.  What will you learn about your colleagues?  Categories include: Childhood, Favorites, Experiences, Wild Card and Would You Rather.  Refreshments will begin at 7pm at the Polynesian feast.



7:00pm - 8:30pm:  Exhibits Open (Columbia Hall, Terrace Level)

Take advantage of this time to connect with our partners in the exhibit hall, in a casual and festive setting.


7:00pm - 8:30pm:  Dinner and Entertainment

Feasting has been and is a universal form of celebrating happy and important events. The Polynesians, and especially Hawaiians, have evolved this great pleasure into a truly unique cultural experience. Join us for a sumptuous food at stations throughout the hotel and discover Polynesian dancers and singers along the way. Special activities for kids!

8:15 – 9:30 pm Dessert Under the Stars

Enjoy traditional Polynesian desserts outside on the Courtyard.

8:45 – 9:30 pm Polynesian Show

Hula is something that's lived and felt rather than just danced!  Come learn and experience the Hula through performances on the main stage and lessons in the International ballroom.

Guest tickets are now available for purchase. Please click HERE for ticket options.


MON/TUES/WED EVENING - Washington Nationals Home Games 

Root root root for our home team this August as the Washington Nationals go up against the Miami Marlins in this 3-day showdown! Get your tickets early as the Nationals game is a popular and fun event for the entire family.

Game Time: 7:05 PM EDT

Nationals Park:  1500 South Capitol St., SE, Washington, DC 20003
Find out the best ways to get to the game: More info »





After Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African American Woman in Space, takes us on her journey through space Monday morning, we will continue our exploration at one of our Nation’s treasures, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Enjoy a delicious american fare while exploring hundreds of the world’s most significant objects in aviation and space history.

Flight Simulator Gallery 

Thanks to our Gold Member Sponsor, Kuali, attendees of the 59th Annual Meeting are able to enjoy the Flight Simulator Gallery at the Air and Space Museum for FREE! Click here to check out the rides ahead of time! 

IMAX & Planetarium Show Times
*Open for attendees to enjoy at no additional cost

 8:00 p.m. Journey to Space 3D (25 minutes) – IMAX 
 8:30 p.m. Dark Universe (24 minutes) - Planetarium 
 8:45 p.m. To Fly! IMAX
 9:00 p.m. Journey to the Stars (25 minutes) - Planetarium 
 9:30 p.m. Journey to Space 3D – IMAX

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

7-9 pm Night at the Museum
National Air and Space Museum

   Independence Avenue at 6th Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20560

9:00 – 11:00 pm Club NCURA, Dessert and Dancing, at the Washington Hilton



Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Sunday, August 20, 2017

Two worlds collide in Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I, winner of four 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.  The timeless story of Anna Leonowens and the king of Siam is "too beautiful to miss" (New York Magazine)!

Tickets Available Here: http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/TRTSG#tickets