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Annual Conference

"The Wars that Forged America"

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American Battlefield Trust Event
June 3-7, 2020
American Battlefield Trust Annual Conference
Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
14750 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151
COVID-19 Outbreak: 2020 Annual Conference Registrants and Potential Registrants

We are closesly monitoring the COVIID-19 outbreak. Please know that your health and safety is our most important concern. With regards to the 2020 Annual Conference, we are currently taking a wait and see approach since the conference doesn’t take place until June. We know that many of you may have questions about what happens if you aren’t comfortable attending the conference, or if we decide to cancel the conference. Please know that we will refund your registration fee if requested – we have updated our refund policy for a full refund through May 1.  The American Battlefield Trust staff will continue to monitor the situation. If the outbreak becomes more severe and we are forced to cancel the conference, we will refund your registration fee. For those of you booking flights for the conference, we do strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance just to be on the safe side.



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Join the American Battlefield Trust members and staff — along with some of the nation’s elite historians — for four days of camaraderie and touring in the Washington, D.C., area in 2020.

2020 Annual Conference Pricing

Color Bearer Registration

Our Color Bearer members, at a Division level or higher, receive complimentary registration to the Annual Conference, as follows:

  • Division – Total 2 free registrations
  • Corps – Total 4 free registrations
  • National – Total 5 free registrations

Early Bird Registration

$595: Early Bird - Last Year’s Attendeefor those that attended the 2019 Conference in Lexington, KY; registration rate until December 15, 2019

$625 : Early Bird  - General Admission; registration rate until December 15, 2019

Standard Registration

$645: General Admission; from December 16, 2019 until March 15, 2020

$695: General Admission; from March 16 until May 28, 2020


Full Refunds through May 1, 2020 (updated information 3/18/2020)


Tentative Itinerary

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

2:00 to 6:00 pm: History Talks

2:00 to 9:00 pm: Exhibit Hall Open

2:00 to 9:00 pm: Registration open

8:00 to 8:30 pm: Welcome and Conference Briefing

Thursday, June 4, 2020

6:00 to 9:00 am: Coffee to-go station

6:30 to 8:00 am: Breakfast Buffet

7:30 am to 1:00 pm: Registration Open

8:00 am to 12:00 pm: History Talks

8:00 am to 12:30 pm: Tour off site for Color Bearers

8:00 am to 7:00 pm: Exhibit Hall open

1:00 to 2:30 pm: Opening lunch

3:00 to 5:00 pm: History Talks

6:30 to 9:00 pm: Reception and Author Dinner for Color Bearers

Friday, June 5, 2020

6:00 to 9:00 am: Coffee to-go station

6:30 to 8:00 am: Breakfast buffet

8:00 am to 5:00 pm: Off-site touring

8:00 to 9:00 pm: Photo Extravaganza

Saturday, June 6, 2020

6:00 to 9:00 am: Coffe to-go station

6:30 to 8:00 am:  Breakfast buffet

8:00 am to 4:00 pm: Off-site touring

6:45 to 7:30 pm: Reception

7:30 to 9:30 pm: Banquet and Awards Ceremony


Sunday, June 7, 2020

7:00 to 8:30 am: Coffee to-go station

8:30 to 9:30 am: Closing Breakfast 


Main Host Hotel 

Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles

14750 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151


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