The 2022 Users' Group will be held in Washington D.C. at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. Located on the Southwest Waterfront, the Mandarin Oriental is at the heart of everything in Washington D.C.
We began planning the 2020 Users’ Group meeting in Washington DC in 2019. As it did with so many things, COVID made that impossible. We wanted to move forward with your choice of Washington, DC as the destination city for this meeting, so we worked with the selected hotel on new dates.
We moved the date of the meeting in our nation’s capital to September 2022. We hope you agree that this is a fitting location for the kick-off of OCC’s 40th Anniversary celebration. We look forward to welcoming you to the Mandarin Oriental, located in Southwest DC along the waterfront area.
OCC believes strongly in the value of interacting with our customers and building relationships whenever the opportunity presents itself. In this spirit, OCC hosted its first User’s Group Meeting (UG) in 1997 in Las Vegas at the Monte Carlo (now the Park MGM) hotel. The UG brings together damage prevention (DP) stakeholders from OCC-operated notification centers across the country. This is YOUR meeting.
Topics relevant to the DP industry. Past sessions have included leadership issues, product launches, legislative and regulatory efforts, marketing and technology, with roundtables that open and wrap up the 2.5-day event. Ample time is dedicated to networking events that will allow you to catch up with current and make new contacts. Past attendees know this is their meeting, with plenty of time allowed for open discussion on any topic. The agenda is available on the website -be sure to check back on the website for updates.
Now in its 22nd year, the UG is for damage prevention professionals from all stakeholder groups. Past attendees have included Board members, Executive Directors, and others. Do want to know where the industry is going, care passionately about being prepared for new challenges, and effective marketing and public relations strategies? This meeting is for you. Get ready to share the lessons you have learned. You will find the attendees of the UG have centuries of collective experience in our industry that will be openly shared, serving benefit every attendee.
The OCC UG 22 will be held in Washington, DC at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. The UG 22 meeting will start on Tuesday morning, September 27th, and close Thursday afternoon, September 29th, 2022. Attendees should plan to arrive on Monday and depart Thursday afternoon or Friday.
YES! Please register through Eventbrite for the meeting; this will ensure you have a room at the Mandarin Oriental. Your room reservation will be made for you dependent on your arrival and departure dates and lodging preferences. Payment details will differ for everyone because some Boards sponsor attendance of members. Others will be invoiced after the meeting. Registering through Eventbrite also helps us carefully plan for every aspect of the meeting.
Remember that you still must make your own arrangements for transportation to and from airport.
The deadline to register for the meeting is September 6th. OCC will send detailed email confirmations out to attendees after the cutoff date.
All rooms are reserved on a rooming list managed by OCC. Register on Eventbrite, indicate your arrival and departure dates, and any other preferences, and a room will be reserved for you. A rooming list will be submitted to the hotel by OCC’s event manager. In order to be sure you qualify for the group rate, please do not contact the hotel directly.
Questions or changes – please contact Corrine Sullivan at email@example.com or 651-447-3201.
1330 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington DC 20024
Mandarin Oriental Website
Check-in time is 4 pm, check-out time is 11 AM
The hotel is approximately 5 miles / 15 minutes by taxi from Reagan (National) Washington Airport (DCA). Uber ranges from $10-$15 based on traffic.
YES! The Mandarin Oriental will extend OCC’s group rate of $309.22 (incl tax) per night up to three days before and three days after the meeting for those wanting to extend their stay.
Attire is business casual. Feel free to be comfortable in slacks, polo shirts, sweaters, blazers, blouses and most importantly, comfortable shoes. We do recommend that you dress in layers as temperatures in meeting rooms can vary. Please check evening events for additional dress codes for specific events.
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Washington DC: A city, a District or a neighborhood? Locals know the difference between Washington and DC. The latter is a city made up of neighborhoods, where people live and visit, where restaurants and pubs buzz, where cabs are hailed, hotels are busy and friends laugh. No politics. No power plays. No problem. There’s so much to love about each one of DC’s neighborhoods, from history on Capitol Hill and high-end boutiques in Georgetown to the beauty of Southwest Waterfront and the hustle and bustle of H Street NE. There's also performing arts in Penn Quarter and a 24-hour diner in Adams Morgan. Get familiar with the lay of the land and find your place in DC.
Our hotel is just across the street from the newly revitalized SW waterfront.
The revitalization of DC’s historic Southwest & The Wharf neighborhood has led to one of the city’s hottest destinations for dining, shopping and entertainment – all on the water. The sustainable entertainment, dining and retail connects the rest of the District to Southwest & The Wharf and features an accessible riverfront, including four different piers, each with their own theme and activities.
On March 1, 2022, the District of Columbia lifted the mask mandate and the City is open for business!
OCC is monitoring developments in this area and will update you should conditions change.
Please contact Corrine Sullivan for all room reservations, or any meeting details or questions.
Planning to stay some extra days and explore the sights and sounds of the area? One of the trendiest places to visit is right where the hotel is located (in our backyard). The revitalization of historic Southwest DC & The Wharf neighborhood has created one of the hottest destinations for dining, shopping and entertainment – all on the water.