67th Annual SVC Technical Conference • May 6 - 9, 2024

Education Program • May 4 - 9 | Technology Exhibit • May 7 - 8

TechCon Venue

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745 USA

The 2023 SVC TechCon will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. The Gaylord National is the crown jewel of National Harbor and Washington, DC’s waterfront dining and entertainment district and offers a world class meeting experience that is expressly tailored to the networking driven SVC TechCon. The National Harbor is a 350 acre waterfront area on the Potomac River that contains more than160 shops, 40 restaurants, eight hotels including a casino.

The Gaylord National features the following exhibition and meeting facilities:
Over 545,000 sq. ft. of flexible convention, meeting, exhibition and pre-function space

  • 180,000 sq. ft. exhibition hall with 17 dedicated loading docks
  • 50,000 sq. ft. ballroom featuring a theatrical stage, plus an adjacent outdoor balcony offering views of the Potomac River
  • Well-appointed ballrooms from 8,000 sq. ft – 30,000 sq. ft.
  • Up to 101 breakout rooms with maximum flexibility
  • Over 75,000 sq. ft. of outdoor special event areas, including a private pier, that overlooks the Potomac River
  • Rooftop lounge, outdoor cigar terrace with fire pits, private dining rooms and more

The Gaylord National is located immediately off Interstate I-95 and has convenient shuttle access to downtown Washington, D.C. (8 miles)and all major airports (Reagan National Airport–DCA–8 miles, Dulles International Airport-IAD-35 miles, and Baltimore Washington International Airport- BWI-38 miles). Water taxi service available to and from Downtown D.C., Old Town Alexandria, Georgetown, Nationals Stadium and historic Mount Vernon.

TechCon Accommodations

The original rate guarantee deadline has passed but the rate of $289.00 will be honored until April 27, 2023.

This year, we have adopted a proactive protocol that we hope will put us into a situation where we are not paying for unused rooms from our block. Upon registration, you will first be directed to reserve your rooms at the Gaylord.  When your reservation is completed, you will be issued a hotel confirmation code. You’ll need this confirmation code during the conference registration process to secure the lower conference rate. If you cannot provide a valid Gaylord registration code, you will be directed to a pricing structure that is higher. This policy does not apply to those who register as “exhibit visitors, tutorial only, or companions” nor to residents of the DC area who do not require hotel rooms.

If you register for the conference at the higher rate and subsequently make your hotel reservations at the Gaylord, then we will be delighted to refund the difference directly to you!  Just let Jacque Matanis know by email, provide her with your Gaylord registration details and the refund will be promptly issued. 

Thanks for working with us as we strive to provide an incredible attendee experience and minimize any financial risks to the SVC.  


We have secured an extremely attractive conference lodging rate of $264.00 + tax/night (double occupancy, inclusive of resort fee) that contains an impressive array of amenities that are described below. This special price is available only within the SVC room block and are guaranteed until April 13, 2023.  Be sure to book your room prior to this date to get the best rate. The resort fee may include:

  • High-speed internet access in your guest room
  • Twenty-four hour access to the fitness center
  • Access to the indoor Junior Olympic-sized pool and river view pool deck
  • Local, toll-free and domestic long-distance phone calls
  • Two bottles of Aquafina water per room, per day
  • Up to $18 of complimentary dry cleaning per day
  • Complimentary transportation on the National Harbor Circulator Bus
  • Coupon book with savings for the resort and local area
Early Bird Incentive!
Full conference attendees who pay their registration fee and book their hotel stay at the Gaylord by March 1, 2023 will automatically be entered into a drawing to receive a complimentary registration for the 2024 TechCon in Chicago, Illinois9

PLEASE NOTE: The SVC has negotiated directly with the Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Convention Center special conference room rates and space.  In order to secure these rooms at the conference rate you will need to book your room directly through the link that is posted only on the SVC TechCon website and our SVC registration portal..  The SVC has not authorized any third party to sell rooms on our behalf.  If you are contacted by anyone representing themselves as an agent of the SVC to assist you in securing hotel rooms please be advised that you are the likely target of a scam.