Social Program

Sunday, 25 June 2017

19:00 â€“ 21:00
Welcome reception for delegates and accompanying persons at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Dress code: smart casual


Monday, 26 June 2017

Evening event for congress delegates and accompanying persons at Decatur House at the invitation of the Research Institute for Housing America, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s think tank

Dress code: business

The Decatur House is a historic house museum at 748 Jackson Place in Washington, D.C. across from the White House.  It is named after its first owner and occupant Stephen Decatur.  The house (built in 1818) is a museum and it now serves as the National Center for White House History, managed by the White House Historical Association. Decatur House is one of the oldest surviving homes in Washington, D.C., and one of only three remaining houses in the country designed by neoclassical architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe.

The reception will take place in the beautiful courtyard and carriage house areas of the Decatur House from 19:00 to 20:30 hrs.  Tours of the historic home will be available to our guests throughout the reception time period.

Optional program for accompanying persons

Monday, 26 June 2017

Sightseeing tour of Washington D.C. for accompanying persons

Many famous monuments of the U.S. capital are within walking distance of the congress hotel. For those among the accompanying persons who want to see them in a convenient way, we offer a city tour on Monday 26 June 2017. The bus tour will take you around the Capitol, White House, Lincoln, Jefferson Memorial and much more. It will take about three hours  and will be finished  at lunchtime. Participation is included in the fee for accompanying persons.