Catholic Social Ministry Gathering 2016
Hotel and Travel Information

The 2016 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering will be held at the Omni Shoreham
2550 Calvert Street, NW, Washington D.C., 20008.

Discounted room rates are available starting at $194/night (single/double)
through Friday, January 1, 2016.

Book online now: Visit our CSMG hotel reservations page for rates for double, triple and quad rooms.

Book with a hotel representative: Call (202) 234-0700 and reference the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering 2016 for the discounted rate.

Why the Omni? While we realize that CSMG registration and hotel costs are not insignificant, like all such conferences they would be even higher if we could not assure our hotel that a large percentage of participants will stay in the conference hotel. Here are a few more good reasons to stay at the Omni during CSMG 2016.

  • The Omni Shoreham is consistent with our mission and commitment to a just and living wage, and allows employees to organize in unions.
  • Staying at the Omni allows CSMG participants to gain the most from the many opportunities in just a few days.
  • The Omni cooperates with our on-line registration option to facilitate room sharing to make the conference as affordable as possible.
  • Easy access to Metro rail aids transportation and the effectiveness of our advocacy with Congress.
  • Many excellent and affordable dining options are located within easy walking distance.
  • Our location at the edge of Rock Creek Park makes it easy to get a moment for quiet reflection or fresh air to keep you going through all of the programs and important work of the Gathering.


We encourage participants to fly into/out of one of the 3 DC-area airports: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

CSMG attendees flying into Dulles (in northern Virginia) or Baltimore (in Maryland) can get to and from DC via cab, shuttle, train, or rental car. Ronald Reagan National Airport is also serviced by Metrorail on the blue and yellow lines, while Dulles (IAD) is a short bus ride from Metrorail on the silver line, and Baltimore/Washington (BWI) is serviced by Amtrak and Marc rail lines.

The gathering officially kicks off with our Opening Keynote presentation on Saturday, January 23rd at 3:00 p.m. There will be optional, pre-meetings and special events on Friday, January 22nd (4:00 – 8:00 p.m.) and on the morning of Saturday, January 23rd. If you are new to CSMG, don’t miss the orientation session for first-time participants (1:30 – 2:00 p.m.). Gathering for participants in Diversity Outreach Initiative and Young Leaders Initiative are at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Arrive early and jump start your professional networking to make the most of your CSMG experience.

CSMG 2016 will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26th following our Capitol Hill reception and the culmination of our time together – our advocacy visits with members of Congress.