Gala Reception

Thursday, September 20
Approximately 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Business dress recommended

International Spy Museum
What better place to visit in our nation's capitol, Washington, D.C., than the new International Spy Museum where you will be able to network with peers attending this year's NAIPC. This unique museum educates the public about espionage in a dynamic context that fosters understanding of its important role and impact on international events.

The mission of this new and exciting location combines information and entertainment to reflect the significance of intelligence as a critical component of national security. Human intelligence and the role of spies are examined throughout history in the museum's special exhibits.

You're sure to learn from the extensive displays on important historical events, focusing on the secret history, as well as the memorable and famous spies from the Civil War, both World Wars, the secrets of the Atom Bomb, the Cold War, and concluding with today's sophisticated 21st Century's spies!

Chalk marks on a mailbox, the third button on a stranger's overcoat, even an unassuming, black period at the end of a sentence . . . These may actually be messages invisible to the untrained citizen. Enjoy this interactive experience in the tradecraft of espionage and see the largest collection of international espionage artifacts on public display.

Escorted by a professional tour guide, the return bus transportation will feature a 45-minute driving tour of Washington By Night. Sites included --- the famous DC address, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue -- The White House, the beautiful U.S. Capitol located on Washington's Capital Hill, and the majestic Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. On our return to Virginia to the Westin Gateway Arlington, we'll also drive by an infamous "spy" location from recent history, the Watergate! Each of these popular sites is beautifully illuminated for night viewing.