by Sarah J.F. Braley | February 11, 2016

Working with technology services provider Smart City, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., is expanding its complimentary W-Fi services across its 2.3 million square feet.

"Technology is transforming how business is done in Washington, D.C. Hi-tech enhancements have also drastically changed the hospitality industry and how we market our venues to clients and communicate with attendees," said Gregory A. O'Dell, president and CEO of Events DC, the District's convention and sports authority. "We are committed to providing first-class technology capabilities, now including an expansion of our free Wi-Fi service, in an effort to better serve our customers with a seamless yet interactive experience inside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center."

The expanded service will be available this spring.

The convention center offers 700,000 square feet of exhibit space, 198,000 square feet of meeting space in 77 breakout rooms and the largest ballroom in the Mid-Atlantic region. Events DC also is upgrading other technologies on-site, including the installation of digital signage, interactive wayfinding kiosks and digital transit displays. The new features will be unveiled throughout 2016.