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June 2-6, 2021
American Battlefield Trust Annual Conference
Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
14750 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151
Please note that the current issue of Hallowed Ground has the incorrect dates for the 2021 Annual Conference. The correct dates are June 2 - 6, 2021. We apologize for any confusion.

Annual Conference Rescheduled for June 2 - 6, 2021

Same conference, different dates! We are pleased to be able to host our Annual Conference in 2021 in Chantilly, Virginia. The new dates are Wednesday, June 2, through Sunday, June 6, 2021.  The Westfields Marriott will begin accepting reservations on July 23, 2020. If you transferred your registration from 2020 to 2021, your tours are selected and you are all set. If you aren't registered, and would like to attend, we will reopen registration this summer. Please keep checking back for updates or contact us at to be placed on a notification list.


2021 Annual Conference Pricing

Color Bearer Registration

Our Color Bearer members, at a Division level or higher, receive complimentary registration to the Annual Conference, as follows:

  • Division – Total 2 free registrations
  • Corps – Total 4 free registrations
  • National – Total 5 free registrations

Standard Registration

$695: General Admission


Full Refunds through May 3, 2021 (this includes carryover registrants from the postponed 2020 conference)


Tentative Itinerary

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

2:00 to 6:00 pm: History Talks

2:00 to 9:00 pm: Exhibit Hall Open

2:00 to 9:00 pm: Registration open

8:00 to 8:30 pm: Welcome and Conference Briefing

Thursday, June 3, 2021

6:00 to 9:00 am: Coffee to-go station

6:30 to 8:00 am: Breakfast Buffet

7:30 am to 1:00 pm: Registration Open

8:00 am to 12:00 pm: History Talks

8:00 am to 12:30 pm: Tour off site for Color Bearers

8:00 am to 7:00 pm: Exhibit Hall open

1:00 to 2:30 pm: Opening lunch

3:00 to 5:00 pm: History Talks

6:30 to 9:00 pm: Reception and Author Dinner for Color Bearers

Friday, June 4, 2021

6:00 to 9:00 am: Coffee to-go station

6:30 to 8:00 am: Breakfast buffet

8:00 am to 5:00 pm: Off-site touring

8:00 to 9:00 pm: Photo Extravaganza

Saturday, June 5, 2021

6:00 to 9:00 am: Coffe to-go station

6:30 to 8:00 am:  Breakfast buffet

8:00 am to 4:00 pm: Off-site touring

6:45 to 7:30 pm: Reception

7:30 to 9:30 pm: Banquet and Awards Ceremony


Sunday, June 6, 202

7:00 to 8:30 am: Coffee to-go station

8:30 to 9:30 am: Closing Breakfast 


Main Host Hotel 

Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles

14750 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151


  • The group room rate is $159+/night.
  • To make reservations, please visit the Westfields Marriott reservation link here. 

Past notices regarding the 2020 Annual Conference postponement due to COVID-19

Updated Information for Conference 2020 Registrants - March 30, 2020 Gov. Ralph Northam announced a “stay at home” order for the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective through June 10, 2020. Like residents of many states in this country, Virginians are being told to stay at home and gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited.  Due to this new ordinance, we’ve been forced to postpone the 2020 American Battlefield Trust Annual Conference. If you are currently registered to attend the conference, please check your email for more information on this decision and how we plan to move forward with your refund or transfer options.  

COVID-19 Outbreak: 2020 Annual Conference Registrants and Potential Registrants - March 17, 2020 We are closesly monitoring the COVIID-19 outbreak. Please know that your health and safety is our most important concern. With regards to the 2020 Annual Conference, we are currently taking a wait and see approach since the conference doesn’t take place until June. We know that many of you may have questions about what happens if you aren’t comfortable attending the conference, or if we decide to cancel the conference. Please know that we will refund your registration fee if requested – we have updated our refund policy for a full refund through May 1.  The American Battlefield Trust staff will continue to monitor the situation. If the outbreak becomes more severe and we are forced to cancel the conference, we will refund your registration fee. For those of you booking flights for the conference, we do strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance just to be on the safe side.

Events Team
American Battlefield Trust
(800) 298-7878 x7229