Holiday Party

Save the Date: December 2, 2021

The 2021 Holiday Party is Thursday, December 2nd, 2021.

Join AOBA and your closest colleagues for an elegant evening at the Fairmont Hotel.  A live band sets the stage for a celebratory evening dining on delicacies, sipping on classy cocktails, and networking with current and future members of AOBA. Experience the Holiday Party that everyone keeps talking about.

Dress to impress as you stroll across the red carpet into a gorgeous ballroom with several tasty food stations, modern holiday decor, a jazz band, violinist, and more! Please consider bringing a grocery gift card for the James E. Duckworth School for children with disabilities.

You must be logged into your account to purchase a ticket, which is required for entry. Any tickets purchased on, or after, November 25, can be picked up at AOBA's office or at will-call beginning at 5:45pm at the Fairmont Hotel on Thursday, December 5th. Cocktail attire is encouraged. 

Hotel Event Valet Parking is charged at 35.00.  We recommend you pre-pay your parking upon arrival in the Hotel Lobby to expedite your departure. Public transportation (Foggy Bottom or Dupont Circle), Uber/Lyft is highly encouraged.

COVID Protocol: 

AOBA is committed to connecting the industry in a safe and responsible manner.  Therefore, AOBA is requiring all attendees at in-person events to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination. All attendees must comply with the local CDC mask guidelines at the location where the event is held.

  • While an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, AOBA is implementing this policy and other safety protocols to reduce the risk of exposure to and spread of the virus.  AOBA cannot guarantee the health and safety of all attendees due to the COVID-19 pandemic and, therefore, all attendees are choosing to assume the risk of COVID-19 exposure. 

We are using CrowdPass to pre-clear all event participants in advance.  If you have a vaccination card, you may submit it via CrowdPass anytime between now and up to 24 hours before you arrive at the event. 

Registered attendees will receive an email from Brandy White shortly after registering, but the process is simple.  Use the camera on your smart phone to scan the QR code to open AOBA’s event on CrowdPass.  Use your e-mail address to create your own CrowdPass account and password.  You will then be asked the following:

  1. Sign the event waiver form
  2. Complete the short health screening questionnaire
  3. Upload proof of your vaccination record

You will receive an e-mail from CrowdPass within 24 hours indicating if your submission was approved or rejected. If you don’t receive an e-mail you can just login to your CrowdPass account ( to check the status of your submission. Approved submissions will include a QR code. Please bring your QR code with you to the AOBA registration desk onsite when you pick up your badge.  We will scan the QR code to officially check you in.

  • AOBA does not have access to the information you submit via CrowdPass.  We are only able to see a list of names of those that have submitted to be pre-cleared for the AOBA Events and the status of the submission. If an attendee requires a medical exemption from this requirement as a reasonable accommodation, they should contact Brandy White at

We hope everyone will appreciate the focus on the health and safety of our attendees.