It’s “Wonk Week” in Washington DC, and if ever you’re wondering what this means, take a look at this article on NPR.org:
This week is for the true, serious wonks who just can’t get enough of lecture halls, hearing rooms and soggy hors d’oeuvres.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary says a wonk is "a person who knows a lot about the details of a particular field (such as politics) and often talks a lot about that subject."
Wonks are so happy this week because the World Bank and International Monetary Fund are holding briefings and lectures for their annual spring meetings. That means Washington is packed with economists, environmentalists, deputy finance ministers and interns of all sorts…
…The intellectual possibilities are endless inside the think tanks that cluster around Dupont Circle or upfront in the lecture halls of the World Bank.
Of course, this week isn’t just for the wonks of the financial world who like to crowd into meeting rooms in Washington DC. Many other industry wonks flock to the area on a regular basis for seminars, conferences, board meetings, training classes, and more.
If you’re one of these various professionals and experts in horticulture, law, medicine, construction, home improvement, or any other field, you ought to get meeting rooms that come complete with internet access, furnishings, electronics, and receptionist staff. You should also ensure that they’re near restaurants and shops, giving your guests ample opportunities to get out and take a break.
Whether you’re attending a big business convention or are looking for Washington DC meeting rooms that you can use on a regular basis at reasonable rates, there are plenty available to choose from and they vary a lot in terms of size and payment options available. Don’t forget to contact Metro Offices for the best space solutions in the metro DC area. From week-long conferences to hour-long seminars, we can provide you with the perfect venue.
(Article Excerpt and Image from “Wonk Week in Washington: When Briefings are Better Than Blossoms,” NPR, April 10, 2014)