Throughout the year, the district council sponsors various events for both members and nonmembers. These events range from small interactive conversations to our two major programs, the Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner and the Real Estate Trends Conference. Each event is planned to provide useful take-home value and attendees learn from the presenters and fellow attendees about current best practices and thinking in real estate and planning in the Washington region. Topics range from foreign investment to new projects, and are of interest to both the public and private sectors. ULI members receive a substantial discount to attend events.