50th Annual Meridian Ball and 7th Meridian Global Leadership Summit – October 12, 2018


9:00 PM | Meridian House | 1630 Crescent Place, NW

The Meridian Ball is one of the most prestigious annual events in Washington, D.C. Now in its 50th year, this event brings together members of the public and private sector to celebrate Meridian’s ongoing efforts to prepare leaders for a complex global future. The Ball is well-attended by public officials including Cabinet secretaries, members of Congress, prominent media figures, foreign ambassadors, and representatives from the international business and cultural communities. Guests have the option of choosing between an intimate Ambassador-hosted Dinner or the White-Meyer Dinner on Meridian’s campus. Following the dinners, guests from both the Ambassador-hosted Dinners and White-Meyer Dinner gather for dancing, dessert, and conversation at Meridian House.

Choose a dinner to attend:


7:00 PM
Designated Ambassador’s Residence or Embassy

Guests attending Ambassador-hosted dinners will receive an invitation directly from the Embassy host. To ensure each dinner has a well-balanced guest list, no more than two individuals from the same organization will be seated at the same Ambassador-hosted dinner.


6:30 PM Reception
6:30 PM Dinner
White-Meyer House
1624 Crescent Place, NW


8:00 - 8:30 AM | Registration
8:30 - 11:00 AM | Program
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Earlier in the day, all guests are invited to attend the Meridian Global Leadership Summit at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Building on Meridian’s reputation as a center for global leadership – bringing the right thought leaders and decision makers together in a neutral forum to discuss and address critical global issues – the Summit convenes a cross-section of international and domestic policy makers, corporate and diplomatic leaders, academics, and members of the media to explore more efficient, effective ways to address global economic and social challenges.

Ticket & Sponsorship Information

*Speaking roles are limited and will be fulfilled on a first come, first serve basis.

  • (2) Invitations to an Ambassador-hosted Dinner OR White-Meyer Dinner and Meridian Ball
  • (2) Invitations to the Meridian Global Leadership Summit
  • Invitation to the Host Committee Reception to be held in September 2018
  • Acknowledgement in the Ball materials including: invitation, program, website, and signage

Limited availability; deadline for purchasing individual tickets is September 15.

  • Invitation to an Ambassador-hosted Dinner OR White-Meyer Dinner and Meridian Ball
  • Invitation to the Meridian Global Leadership Summit

Download Ticket & Sponsorship Information  

For additional information, please contact: Olivia Dorieux: (t) 202-939-5892 | (f) 202-939-5557 | odorieux@meridian.org

MERIDIAN IS A 501(c)(3) ORGANIZATION Proceeds from the Meridian Ball and Global Leadership Summit support Meridian International Center’s leadership exchanges, forums, cultural activities, and training programs.