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The Dinner
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October 28, 2022

Pennsylvania Convention Center
1201 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Doors open at 5pm
Dress code: Formal Attire

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting to the Dinner

All guests are required to arrive and enter the convention center at

1201 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19107


The Independence Dinner will be held in the Train Shed Ballroom (Ballroom AB). Registration tables will be located upon entering the lobby. To claim your ticket, all you need is your name and (if you did not RSVP yourself) the name of the person who reserved the seating.


If you ticket has reserved seating, you will be given a table assignment at the registration table.


Please be aware that all attendees will go through airport level security screenings upon entering the building. Plan appropriately.

Doors and Cocktail Hour

The ballroom doors will open at 5:00 PM, and we ask that all guests be seated before 6:00 PM to ensure a prompt meal and timely program.


As you wait for the dinner to begin, we encourage you to enjoy the cash-bar and "blue carpet" photo area that will open at 5:00 PM.

VIP Ticket Holders

Registration for the VIP Cocktail Reception will begin at 4pm. Please follow the signs to the VIP registration table.

Venue Accessibility

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is an ADA Accessible venue, and staff will be available throughout the night to assist guests as needed.


If you anticipate that additional accommodations will be needed for yourself or a fellow guest, please preview the venue's accessibility standards and click here to share your requested accommodations in advance.

Dietary Restrictions & Other Requests

We aim to provide a safe, comfortable evening for all our guests. Please notify staff by October 27th if you'd like us to note any allergies, dietary restrictions, or other personal requests.


A variety of paid parking garages and surface lots are within a short walk of the venue. Click here for parking recommendations provided by the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Security Screening FAQs

Prohibited Items

  • Aerosols

  • Ammunition

  • Book bags and Large purses (clutches are okay)

  • Cameras with detachable lenses

  • Electric stun guns

  • E-cigarettes

  • Fireworks

  • Flags

  • Food

  • Guns

  • Knives of any kind

  • Lighters

  • Liquids

  • Mace

  • Martial arts

  • Monopods

  • Signs

  • Strollers

  • Tablets

  • Tripods

  • Tobacco Products

  • Toy Weapons

  • Video cameras

  • Weapons/devices

  • Any pointed object

  • Any other item determined to be a potential safety hazard


Please note that storage facilities are not provided during the event. 


Individuals who arrive with bags or prohibited items will not be permitted to enter the event.

If you have any additional questions, please visit first or contact or (717) 251-1249 if your question is still outstanding.

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