The Event

Please Join Us the Evening of Thursday, September 22, 2016

Join Us

The MRC Gala is a one-of-a-kind star-studded event in our nation’s capital. Featuring prominent politicians, pundits, and television and radio hosts, the Gala draws a Who’s Who of the conservative movement. This year the MRC is transforming the interior of the National Building Museum into a festive Italian landscape, featuring a taste of Italy. Join us for a night of laughing at the liberal media over fine Italian cuisine in one of the most spectacular venues in Washington, DC. As always, the dinner will include the DisHonors Awards and the William F. Buckley, Jr. Award for Media Excellence, which will be presented to a true conservative icon. Don’t miss what will surely be a night to remember!

2015 Highlights

  • Event Date

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016
  • 6:00 pm Reception
  • 7:00 pm Dinner and Awards
  • Location

  • The National Building Museum
  • 425 G Street NW | Washington, DC 20001
  • Metro - Judiciary Square
  • Valet Parking - FREE

Special Guests

These conservative giants help make the Gala a truly special and memorable evening.

One of the most highly anticipated Gala attractions is the parade of special guests who show up at the Gala every year to accept an award or to make a special presentation. Check back for more guests, as they confirm! Past guests have included some of the biggest names in the conservative movement, including Mark Levin, William F. Buckley, Jr., Rush Limbaugh, Justice Clarence Thomas, Senator Jim DeMint, Charles Krauthammer, Senator Mike Lee, and Sean Hannity.

You never know who will show up!

Cal Thomas

Nationally-Syndicated Columnist

Chris Plante

Talk Radio Host

David McIntosh

President, Club for Growth

Ben Shapiro

Editor-in-Chief, Daily Wire

Deneen Borelli

Chief Political Correspondent, Conservative Review

Gen. Jerry Boykin

Executive Vice President, Family Research Council

Charlie Daniels

William F. Buckley, Jr. Award for Media Excellence Honoree



If you're interested in sponsorship opportunities, would like to support the MRC's Annual Gala or are interested in learning more, please contact:
Meghan Lee at or 571.267.3500
Media Research Center 1900 Campus Commons Drive Ste 600 Reston, VA 20191

A special thank you to all of our supporters over the last 29 years. We cannot do what we do without your continued faith, support and encouragement.

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Relax, Stay a while.

A room block has been reserved for guests of the MRC's Gala at the Grand Hyatt Hotel until August 22nd, so make sure to reserve before then. Please mention the 'Media Research Center' when booking your reservations.

Grand Hyatt Hotel

1000 H Street NW | Washington, DC 20001

(202) 582-1234

Room rate of $299/night available

Reserve Here


The Media Research Center Gala featuring the DisHonors Awards tickets are now on sale.

This year’s general ticket price is $350.00. If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Meghan Lee at 571.267.3500. We can’t wait to have you join us!

Tickets are non-refundable.

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