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IAAPA U.S. Advocacy Days 2018
Join us and Amplify IAAPA's Voice on Capitol Hill

Mark your calendars! U.S. Advocacy Days 2018 will be taking place April 16-17 2018, in Washington, D.C. Registration is coming soon!



About the Program

IAAPA U.S. Advocacy Days is the attractions industry's annual opportunity to communicate to key policy makers pressing priority issues affecting the industry. This two-day event offers IAAPA U.S. members a unique opportunity to interact with lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill.


Schedule of Events (tentative)

Monday, April 16, 2018

10:00 a.m. -  1:00 p.m.                   Registration
                                                       Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall
                                                       Meeting Place 4&5
                                                       400 E St SW, Washington, DC 20024

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                     Welcome Remarks and Keynote Speaker

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.                     Networking Break
 
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.                      Capitol Hill Best Practices 
                                                        Featuring: Stephanie Vance, Founder, Advocacy Associates
                                                        Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall
                                                        Meeting Place 4&5
                                                        400 E St SW, Washington, DC 20024

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.                      Break out meetings

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                      U.S. Advocacy Days Opening Reception
                                                        Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall Rooftop
                                                        400 E St SW, Washington, DC 20024

7:30 p.m.                                         IAAPA PAC Dinner 
                                                        TBD
                                                        (By Invitation Only)
                                                        Dress Code: Business Attire

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Business Attire

8:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.                     Congressional Legislative Outlook
                                                       Speaker: TBD
                                                       Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall
                                                       Meeting Place 4&5
                                                       400 E St SW, Washington, DC 20024

8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.                    Congressional Political Outlook
                                                      Speaker: TBD
                                                      Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall
                                                      Meeting Place 4&5
                                                      400 E St SW, Washington, DC 20024

8:55 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.                    Administration Overview
                                                      Speakers: TBD
                                                      Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall
                                                      Meeting Place 4&5
                                                      400 E St SW, Washington, DC 20024

10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.               Senate-side Meetings

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.                 Capitol Hill Club Outpost Open                                                
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                 Capitol Hill Club
                                                     300 First St, SE
                                                     Lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
                                                     
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                   House-side Meetings

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                   Reception at the Flight Deck at the Capital Wheel
                                                     116 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745

Issue Update and Lobbying Training Webinars

IAAPA will schedule two webinars in April for U.S. Advocacy Days attendees to learn about IAAPA's priority issues. We will also present a quick overview of best practices and tips. Attendance at one of the two webinars is strongly suggested. We will email webinar invitations to registrants.

  • Wednesday, April 11, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT
  • Friday, April 13, 2 p.m.-3 p.m. EDT 

Sponsorship opportunities for IAAPA U.S. Advocacy Days 2018 are available! Please contact gr@IAAPA.org if interested, or if you have any questions regarding the event.