Join us and amplify IAAPA's voice on Capitol Hill


IAAPA U.S. Advocacy Days, taking place April 8-9 in Washington D.C., 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. 

IAAPA is working with Advocacy Associates to schedule meetings with your elected officials. Please register for the event by April 1, to ensure your meeting is scheduled. The cost of attendance is $160. 

IAAPA has secured a room block rate of $269 a night at the Canopy by Hilton on the Wharf. To make your hotel reservations call the hotel reservations line at 1-855-655-2412 and provide the following code: IAAPA Advocacy Day 2019. Housing block information can be found on the registration page here. Cut off for reservations is Monday, March 11.

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Why is your attendance important?

This is an important opportunity for the attractions industry to directly engage with their lawmakers and share the industry’s position on how federal policies directly impact their businesses. In person meetings with your legislators provide an unparalleled opportunity to educate and inform lawmakers, and are one of the best ways to ensure a strong and collective voice of the attractions industry is heard.

IAAPA U.S. Advocacy Days Schedule*

 Monday, April 8  
   
 9:30 - 11 a.m.  Registration
 Canopy by Hilton/The Wharf
 Meeting Room: Potomac
   
 11:30 - 12 p.m.  Opening Remarks followed by Lunch
   
 12 - 1 p.m.  Keynote Speaker
   
 1 - 1:15 p.m.  Networking Break
   
 1:15 - 2 p.m.  Administration Speaker
   
 2 - 2:45 p.m.  Break Out Meetings
   
 5 - 6:30 p.m.  IAAPA U.S. Advocacy Days Opening Reception
 Location: Canopy by Hilton/The Wharf
 Whiskey Charlie Rooftop Bar & Lounge
   
 Tuesday, April 9  
   
 8 - 8:20 a.m.  Congressional Legislative Outlook
 Speaker TBA
 Canopy by Hilton/The Wharf
   
 8:30 - 8:50 a.m.  Congressional Political Outlook
 Speaker TBA
 Canopy by Hilton/The Wharf
   
 8:55 - 9:15 a.m.  Policy Issue Presentation
 Speaker TBA
 Canopy by Hilton/The Wharf
   
 9:30 - 10 a.m.  Buses depart Canopy by Hilton/The Wharf for Senate-side
   
 10:15 - 12:30 p.m.  Senate-side Meetings
   
 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Lunch 
 Capitol Hill Club 
   
 1 - 4:30 p.m.  House-side Meetings
   
 6 - 8 p.m.  Reception on The Wharf
 Location: La Vie
                Penthouse 


*Schedule subject to change.

Issue update and lobbying training webinars

A webinar will be offered on April 3, at 2:00 p.m. EDT for IAAPA U.S. Advocacy Days attendees to learn about IAAPA's priority issues. This will include a quick overview of best practices and tips. More information for registered attendees to follow.


Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities for IAAPA U.S. Advocacy Days 2019 are available! Please contact gr@IAAPA.org if interested, or if you have any questions regarding the event.