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NARP Spring 2017 Advocacy Summit; Day On The Hill & Meeting - Washington, DC

Sunday, April 23, 2017 through Wednesday, April 26, 2017

2017 Host Hotel:

Sheraton Silver Spring - 8777 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD (Three Blocks From The Silver Spring Red Line Metro Station)

On-Line Discounted Group Rate Room Reservations Are Now Available!

NOTE: If you need to reserve a room with 2 beds, please call the Sheraton Silver Spring directly at 301-563-3702 and reference that you are part of the 'NARP 2017 Spring Meeting' group.


Advocacy Summit & Meeting Registration NOW AVAILABLE

Agenda: (Revised to 2-11-17)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Cypress Ballroom - 4th Floor

  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm - Board of Directors Meeting - Open To All Attendees
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Welcome Reception - Included For All Attendees

Monday, April 24, 2017

Cypress Ballroom - 4th Floor

  • 6:30am - 5:00pm - Meeting Registration
  • 7:15am - 8:15am - Buffet Breakfast
  • 8:30am - General Meeting Convenes
    • Morning Speakers & Presentations
      • Taking Ownership - Becoming Effective Volunteers
        • The Role Of Station Volunteers
      • Amtrak's View Of 2017 & Beyond
  • 12:00n - Lunch With Keynote Speaker To Be Announced
  • 1:30pm - Meeting Reconvenes
    • Afternoon Speakers & 'Day on The Hill' Preparations
      • ​​​​FRA Rail Corridor Studies & NARP’s Role
      • The Republican Majority’s Views On Transportation & Infrastructure
      • Preparing For The Ask – Getting Ready For The Hill
  • 4:15pm - General Meeting Concludes
  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm - Division & Committee Meetings
  • Evening Free

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • 7:30am - 8:30am - Continental Breakfast at Sheraton
  • Morning & Afternoon - NARP 'Day on The Hill' - Congressional Office Visits

  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm - NARP 2017 Congressional Reception
    • Rayburn House Office Building - Reception Room 2060

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Cypress Ballroom - 4th Floor

  • 7:15am - 8:15am - Buffet Breakfast
  • 8:30am - NARP Business Meeting Convenes
  • 11:30am - Business Meeting Concludes
  • 12:00n - 2:00pm - Lunch With Keynote Speaker To Be Announced
  • All Events Conclude By 2:00pm

Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel Group-Rate Room Reservations:

  • $199.00 per night single or double occupancy
    • Includes complimentary guest room internet
    • All guest rooms have been recently fully renovated
    • This is the same, deeply-discounted, rate as in 2016! There has been NO increase this year.
  • Group Rates are available from Friday night, April 21 through Thursday night, April 27
  • Group Rate Reservations Must Be Made By March 26, 2017!

On-Line Room Reservations Are Now Available!

Making your reservation on-line is the best & preferred way to book your group rate room...

You may also call the Sheraton Silver Spring directly at 301-563-3702 and reference that you are part of the 'NARP 2017 Spring Meeting' group.


Meeting Registration:

  • Full Symposium & Meeting Package - Sunday through Wednesday - $250.00 Per Attendee

​​ - Includes Sunday Welcome Reception; Monday Breakfast, Lunch & Breaks; Tuesday Breakfast, Day on The Hill & Congressional Reception; Wednesday Breakfast, Lunch & Break

  • Sunday, Monday & Tuesday ONLY - $165.00 Per Attendee

- Includes Sunday Welcome Reception; Monday Breakfast, Lunch & Breaks; Tuesday Breakfast, Day on The Hill & Congressional Reception

  • Tuesday Day on The Hill And Congressional Reception ONLY - $60.00 Per Attendee

- Includes Day on The Hill & Congressional Reception

Advocacy Summit & Meeting Registration NOW AVAILABLE!


Have questions or need more information? - Contact Bruce Becker at bbecker@narprail.org