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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

Bringing The Message To DC....'My Town, My Train'

Advocacy Summit & Meeting Registration NOW AVAILABLE!

Our current 2017 Advocacy Materials are available to view and print

2017 Host Hotel:

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

NOTE: Discounted Group Rate Rooms Are Now SOLD-OUT!

Regular rate rooms are available at the Sheraton Silver Spring ($249 Flexible Rate; $237 Senior Rate)

See bottom of this page for information on other available nearby hotels in Silver Spring...


Advocacy Summit & Meeting Registration NOW AVAILABLE

Agenda: (Revised to 3-22-17)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Cypress Ballroom - 4th Floor

  • 5:30pm - 6:45pm - Board of Directors Meeting - Open To All Attendees
  • 6:45pm - 7:45pm - 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 - Advocacy Summit Convenes
    • Morning Speakers & Presentations​ Include
      • Taking Ownership - Becoming Effective Volunteers
        • The Role Of Station Volunteers
      • FRA Rail Corridor Studies & NARP’s Role
  • 12:00n - Lunch With Keynote Speaker To Be Announced
  • 1:45pm - Summit Reconvenes
    • Afternoon Speakers & 'Day on The Hill' Preparations
      • The Republican Majority’s Views On Transportation & Infrastructure
      • Amtrak's View Of 2017 & Beyond
      • Preparing For The Ask – Getting Ready For The Hill
  • 4:15pm - Advocacy Summit Concludes
  • 4:25pm - 5:15pm - Division Meetings
    • ​Note: Committees That Wish To Meet Must Plan To Gather At An Alternate Time And Location. ONLY Divisions Will Meet During This 4:25pm - 5:15pm Time Period.
  • Evening Free

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • 7:30am - 9:00am - 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
    • Chair's Report
      • Jack Martin Award Presentations
    • Board Director Election
    • ​Treasurer's Report
    • President/CEO's Report
      • ​Day on The Hill Recap
      • NARP Strategic Plan Review
    • ​​Future NARP Events
  • 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 Discounted Group-Rate Room Reservations: SOLD-OUT


Meeting Registration:

The Following 'Early Bird' Rates Are Available Through April 7. Higher Rates Will Be In Effect After After April 7!

  • 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


Additional Nearby Hotels In Silver Spring...

Hotel Distance From Sheraton Regular Rate Senior Rate
Courtyard 4 Blocks $239 $203
Hampton Inn 4 Blocks $169 $152
DoubleTree 4 Blocks $209 $188

Rates revised to 3-14-17