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Archive -- Spring 2017 Advocacy Summit & Meeting - Washington, DC

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

Location:

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

Bringing The Message To DC....

On-Line Advocacy Summit & Meeting Registration Now Closed...

Walk-Up, On-Site, Registration Will Be Available On Monday, April 24 Starting At 7:00am

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 ($229 Flexible Rate; $237 Senior Rate)

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


Agenda: (Revised to 4-19-17)

Detailed Printable Agenda (PDF)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Cypress Ballroom - 4th Floor

  • 5:00pm - 5:30pm - Nametag Pick-Up
  • 5:30pm - 6:45pm - Board of Directors Meeting - Open To All Attendees
  • 6:45pm - 7:45pm - Welcome Reception - Included For All Attendees
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm - Hospitality Suite Open

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
      • FRA Rail Corridor Studies & NARP’s Role
      • Taking Ownership - Becoming Effective Volunteers
        • The Role Of Station Volunteers
  • 12:00n - Lunch - Keynote Speaker John Cohen - Alstom Transportation
  • 1:45pm - Summit Reconvenes
    • Afternoon Speakers & 'Day on The Hill' Preparations
      • Update On The OTP Battle
      • Amtrak's View Of 2017 & Beyond
      • Preparing For The Ask – Getting Ready For The Hill
        • Hill Prep Break-Out Sessions By Division Groupings - These facilitated group sessions will focus on the messaging attendees will convey on Tuesday when on The Hill.
  • 4:20pm - Advocacy Summit Concludes
  • 4:30pm - 5:15pm - Division Meetings
    • Division Meetings should focus on planning for in Division Gatherings; mobilizing volunteer efforts and other matters of specific Division interest.
    • ​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
    • Treasurer's Report
    • Board Director Election
    • President/CEO's Report
      • ​Day on The Hill Recap
      • NARP Strategic Plan Review
    • ​​November 2017 Chicago Event Presentation
  • 11:30am - Business Meeting Concludes
  • 12:00n - 2:00pm - Lunch With Keynote Speaker - The Current Washington Political Landscape
  • All Events Conclude By 2:00pm

Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel Discounted Group-Rate Room Reservations: SOLD-OUT


Meeting Registration:

Walk-Up, On-Site Registration Rates:

  • Full Symposium & Meeting Package - Sunday through Wednesday - $300.00 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 - $225.00.00 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 - $100.00 Per Attendee

- Includes Day on The Hill & Congressional Reception

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 Sold-Out Sold-Out
Hampton Inn 4 Blocks $189 Sold-Out
DoubleTree 4 Blocks $234 $210

Rates revised to 4-22-17