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Monday, March 23

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.        Registration                                                                                 

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.      WDMA Legislative Action Fund Lunch

(special ticketed event)                                    
WDMA's Legislative Action Fund Luncheon will feature speaker Charlie Cook, Editor and Publisher of The Cook Political Report, and a political analyst for the National Journal Group. Charlie is also a political analyst for NBC News. He and his team analyzes elections and campaigns for the US House of Representatives, US Senate, Governors and President as well as American political trends.                                             

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.        WDMA Annual Membership Meeting                                             

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.        Policy Session #1

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.        Policy Session #2

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.        Joint Welcome Reception & Silent Auction   

The joint networking reception is the perfect time to meet new business associates and catch up with old ones. Not only will you be able to participate in a relaxed and fun social event, you will be able to make an impact on the industry’s legislative initiatives by participating in the evening’s silent auction benefiting WDMA's and NLBMDA’s advocacy efforts.

Tuesday, March 24

6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.        Registration                                                                                

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.        Washington Briefing Breakfast     

The annual Washington Briefing Breakfast will feature keynote remarks from Members of Congress, Federal Agencies, or industry partners who will give insight on what it takes to effectively communicate the message of the industry during Capitol Hill visits and back at home. They will also provide an overview of the current atmosphere on the Hill and in the Trump administration.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.      WDMA Hill Issues Briefings

WDMA's government relations staff will review the specific talking points to help you to effectively communicate the industry’s position on key issues during the Capitol Hill and federal agency visits. During  this session staff will answer any questions that you may and provide tips on how to get our message across clearly and effectively.

10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.      Capitol Hill and Federal Agency Visits      

Your elected officials rely on feedback from their constituents to keep them apprised of the economic climate and to provide real-world feedback on how legislative actions impact employers and jobs in their communities. In addition, federal agency  officials often do not get to hear from the business people that their proposed regulations will impact directly. During the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to visit their members of Congress on Capitol Hill and/or meet with federal agency representatives to discuss industry issues and concerns.

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.        Capitol Hill Legislative Networking Reception

Following visits to Capitol Hill offices, share your thoughts on your Congressional visits with your friends and colleagues at the annual Legislative Reception. Members of Congress and their key staff members are also invited to attend and it serves as a perfect way to show appreciation for our supporters on Capitol Hill. 

, March 25

8:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.     Board of Directors Meeting (invite only)

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