Tuesday, March 23rd
Hyatt Regency Capitol Room – Lobby Level
Down the main escalator, room to the right

12:00 – 1:00 PM

No lunch is provided; registrants will receive name badge, Member of Congress guide, and information folder.

1:00 – 1:15 PM
Welcome Address

1:15 – 1:45 PM
Review of hill visit materials

Jim Clarke, CAE
Senior Vice President, Public Policy, ASAE

1:45 – 2:45 PM
“Assessing and Perfecting Your Advocacy Strategy: A Guide to the Ideal Advocacy Calendar”

Part 1
Brad Fitch, Vice President, CQ-Roll Call Group

Stephanie Vance, Advocacy Associates LLC

It’s March 2010. Congress is trying to wrap up its major bills so it can go home and campaign. You want to make sure your issues are addressed before they split in the fall. Or during the debate an issue that impacts your industry may come up for a vote. Are you ready? Will your grassroots organizations be able to respond?

“The Advocacy Guru” Stephanie Vance and grassroots expert Brad Fitch will walk you through a month-by-month review of what you need to do to keep your grassroots network healthy, as well as guideposts to show whether your grassroots actions are effective.

2:45 – 3:00 PM
Networking Break

3:00 – 4:00 PM
“Assessing and Perfecting Your Advocacy Strategy: A Guide to the Ideal Advocacy Calendar”
Part 2

Congress is adjourned and members are in their states campaigning for their jobs. But this is not a time for you to rest! A new Congress is around the corner, and now is the time to begin laying the groundwork for your legislative strategy. Once again our experts will show you how to fine-tune your grassroots ahead of the major legislative calls to action, as well as laying the groundwork for your legislative agenda while Congress is out of town, and to prepare you for effective action the first months Congress is in session.

4:00 – 4:15 PM
Housekeeping Items

5:30 – 7:00 PM
The American Associations Day Reception
Hosted by the ASAE Board of Directors
Hyatt Regency Thornton Room – Top Floor of Hotel
Take elevators next to restaurant

ASAE Sentinel Award Presentation

Join your fellow association executives from the Greater Washington area and around the country for an evening of meeting, greeting and a celebration of the association community.

Wednesday, March 24th

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Hill Visits

12:00 – 2:30 PM
“Meet and Greet” member of Congress lunch
Rayburn Room B-340

Invite your members of Congress and their staffs to join you for an informal stand-up lunch sponsored by ASAE. This is a good time to meet up with your group, invite your member of Congress to grab a sandwich with you, and enter your Hill visit feedback onsite!