Save the Date: American Associations Day is March 18-19

One week from today the midterm elections have the potential to greatly change the makeup of Congress. A new Congress is likely to increase the pace of legislation and could take on some big-ticket issues (like comprehensive tax reform) that have been stalled until now. As such, we need your help. Join us for American… Read more »

House Votes to Reauthorize Brand USA

The House cleared legislation July 22 to reauthorize Brand USA, the public-private partnership developed to promote international travel to the United States. Brand USA, created by the Travel Promotion Act in 2010, is financed entirely by fees paid by visitors from Visa Waiver Program countries and contributions from the travel industry. According to the U.S…. Read more »

Highlighting the Value of Face-to-Face Meetings

Survey results from a recent virtual conference hosted by NACE International for the Department of Defense reinforce the value of face-to-face meetings and the challenges presented when federal employees and private sector industries aren’t able to dialogue and exchange ideas in person. Traditionally an in-person event, the DoD Annual Corrosion Conference was presented as a… Read more »

Face-to-Face Meetings: Association of Pest Control Regulatory Officials

I am a regular attendee to the annual conference of the Association of State Pest Control Regulatory Officials which discuss various issues relevant to the regulation of pesticides both on the federal and state levels and, oftentimes, has discussions regarding overlapping jurisdictions.   Without federal participation, participants would be left going from federal to state and likely back again for definitive answers.  Further,… Read more »

Face-to-Face: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is a leader in the field of language education. Each year ACTFL hosts an annual convention with over 6,000 attendees. This has always been the place where hundreds of employees from the defense department and military attend to present their research findings and to learn… Read more »