The 2016 NADO Washington Policy Conference "NADO on the Hill" will bring together over 450 regional development professionals and local elected officials to learn about the latest federal policy and budget developments. The event features panel discussions with administration and congressional officials, in-depth briefings from the association's government relations team and opportunities to visit Capitol Hill and network one-on-one with representatives from more than 20 federal agencies.
Registration for the 2016 Washington Policy Conference will begin on January 15, 2016
Registration for this event started on January 15, 2016 and is currently Closed.
Registration Rates (Early Bird through March 4th):
Platinum/Platinum Plus: $385.00
Sustaining/Sustaining Associate: $415.00
Note: Registrants who are also attending the 2016 Development District Association of Appalachia Annual Conference are eligible to register for the 2016 NADO Washington Policy Conference at a discount rate. This discount rate grants access to the NADO 2016 Washington Policy Conference only.
To register online, click the green box below. For a hard copy of the registration form, click here.
If you wish to pay by check, please make check payable to NADO and mail to:
400 North Capitol Street, NW #390
Washington, DC 20001
Agenda & Presentations
2016 NADO Washington Policy Conference Presentations
Opening Plenary: Election Year Politics
Concurrent Session: Shifts in Energy Policy and Regulation
- Doug Lynott, POWER Program Manager, U.S. Economic Development Administration
- Chris Campany, Executive Director, Windham Regional Commission (VT)
Concurrent Session: Rural Trends and Regionalism in Bridging the Digital Divide
- Stephanie Bertaina, Policy Analyst, Office of Sustainable Communities, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Jessica Golden, Executive Director, Foundation for Rural Service
- Brian Gibbons, Senior Communications Policy Specialist, Broadband USA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Congressional Briefing: USDA's Strategic and Community Development Program
- Group Presentation by Sam Rikkers, Administrator Rural Business-Cooperative Service; Claudette Fernandez, Acting Director - Education and Research Division & National Team Lead - Community Economic Development; and Farah Ahmad, SECD Program Manager
~ Please note this schedule is subject to change ~
Travel & Venue
Marriott Crystal Gateway
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Room Rate: $260
Room block deadline: March 11
The Crystal Gateway Marriott is a hotel in Crystal City, VA that offers an ideal location for vacations, business trips and weekend getaways. Newly renovated, our hotel offers exceptional accommodations, complimentary WiFi in the lobby and multiple dining options including Einstein Bagels. We're surrounded by Arlington's best shopping and dining at the Crystal City shops and The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. The Crystal City Metro stop can be accessed from the lobby of our Crystal City hotel near Washington, DC, allowing guests to reach the best museums, monuments and attractions in the surrounding area. Perfect for conferences, meetings and social events in the Virginia and DC areas, our hotel features banquet facilities and 27 meeting rooms, including a 16,000 sqare foot ballroom, totaling 34,300 sq. ft. of meeting space. This comfortable and inviting Crystal City, VA hotel in Arlington is also conveniently located 1 mile from Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA).
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Getting to and around Washington DC
Washington, DC is easily accessible by air, rail and road, leaving your travel options covered. There are three airports to choose from including Ronald Regan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI).