Advocacy Day 2017

March 8-9, 2017 Washington, D.C.

With new congressional leadership recently sworn in and the vast political changes to come this year, it is imperative for the exchange community to engage early with key policymakers.

Advocacy Day is a distinct opportunity for Alliance members to come together and educate Members of Congress about the value of exchanges in their respective districts and states. This year, we are re-merging the two separate Appropriations and J-1 Advocacy Days to show a stronger united voice in promoting our programs.

Join us in Washington, D.C. on March 8 for a Newcomer Session and an in-depth Issues & Messaging briefing. Then, let us storm Capitol Hill on March 9 to advocate for exchanges. The Alliance will make available extensive advocacy resources and preparation materials in advance of your meetings with House and Senate offices.

Your participation in the 2017 Advocacy Day will be critical to advancing our common goals with the new Congress and administration. Join us in March, and become an even more vocal advocate for your programs and stakeholders.




March 8, 2017
The Liasion Capitol Hill Hotel
10:30am – 1:00pm Newcomer Session
1:30pm – 4:30pm Issue Briefing and Messaging

March 8, 2017
The Liasion Capitol Hill Hotel
5:00pm – 6:30pm Congressional Reception *Click here for more information

March 9, 2017
7:30am – 9:00am Breakfast (Liaison Hotel)
9:00am – ~3:00pm Congressional meetings (Capitol Hill)


Pricing for Advocacy Day

     225 - Advocacy Day for 1 participant (covers direct costs of participation)

Additional Sessions

             25 -  Newcomer briefing session for 1 participant (includes lunch)

The Newcomer briefing is designed for participants who have not attended an Alliance Advocacy Day before. It provides an introduction to the Alliance and its work throughout the year, and explains the basic workings of Congressional offices and the Congressional committee system.




Registration is now closed. Please contact us to make any changes.
Please note that participation in Advocacy Day is reserved for Alliance Full Members only.