Conference Headquarters

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Road NW
Washington, DC 20008
T: 202.234.0700
F: 202.265.7972

Room Rate: $259.00 single/double

To reserve your room, please contact the Omni Shoreham hotel at 1-800-THE-OMNI and mention Americans for the Arts or reserve online.

Registration Fees

Registration Type

Early-Bird Deadline
Postmarked by 1/15/16

Advance Deadline
Postmarked by 2/12/16

General Advance Deadline
Postmarked by 2/26/16


National Partner $325 $325 $325 $325
Grassroots Partner $150 $150 $150 $175
Individual $160 $170 $180 $205
Student $125 $125 $150 $160

Note: Student registrations must be submitted in paper form.
Note: Registration fee includes breakfast and lunch on Monday, March 7 and breakfast on Tuesday, March 8.

How to Register

Registration for Arts Advocacy Day 2016 will open on November 18th, 2015. There will be three easy ways to register for the Arts Advocacy Day–online, by mail or by fax! Make sure that you register by the General Advance Deadline of February 26th to save big and lock in your spot!

Registration and Admission Policies

Registration payments made with credit card can be processed online, by mail or by fax. However, payments made by check, purchase order number, or registrations for students can only be processed by mail. If registration form and payment are not received by Friday, February 26th, you must register on site at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.

Admission Procedures 

You are required to wear your name badge to all conference events and meal functions. Admission will be denied to those without a badge. Replacement badges may be purchased at the Registration Desk for $50.

Advance Registration Deadline

All advance registration payments must be received by Friday, February 26th. Registrations received after this deadline will not be processed in advance. You will be asked to register on site and provide payment at that time.

Lunch Program with State Captains

During the lunch program on Monday, March 7, 2016, you will have the opportunity to experience welcoming remarks by Americans for the Arts' CEO, Bob Lynch, and other featured speakers. You will have the chance to sit with your Arts Advocacy Day State Captains and start planning your lobbying visits to Capitol Hill. Lunch will be provided.

Student Registrations

Individual full time students are eligible to register at the student rate of $125/$125/$150 (Early-Bird/Advance/General Advance deadline). Students must register by paper form and submit a copy of a valid student ID.


Registrations are not considered complete until all fees are paid in full. All payments must be received by Friday, February 26th, 2016. Registrations received after this date will not be processed in advance and you will be asked to register on site and provide payment at that time. Payment of registrations secured by Purchase Order must be received by Friday, February 26th, 2016. If payment by purchase order is not received by this date, the attendee will be required to provide a credit card and sign a payment authorization form to guarantee payment at the onsite Registration Desk before receiving credentials.


All attendees will receive confirmation of registration via e-mail. If you have not received a confirmation notice within three weeks of submitting your registration, or if you wish to change your registration information, please contact us by e-mail at


All requests for refunds must be made in writing to Americans for the Arts c/o Meetings and Events. Full refunds, minus a $50 administrative fee, will be issued to requests received by Friday, February 26th, 2016. Refund requests received after this deadline will not be considered.