MONDAY, March 7, 2016

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration will be located in the Blue Prefunction Room of the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Arts Advocacy Day Newcomer's Orientation and Advocacy 101
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Legislative and Political Update for Novice Advocates
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Legislative and Political Update for Advanced Advocates
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Briefing on the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts in  Education Programs for Novice Advocates
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Briefing on the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts in  Education Programs for Advanced Advocates
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Facts and Figures to Make Your Case
Randy Cohen, Americans for the Arts
11:05 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Speech
Lunch will be provided.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Panels on Policy Issues
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Breakout round 1)
1:35 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. (Breakout round 2)

Congressional Visit Role Play Demonstration
2:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Refreshment Break
3:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.

State Delegation Planning Time
3:25 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.

Americans for the Arts Action Fund Reception and Fundraiser
4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

  • Remarks by guest artist Ledisi, Americans for the Arts president and CEO Robert Lynch, and Arts Action Fund Executive Director Nina Ozlu Tunceli
  • Minimum contribution of $50 to the Arts Action Fund is required.
  • Stop by the Americans for the Arts Action Fund Resource Table during the day to sign-up in advance and avoid long lines at the event.

The 29th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  Program begins at 7:30 p.m.
Eisenhower Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

  • Free. You must bring the tickets provided in your registration packets.
  • Presented by Americans for the Arts.
  • Buses will depart from the Omni Shoreham Hotel to the Kennedy Center from 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
  • Buses will depart from the Kennedy Center back to the Omni Shoreham Hotel from 8:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

TUESDAY, March 8, 2016

Congressional Arts Kick Off
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (doors open at 8:00 a.m.)
Kennedy Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building 

  • Registrants will need to use taxi cab (approx. $20 -$30) or Metrorail transportation (approx. $7 round trip) to Union Station Metro Stop (red line.)
  • Featuring remarks by several Members of Congress.

Lobbying Visits
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • State & District Captains lead team visits to Congressional Offices for their pre-scheduled appointments.
  • Individual visits to Congressional Offices (pre-scheduled appointments)

Key Locations

  • Omni Shoreham Hotel
    Conference Headquarters
    2500 Calvert Street NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    Metro Stop: Woodley Park/Zoo/Adams Morgan (Red line)
     
  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Eisenhower Theater)
    2700 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20566
    Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom (Orange/Silver/Blue lines), then take a short walk or use the free Kennedy Center Shuttle
     
  • US Capitol
    Metro Stop: Union Station (red line)