Advocate for the Rural Broadband Industry
by April 9
The ever-changing political climate makes it critical that Congress understands the needs of rural broadband consumers and their service providers. The annual Legislative + Policy Conference is an opportunity for NTCA members to gather in our nation's capital to advocate for the rural broadband industry.
Your visit to Capitol Hill is a highly effective way to make your voice heard and to help shape the future of the community you serve. Show your support for rural broadband and what’s needed to advance your community.
What to Expect
Sunday, April 14 (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Monday, April 15 (8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
- Regulatory and Legislative Program
- Congressional Staff Panel
- Grassroots Advocacy
- Review of Asks for Hill Meetings
- State Caucuses
- Welcome Reception
- NTCA Rural Broadband PAC/RTAF Event: 50th Anniversary Celebration at Lincoln’s Cottage
Tuesday, April 16 (8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
- Commence Hill and Agency Visits
- Debriefing Happy Hour with NTCA
Wednesday, April 17 (8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
- FRS special event "Rural Broadband and the Next Generation of American Jobs" at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
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NTCA Rural Broadband PAC/RTAF Event
50th Anniversary Celebration at Lincoln’s Cottage
Monday, April 15
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $140/per person
For three summers of his presidency, Abraham Lincoln and his family lived in the cottage on the grounds of the Soldier’s Home. Located on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., the cottage provided a retreat from the heat of the city and an opportunity to visit the wounded soldiers living at Soldier’s Home.
Join the NTCA Rural Broadband PAC/RTAF for a special evening at the cottage as we celebrate the PAC’s 50th anniversary and Lincoln’s legacy. The evening begins at the visitor’s center where you will learn more about life in Washington, D.C., during the Civil War. You will then be treated to a guided tour of the cottage and conclude the evening with a three-course dinner in the room where Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation.
This event is open to all Legislative + Policy Conference attendees and benefits NTCA Rural Broadband PAC’s administrative fund, the Rural Telecommunications Administrative Fund (RTAF) and NTCA advocacy efforts.
For questions or information on sponsorship opportunities, contact us at (703) 351-2033.
"Rural Broadband and the Next Generation of American Jobs"
Wednesday, April 17
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill | Washington, DC
The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) invites you to a special event exploring changes in the U.S. job market and implications for rural education. There will be a white paper presentation and a roundtable discussion on the topic between educators, libraries and rural broadband providers.
Registration for this event is separate from your conference registration.
HOTEL + TRAVEL
Things To Do in Washington, DC
Take in the rich history and significance of Washington, DC. Walk the halls of the Smithsonian museums, discover monuments and memorials, paddle on the Potomac River or sit back on a double-decker tour bus. However you spend your time here, make it count.
Video courtesy of Washington.org.
The Legislative + Policy Conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.