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Featured Speakers and Conference Sessions

NLBMDA LuDPAC/WDMA Legislative Action Fund Fundraising Luncheon 
(ticketed event)
Monday, March 23
12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m.

Margaret Hoover
CNN Political Contributor & Best-Selling Author

Margaret Hoover is a conservative on-air CNN Political Contributor and the author of the book American Individualism: How a New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party. Hoover is a veteran of the Bush Administration White House, two presidential campaigns, and is former staffer on Capitol Hill. She is also the great-granddaughter of former U.S. President Herbert Hoover and is committed to publicizing Hoover's legacy as a humanitarian and pioneer of the international non-governmental organization.

Previously a Fox News Contributor, she has written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, The Daily Beast, and FoxNews.com. In addition, she has appeared on television covering a range of issues from American politics to pop-culture, including The View, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, C-SPAN and PBS.

Washington Briefing Breakfast

Tuesday, March 24
7:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Speaker Details Coming Soon!


Conference Sessions 

NLBMDA/WDMA/NWDA Joint Welcome Reception and Silent Auction

Monday, March 23
5:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

The joint networking reception is the perfect time to meet new business associates and catch up with old ones. Not only will you be able to participate in a relaxed and fun social event, you will be able to make an impact on the industry’s legislative initiatives by participating in the evening’s silent auction benefiting NLBMDA’s and WDMA’s advocacy efforts. To donate an item, please check the box on your registration form and a staff member will follow up with you.

Washington Briefing Breakfast
Tuesday, March 24
7:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

The annual Washington Briefing Breakfast will feature keynote remarks from a federal policymaker, who will give insight on what it takes to effectively communicate the message of the industry during Capitol Hill visits and from back home. Also, get an overview of the current atmosphere on the Hill and in the Obama Administration.  Finally, your association government relations staff will review the specific talking points you will need to effectively communicate the industry’s position on key issues during the Capitol Hill and federal agency visits.

Capitol Hill and Federal Agency Visits

Tuesday, March 24            Wednesday, March 25
10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.       9:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.

Your elected officials rely on feedback from the constituents in their districts to keep them apprised of the economic climate and to provide real-world feedback on how legislative actions impact employers and jobs in their communities. In addition, federal agency officials often do not get to hear from the business people that their proposed regulations will impact directly. During the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to visit their members of Congress on Capitol Hill and/or meet with federal agency representatives to discuss industry issues and concerns.

Capitol Hill Legislative Reception
Tuesday, March 24
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Following visits to Capitol Hill, share your thoughts on your Congressional visits with your friends and colleagues at the annual Legislative Reception.  Members of Congress and their key staff members are also invited to attend and it serves as a perfect way to show appreciation for our supporters on Capitol Hill. 

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