FAQ

2017 Auto Care Legislative Summit

Oct. 3-4, 2017

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What can I expect at the Summit?

The Summit takes place over two days and consists of issue briefings, guest speakers, networking opportunities and in-person meetings with members of Congress and legislative staff. In addition to getting up to speed on the industry’s most pressing issues, attendees will learn how to navigate Capitol Hill and effectively engage with elected officials.

During the second day of the Summit (Wednesday, Oct. 4), attendees are grouped by state and attend anywhere from three to eight meetings with congressional offices.

Your time in Washington will be brief but your participation will go a long way toward achieving our industry’s legislative goals.

How do I register for the Summit?

You can register online or submit a completed copy of the PDF registration form found here.

What is included in the registration fee?

The $295 fee for members including meals, receptions, speakers and all meeting materials for the event. It does not include hotel/travel. The agenda on the event page will be updated as events and speakers are finalized.

How do I book my hotel room?

The Auto Care Association has secured a group rate at the Washington Court Hotel, which is a short walk from Capitol Hill. Attendees coming in from out of town should plan to book Tuesday, Oct. 3, but if you are traveling a far distance or planning to extend your stay, Monday, Oct. 2 and Wednesday, Oct. 4 are available to you as well.

If you would like additional hotel recommendations, please contact the Meetings & Events team at meetings@autocare.org or (301) 654-6664.

Who schedules my congressional meetings?

Auto Care staff will handle the entire scheduling process. Legislators and their staff typically want to meet with constituents—your home or business has to reside in the district or state in order for a meeting to receive approval. However, if you have a personal relationship with a particular legislator or your company has multiple facilities across the country, let us know and we can adjust your target list.

What is the cancellation policy?

Please call the Auto Care Association Meetings & Events team at (301) 654-6664 should you need to modify or cancel your registration. Full refunds will be processed for cancellations received up to 30 days before the conference start date. Cancellations received after 30 days will receive a 50 percent refund. No refunds will be processed for cancellations received 14 days before the conference

Any travel recommendations?

For those leaving D.C. on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 4, please ensure your departure time is no earlier than 6:30 p.m., as meetings on Capitol Hill can go as late as 4:30 p.m.

Attendees are strongly encouraged to fly into Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), which is a short cab/subway ride from downtown. The other two airports, Dulles and BWI, are each located 25+ miles outside the city and can be a nightmare to get to and from, especially during rush hour. For those able to travel by train, Union Station is walking distance from both the hotel and Capitol Hill.

Who should I contact with additional questions?

Please contact David Pinkham at david.pinkham@autocare.org or 240-333-1028.

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