Schedule


 
A preliminary schedule of events for DCH 2020 will be posted here in December 2019. See below for the DCH 2019 schedule.

 

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. | DCH, Digitized

Near 3B Registration Counter, Constitution Level
Record a video message to your member of Congress and amplify the #PowerOfTravel during #DCH19 on your social media accounts.

12:00-6:00 p.m. | Registration and Distribution of Updated Capitol Hill Appointment Schedules and Information Packets

Near 3B Registration Counter, Constitution Level

1:00-5:00 p.m. | DESTINATION CAPITOL HILL PROGRAM

Constitution Ballroom

1:00 p.m. | Welcome

Bryan Spadaro, Director, Grassroots & PAC, U.S. Travel Association

1:05 p.m. | Keynote Address

Nathan Gonzales, publisher of Inside Elections and CNN contributor

2:00 p.m. | Telling the Story: Why Travel Matters

Hear from U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow on the importance of communicating travel’s essential contributions and the impact of your efforts this week will have as we work together to advance travel.

Roger Dow, President and CEO, U.S. Travel Association

2:15 p.m. | Panel Discussion: Travel Industry Priorities for the 116th Congress

U.S. Travel’s government relations experts provide the latest intelligence and key messages on the issues delegates will discuss in their congressional meetings on Capitol Hill.

  • Tori Barnes, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy
  • Erik Hansen, Vice President, Government Relations
  • Will Brown, Senior Director, Government Relations
3:00 p.m. | Sponsor Remarks | Destinations International

 

3:05 p.m. |  Break

 

3:25 p.m. | IPW 2019 Update

Malcolm Smith, Senior Vice President of Business Development/IPW General Manager, U.S. Travel Association

3:30 p.m. | An Inside Perspective: How to be Effective on Capitol Hill

Hon. Kevin Yoder, Former Member of Congress (KS-3)

3:40 p.m. | Fireside Chat: Cutting Through the Noise

What makes for a productive and successful Hill meeting? Former Member of Congress Kevin Yoder and U.S. Travel's Tori Barnes will break down what made for a successful constituent meeting during Mr. Yoder’s time in Congress and how delegates can enhance their messaging for success with members and staff.

Hon. Kevin Yoder, Former Member of Congress (KS-3)
Tori Barnes, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy, U.S. Travel Association

4:10 p.m. | Sponsor Remarks | Skift

 

4:15 p.m. |  Travel Champion Awards Presentation
2019 Grassroots Travel Champion Recipient: Arlington Texas Convention & Visitor's Bureau
 
Attending 2019 Distinguished Travel Champion: Manisha Singh, Acting Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment
 

Roger Dow, President and CEO, U.S. Travel Association

4:25 p.m. | Preparing for your Capitol Hill Meetings

This is a chance to ask any questions about your schedule or the flow of the legislative meetings on Thursday. Soapbox Consulting will provide last-minute tips for your congressional meetings and you will have a chance to meet with others from your state delegation to coordinate with those who will attend the meetings with you.

Kevin Schultze, Vice President, Congressional Relations, Soapbox Consulting

5:00-6:00 p.m. | Networking Reception

Join travel leaders from across the country for peer-to-peer networking before Thursday's congressional appointments.

Wilson/Roosevelt/Cabin John Rooms, Constitution Level

Thursday, April 11, 2019

6:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | DCH, Digitized

Near 3B Registration Counter, Constitution Level

Record a video message to your member of Congress and amplify the #PowerOfTravel during #DCH19 on your social media accounts.

7:00-8:30 a.m. | Distribution of Updated Capitol Hill Appointment Schedules and Information Packets (if you have not already picked them up).

Near 3B Registration Counter, Constitution Level

7:00-8:30 a.m. | Networking Breakfast / Last Minute Questions

Constitution Ballroom

Miss Wednesday’s program or still unclear about the issues you’ll be discussing during your Congressional appointments? U.S. Travel staff will be on hand throughout breakfast to answer any questions before delegates leave for Capitol Hill.

7:45 a.m. & 8:15 a.m. | Shuttle departures to Capitol Hill

Shuttles will depart from the entrance left of the hotel’s front desk.

NOTE: If you have appointments scheduled to begin prior to 9:00 a.m. we suggest you consider taking a taxi to Capitol Hill, as traffic congestion and long security lines at Congressional office buildings may cause delays for shuttle bus riders.

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. | Meetings on Capitol Hill