Registration Information, Housing, Event Schedule and Travel

The 2019 Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit will take place July 11-12 in Washington, D.C.

Event Schedule

Event Schedule


July 11

1 - 3 p.m. (Eastern time)

3:30 - 3:40 p.m. (Eastern time)

Terri Raymond (Speaker)

Opening Session
3:40 - 4 p.m.

  • Relationship building in advocacy

Terri Raymond (Moderator)
Wendy Phillips (Speaker)

Award for Grassroots Excellence
4 - 4:10 p.m.

  • Honoring outstanding Academy member in grassroots advocacy

Terri Raymond (Moderator)

The Power of the PAC
4:10 - 4:20 p.m.

Terri Raymond (Moderator)
Elise Smith (Speaker)

Preparing for Action on the Hill
4:20 - 5 p.m.

  • What to Expect on Capitol Hill
  • Topic: TROA
  • Topic: DSMT
  • Q + A

Terri Raymond (Moderator)
Robyn Smith Brown (Speaker)
Laura Perdue (Speaker)

Table Talk: Storytelling
5 - 5:25 p.m.

  • Telling your story
  • Conversation and best practices

Robyn Smith Brown (Speaker)
Laura Perdue (Speaker)

Public Policy Leadership Award
5:25 - 5:35 p.m.

  • Honoring congressional champions of the Academy
  • Members of Congress invited to speak

Terri Raymond (Moderator)

Ready, Set, Charge!
5:35 - 5:45

Terri Raymond (Speaker)

5:45 - 6 p.m.

Affiliate Hill Day Planning
6 - 6:30 p.m.

  • Affiliate team huddle

Affiliate Public Policy Coordinators

Wine and Cheese Reception
Marriott Marquis, Liberty Salons IJK
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

  • Ticketed event benefiting ANDPAC

Elise Smith (Speaker)

July 12

Power Breakfast
Marriott Marquis, Shaw Room
7 - 8:30 p.m.

  • Invited Speaker: Rep. Bobby Scott (Va.)
  • Ticketed event benefiting ANDPAC

Elise Smith (Moderator)

Hill Visits
Congressional Office Buildings
9 a.m. - 3:3 p.m.

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Airline Travel Discounts

Take advantage of discounted airfare by visiting the Academy's Travel Site and clicking "Start Fare Search" on the left hand side of the page.

Getting to the Marriott Marquis

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Metro Yellow Line to Mount Vernon Square/Convention Center; fee: $2 (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: $18 (one way)
  • Subway service, fee: $2 (one way)

Distances from transportation centers to the Marriott Marquis:

Gallery Place/ Chinatown (Red Line): 0.5 miles SE from hotel

Mt. Vernon Square 7th St. / Convention Ctr. (Green & Yellow Lines): 0.1 miles E from Hotel

Union Station: 1.4 miles SE from hotel

Airport Information

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Airport Phone: 703/417-8000
Hotel direction: 4.6 miles N

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Airport Phone: 703/572-2700
Hotel direction: 27.6 miles E

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
Airport Phone: 410/859-7111
Hotel direction: 31.7 miles SW

Parking at the Hotel

Please note the rates below:

Valet parking:

  • $49 daily
  • Valet only with in/out privileges
    • Additional $8 oversized vehicles.
    • Fees exclude tax.
    • Limited space available - max 6 ft. 4 in.


General Meeting Information:

Housing and Registration:

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