Welcome

As the new Congress settles into Capitol Hill, the time has come to introduce members to the rental housing industry. Advocate – NAA’s annual advocacy conference – is the prime opportunity to meet with your representatives by joining rental housing suppliers, property managers, owners and operators in Washington D.C. on March 12-13, 2024.

NAA Governance meetings will continue March 14-15.

Registration

Attention Advocate Attendees: Please note that your name and company will be listed on our website to showcase your participation in our upcoming Advocate Conference in D.C. No contact information will be shared, ensuring your privacy throughout the event.

Pre-registration for Advocate is complimentary for all attendees who register on or before March 5, 2024. After this date, registration must be done on-site and will be subject to a $50 charge.

Please Note: Congressional offices may restrict the number of people allowed to participate in meetings on Capitol Hill during Lobby Day. Registering for Advocate does not guarantee that you will be able to participate in a meeting. Please make sure you are working with your local affiliate if you are planning to attend a meeting.

NAA Meeting Policies

By registering for this event, you are agreeing to all NAA Meeting Policies.

Registration Modifications & Cancellations

To modify or cancel your registration, contact [email protected].

Questions?

Contact [email protected] or call 833-86-MYNAA.

Schedule

Tuesday, March 12

 

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Leadership Lyceum (Invitation Only)

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

NAA Executive Committee (Invitation Only)

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

NSC Executive Committee (Invitation Only)

12:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

First Timers | Hill 101 Session

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

NAA & NSC Officers (Invitation Only)

1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Lobby Day Materials Center

2 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Issues Briefing and Mock Hill Training

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Board of Directors Reception (Invitation Only)

Wednesday, March 13

7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Lobby Day Materials Center

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lobby Day Headquarters

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lobby Day on Capitol Hill

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Lobby Day Reception

Thursday, March 14

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Registration

Operations Committee

8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Governance (Invitation Only)

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Affordable Housing

Apartmentalize Committee

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Privatized Military Housing Roundtable

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Global Outreach Committee

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Marketing & Communications Committee

Independent Rental Owners Committee

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

NAAEI RPM Careers Committee

9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Legislative Committee

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Membership Committee

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

CAMT Advisory Board

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Investment Subcommittee (Invitation Only)

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Lunch On Your Own

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

NAA Committee Chair and Vice Chair Welcome Lunch with Media Training (Invitation Only) 

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

NAAEI Curriculum/Program Admin Committee

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

NAA Budget & Finance

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

National Suppliers Council

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Association Executive Council

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

NAAPAC Board of Trustees

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

NAAEI Budget & Finance Committee

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Technology Committee

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Next Gen Committee

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

NAAPAC Ambassadors

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Nominating Committee

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Privatized Military Housing Committee

#NAA Gives Committee

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

NAAEI Board of Directors

State Affiliate AE Forum

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

NAAPAC Happy Hour

(Sponsored by the National Suppliers Council)

Friday, March 15

 

8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Registration

8 a.m. 9 a.m.

Board Breakfast

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Region Meetings 

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Board of Directors Meeting

Experience

NAAPAC Happy Hour (sponsored by the National Suppliers Council)

Mix and mingle with your peers for an hour of refreshments, networking, and fun, including exciting raffle prizes provided by the National Suppliers Council. All raffle proceeds support the NAA Political Action Committee (NAAPAC).

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Keynote Speaker

Amy Walter

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter and Popular On-Air Political Analyst

For more than 25 years, Amy Walter has built a reputation as an accurate, objective, and insightful political analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers. Known as one of the best political journalists covering Washington, she is the publisher and editor-in-chief of the non-partisan Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, where she provides analysis of the issues, trends, and events that shape the political environment. A contributor to the PBS NewsHour, she provides weekly political analysis for the popular “Politics Monday” segment and is a featured contributor for the network’s election and convention special coverage events. She is also a regular Sunday panelist on NBC’s Meet the Press and CNN’s Inside Politics, and appears frequently on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News Channel. From 2017 until early 2021, Walter was the host of the weekly nationally syndicated program “Politics with Amy Walter” on The Takeaway from WNYC and PRX. She’s also the former political director of ABC News.

Political History. Before ABC, she was the editor-in-chief of The Hotline, Washington’s premier daily briefing on American politics. There she served as the political publication’s primary voice for three years, and she provided regular analysis of the national political environment in her weekly National Journal column, On the Trail. Walter has provided election night coverage and analysis since 1998 and was a member of CNN’s Emmy-award winning election night team in 2006.

Accolades and Education. Named one of the “Top 50 Journalists” by Washingtonian magazine, as well as one of its “50 Most Powerful Women,” Walter was dubbed one of the most powerful people in politics in George magazine for her insights into the mechanics that make the political machine run. She also won the Washington Post’s Crystal Ball Award for her spot-on election predictions and has been frequently quoted as a congressional election expert in newspapers such as the Wall Street JournalWashington Post, and the New York Times. Charlie Cook, Cook Political Report founder and contributor and political analyst for National Journal and NBC News, said, “Today, her work is trusted and respected by Democrats and Republicans alike. She knows how to get beyond bluster and spin to unearth — and explain — what really matters in a political arena. And, she has a proven track record of success, which is essential for those whose jobs depend on accurate political forecasting.”

Walter graduated summa cum laude from Colby College. She was also honored by her alma mater her with an honorary PhD, and now serves on the Board of Advisors. She is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, where she was an inaugural fellow.

Resources

Scheduling and Holding a Hill Visit

Hill visits with your members of Congress will be organized by your NAA affiliate and will likely be subject to additional restrictions from Congress. 

If you are interested in participating in a meeting, first register for the Advocate event and indicate your intent to participate in meetings on Capitol Hill. We will be advising affiliates of their registered members on a regular basis.

Affiliates should see these resources for scheduling Hill Visits:

Sample House Meeting Request Letter

Sample Senate Meeting Request Letter

Meeting Feedback

Feedback from your meeting is critical to NAA’s advocacy efforts! 

Questions?

Contact Seth Turner at sturner@naahq.org

Travel

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Hotel

Grand Hyatt Washington

1000 H St NW

Washington, DC 20001

Hotel reservations may be canceled up to 4 weeks prior to the date of arrival without penalty. Rooms canceled within 4 weeks of arrival will be charged one night’s room and tax.

Rooms in the NAA room block are intended for registered attendees of 2024 Advocate. You must be registered prior to making your hotel reservation. Only one (1) hotel reservation will be allowed per registered attendee. NAA has the authority to cancel any duplicate hotel reservations or those that are not registered for the conference with or without prior notification.

The Grand Hyatt room block is now closed. The following hotels are close to the Grand Hyatt, but NAA is not holding rooms at these hotels.

Marriott Metro Center (0.1 mile away)

Embassy Suites By Hilton Washington DC Convention Center (0.2 miles away)

Conrad Washington (0.2 miles away)

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown (0.3 miles away)

Getting There

Airports

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): 4 miles to hotel
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD): 25 miles to hotel
  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI): 31 miles to hotel

Train

  • Washington Union Station (Amtrak): 1.5 miles to hotel

Metro

  • The nearest metro station is Metro Center Station, accessible on the Red, Orange, Silver and Blue lines. To access the hotel from the metro, exit Metro Center Station from the 11th Street exit, use the escalators to go up to H Street and enter the hotel through the front doors.

Parking

  • Self-Park Garage: 10th St NW between H and G streets. $45 daily.
  • Valet Parking is available at the front drive off of H Street NW. The cost is $62.00 per day.

Experience Washington, D.C.

Check out everything there is to see and do in the nation’s capital!

Plan Your Visit