2016 Advocacy Forum Program

Monday, April 4, 2016

2-3 p.m.

Education Session for Advocates Living with Dementia

3-4 p.m.

First-Timers Program
Can advocates at the Forum really move Washington? How can I be the most effective Alzheimer’s advocate possible with my member of Congress back home? These are just some of the questions on the minds of many first-time Forum attendees. To help guide new attendees and build their advocacy skills, all first-time Advocacy Forum attendees are required to attend this session. New attendees will learn from both veteran advocates and outside experts about how to deliver a powerful message and make an impact with elected officials.

4:30-6 p.m.

Opening Program (Roll Call)
All Forum attendees will gather for our welcome program and celebration of the work everyone across the country is doing to advance our mission. The Roll Call of the States will follow the welcome and will highlight state policy accomplishments since last year’s Forum.

7-9 p.m.

Young Advocates Networking Program
During this program, young advocates will have the opportunity to network with fellow young advocates from around the nation and discuss how best to engage their peers in the fight against Alzheimer's. Advocates ages 18 to 35 are invited to participate.

 

Dinner on your own
An evening for you to enjoy Washington, D.C. Dining information will be included in your onsite materials.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Breakfast for AIM Members

8:30-9:30 a.m.

AIM General Session

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Breakfast for non-AIM Members

9:45-10:45 a.m.

General Session: Our Impact on Capitol Hill

11-12:30 p.m.

Federal Ask/Advocacy Training 1
It's time to turn Capitol Hill purple! During this interactive session, you'll receive an in-depth briefing on the Association's federal legislative priorities and how you can deliver an effective message to members of Congress and their staffs, both in Washington and back home. You'll also be trained on how to advance the Association's priorities on the Hill and spread awareness about Alzheimer's advocacy in your own community.

12:30-2 p.m.

Lunch Program

2:30-4 p.m.

Federal Ask/Advocacy Training 2
It's time to turn Capitol Hill purple! During this interactive session, you'll receive an in-depth briefing on the Association's federal legislative priorities and how you can deliver an effective message to members of Congress and their staffs, both in Washington and back home. You'll also be trained on how to advance the Association's priorities on the Hill and spread awareness about Alzheimer's advocacy in your own community.

4-5 p.m.

State Caucuses
In the most successful Capitol Hill meetings, everyone knows their role and is ready to jump in with the right contribution at the right time. That takes planning, and that’s exactly what this session will teach you. Gather together with others from your state to review tactics, receive your "leave behind" kits and coordinate your efforts. Association staff will be on hand to assist and answer questions.

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception for Advocates Living with Dementia and their Care Partners
Join the Alzheimer’s Association National Early-Stage Advisory Group as members celebrate the contributions of advocates living with dementia who are helping raise awareness, reduce stigma and advocate for the needs of individuals living with the disease. The group will also celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the National Early-Stage Advisory Group, which has brought a unique perspective on living with the disease to key efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.

Advocates living with dementia and their care partners are encouraged to attend and celebrate with peers from across the country as they prepare to join the fight on Capitol Hill.

6-7 p.m. Reception
7-9 p.m. Dinner

Reception and National Dinner
The National Alzheimer’s Dinner honors public leaders working tirelessly against Alzheimer’s disease. Those we pay tribute to stand shoulder to shoulder with all of us in advancing the cause. Political, business and entertainment leaders will join us to celebrate advances and rally around this growing movement in our nation's capital.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

7–8 a.m.

Breakfast and Closing Program

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Congressional Visits
It’s time for your voice to be heard in Congress! This is your moment to put everything you’ve learned over the last two days into practice. Buses will begin departing from the hotel at 8 a.m. for Capitol Hill. Shuttle service will run between the hotel and Capitol Hill until 5 p.m.

8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Hospitality Suite
A hospitality suite at the Methodist Building on Capitol Hill provides additional convenience as you conduct your meetings on the Hill. The suite will be equipped to allow you to complete your congressional visit forms and share details of your visits with policy staff and fellow advocates.

For More Information
For Forum program information, call 202.638.8665 or email advocacy@alz.org.

 

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2016 Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum
April 4-6, 2016
Washington Marriott Wardman Park

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