11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
During this interactive session, first time Forum attendees will learn how we use public policy and advocacy in the fight to end Alzheimer's. Advocacy experts from across the nation will train first time attendees on how to be an expert advocate to promote our federal legislative priorities with policymakers.
Forum attendees gather for our welcome program to celebrate the work we've done across the country to advance our mission. The Roll Call of the States will showcase the state policy accomplishments from the last year.
Gather with your fellow advocates to relax and network after a great first day. Discuss the best ways to engage in the fight to end Alzheimer's! Advocates ages 18 to 35 are invited to participate. Light refreshments will be served.
Thanks to advocates like you, we’ve made remarkable progress in the fight against Alzheimer’s. In this session Alzheimer’s Association Chief Science Officer Dr. Maria Carrillo is joined by leading dementia researchers to discuss the progress being made because of new federal investments. Then, MSNBC anchor and Alzheimer’s Association champion Richard Lui will interview the Blough family, who will share their experience with the disease and what inspires them in their efforts to make Alzheimer’s a national priority for policymakers.
Chief Science Officer
Alzheimer’s Association Champion
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Advocates will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge about our legislative priorities. Get tips from experts on how to effectively deliver our message to policymakers in Washington and back home.
It’s the start of the 116th Congress! What does the new makeup of Congress mean for our objectives and advocacy efforts? Hear from leading political analyst, Charlie Cook about the impact the midterm election has inside the Beltway, plus get a preview of how we plan to influence the national conversation around the 2020 election.
During this session, you'll learn the latest tactics on how to advance the Association's federal priorities with Congress both in Washington, D.C. and at home. We'll teach you how to have an effective meeting on Capitol Hill and how to do the same back home with elected leaders in your own community.
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 preparation, and that’s exactly what we'll do in our caucus meetings. Gather together with others from your state to review tactics, receive your "leave behind" kits and coordinate your efforts. Staff will be on hand to assist and answer questions.
It’s time to unwind after a great day of training! Advocates will have the chance to mingle and celebrate the past year of policy wins.
Actress and Alzheimer’s Association celebrity champion Ashley Williams emcee’s the National Alzheimer's Dinner, where we honor leaders working tirelessly to advance the fight to End Alzheimer's. 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 the growing movement in our nation's capital.
It’s time for your voice to be heard in Congress! 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. This is your moment to put everything you’ve learned over the last two days into practice.
March 31-April 2, 2019
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20008