Register for the LSA-DN Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C.
It's time to register for the LSA-DN Spring Meeting from April 22-24, 2020 in Washington, DC. We will gather together at the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill, to learn about the most pressing policy issues leading into the 2020 elections.
We have reserved a courtesy block of rooms at the Fairfax Hotel on Embassy Row. Rooms will be between $269 and $289 a night. Because April is prime tourist season in Washington, DC, you will need to book your room no later than March 6, 2020 to guarantee the group rate.
Our group will also be doing visits to Capitol Hill on April 22, starting at around 8:30am. If you wish to do Hill visits, we suggest that you plan to fly in the night of April 21. If your organization is planning to do Hill visits, please reach out to Dania by March 20 and let her know the number of people who will be coming from your organization.
Questions? Please e-mail Dania Douglas at email@example.com.
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LSA-DN 2020 Spring Meeting
April 22-24, 2020
LSA-DN 2020 Summer Meeting
August 5-7, 2020
For more information on our topic specific work groups, please email Dania Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Policy & Advocacy Team
- Culture and Engagement Workgroup
- Administrative Cost Survey Working Group
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