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Lobby Day 2019: Logistics and Resources

WWF Lobby Day is right around the corner, and we can’t wait to see you in Washington, DC, as you join your fellow advocates to impress upon your representatives how important it is to you that the US government continues to fund international conservation, including efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade and programs to help developing countries address climate change. Below is most of the logistical information you will need for Lobby Day Training on Monday, March 11, and for Lobby Day itself, on Tuesday, March 12. 

Please note that you will receive your Hill meeting schedules via the AdvocacyDay App on Monday, March 11th. We will send separate instructions for how to download and login to the AdvocacyDay App.

Lobby Day Training Agenda: Monday, March 11, 2019

Lobby Day Training will take place at WWF Headquarters. All events will take place in the Conference Center on the 2nd Floor. When you enter the building, please proceed to the 2nd-floor reception area and you will be directed to registration.

World Wildlife Fund Address:  1250 24th St. NW, Washington, DC 20037 (24th St. NW between M St. NW and N St. NW)

Dress code: Casual to business casual attire.

To bring:

  • Laptop or tablet. We are going to be paperless this year at Lobby Day and Lobby Day Training, so please bring a device to take notes. We will also have iPads for you to borrow if you don’t have a device.

8:00–9:00 am

Registration & Breakfast provided by WWF

 

9:00–9:15 am

Welcome Remarks from Martha Piper, Chief Operating Officer, World Wildlife Fund

 

9:15–10:00 am

Opening Activities

 

10:00–11:00 am

Congress 101 Training led by Brad Fitch, Congressional Management Foundation

 

11:00–11:15 am

Break

 

11:15–12:30 pm

WWF Policy Training led by Will Gartshore, Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs, World Wildlife Fund

 

12:30–1:15 pm

Lunch provided by WWF

 

1:15–2:00 pm

Panel of Advocacy Experts

 

2:00–5:00 pm

Afternoon Group Work

 

5:00 pm

Dismissal

 

Lobby Day Agenda: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Next, here is the agenda for Lobby Day itself. As a reminder, you will receive your Hill meeting schedules at the training on Monday, March 11th which will provide more details for where to go for the 9:00 am to 5:00 pm block of time. We will gather at WWF Headquarters in the morning and then your team leader will take you via metro to the Hill for our meetings.  We will provide you with pre-paid metro cards.

Dress code: Business attire. However, we will be providing WWF t-shirts for everyone to wear under a blazer.

To bring:

  • Laptop or tablet. We are going to be paperless this year at Lobby Day and Lobby Day Training, so please bring a device to take notes. We will also have iPads for you to borrow if you don’t have a device.
  • Water bottle. To stay hydrated!
  • Umbrella. Just in case, to stay dry!
  • Nice, but comfortable shoes. There is a fair amount of walking on Lobby Day, so come prepared.

7:45 am

Arrive WWF for Coffee and Pastries

 

8:30 am

Group photo in the Atrium

 

9:00 am

Depart WWF for the Hill

 

9:30 am–5:00 pm

Meetings with Members of Congress

  • Your team lead will ensure you receive lunch in between meetings. Your team leader will give you a voucher for lunch on either the House or Senate cafeteria.

5:00–7:00 pm

Lobby Day Reception

 

Getting Around

Here are some other useful pieces of information and resources you might find helpful while you are here in Washington, DC.

Links to maps for getting around:

Map of Capitol Hill

Metro Map

Metro stops close to WWF

The closest metro stations to WWF are the Dupont Circle stop on the Red line or the Foggy Bottom metro stop on the Blue/Orange/Silver lines.