WWF Partners Symposium
March 13-14, 2017
The 2017 Partners Symposium in Washington, DC is an exclusive opportunity to join your fellow Partners in Conservation, WWF leadership, and experts with a focus on what a new Administration and Congress will mean for our work. We will come together as a community to share ideas that advance our conservation agenda and inspire others to take action. Working together, we can make a difference!
This two-day event will begin with Partners-only sessions focused on advocating for a sustainable future. You will then join other passionate WWF supporters for WWF's inaugural Lobby Day, featuring a half-day of advocacy training followed by a full-day of meetings with government representatives on Capitol Hill to help influence legislation about the environment. During both days Partners will have the opportunity for exclusive discussions with WWF leadership.
Due to the nature of this year’s event, full participation in both days' activities is required. Space is limited, and preference will be given to those who are available for meetings on Capitol Hill through 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Please see below for the full schedule and information about accommodations.
Please watch this brief video to learn more about the Partner Symposium experience.
Monday, March 13
Registration opens at 8:00 am
8:00 am - Continental breakfast with WWF Leadership*
9:00 am - Welcome and overview: Opportunities for progress in a new political climate*
9:30 am - Climate forward: Advancing solutions that don’t require federal action*
10:30 am - Global influence: Sustaining our momentum to protect tigers, rhinos, and elephants*
Noon - Networking lunch*
1:15 pm - Advocacy in today’s world: Raising your voice matters
2:30 pm - Lobby Day training:
- Congress 101
- Policy briefing
- Finding your voice
- Debrief and plan for tomorrow
4:30 pm Closing remarks
5:00 pm Welcome reception in WWF Atrium
Tuesday, March 14
8:00 am - Continental breakfast with WWF Leadership
8:30 am - Depart for Capitol Hill
9:00 am - Morning meetings with congressional offices
Noon - Lunch
1:00 pm - Afternoon meetings with congressional offices
4:00 pm - Return to WWF headquarters
5:00 pm - Afternoon debrief and closing reception at WWF
*Exclusive events for Partners in Conservation
A limited number of discounted rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Washington, DC/Georgetown Area, which is within walking distance of the WWF building.
Click here to make your reservation before February 20, but please register for the symposium before booking your room.
Hilton Garden Inn Washington, DC/Georgetown Area
2201 M Street, NW
Reservations 202- 974-6010
Identify yourself as a member of the World Wildlife Fund group, The single and double occupancy nightly rate is $259 applicable taxes.