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Winter Policy Forum 2019

The 2019 Winter Policy Forum will be held at Gaylord National Harbor Hotel located on the Potomac River, steps from the shopping and entertainment for which National Harbor is known.

The Winter Policy Forum is a gathering for NASWA state workforce members to discuss current and developing trends in the workforce system and how they will be affected by changes occurring in the national landscape. The meeting focuses on collaborating with representatives from the Administration, Congress, U.S. Dept. of Labor, Intergovernmental (IGO) partner organizations, WIOA partner groups, and other D.C. policy-making groups.

The 2018 Policy Forum had almost 170 attendees, with 41 states represented, plus the District of Columbia.

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Winter Policy Forum 2019 Schedule

The daily schedule of the conference is below. View the full pdf agenda.

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Committee Meetings

Registration

Register here for the Winter Policy Forum and other NASWA policy committee meetings.

MEMBER REGISTRATION (state agency personnel)

» Early Bird Member Registration (State Agency Personnel): $450 through Friday, February 1, 2019
» Regular Member Registration (State Agency Personnel): $500 Saturday, February 2 to March 6, 2019

Please note additional costs below for NASWA policy committee meetings. Important: You can add committee meetings to your conference registration when you register below.

  • Board of Directors Meeting, March 4 - March 5: No Cost
  • Employment and Training Committee Meeting, March 4 - March 5: $150
  • Administration and Finance Committee Meeting, March 7 - 8: $150
  • Communications Committee Meeting, March 7 - 8: $150
  • Equal Opportunity Committee Meeting, March 7 - 8: $150
  • Workforce and Labor Market Information Committee Meeting, March 7 - 8: $150
  • Veterans Affairs Committee Meeting: March 7 - 8: $150

NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION (non-state agency personnel)

» Early-Bird Registration: $650 through Friday, February 1, 2019
» Regular Non-Member Registration: $700 Saturday, February 2 to March 6, 2019


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NOTE: Please use your Confirmation Number from your "Registration Confirmation" email (sent from NASWA Events) to access your Registration.

Payment Options

You may pay by credit card, purchase order, or check, payable to the National Association of State Workforce Agencies. Please include the confirmation number and meeting you are attending on the check or purchase order.

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If you need to change your method of payment at any time, please email NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org and identify the meeting you are attending.

NASWA's Federal Tax ID number is 52-0978073.

Cancellations and Refunds

Registrants who cancel or do not send a replacement will be billed the applicable registration fee: Ten (10%) percent of the registration cost or $50; whichever is greater, will be charged as a processing fee for cancellations/refunds requested on or before 14 days prior to the start of the event. No refunds will be made for cancellation requests received after 14 days prior to the start of the event.

Travel Information

GAYLORD NATIONAL RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER
201 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD, 20745
866-238-4218

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel. The discounted group rate is $251.000 (single/double), plus applicable tax.

The deadline for reservations is 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 15, 2019.

*Note: the deadline for reservations is now extended to February 15, but rooms may sell out before then. Be sure to reserve your room today!


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Transportation

Gaylord National is just a 15-minute drive from Reagan National Airport and a 45-minute drive from both Dulles and Baltimore Washington International Airports. Shuttle and car service are available from either airport to the hotel.

Gaylord's preferred shuttle service to all local airports.

The number one choice for the most efficient and cost effective airport service to all Washington metro area airports. SuperShuttle's friendly, responsive, and reliable drivers and staff work hard to make each and every ride a positive experience for their passengers.

Ticket Prices*:

  • From Reagan National (DCA) to Gaylord National 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Departs every 20 minutes $18 one way/ $33 per person, pre-paid round trip/ $85 for exclusive van service Pricing does not include $2.00 airport entry fee
  • From Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Gaylord National $45 per passenger/$125 exclusive van Pricing does not include $1.00 airport entry fee
  • From Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI) to Gaylord National $45 per passenger/$125 exclusive

Gaylord Transportation Discount: Special Gaylord discount on SuperShuttle and ExecuCar services with discount code GNR50 (prepaid reservations only. Also available on SuperShuttle app)

National Harbor and the Gaylord National Hotel are connected to the Washington Metro system (Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, or WMATA), via a limited-stop bus route.

For bus schedules, route maps and current prices*, please visit the WMATA website and view information on the NH1 / National Harbor Bus Line.

Explore this historic region from the dynamic perspective of its famous river. Potomac Riverboat Company operates a water taxi service connecting Gaylord National to key locations around Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

Cruise to Old Town Alexandria to shop, dine and explore. Visit President George Washington's home at Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. Or, take a trip to Georgetown a nd enjoy a breathtaking view of the monuments along the way.

You can purchase tickets from the booth on the Gaylord National Pier or visit the Potomac Riverboat Company website

 


 

 

 

Free Shuttle Service

 

Registered overnight guests at Gaylord National can enjoy FREE transportation on the Harbor Circulator Bus. This shuttle runs 7 days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 10:13 p.m. on Sunday-Thursday and till 12:53 a.m. on Friday and Saturdays.

 

Hotel Area Map

 

Visit National Harbor - 10th Anniversary

 

It's easy to tour the capital region with the Old Town Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour. Discover D.C.’s top attractions at your own pace, including the White House, Lincoln Memorial and the only tour to take you into the Arlington National Cemetery. Tickets can be purchased at Gaylord National’s Concierge Desk or by calling 202-969-1437. You may also purchase tickets online.

Shuttle Time:
Gaylord National Resort (pick up in the bus loop) 7 days a week

 

Departs: 8:30 a.m.
Returns: 5:30 p.m.
Please note that shuttle management will make every effort to maintain the schedule but may experience traffic delays beyond our control, especially during peak business hours. Subject to availability. Dates, times and prices subject to change. Additional restrictions may apply.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

The 2019 Winter Policy Forum will be held at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland. The conference will begin at 1:30 p.m. on March 5th and conclude at 5:00 p.m. on March 6th. Last year's Forum had around 170 attendees, with 41 states represented, plus the District of Columbia.

There are many exciting ways for you to participate in this year's Winter Policy Forum and engage with NASWA members. Please see the prospectus below for sponsorship opportunities and click the button to sign up as a sponsor. Send your questions to NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org.

Additional Information:

  • Staff from your organization attending the conference should register as "Non-Members" using the Registration page.

  • You will receive a Complimentary Registration Code for the number of free registrations you receive with your Sponsorship Level. The code will be sent to the individual purchasing the sponsorship.

 

Sponsor Deadlines:

  • Company description, logo, and website URL should be submitted during registration or sent to NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org as soon as possible (Gold, Silver and Bronze levels only).

  • Program ad content should be submitted as soon as possible to NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org (Gold, and Silver levels only) The deadline for submitting Program Ads is Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Sponsor Ad Specs.

  • Payment is due no later than four (4) weeks prior to event, February 5, 2019. If payment is not received by four (4) weeks prior to the event, any signed sponsorship agreements are null and void.

  • Conference bag, sponsored lanyards, and any company-branded materials to be included in the registration packet items should reach the hotel by March 1, 2019. Shipping Instructions.

 


  Sign Up As a Sponsor

Sponsorship Availability:

  • Gold Level: 3 0 Available - $6,250 SOLD OUT
  • Silver Level: 5 1 Available - $4,000
  • Bronze Level:  6 Available - $2,500

  • A la Carte:
    Additional Exhibit Table (sponsors) - $2,500 | Exhibit Table (sponsors) - $750 | Exhibit Table (non-sponsors) - $1,500
    Name Badge Package - $1,500
    Conference Bags - $1,000

 


Sponsor Prospectus:


Sponsor Prospectus
 

 

Conference FAQs

How do I cancel my registration?

In the Registration Confirmation email you received from NASWA Meetings after registering for the conference, click "Event Summary" then click the "Unregister" button. Follow the instructions to finalize the cancellation of your registration. 

If you do not have your confirmation email, please contact NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org to request a duplicate.

How do I transfer my registration to someone else?

In the Registration Confirmation email you received from NASWA Meetings after registering for the conference, click "Event Summary" then click the "Substitute Registration" button and follow the instructions to substitute an attendee. 

If you do not have your Registration Confirmation email, please contact NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org to request a duplicate.

I have a dietary restriction. How can I inform NASWA of this?

You may indicate dietary restrictions during the conference registration process. Before the event, a NASWA representative may contact you if more information is needed to process your dietary restriction request.

I require accessibility accommodations. How can I inform NASWA?

You may indicate accessibility accommodation needs during the conference registration process. Before the event, a NASWA representative may contact you if more information is needed to process your accessibility accommodation needs.

How can I download a copy of my registration invoice/receipt?

In the Registration Confirmation email you received from NASWA Meetings after registering for the conference, click "Registration Invoice" to download your invoice/receipt. 

If you do not have your confirmation email, please contact NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org to request a duplicate.

I have a question about a NASWA event. How do I contact NASWA?

If you have a question about a specific NASWA meeting or event, please contact NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org.

What is the conference dress code?

All NASWA conferences require business casual attire.

What are the cancellation and refund policies?

Registrants who cancel or do not send a replacement will be billed the applicable registration fee: Ten (10%) percent of the registration cost or $50; whichever is greater, will be charged as a processing fee for cancellations/refunds requested on or before 14 days before the start of the first meeting. No refunds will be made for cancellation requests received after 14 days before the start of the first meeting.

Conference Maps

The Gaylord Hotel and Riverview Conference Center

Map of the Gaylord Hotel and Riverview Conference Center

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