About the Workshop
Work with Wind Industry Leaders and Congressional Experts on Pressing Industry Legislative Issues.
In 2011, the new Congressional session will bring many freshman members who are not familiar with the policies that are critical to the wind industry. This event gives you unique access to wind industry leaders and Congressional experts on the most pressing wind industry legislative issues. AWEA policy staff will brief you on the most up-to-date information regarding federal legislative energy policy, and train you on how to effectively lobby on the issues important to the industry. You will then visit Capitol Hill to meet with Members of Congress and discuss issues critical to the growth of the wind industry. This is your chance to forge new relationships and reinforce existing relationships with your Members of Congress.
|Charlie Cook, Respected Authority on U.S. Elections and Political Trends
Publisher, Cook Political Report
|Former Senator Byron Dorgan
Get Briefed On
the most up-to-date legislative priorities and federal policies
the importance of lobbying and grassroots
how to push the wind industry agenda forward
how to build relationships with Members of Congres
Who Should Participate
Any AWEA member with an interest in promoting wind industry policy priorities and educating their Representatives about their company's work in the state. We encourage a diverse group of companies from all parts of the wind industry.
**Please note that this event is for AWEA Members Only**.
Educate Your Leaders
Elected officials depend on these in-person meetings to learn about which issues are important to their constituents. Take this opportunity to discuss the economic benefits your business brings to their state and which policies would grow your business.
Capitol Hill Visits
AWEA will set up Capitol Hill meetings for you! After collecting your valuable demographic information, we will secure meetings with your elected officials and provide you with a personalized schedule. Learn More
Online registration is now closed. Please note no additional registrations will be accepted. There will be no on-site registration for this event.
Register by January 25, 2011 to save. To register and pay by credit card, click the Register Now button. Please note: Registration will close on Monday, February 7th and no additional registrations will be accepted after this date. There will be no on-site registration for this event.
To pay by check, download the Registration Form and mail it (along with the check payment) to:
1501 M Street NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20005 Fax: (202) 293-2567
Register by January 25, 2011 to save!
Early Bird Discount
January 26 -
AWEA Business Member
*Registration will close on February 7th and no additional registrations will be accepted after this date. There will be no onsite registration for this event.
**If you are unsure of your AWEA membership status, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 383-2556.
Event registration includes: networking receptions on both February 15 and February 16, continental breakfast on February 16, access to the speaker presentations, appointments scheduled by AWEA for Capitol Hill visits and critical networking opportunities.
Discounted registration rates end January 25, 2011. After 3:00pm ET on February 7, 2011 you may no longer register for this event so that AWEA has time to set up your Capitol Hill visits.
Confirmation & Changes:
Registration confirmations are emailed automatically upon registering on-line or upon manual entry of registrations sent via mail or fax. If you have changes to your registration including contact information, purchasing additional items to your registration such as a pre-conference seminar that is available to specific events, or if you need to provide a substitution for your registration, email email@example.com no later than Monday, February 7, 2011.
All cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted to AWEA in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (202) 293-2567. Refunds may not be processed until after the completion of the event. All refund requests received by February 3, 2011 will be processed less a $100 administrative fee. There will be no refunds made for cancellations after February 3 or for no-shows and registration fees may not be transferred to a different AWEA event. However substitutions are permitted for no charge. Email information on substitutions to email@example.com. Any refunds to credit card payments may only be credited back to the original credit card and cannot be refunded to a different card.
AWEA reserves the right to eject you from the event without any prior notice or refund if while at the event your behavior is deemed disruptive, offensive, dangerous, and illegal or if you are found to be distributing unauthorized material.
This event is proceeding as planned unless the event organizer, the venue, and/or local or national authorities deem it to be unsafe to do so at which time we will update this website with more information.
Hotel & Travel
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
$299.00 (single or double occupancy)
OR click here to reserve your hotel room on-line
The Hyatt on Capitol Hill is sold out on one or more nights during the workshop. For your convenience here is a list of additional hotels within the vicinity:
Hotel George Washington, DC:
The Liaison Capitol Hill:
Phoenix Park Hotel:
Washington Court Hotel:
*On the opposite side of the Capitol*
A limited number of discounted rooms have been arranged for event attendees. The discounted rate will be available while group rooms remain until January 21, 2011. Once the discounted rooms are sold out or after January 21 (whichever comes first), the hotel may continue to accept reservations at the discounted rate on a space-available basis; however, they could be at a higher prevailing room rate.
Main Hotel Phone
Main Hotel Fax
Discover our historic city from Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Enjoy easy access to all the attractions of our nation's capital from our ideal location in the heart of this popular downtown neighborhood. Walk to the Smithsonian and the National Mall, tour government centers, visit monuments and museums, cheer on the Wizards or Capitols - all just minutes from our Capitol Hill hotel.
Click here for more information about the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
The information and pricing listed below is provided as a service by AWEA but is subject to change.
Ronald Reagan National Airport is approximately 6 miles (15 minute drive) from the hotel.
For more information on the Ronald Reagan National Airport, visit www.metwashairports.com/reagan/reagan.htm.
Follow signs to "Ground Transportation"
Super Shuttle: 800-258-3826
Cost: One-way to/from airport- $13 (reservation required)
Taxi: Approximately $14-$18 depending on taxi
From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport: Take George Washington Pkwy. Exit on I-395 N. to Washington. Follow signs to I-395 N. /U.S. Capitol. Take the exit for US Senate/D Street/I-395 N. Stay in right lane through two tunnels. In the second tunnel, pass the US Capitol exit to D St. Turn right at the light at the end of the tunnel onto D St. Go to 2nd traffic light and turn left onto New Jersey Ave. Our downtown Washington DC area hotel is on the left.
From Dulles International Airport: Follow signs to Washington D.C. on Dulles Toll/Access Rd. Follow center lane (no toll) to I-66 E. to Washington. Cross Roosevelt Br. Follow signs to Constitution Ave. toward U.S. Capitol. Proceed 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Louisiana Ave., NW. Travel to 3rd light. Turn left on New Jersey Ave. Our DC area hotel is on the left.
From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport: Exit airport on I-195 W. Merge onto MD-295 S. via exit 2B toward Washington. Merge onto New York Ave NE/US-50 td Washington. Stay on New York Ave. for four miles. Make a left onto N. Capital Street, proceed for one mile. Make a right onto E St., proceed for one block. Make a left onto New Jersey Avenue, hotel is on the right.
From Points North: Take I-95 S. to exit 22B (Balt-Wash Pkwy S). Exit on Rt 50 W. toward Washington, then exit on New York Ave. Stay on New York Ave for four miles. Make a left onto N. Capital St., proceed for one mile. Make a right onto E Street, proceed for one block. Make a left onto New Jersey Ave., hotel is on the right.
From Points South: Take I-95 N. to I-395 toward Washington. As you go over the Potomac River, stay in middle lanes. At the end of the bridge, veer right and continue following signs for I-395 N. Proceed for one mile, then take the exit for US Senate/D Street/I-395 N. Stay in right lane through two tunnels. In the second tunnel, pass the US Capitol exit to D St. Turn right at the light at the end of the tunnel onto D St. Go to 2nd traffic light and turn left onto New Jersey Ave. Hotel is on the left.
From Points West: Take I-66 E. or Rt 50 td Washington to the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge. Exit onto Constitution Ave. Follow Constitution Ave td the US Capitol. A few blocks before the Capitol, make a left onto Louisiana Ave, proceed for two blocks. Make a left onto New Jersey Avenue; hotel is one block down on the left.
From Northwest (I-270): Take I-270 S. toward Washington. Keep right to take I-270 Spur S. td I-495 S. in the direction of Washington/Northern VA. I-270 Spur becomes I-495. Take exit 43 to the George Washington Memorial Pkwy td Washington. Follow the GW Parkway until it merges with I-395 N. td Washington. In the second tunnel, pass the US Capitol exit to D St. Turn right at the light at the end of the tunnel onto D St. Go to 2nd traffic light and turn left onto New Jersey Ave. Hotel is on the left.
Valet parking: $41.00 per night (including in/out privileges)
Self parking: Not available
Non-guest hourly valet parking:
0-1 hours: $20
1-2 hours: $25
2-10 hours: $28
10-24 hours: $41
Internet: Internet access in the sleeping room is at a rate of $9.99 per day for guests of AWEA. The internet access in the sleeping rooms does not work throughout the entire hotel. It will only work in the sleeping room and in the lobby. This service is provided by T-Mobile and can be accessed through your home page when you open up your web browser.
There is one thing that affects Members of Congress more than anything else - hearing from their constituents!
The most important element of the Wind Power On Capitol Hill experience is the meetings that are scheduled with your elected officials. This is truly your chance to connect in person with your elected officials and let them know what you do and the benefits your business brings to the state.
Hill Meetings Arrangements
AWEA will set up the meetings for you! Register and supply us with necessary demographic information and we will arrange Hill meetings with your state representative.
When registering, please be sure to indicate where you live and/or have facilities and/or projects in development. This will help us secure meetings. Congressional staffers generally will not schedule meetings with Members of Congress if you do not live in the state or represent employees from the state. If you have facilities/projects in multiple states, we encourage you to bring your colleagues to maximize your number of meetings.
What To Wear
Dress presentably, in business attire or business casual attire. Be prepared for cold weather.
We will send you in with your wind industry colleagues and a representative from the AWEA staff.
Finding The Common Ground
Regardless of whether or not you voted for the individual you hope to meet with, he/she still represents you, and you are still a constituent. It is probably not a good idea to bring to the table all of your differences politically, but to find common ground on the issues at hand.