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2019 Policy Summit & Hill Day

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2019 Policy Summit & Hill Day

October 15, 2019 to October 16, 2019

Liaison Washington Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

Gamechangers: ANCOR’s 2019 Policy Summit & Hill Day

Navigating the federal policy landscape surrounding the supports and services you deliver to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) can feel like a challenging game of politics and policy.

If it feels like the rules of the game are changing right before your eyes, you’re not wrong! With changes in rules and regulations, policies and personnel at every turn, it’s more important than ever that you can adapt to a rapidly changing set of rules to stay in the game.

Luckily, ANCOR has your playbook for changing the game in favor of providers and the individuals we support. Join us October 15-16 for our annual Policy Summit in Washington, DC! Just steps away from Capitol Hill, the Policy Summit is your opportunity to engage with federal leaders from Congress and the Trump Administration, as well as other national experts, to share insights and hear the latest about how to up your game and deliver the best outcomes for the people you serve.

With the 2020 elections just around the corner and new laws adding to the complexity of service delivery, ANCOR’s Policy Summit is your playbook for not only playing the game, but changing the game!


NEW! Unlock Our Best-Available Rates by Registering by August 31:

  • ANCOR member: $475
  • Non-member: $625

Standard Rates (on or after September 1):

  • ANCOR member: $550
  • Non-member: $685
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Cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after September 30, 2019. There is no charge for substitutions.


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Liaison Washington Capitol HillHotel Information

Liaison Washington Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001 

Location, location, location! Once again, ANCOR is gathering in the heart of Capitol Hill, with easy access to the Capitol and your elected officials. Our venue is the perfect location for this year's Summit; the Liaison offers modern décor, a playful DC-inspired art collection, contemporary comfort and an award-winning restaurant.

ANCOR has a block of rooms at a discounted rate is $289 per room per night plus tax for single or double occupancy. To take advantage of this deeply discounted rate, call 888.214.7555 and mention ANCOR's 2019 Policy Summit & Hill Day or book online by clicking here.

Note: If you have questions or issues booking, contact Jerri McCandless at jmccandless@ancor.org or 703.535.7850, ext. 107.

Travel Information

Getting to Washington, DC

The closest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which we recommend flying into since it’s only five miles from the Summit venue and easily accessible by taxi, rideshare service (e.g., Lyft or Uber) or public transit (i.e., Metrorail Yellow or Blue lines).

Other area airports include Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), which is about 30 miles from the Summit venue, and Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI), which is about 35 miles from the Summit venue.

For those located in East Coast cities served by Amtrak, you may find traveling by train to be the most efficient and affordable option. Amtrak serves Washington’s Union Station, which is approximately a ten-minute walk from the Summit venue. See walking directions from Union Station below.

Getting Around Washington, DC

If you fly into Washington National Airport, a taxi to the Liaison Washington Capitol Hill costs approximately $25. Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are also available, and the cost of these options depends on level of service and time of day.

Super Shuttle is also an option for participants coming from any of the area airports. Super Shuttle offers a shared ride, during which you might make multiple stops. Super Shuttle service from Washington National Airport (DCA) costs about $19 each way. To book, find a Super Shuttle representative located near airport baggage claim, or download the Super Shuttle Mobile App.

Metrorail, the D.C. area’s subway system, is a convenient option for travelers flying into Washington National Airport. From the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Station, take the Blue Line heading in the direction of Largo Town Center and transfer to the Red Line at Metro Center Station. Alternatively, you can also take the Yellow Line train in the direction of Mt. Vernon Square / 7th Street / Convention Center and transfer to the Red Line at Gallery Place/Chinatown Station. Take the Red Line heading in the direction of Glenmont or Silver Spring and get off at Union Station. From there, the Summit venue is less than a 10 minute walk away.

As any Washingtonian will tell you, you should check Metro’s operating status before deciding to use this option. The system tends to be efficient and reliable, but track work or other delays can make for a long trip.

Walking Directions from Union Station

From the front entrance of Union Station, E Street NE will be across Columbus Circle and to your right. Cross over Columbus Circle onto E Street. Walk two blocks, and turn left on New Jersey Avenue; the Liaison will be on your left. This will be approximately a ten-minute walk.


7:30am – 9:00am

Gamechangers Welcome Plenary: The Current State of Play in the Trump Administration
9:30am – 10:30am

10:30am – 10:45am

Congressional Panel: Elevating Your Game to Make Your Issue Matter
10:45am – 11:45am

11:45am – 12:00pm

Lunch Plenary: Honoring the Gamechangers
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Includes presentation of ANCOR Congressional Champion Awards and Suellen Galbraith Policy Awards, and an update about the Included. Supported. Empowered. campaign.

1:00pm – 1:15pm

Changemakers in Congress: A Visit from the House Disability Caucus Leadership
1:15pm – 2:00pm

ANCOR Town Hall: What's YOUR Gameplan for Success this Year?
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Dessert with Sponsor
3:00pm – 3:30pm

Breakout Sessions
3:30pm – 4:30pm

  • Elections 2020: Let the Games Begin ( and How Providers Can Play)
  • Game of Phones: The Opportunities and Challenges of Technology in the HCBS Space

4:30pm – 4:45pm

New Rules of the Game: What Providers Don't Know and Need to about ABLE Accounts
4:45pm – 5:30pm

ANCOR Disability Champions PAC Event
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Contact Doris Parfaite-Claude (dparfaite-claude@ancor.org) for more information.


Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 9:00am

Hill Day Pregame & Final Details
9:00am – 9:30am

Changing Minds: The Story of Group Home Discrimination, Providers & the 14th Amendment
9:30am – 10:45am

Game Point: How Educating Providers on Integrated Care is a Win for All
10:45am – 11:30am

Capitol Hill Visits
12:00pm – 5:00pm


Bonus Round: How HCBS is a Gamechanger for Your State
10:00am – 11:00am

This optional congressional briefing will take place on Capitol Hill.