We are looking forward to seeing you in September, at our First Annual Service to Politics conference. We hope the following information will help make your experience as smooth as possible. If you have further questions, please contact Shaquanda Brown at shaquanda@newpoliticsacademy.org.

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The conference begins on Friday, September 20th at 4:00 PM and will run until Saturday, September 21st at 8:00 PM. Registration will begin at 3:30 PM on Friday. For a detailed agenda, please visit our Conference Agenda page.

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The whole conference will take place at the Washington Court Hotel (525 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, D.C 20001). If you are joining us for the Capitol Run or Yoga on the Mall Saturday morning, we will share meet-up information closer to the event.

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D.C. is beautiful in September and there are many neighborhoods we would suggest you visit if you are coming into the city early or staying after the conference. We suggest you check both hotels and AirBnB for lodging options.

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The Washington Court Hotel is conveniently located two blocks from Union Station. Union Station is D.C’s rail and bus hub—if you are joining us from cities along the east coast by train or bus, you are just an 8 minute walk or 2 minute car ride from the Washington Court Hotel. If you are flying in, you can take the metro into Union Station directly from Reagan National Airport (DCA), or it is a 13 minute car ride. DCA is Lyft/Uber friendly.

If you live in the DMV area and wish to drive to the conference, the Washington Court Hotel offers valet parking at the rates of: $43 per day, or $54 for overnight parking.

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As this is a professional development event that includes corps members, alumni, students, community partners, and investors, the preferred dress for the conference is “business casual.”

NPLA is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, and welcoming conference experience for everyone. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form.

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If you should need to contact someone on the day of, reach out to Shaquanda Brown at (617) 304-4659.