2020 Washington Conference
Phoenix Park Hotel
520 N. Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Advocate. Educate. Be Heard.
Washington Conference is your chance to directly influence the legislative process. This two-day event brings together DTA members from across the country to discuss dental industry concerns and take the message that Oral Healthcare Can't Wait to Congress.
This year's Washington Conference Legislative Priorities include:
- Review Issue Brief on Dental Benefit in Medicare
- Learn About the Business Case for Oral Health (Oral Healthcare Can't Wait®)
- Review the DTA Washington Advocacy Guide
What is the Washington Conference?
Each year, DTA members meet with their members of Congress and staff in Washington, DC to build and maintain relationships to keep our message at the forefront. Through this event, DTA members increase their knowledge of the legislative process and learn effective advocacy techniques.
Over the last 8 years, members have worked together to have a total of 629 visits with their congressional representatives from across 25 states. This unified movement of the dental trade industry has brought many legislative victories, including the 2019 repeal of the Medical Device Excise Tax.
Why should I participate in DTA's advocacy efforts?
Visit our advocacy page to learn more about the importance of lending your voice and being heard.
How do I participate?
Register here by Tuesday, March 24, 2020
As a participant, you will be given the information and materials you need to meet with legislators. Registration for Washington Conference includes a webinar training prior to the event as well as onsite training the day of, so that all participants are prepared for meetings with their members of Congress and staff.
Friday, March 6, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (EST) Webinar Training: Advocating on Multiple Levels—Member, Constituent, and Business Professional
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Opening Session with Legislative Briefing and Panel Discussion
6:30 PM – 8:45 PM Reception and Dinner
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Congressional Speaker Breakfast
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Hill Visits as Scheduled
Hotel Reservation Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020
Reserve Online: Click here.
Hotel accommodations are being held at the Phoenix Park Hotel for the Dental Trade Alliance. Attendees may now book hotel accommodations by calling toll free 855-371-6824 and identifying themselves as being with Group Code: 23690 or Dental Trade Alliance. Or attendees may book their reservations directly online by clicking on the online reservation web link above. A major credit card is required at the time of reservation. The deadline date to make a reservation is Friday, February 28, 2020. Reservation requests received after this deadline date will be subject to availability and prevailing rate.