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2018 ANCOR Policy Summit & Hill Day

October 2, 2018 to October 3, 2018

Washington, District of Columbia

 2018 ANCOR Policy Summit and Hill Day

It’s time to register for ANCOR’s 2018 Policy Summit & Hill Day (formerly Leadership Summit)!

One of ANCOR’s signature events, the 2018 Policy Summit will take place October 2-3 in the heart of our nation’s capital. Click on the "Register" tab to reserve your seat at the table today!

This year’s Summit theme, Connecting the Dots: The Intersection of Politics, Workforce & Regulation, is a recognition of the critical moment we face. With debates on a series of federal regulations before us and the 2018 midterm elections looming large, much hangs in the balance for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the providers who serve them.

With this in mind, we’re working to craft our best agenda yet to ensure an enriching learning and advocacy experience for members of the ANCOR community, and we hope you'll join us in Washington, DC, this October!


ANCOR extends its gratitude to DCI, the exclusive sponsor of the 2018 Policy Summit & Hill Day.

  • Washington, DCANCOR member: $525.00
  • Non-member: $675.00

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Cancellations are subject to a $50.00 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after September 18, 2018. There is no charge for substitutions.


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Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol HillHotel Information

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 737-1234

Location, location, location! ANCOR is back in the heart of Capitol Hill for this year’s Policy Summit & Hill Day. The venue for this year’s Summit is the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, which is only a few blocks away from the Capitol and the offices of your elected officials. 

ANCOR has secured a discounted room rate for participants in the 2018 Policy Summit of $229/night plus applicable taxes and fees for single- and double-occupancy rates.

The deadline to take advantage of this rate is September 9, 2018, but please note that the block tends to full up well in advance of the reservation deadline, and hotel rooms elsewhere tend to be expensive in DC in early October.

To make your hotel reservations, please call 888.421.1442, indicate that you are participating in the 2018 Policy Summit and ask for the ANCOR rate. Contact Jerri McCandless (jmccandless@ancor.org or 703.535.7850, ext. 107) if you need assistance.

Airport & Ground Transportation

Getting to Washington, DC

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

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 a seven-minute walk from the Summit venue.

Getting Around Washington, DC

If you fly into Washington National Airport, a taxi to the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill would cost approximately $25. Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are also available, and the cost of these options depends on quality 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, and service from Washington National Airport costs about $19 each way. To book, find a Super Shuttle representative, located near airport baggage claim, or download the Super Shuttle Mobile App. (Note that a 10% discount is available if you book your trip through the Super Shuttle Mobile App.

Metrorail, the D.C. area’s subway system, is also a convenient option for travelers flying into Washington National Airport. From the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Station, take the Blue Line in the direction of Largo Town Center and transfer to the Red Line at Metro Center Station, or take the Yellow Line 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 in the Direction of Glenmont or Silver Spring and get off at Union Station. From there, the Summit venue is a 0.4-mile walk along E Street NW.

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 weekend track work or other delays can make for a long trip.

Tentative Policy Summit & Hill Day Agenda

Note: This agenda is tentative and subject to change.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018




Oct 2

7:30 am – 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Oct 2

9:00 am – 9:20 am

Welcome and Introduction

Oct 2

9:20 am – 9:40 am

Administration Keynote: Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Acosta (invited)

Workforce and Trump Era Regulations

Oct 2

9:40 am – 10:00 am

Campaign Spotlight: Included. Supported. Empowered.

Oct 2

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Panel Discussion with Congressional Staff

The Crossroads of Provider Voices and Lawmaking

Oct 2

10:45 am – 11:45 am

Featured Panel Discussion

Members of the Press Discuss Medicaid

Oct 2

11:45 am – 12:00 pm


Oct 2

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Policy Summit Luncheon

Suellen Galbraith Awards & Keynote Address

Oct 2

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm


Oct 2

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

I/DD, Business Acumen and Managed Care: What’s Next?

Oct 2

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

State Roundtables and Discussion

Oct 2

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • The Technology Behind a More Robust Workforce

  • The Legislation of Data

Oct 2

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Panel Discussion with Regulators & Administrators

Trump Rules and Provider Response


Wednesday, October 3, 2018




Oct 3

8:00 am – 9:15 am

Continental Breakfast and Hill Visit Preparations

Oct 3

10:00 am – 11: 00 am

ANCOR Congressional Briefing & Presentation of Congressional Champion Awards 

Oct 3

11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Capitol Hill Visits


More information coming this summer!

More information coming this summer!