Advertising Day on the Hill

Pre-Conference Dinner

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 7:00pm | McDermott Will & Emery | 500 N. Capitol Street NW

The Advocacy and Action conference activities will begin with a networking dinner, allowing attendees the opportunity to make new, and renew older, acquaintances and contacts.  

Featured Speaker: Jeffrey Herbst
President and CEO, The Newseum
"The State of the First Amendment"


Advocacy & Action: Advertising Day on the Hill

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | McDermott Will & Emery | 500 N. Capitol Street NW

Speakers at the Advocacy and Action conference will be key players in making and implementing the laws that most directly impact the advertising industry.  Speakers will include representatives of Congressional leadership as well as senior members of the tax writing and commerce committees—the two committees with the most direct jurisdiction over the advertising industry.  We will draw our speakers from both sides of the aisle, as well as both sides of the Capitol.  

7:00am–8:30am: Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30am–8:35am: Welcome

8:35am–9:00am: Honorable Jim Renacci, R-Ohio
House Ways and Means Committee 
Subcommittee on Tax Policy

9:00am–9:30 am: Honorable Gus Bilirakis, R-Florida
House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection

9:30am–10:00am: Jim Davidson, Polsinelli
Tax Briefing

10:00am–10:30am: Andrew Orcí, Orcí
The Five Things You Need to Know About Multicultural America

10:30am–11:00am: Mike Signorelli, Venable
Privacy Briefing

11:00am–11:30am: Mary Engle, Federal Trade Commission
Federal Trade Commission

11:30am–12:00pm: Morning Wrap-Up and Break

12:00pm–1:30pm: Lunch

2:00pm–5:30pm: Congressional Visits
AAF’s unique strength in Washington, DC comes from being a grassroots organization. We represent all aspects of the advertising industry from all parts of the country. That strength will be unleashed as conference attendees head to Capitol Hill to meet with their elected representatives.  Senators and Representatives take notice when constituents care enough to come to meet with them in Washington, DC. A strong showing of the AAF grassroots will send a message that further underscores the positions being advocated. 
U.S. Capitol, House and Senate Office Buildings

5:30pm–7:30pm: AdConnect—AAF Advertising Day on the Hill & AAF DC Joint Happy Hour
Unwind from Advertising Day on the Hill and connect with your AAF counterparts from across the nation in this special networking happy hour event. The event is free to register; happy hour drink specials are available.
The Dubliner Bar, Phoenix Park Hotel: 4 F Street NW (Metro: Union Station–Red line)
Register to let us know you’re coming!