Changes to the Advocacy Intensive

In recognition of the difficulties of getting time off and funding travel to Washington, DC multiple times per year, we’ve decided to try a new tactic with the Advocacy Intensive and Management and Leadership Conference this year. We’ve joined them!

This year, the Advocacy Intensive will occur on Wednesday, April 25, the third day of NHPCO’s annual Management and Leadership Conference. We hope that this will be more efficient and cost effective, especially for those of you coming from far away.

All attendees of the Management and Leadership Conference are eligible to register for the Advocacy Intensive at no additional cost. If however, you would prefer just to attend the Wednesday Advocacy Intensive, there is a small $150 ($100 for NHPCO Members) registration fee.

Registration is open now, with a special Early Bird Discount available through December 15!

On Wednesday, April 25, we will have breakfast starting at 7am, followed by a Plenary Session at 8:30am and Concurrent Sessions at 10:30am. From Noon onwards, there will be meetings on Capitol Hill. We are thrilled this year that we were able to secure space on Capitol Hill for an evening reception following your meetings. We will honor our Congressional Champions and celebrate a successful day of advocacy, starting at 5:30pm!

Given the placement of this year’s Advocacy Intensive, there will be less time for pre-meetings training sessions. We plan to offer pre-conference webinars, and will address our legislative priorities and tactics for having successful meetings in the Wednesday sessions. We are hopeful that our returning advocates will be able to help coach any nervous newbies through the meetings process!


If you have any questions about these changes, need help registering, or want assisting in preparing for your meetings, please reach out at