2018 National Conference of Regions




All eyes will be on Washington, D.C. in 2018. The first year of the Trump administration brought sweeping changes to federal regulations and programs. Many important issues still hang in the balance, including decisions on federal appropriations, a national infrastructure package, comprehensive tax reform, the 2018 Farm Bill, and numerous environmental programs and policies. How will all of these potential legislative actions affect regional planning and programs?

Find out when you join the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) in Washington, D.C. for the 2018 National Conference of Regions from February 11-14, 2018. Administration officials, members of Congress, and other policy leaders will discuss the myriad of issues facing local government today.

A draft agenda will be available soon!

Conference Registration

Early-bird ends Jan 5, 2018
Early-bird rates: NARC/AMPO Members: $525; Non-Members: $675
Register today!


Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC
Rate: $239.00 / night
Group code: 7642

Reserve your room online today!

NOTE: Our group rate is secured from Saturday, February 10th through Wednesday, February 14th.

Scheduling Notes to Consider

Join us all day Monday and Tuesday for a jam-packed itinerary of keynote speakers, general sessions, panel discussions, breakout sessions, meals, networking, and hopefully a little laughter. Each of those days will kickoff with breakfast at 8:30 AM and end by 5:00 PM. Be sure to stick around for Wednesday’s congressional breakfast, too!

Our new location is just steps from the Capitol, so be sure to schedule visits with your senators and representatives on the Hill.

Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Ave N.W., Washington, D.C.
(855) 372-8142

Union Kitchen Mobile Workshop
Sunday, February 11, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM*
Cost: $15
Join NARC for an engaging mobile tour of Union Kitchen, located in the NoMa neighborhood of northeast Washington, D.C! Union Kitchen supports the growth of food businesses by eliminating the need for would-be food entrepreneurs to take on debt to purchase expensive equipment, sign a long-term lease, or enter into a disadvantageous distribution contract. Instead, the incubator kitchen takes on many of the typical risks associated with starting a food business.

Opening Reception
Sunday, February 11, 6:00 PM*

NARC Executive Directors Council Meeting
Monday, February 12, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

NARC Board of Directors Dinner
Evening of Monday, February 12

NARC Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, February 13, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Capitol Hill and Federal Agency Day
Morning of Wednesday, February 14
End your trip to Washington with a congressional breakfast and visits to Capitol Hill and federal agencies. If you need help making agency contacts, NARC is here to help!

*Times subject to change.

For general assistance, please contact Anna Rosenbaum at 202.618.6363 or anna@narc.org.
For hotel assistance, please contact Marcy Fritter at 202.618.5693 or marcy@narc.org.


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