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The L.A. Area Chamber, in partnership with local government officials, leading business groups and chambers of commerce leads an annual delegation of more than 200 business leaders and public officials to Washington, D.C., to advocate for Southern California.  Participants meet with members of Congress and the president's administration on key issues. The trip includes a welcome reception, two breakfasts with high ranking Congressional leaders and a marquee evening reception. 

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General Trip Schedule*

Monday, March 10   
Travel Day   
6 p.m. Welcome Reception 
Tuesday, March 11   
7:45-9 a.m. Delegation Breakfast 
10 a.m. White House Briefing
All Day Administration/Agency and Capitol Hill Advocacy Meetings
6-8 p.m. Annual California Transportation Congressional Reception (Separate RSVP required)
Wednesday, March 12  
8-9:30 a.m. Delegation Breakfast 
noon Los Angeles Water Congressional Briefing (Separate RSVP required)
All Day Administration/Agency and Capitol Hill Advocacy Meetings
6 p.m.  Closing Night Dinner
   
*Event schedule is subject to change. Keynote speakers, lawmaker briefings and advocacy meetings are confirmed 2-6 weeks in advance due to Congressional legislative calendar. 

Early bird registration is $750 per person until Feb. 5; afterwards it is $825 per person. This fee includes all of the trip's scheduled events, as well as costs associated with meeting planning and delegate materials. 

Participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel arrangements. The Willard InterContinental is the conference hotel offering a group rate of $379 per night. Space is limited. Please contact the Willard directly at 202.628.9100. Group name: ACCESS DC. Cancellations will not be accepted after Feb. 26. Cancellations/request for refund must be made in writing prior to the deadline to be considered for refund and are subject to a $50 processing fee.