Government Relations & Policy Conference

08 Jun, 2023

Enhance your government relations strategy, build your community

The Government Relations & Policy Conference covers emerging issues affecting local, state and federal government relations professionals. We’re bringing together experts and practitioners from across industries for strategic discussions on coordinating advocacy efforts with their teams and navigating complex compliance regulations. Expand and grow your network while getting answers to your toughest policy questions.

Event Location

Hilton Capitol Hill
525 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001


  • Judiciary Square: 7 min walk, .4 miles
  • Union Station: 10 min walk, .5 miles


  • DCA: 10 min drive, 5 miles
  • IAD: 45 min drive, 38 miles
  • BWI: 54 min drive, 43 miles


Hotel Room Reservations

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The group room block officially closed on August 25. Currently, the Hilton Capitol Hill Washington DC still has rooms available over our conference nights, but now that our block has expired, the group rate is no longer available. Please contact the hotel directly at 202-628-2100 or via their website for information on current availability and rates.

WAIT LIST: If you would like to be placed on the wait list for a room at the group rate, please contact Kristin Hanley. Being placed on the waiting list is NOT a guarantee of a room. We recommend that you make an alternate reservation and note the cancellation policy for your reservation in the event a room does become available at the group rate. Rooms will be granted as cancellations are received. You will be contacted no later than September 12 if a room becomes available. After that date, the wait list will be released.


Once the rooming block is full or after the cut-off date (whichever comes first), you may not be able to obtain the Public Affairs Council group rate or a room at the conference hotel. Therefore, we recommend that you book a room as early as possible.

Also please note that the room rate is only valid for the nights of the conference (check-in taking place on the first advertised day of the conference and check-out on the final day.) Some hotels have been known to honor the room rate on the few days before and after our events, but please be aware that it is not guaranteed and that the room rate may be different.

A credit card is required for all reservations. At the time the reservation is made, one night’s deposit will be collected. Deposits are refundable as long as the reservation is cancelled up to 3 days in advance of arrival. Cancellations must be received 72 hours prior to arrival or one night’s room and tax will be assessed. In the event that you checkout prior to your reserved checkout date, an early departure fee of one night’s room and tax will be charged.  To avoid this fee, please advise the hotel of your revised departure date at or before check-in.

Conference Location & Hotel:
Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill
525 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Reservations: Reserve Online / 1-800-HILTONS (When calling, make sure to reference group code: SLG to receive the group rate)
Room Rate*: $309++ per night
Cut-off date: August 25
Check-in: 4 pm
Check-out: Noon

Parking at the hotel is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The rates listed below are subject to change by the hotel without prior notice.

  • Valet parking: $59 daily
  • Self-parking is not available at this facility



  • Judiciary Square: 7 min walk, .4 miles
  • Union Station: 10 min walk, .5 miles


  • DCA: 10 min drive, 5 miles
  • IAD: 45 min drive, 38 miles
  • BWI: 54 min drive, 43 miles



Interested in Joining this List?

+ Learn more about sponsorship opportunities

Sponsoring The Government Relations & Policy Conference allows you to advertise your firm and services to over 200 hundred government relations professionals representing Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, professional societies, consultancies and large advocacy organizations. As a sponsor, your name and brand is present in marketing and throughout the conference itself, giving you repeated exposure to this unique, high-level community.

Becoming a sponsor is easy! Download the sponsor packet, make your selections, submit the form and we’ll reach out to confirm and collect additional items.

Who Should Attend?

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  • Local, state and federal government relations practitioners
  • Senior-level executives
  • Public affairs professionals and lobbyists
  • Recent hires


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“I look forward to hearing from some of the most knowledgeable public affairs professionals at this year’s Government Relations & Policy Conference. Having attended in the past, this is the premier event for learning best practices in navigating the complex intersection of public policy, strategic communications and media relations.”
– Stephanie Kundert, senior vice president, Direct Impact

“This event provides a special opportunity for those of us who are D.C.-based and in the state government relations profession to get together to learn. All career fields, whether you work for a trade association or a private company, have something to gain. Getting a peek at what the Council has planned for 2023 makes me excited for this year’s event.”
– Brennan Georgianni, director, state government affairs, American Cleaning Institute

2023 Advisory Committee

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  • Abbie Evans, MENTOR
  • Adie Olson , Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Andy Pierucci, Northrop Grumman
  • Anne Crews, Mary Kay Inc.
  • Bethany Dame, APCIA
  • Brennan Georgianni, American Cleaning Institute
  • Caitlin Vincent, API
  • Caren Lock, TIAA
  • Chanell Autrey, Target Corporation
  • Charlie Ricciardelli, Skadden
  • David Robinson, Montrose Group, LLC
  • Elizabeth Blosser, American Land Title Association
  • Jason Simon, Apartment Association of Greater Dallas
  • Jeff Aeschliman, StateFarm
  • Jody Donohue, Ceva Animal Health
  • Jon Spontarelli, State and Federal Communications, Inc.
  • Karen Morgan, AAA
  • Kaylyn Tinsley, Global Payments
  • Kristen Neville, American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Matt Durand, Cumberland Farms / EG America
  • Matt Szigety, PNC Financial Services Group
  • Michele Taulton, Akin
  • Phil Singer, Marathon Strategies
  • Pierce Haley, Serlin Haley LLP
  • Richard Lee, Equifax
  • Stephanie Kundert, Direct Impact / BCW Global
  • Theresa Helms , Alabama Power (Southern Company)
  • Tim Biggam, The Montrose Group, LLC

Certificate Credit

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This conference is eligible for:

Registration Fees

** As a Signature Event, this program is not included in Membership Plus.

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For multiple registrants: A discount will apply to the standard member/non-member rate for organizations that register two or more participants for the same meeting. The first registrant will pay full price, the second participant will receive a 10% discount and each additional registrant will receive a 15% discount. To register multiple participants, you may either register online or download the print and fax registration form.

Member discounts: Discounts for members are applied to all Public Affairs Council meetings.

Non-members: Join the Council today, and save by registering at the member rate and using the $200 new-member coupon you will receive. Contact our membership team for information about joining the Council.

Questions? Contact us at 202.787.5950.

Cancellation Policy

August 30 – Cancellation deadline for full refund

September 16 – No refunds or credits will be granted on or after this date

Please visit our Conference Policies page for a full breakdown.


Anna Platt
Senior Manager, Government Relations
202.787.5955 | email