The 2020 NPA Spring Policy Forum will be held March 30-31 at the Mayflower Hotel in downtown Washington, DC. You can view the conference program.


Online registration for the Spring Policy Forum is available. When you complete your registration with a VISA or Mastercard payment, you automatically will receive an email confirmation of your transaction, including an itemized receipt. For assistance with online registration, including payment by check, contact Jessica Chan, manager of Association Services, by email or at 703-535-1565.

Registration at the NPA member rate is available to staff and board members of an NPA member organization or its corporate sponsor. The deadline for online registration is March 6. Registrations received after that date will be processed on-site.

Registration fee refunds, less a $50 service fee, will be processed if written cancellation is received by email no later than March 6. No refunds will be issued after that date.

Pre-Conference Sessions

This year, NPA will offer pre-conference sessions for the first time. The sessions will be held on March 29.

The morning session, titled “PACE: Sharing Our Stories,” will address the essential elements of advocacy storytelling and help attendees create their own story to share with members of Congress and their staff during the forum. Space is limited to 30 attendees.

Registration is full for the afternoon session, titled “Advocacy and Business Strategy,” which will examine how current and emerging policy challenges and opportunities can help shape the business strategies of PACE organizations for growth.

Policy Updates and Capitol Hill Visits

The forum will kick off on March 30 with invited members of the administration and Congress, subject matter experts and NPA staff providing updates on the PACE Final Rule, CMS audits, Congress, the 2020 election and state policy developments.

March 31 will begin with our annual Political Update and a panel discussion of hot topics in health care by congressional staff, followed by attendees having an opportunity to visit with their U.S. senators and representatives.

NPA Webinar: What to Do Before, During and After Meetings with Congress

NPA presented a webinar to facilitate members being well prepared for visits with their members of Congress during the upcoming 2020 Spring Policy Forum and beyond on Feb. 21. Bradford Fitch, president and CEO of the Congressional Management Foundation, led the webinar, titled “What to Do Before, During and After Meetings with Congress.” Webinar participants learned how to organize and conduct an effective meeting with members of Congress and their staffs, as well as proven techniques for following up after the meeting.

For more information, contact Francesca Fierro O’Reilly, vice president of Advocacy at NPA.

Call for Nominations: Public Service Awards

The 2020 NPA Public Service Award will be presented at a special awards luncheon on March 30. The award was created in 2002 to recognize public or elected officials who have been effective advocates for the continued growth of PACE.

Eligibility criteria for the award are a demonstrated commitment to PACE and the individuals it serves, advocacy for the growth/expansion of PACE, and effective leadership on behalf of NPA and its members. NPA invites you to nominate one or more individuals who have a strong commitment to the PACE model, our particular population and/or your specific program. Please complete the Nomination Form and submit it by March 2.

Conference Hotel

The room rate for the Mayflower Hotel is $319 single/double plus applicable fees. Online hotel reservations are now available. The reservation deadline is March 9, based on availability.

NPA Code of Conduct

NPA is committed to providing a conference in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity regardless of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, military discharge status, veteran status, source of income, or any other characteristic.  Discrimination or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. If you experience discrimination or harassment of any kind, please contact a member of the NPA staff immediately.

Photography at the Spring Policy Forum

NPA may take photos, videos and/or audio of speakers and attendees throughout the conference or may receive photos, videos or audio from others, such as from the conference app. These photos, videos or audio are for NPA use only and may appear on the NPA website or in our newsletters, conference programs, social media outlets or other future NPA materials. By attending the conference, you agree to usage of your likeness in such media.

Contact Us

For more information about the Spring Policy Forum, contact Venise Lewis.

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