Registration Fees

*New This Year: You must be a member of the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) to attend the 2018 Advocacy Forum. You will be able to join during the registration process.

 


January 11-January 30
Ambassadors Only
Complimentary

January 30-May 18
Advocacy Forum Early-Bird Attendee $150 (includes $20 AIM membership fee)

National Dinner Only
 
$100

Care Partner fee (must register with Alzheimer's partner to receive reduced rate and be an AIM Member to attend the Forum)
$120 (includes $20 AIM membership fee)
 

May 4-June 17
Regular/Onsite Registration
$200 (includes $20 AIM membership fee)

Early-Stage Advisory Group (ESAG)
Registration code required
 

National Organization
Registration code required
 

Zenith Society
Registration code required
 

National Board of Directors
Registration code required
 




Registration Category Definitions

Alzheimer's Association Ambassador
An advocate who is an AIM Member and serves as the key contact to a member of Congress for the Association. Ambassadors must enroll, attend the Ambassador-only meeting and complete the District Forum District (DFD) program.

Advocacy Forum Attendee
An advocate is a current AIM Member attending all the Forum events held on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (including the National Dinner).

Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM)
The Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM) is the advocacy arm of the Alzheimer's Association, working to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority with leaders in Congress. AIM's annual membership fee is $20. New in 2018, all Advocacy Forum attendees must be members of AIM to attend.

Member benefits include:

  • Exclusive members-only communications, including the AIM monthly update and the AIM Weekly News Update covering the latest in political and policy news for the Alzheimer's community
  • Invitations to participate in briefings and events with legislative and political leaders
  • Access to a full range of AIM member-only opportunities to support the Alzheimer's movement

Care Partner
A care partner is identified an as individual accompanying an advocate who is living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. Care Partners must register at the same time as the person they are accompanying to the Forum to take advantage of the discounted registration fee.

Scholarship Awardee
An advocate who is awarded a scholarship to attend the Advocacy Forum. The scholarship program is administered through the Alzheimer's Association Chapter network. Applicants must apply to their local chapter for consideration. Scholarship recipients must attend the Forum and complete the DFD program to facilitate disbursement of funds.

Young Advocate
Young advocates are family members, friends and caregivers between the ages of 18 and 35.

DFD Program
The District-Forum-District (DFD) Program is the premier program for the Association's advocacy efforts that magnifies the impact of the Advocacy Forum's congressional visits on Capitol Hill. Under the DFD program, your Capitol Hill meeting in Washington is held between two visits that take place within the Congressional district – one before and the other after the Forum. If you select to join the DFD program, you will be contacted with further details. For Alzheimer's Association Ambassadors, participation in this program is mandatory.

National Dinner

Attend the National Dinner and raise awareness to benefit the care, support and research of the Alzheimer's Association. The National Dinner honors public figures and their constituents for their efforts to take the fight against Alzheimer's to the next level. Political, business and entertainment leaders will gather to celebrate advances and to rally around this growing movement in our nation's capital.

Non-Forum Registrants may attend the National Dinner. There is a fee for National Dinner guests not registered for the Forum.

Forum Packet Pick-Up Hours

Attendees may pick up their conference materials during the following hours:

  • Sunday, June 17, 2018: 2–6 p.m.
  • Monday, June 18, 2018: 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m.

Information Desk

Tuesday, June 19, 2018: 7:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Special Requests

If you have special needs (e.g., dietary or physical) that we can address to make your participation more enjoyable, please fill out the appropriate space on the registration form or email. advocacyforum@alz.org.

Registration Changes

Please indicate the meal functions and events you will be attending. If you wish to make a change to your registration, you may do so by emailing advocacyforum@alz.org by Thursday, May 17, 2018, or visit the registration desk on-site.

Substitutions

If you are unable to attend but would like to send another person in your place, please email the new information indicating it is a substitution to advocacyforum@alz.org. Substitutions for scholarship recipients must be requested by contacting Aline Stone at astone@alz.org. No exceptions.

Registration Cancellations

Cancellation and refunds must be emailed and time stamped to advocacyforum@alz.org or faxed to 866.699.1235 on or before Thursday, May 17, 2018. All refund requests received by Thursday, May 17, 2018, will be refunded, less a processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after Thursday, May 17, 2018. No refunds for no-shows.

Registration Confirmations

After you complete the online registration, a registration confirmation is automatically sent to you by e-mail. If you do NOT receive your confirmation, please send an email request for a copy of your registration confirmation to advocacyforum@alz.org. Please include your name and full address in the message.

Media Information

Media interested in reporting on the Advocacy Forum may contact media@alz.org.

Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, based on availability, until Thursday, May 24, 2018, based on availability. Single and double occupancy room rates are $289 per night, plus 14.5% tax. A credit card is required to hold the reservation.

To reserve a hotel online for the Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum, click or copy and paste this link into your internet browser: https://aws.passkey.com/go/2851b942 or call 1.877.212.5752 to secure a reservation. Mention that you are calling to reserve a room in the Alzheimer’s Association AIM Advocacy Forum Conference room block to receive the special group rate of $289.

Please note that there is a 10 room limit per person for hotel reservations. If you need to book more than 10 rooms, please contact Mary Kate Raminski at mraminski@alz.org or 312.335.5827.

Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out is noon.

Airline Discount

If you have an Alzheimer’s Association Egencia Travel Account, you can book your travel via your own Egencia account. United Airlines travel discounts will automatically apply. If you do not have an Alzheimer’s Association Egencia Travel Account, but would like to obtain a travel discount on United Airlines, please go to united.com or call United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800.426.1122 and provide the Z Code ZE9C and Agreement Code 419968.

For More Information

For program information about the Forum, call 202.393.7737
For registration information, call 312.335.5833 or email advocacyforum@alz.org.

Join Us in Washington, D.C.:

June 17-19, 2018
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

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General information
Email: advocacy@alz.org
Phone: 312.335.5833

 

Program
Annetha Hall 
Email: ahall@alz.org
Phone: 202.638.8665

AIM information
Email: support@alzimpact.org
Phone: 202.638.8671

 

News media
Email: media@alz.org
Phone: 312.335.4078