17TH ANNUAL NAPPC 
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 17-19, 2017

AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
600 MARYLAND AVENUE SW, SUITE 1000 W
WASHINGTON DC 20024

Agenda

Locations

OPTIONAL FIELD TRIP 
Tuesday, October 17 from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

National Museum of Natural History
10th St. & Constitution Ave.
NW Washington, DC 20560
(202) 633-1000
*Limited to 45 people – First come, first served.       


EVENING RECEPTION 
Tuesday, October 17 from 6 – 8 PM 

United States Botanic Garden 
100 Maryland Ave SW 
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 255-8333 
*Co-hosted by the Honey Bee Health Coalition


NAPPC 2-DAY PLENARY CONFERENCE 
Wednesday and Thursday, October 18 & 19
 
American Farm Bureau Federation
Washington ABC Room
600 Maryland Avenue SW Suite 1000 W 
Washington DC 20024 
(202) 406-3600


INFORMAL GET-TOGETHER 
Wednesday, October 18 from 5:30 – 8:00 PM 
Holiday Inn Capitol - 21st Amendment Bar & Grill
550 C Street, SW 
Washington, DC  20024 
(202) 479-4000  


HOTEL
Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street, SW
Washington, DC  20024
(202) 479-4000  
*The designated conference hotel is full. Below are alternate lodging options:

Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall
400 E Street SW
Washington, D.C., USA, 20024
(202) 803 6110

Residence Inn Washington, DC/Capital
333 E St. SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 484-8280



Ground Rules

The following ground rules provide a statement of how we propose to work together at the upcoming conference.  These ground rules have been reviewed and approved by the Steering Committee as part of Conference planning.  We request that you carefully review these prior to the meeting. Please call Laurie Davies Adams directly at 415.362.1137 to discuss any questions or comments you might have, or if you feel that for any reason you cannot participate in adherence to these guidelines.

COMMUNICATION AMONG PARTICIPANTS

The success of all projects depend upon open communication and cooperation.  Therefore, the following guidelines will apply:

  • Each person is asked to fully participate in the Conference deliberations.  The Task Force Chair(s) will ensure that all participants who want to contribute to discussions are allowed the time to do so. Therefore, participants are requested not to dominate the discussions; if this occurs the Task Force Chair(s) will intervene to ensure all parties have a chance to talk.

  • The Steering Committee has identified certain subjects that have the potential to sidetrack progress on moving the Action Plan forward.  Due to the limited time we have together at the Conference, genetically modified organisms and collections versus observation will not be discussed during the Conference.

  • Any concerns about the conduct of the deliberations or the issues being discussed should be fully aired to the Task Force Chair(s) or the Steering Committee Members in private if appropriate to ensure that the deliberations are effective and positive.  NAPPC participants should feel free to work collaboratively and openly. Please respect all perspectives. Disagreements or conflicts will be addressed as issues to be resolved rather than battles to be won.

  • Any commitments made should not be taken lightly and follow through will be expected. Committees and Task Forces will be facilitated and recorded by volunteer participants.

FAQ

MEDIA

Members of the press, please email info@nappc.org for more information

SECURITY

Please allot enough time to clear security and be prepared with a government issued ID. International participants should bring a passport. Please leave behind laptops, food/drink, and anything that could be considered a weapon.

TRANSPORTATION

Details coming soon

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

Please call Kelly Rourke at 415.362.1137 or email info@nappc.org with any questions. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the 17th Annual NAPPC International Conference!