North American Pollinator
Protection Campaign


October 21-23, 2014

U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20250


IMPORTANT!  USDA has provided NAPPC with a larger venue for our WEDNESDAY session.  Please report to the Jefferson Auditorium  in the USDA South Building, 14th and Independence for the NAPPC public session and the NAPPC members meeting on Wednesday, October 22.

PLEASE NOTE: The entrance for security clearance for the Jefferson Auditorium is through the door marked Wing 4 accessible from Independence Avenue.

Bring a government-issued photo ID, keep metal objects our of pockets, arrive early, and expect delays.  Security will open at 8 AM and the program will begin promptly at 9:00 AM.

All venues for Tuesday and Thursday remain as earlier indicated in the Whitten Building.




USDA Whitten Patio Evening Reception
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Whitten Building
1400 Independence Ave., S.W. (north side of Independence Ave.)
Washington, DC 20250

Take the Metro orange or blue line to the Smithsonian Station. Take the Independence Avenue exit. The building is at the top of the escalator. Enter through the Independence Avenue.
**Please allot enough time to clear security (magnetron, identification cards and bag x-rays).


Day 1 of NAPPC Plenary Meeting (please allow enough time to check-in and pick up registration information)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jefferson Auditorium - South Building
1400 Independence Ave., S.W. (south side of Independence Ave.)
Washington, DC 20250
Metro Station Smithsonian, Independence Ave. Exit

Optional Informal NAPPC Get-Together
Elephant & Castle
1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004


Day 2 of NAPPC Plenary Meeting
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Whitten Building
1400 Independence Ave., S.W. (north side of Independence Ave.)
Washington, DC 20250
Metro Station Smithsonian, Independence Ave. Exit



The block of rooms reserved at the Holiday Inn are now completely booked. Below are some suggested lodging options in the area for you to contact.

Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Metro Station L'Enfant Plaza
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Red Roof Inn Washington DC Downtown
500 H St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 289-5959
Fax:(202) 289-0754

State Plaza Hotel
2117 E Street, N.W. 
Washington D.C. 20037

Residence Inn® by Marriott- National Harbor Washington, DC
192 Waterfront St National Harbor
Maryland 20745 USA
Phone: 1-301-749-4755
Fax : 1-301-749-4756
Sales: 1-301-749-4755
Toll-free: 1-800-331-3131



The closest airport to the NAPPC Conference venues is Reagan National Airport.
Alternate airports include Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Airport.

D.C. Area Taxi Companies:
Airport Access         (202) 498-8708
Capitol Cab             (202) 546-1974
Diamond Cab         (202) 387-2221
Yellow Cab              (202) 829-4222
Yellow Cab (2)        (202) 544-1212
Super Shuttle          1-800-BLUEVAN

Metro Map:
D.C. Area Map:

Public Transportation /Metro
Vist for more details.


Day Events: Business Casual
Evening Receptions: Business


NAPPC participants are welcome to bring materials to display or to give away at the Conference (incl. papers, brochures, handbooks, buttons, or other giveaways - remember they will all have to go through the metal detector). If you have items to sell (i.e. books or other materials), we encourage you to bring a display copy (clearly marked “Display Copy”), and include information on how participants may order a copy. Materials cannot be sold in DOI Buildings


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



This year’s NAPPC field trip is a conflict for those who are attending the USDA Forage Summit and has therefore been cancelled for 2014.  Watch for its return in 2015.  Refunds will be sent to those who have registered. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Thank you for your understanding.