OCTOBER 16-18, 2018

U.S. Department of Agriculture


*Agenda subject to change.


Tuesday, October 16 from 9 AM – 3 PM
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
1361 Wrighton Road
Lothian, MD 20711
(410) 741-9330
*Limited to 40 people – First come, first served.

Tuesday, October 16 from 6 – 8 PM
United States Botanic Garden
100 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 255-8333

Wednesday, October 17
US Department of Agriculture
Whitten Press Room
1400 Independence Ave. SW
Washington DC 20560
(202) 720-2791

Thursday, October 18
US Department of Agriculture
South Building Cafeteria Rooms 1 & 2
1400 Independence Ave. SW
Washington DC 20560
(202) 720-2791

Wednesday, October 17 from 5:30 – 8 PM
Elephant & Castle
1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 347-7707

Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 479-4000

Hotel Accommodations are being held at the Holiday Inn Capitol (550 C Street, SW Washington, DC 20024) for the Pollinator Partnership group for check-in beginning Sunday, October 14, 2018, check-out Friday, October 19, 2018. Rate is $279.00 per night. Please note, this rate does not include 14.8% DC tax. You may begin booking reservations directly on line by clicking on the weblink below. You may also make reservations by calling 1 877-572-6951 and referencing group name and booking code P9P. Credit card information is needed at time of reservation. Individual cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to date of arrival to avoid one night's room plus tax cancellation charge on credit card provided. Please call 1-877-572-6951 and reference your confirmation number. Please obtain a cancellation number when cancelling a reservation. Deadline date to make reservation is Friday, September 14, 2018. Reservation requests received after the deadline date will be subject to availability and prevailing rate.

Make a reservation here!

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.


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.



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


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.


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 18th Annual NAPPC International Conference!