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2020 Annual Washington D.C. Advocacy Trip

2020 Annual Washington D.C. Advocacy Trip

When:
March 30, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – March 31, 2020 @ 5:45 pm
2020-03-30T17:30:00-04:00
2020-03-31T17:45:00-04:00
Contact:
Aakash Vashee
(408) 501-7880

 

 

  Washington D.C.


The DC Advocacy Trip has been postponed to a future date.

 

 


ABOUT THE EVENT

This year’s agenda will focus on specific solutions to encourage U.S. economic growth. In an historic election year, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group is prepared to advance a greater understanding between Silicon Valley innovators and Washington D.C. leaders.

This trip presents an opportunity for the delegation to meet with Senate and Congressional leaders and key Administration officials. In addition to high-level visits, the trip will feature many networking opportunities with various Silicon Valley industry leaders. Among them are this year’s advocacy trip co-chairs: Santa Clara County Board Supervisor Joe Simitian, Western Digital CEO Steve Milligan, and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.

The Leadership Group federal policy agenda includes but is not limited to:

  • Additional Funding for the BART extension, Caltrain, and Valley Link Rail
  • Repeal Amortization of R&D
  • Pricing Climate Pollution
  • Accessible & Affordable Health Care
  • Increased Funding for Higher Education
  • Cybersecurity/Data Privacy
  • Autonomous Vehicle Technology
  • Scientific Research Funding/R&D
  • Immigration Reform


DELEGATION CO-LEADERS


Carl Guardino:
Silicon Valley Leadership Group President & CEO

 

 


Joe Simitian:
Santa Clara County Board Supervisor


Steve Milligan:
Former Western Digital CEO / Leadership Group Board Chair

 


Sam Liccardo:
Mayor of San Jose

 


THANK YOU TO OUR OFFICIAL TRAVEL SPONSOR

 

 


AVAILABLE SPONSORSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES

Branded Sponsor – $5000

Receive one complimentary registration, which includes one hotel night at The Jefferson Hotel, free dinner, breakfast, and lunch. The sponsor is also branded throughout individual binders, email blasts, in our follow-up survey, and through verbal accolades throughout the advocacy trip. Flights are not included.


TENTATIVE AGENDA

MONDAY, March 30

6:30 p.m.  Executive Dinner w/ Special Guest(s) at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center

8:30 p.m.  Executive Dinner Concludes

TUESDAY, March 31

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast Begins w/ Special Guest Bruce Mehlman at the Jefferson Hotel 

9:00 a.m.  Travel to Meetings on Capitol Hill

9:30 a.m.  Individual Meetings on Capitol Hill

11:30 a.m.  Travel to Lunch

12:00 p.m.  Lunch* w/ a Congressional Caucus

1:00 p.m.  Travel to Meetings on Capitol Hill

1:30 p.m.  Individual Meetings on Capitol Hill

4:00 p.m.  The Trip Concludes

 *Location TBD


LOGISTICS & ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotel reservations are made at The Jefferson Hotel in the heart of Washington, D.C., ranked the third best Hotel in the United States by U.S. News & World Report and featured by Forbes, Michelin, & the Historic Hotels of America.

The Leadership Group is pleased to be offering our guests a one night stay at The Jefferson Hotel, which is included in your ticket purchase.  The Jefferson Hotel is located at 1200 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Please note the trip cost does not include airfare and trip participants are responsible for their own airline reservations. Several Leadership Group member carriers offer direct or one-stop flights from the Bay Area to the greater Washington, D.C. area including Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines.


TICKETS

Member Company Ticket

All visits, all meals, one night hotel accommodation at The Jefferson Hotel, staff time/travel costs, and all meeting materials (does NOT include airfare or ground transportation.)

Public Sector and Non-profit Ticket

All visits, all meals, 1 night hotel accommodation at The Jefferson Hotel, staff time/travel costs, and all meeting materials (does NOT include airfare or ground transportation.)

Washington D.C. Based Ticket

All visits, all meals, staff time/travel costs, and all meeting materials (does NOT include airfare or ground transportation.)

It is not within the Leadership Group’s policy to provide refunds, but we will make substitutions to the ticket holder upon request.


SPONSORS

*For sponsorship questions, please contact Kristen Petersen at [email protected] or Aakash Vashee at [email protected]

NOTICE: PLEASE BE AWARE THAT BY ATTENDING THIS EVENT, YOU CONSENT TO YOUR VOICE, NAME, AND/OR LIKENESS BEING USED, WITHOUT COMPENSATION, IN ANY AND ALL MEDIA, WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER DEVISED, IN PERPETUITY. YOU RELEASE THE SILICON VALLEY LEADERSHIP GROUP AND SILICON VALLEY LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION, ITS SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS AND LICENSEES FROM ANY POTENTIAL LIABILITY.

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