Before You Pack Your Bags

Will there be WIFI?
My name badge is misspelled!

I need to print something!

Don’t panic! There’s an easy solution to your need … check out some of the most frequently asked questions (with answers) that have come up over the years:

General Questions and Answers

Will there be WIFI?
Complimentary WiFi will be available in the meeting spaces during the conference (WiFi Info — SSID: AHPC2020, Passkey: AHPC2020). If you’re staying at the Omni, you can sign up for the hotel’s complimentary Select Guest Loyalty Program to get complimentary WiFi in your room and other perks.

Where can I get an error on my name badge fixed?
Registration can provide you with a corrected name badge.

Where can I find workshop handouts and presentations?
On the conference app.

How do I download the app?
Get it at the app store. Download it on your mobile device’s app store by searching for AHPC or National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference.

Where can I print something?
The hotel has a business center near registration.

Where can I nurse?
The hotel has a nursing room and fridge to store milk. Please ask at the hotel concierge.

Where can I put my coat?
Coats can be stored in a room directly across from registration (Executive Director’s Room).

I have dietary restrictions – what do I do?
Based on your registration response, you should have a dietary restriction card in your badge that you can provide to the waiters before meals are served. If you do not have a card, see registration.

What should I wear to the conference?
Conference attire is business casual. Attendees should dress professionally for our Tuesday’s Lobby Day and when meeting with congressional members and staff.

Where can I exercise?
Join us for Sunrise Yoga on Monday morning at the conference, 7:00 a.m., in the Birdcage Walk. Bring your mat to D.C., or use a towel from your hotel room. The hotel also has a great fitness center if you’re looking for other opportunities to stick with your fitness regimen at the conference.

Lobby Day Questions and Answers

Where can I get copies of leave behinds?
After lunch on Sunday, the leave-behinds will be available at the registration desk. We will also bring copies to the Tuesday Lobby Day Launch Breakfast at the Omni. They are also available on the conference app.

Where is the Tuesday (Lobby Day) Breakfast?
Our Lobby Day Launch and Grab & Go Breakfast will be in the Palladian Room of the Omni Shoreham Hotel from 8:00–9:00 a.m. Senator Casey (D-PA) will be providing Lobby Day Launch remarks.

I didn’t set up any Hill visits! What do I do?
Coordinate visits with others from your state at the Regional Meetings, Sunday, March 1, at 5:00 p.m. Check out the app or the detailed agenda online to find out where your region is meeting.

What materials are available for attendees to take to the Hill?
Conference leave behinds cover Budget & Appropriations; Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR); Protecting and Strengthening SNAP, CSFP, and TEFAP; Site Visit Opportunities for Members of Congress; and other materials. Also, be sure to wear End Hunger Now buttons on Capitol Hill – the buttons are available at registration.

“This is ‘the big show’ for anyone working to end hunger in America. I’ve been attending for a decade, and I’m still learning something new every time. It’s easy to develop tunnel vision in our work; the policy conference opens up my thinking, and reminds me that I am part of a national movement. It can be frustrating building progress in what feel like regressive times. The policy conference renews my commitment, and reminds me how many others share it.”
JC Dwyer, Chief Strategy Officer, Feeding Texas