Forum is right around the corner, and we are excited to celebrate
our 40 years of collaboration with you. In anticipation of this
event, we want to ensure our attendees have all the information
they need to participate in our forum (For more details about the
winter forum and our work, visit our website at:https://www.ruralco.org/
1) Most of our guests will be staying at the Washington Plaza Hotel
(10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington D.C. 20005. Phone: 202-842-1300)
for the duration of the forum. If you need assistance related to
your hotel or lodging, contact Danica Kimball at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send hotel confirmation numbers in the
next day or so to each delegation leader for those reserved in our
Rural Coalition room block. Space is very
tight in DC as there is a very large conference in town at the same
time, and our RC room block is almost full, so be sure to reserve
rooms if you have not by now.
2) For parking near the events of the forum, we recommend parking
in the Washington Plaza. Self-Parking garage. The cost is $30 per
night. Valet parking is $35 per night. NOTE: that
the Self-park garage has a 6ft clearance height, so larger vehicles
will have to use Valet parking.
3) All the events in the Winter Forum will occur in downtown
Washington D.C. For directions, and transportation logistics, feel
free to contact Danica Kimball at email@example.com. As a
reminder, the Winter Forum will be held in Washington DC, December
13-14, 2018 as follows:
13 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – National Press Club 13th
Details: The National Press Club is located
at 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045. It is a 15-minute
walk from the Hotel, but you also have the option to take a
taxi or take the metro. Our Metro Station for Rural Coalition and
the hotel is McPherson Square on the metro Blue, Orange and
Sliver lines. If you go one stop over, you'll be at the Metro
Center Station. The National Press Club is just a few minutes’ walk
Farm Bill Current Status, Key Provisions
Trade, Violence against Women, and More.
- Open House at the Rural Coalition Office
(1029 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 601)
14 (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Washington Plaza Hotel Ballroom)
Details: The Hotel is the Washington Plaza
Hotel located at 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005. We
will have our second forum day at the hotel. The Hotel is less a
few block walking from the Rural Coalition office.
Our History and What We Have Accomplished Together
Future Plans: Protecting Our Communities and Building Cooperative
Ventures for Our Future
PM – 10 PM at National Press Club) —40th Anniversary Founders Dinner at the National Press Club
celebrating our 40 Years of Rural Resilience and shared work and
that of our members and partners.
Program – Our Forum program will be mostly in roundtable
format with the ability for interaction and to assure participatory
sharing and discussion.We believe there is like to be news
on the 2018 Farm Bill just before or while we are at the
Forum. As such, we are stressing that our program timing may
change so we can accommodate participation for hill staff and
members of Congress whenever they may be available to share the
latest Farm Bill news.
for the Forum
– It is that time of year for RC membership
renewals. We are preparing special forum materials listing
all our 40th Anniversary members. Therefore, we ask all our RC member
organizations to renew their membership in time for the Forum, and
no later than Dec. 7. Most memberships are due for
renewal; please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm the date of your
Information - We also ask each of our member groups
to send us a high-quality version of your organizational logo,
today if possible.
Be sure your entire delegation is registered for the forum and
dinner (you can do so at: https://www.ruralco.org/events/ ). We have changed our
payment provider, so it will not require you to have a PayPal
account. We are also adding an option for those who wish to
pay at the door. We ask you to be sure we have the correct
names for each person in your delegation, so we can have name tags
prepared and also, so we get an accurate meal count. If you or the members of
your delegation have any dietary restrictions or preferences, or
allergies, let us know at email@example.com ASAP.
During our forum Closing Circle on Friday, we will
remember all those leaders of our many organizations who have
passed on. Please send us a one-page remembrance with a
picture if possible, for leaders and members from your organization
it is important for us to honor and remember.
Preparation – Do watch the weather reports as you
prepare. At this time of year, it is normally chilly, with
rain or other precipitation possible. We will stay within a few
block range for most of our forum, but warm clothing and an
umbrella are always helpful. Also, please note that for the
Forum days, comfortable business clothing is fine. For the 40th
Anniversary Dinner, many of our members enjoy the opportunity to
wear something more dressy, but business attire is also
be sure to bring your dancing shoes!
Change or If you Have Travel Difficulties – If your
ticket is booked through our wonderful travel agent, Jerry Feldman,
please contact him immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (831-426-2350 or
831-252-1573). if you have any difficulties with
travel. In particular, if you are late for a flight be sure
to reach him BEFORE YOUR DEPARTURE TIME.
If you have difficulties related to your arrival in DC, please call
our office at (202) 628-7160. If you have difficulties after
hours please contact your delegation leader, or text or call
Lorette at 703-624-8869 or Danica Kimball at (413)-768-8581.
We look forward to welcoming you for our Forum and 40th