Washington Fly-In


Each spring chemical distributors and their supply chain partners from around the country meet with their elected officials in Washington, DC to educate Members of Congress and push for important policy goals. Meeting face-to-face with legislators is the most effective way to get your message heard on Capitol Hill.

Don't worry if it is your first time joining us on Capitol Hill. Before we head to the hill, we will review our unified message and the legislation for which we will advocate. We will also teach you about lobbying and how to share your story in a way that leaves a notable impact on Congressional representatives. Your experiences are important—we need your voice.

The 2018 NACD Washington Fly-In will be held on April 25-26, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, VA. Please check back soon for more information.

Electronic Leave-Behind

Click here to download the leave-behind.


ONLINE: Click here to register online.

HARD COPY: Click here to download a hard copy registration form.

Fax completed forms to (703) 527-7747 or email it to meetings@nacd.com.

Registration Deadline: April 16, 2018

Hotel Reservations

Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City
1250 South Hayes St.
Arlington, VA 22202

NACD Room Rate: $269/night

Make your reservation online or by calling: (703) 415-5000 and be sure to mention 'NACD Washington Fly-In' when making your reservations.

Reservation Deadline: March 23, 2018

NOTE: Be wary of travel agency scams: If anyone claiming to be associated with a travel agency and/or “convention housing” contacts you with an offer for booking a hotel room, do NOT provide them with your contact or payment information. This is a scam. NACD does not contract with such firms.

In some cases, these companies falsely claim to be the official housing bureau or room representative. We have NOT contracted with any company to serve as our representative. Hotel rooms can only be reserved directly with the hotel, through the phone numbers and website links listed above.

Unable to Book at The Rtiz-Carlton, Pentagon City?

Rooms are going fast!  If you are unable to book a room at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City for your preferred dates, please try one of these nearby hotels below (NOTE: NACD does not have a block of rooms at any of these properties).  Additionally, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for the Ritz-Carlton, please email Tracey Pierce your preferred dates.

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC – Crystal City
300 Army Navy Dr.
Arlington, VA, 22202
(703) 416-4100
0.5 miles from Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

Westin Crystal City
1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 486-1111
0.7 miles from Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

Hyatt Place Arlington/Courthouse Plaza
2401 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243 2494
3.4 miles from Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
900 S Orme St.
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 521-1900
1.2 miles from Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City


Click here to view a current list of attendees. Please note you will need your username and password to access the list.

Washington Fly-In 101 Webinar: Prepare for Success on the Hill

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2018 Fly-In Agenda

*Subject to change.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
10:00-11:30 am Legislative Prep Session
11:45 am-12:30 pm Working Lunch
12:45-2:00 pm Bus to Capitol Hill/Walking Tour
2:00-5:00 pm Meetings on Capitol Hill
5:30-6:30 pm Reception on Capitol Hill
7:00-9:00 pm PAC Dinner
Thursday, April 26, 2018
7:45-9:00 am Breakfast at Capitol Hill Club
9:00 am-1:00 pm Meetings on Capitol Hill
9:00-1:00 pm Meetings with Regulatory Agencies
10:00 am-2:00 pm Hospitality Room Open at Capitol Hill Club
(Boxed Lunches Available)
2:00 pm


Past Washington Fly-In Victories

Sharing your story on Capitol Hill has resulted in:

  • 2014 - CFATS approved in Dec. 2014
  • 2015 - TSCA Reform passed House and Senate; STB Reform signed into law; GSP Renewal signed into law •
  • 2016 - Hours-of-Service Restart becomes law; 15 new House members added to Congressional Chemistry Caucus after Fly-In


Attending the Washington Fly-In Makes a Difference!