OIA members, we need YOUR voice in our nation’s capitol for OIA’s annual Capitol Summit! Taking the time to come to D.C. allows your business to form lasting and beneficial relationships with key decision makers. OIA ensures that you will be heard.
WHAT IS CAPITOL SUMMIT
Capitol Summit is the outdoor industry’s premiere advocacy event in Washington, D.C. Industry executives from across the country come to educate their elected officials in Congress on key issues impacting their businesses. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from agency, administration and elected officials during our education sessions, and build valuable relationships with your industry peers.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This event provides great insight into our government’s decision-making process in Washington, D.C. Attendees receive an introductory training on lobbying as well as education on OIA’s policy agenda and legislative priorities. We will serve as your guide to navigating the Hill and provide timely background information and training on the industry’s policy agenda, legislative priorities and members of Congress. Attendees will leave with a full understanding of how to schedule and conduct congressional meetings on the Hill as well as tools and skills to take home and make an impact in your state.
THE IMPORTANCE TO ALL OUTDOOR BUSINESSES
Capitol Summit builds the outdoor industry’s relationship with Congress by discussing our business issues and their related decisions, face to face. After each Capitol Summit, leaders in Congress champion our issues, sign on to sponsor and co-sponsor relevant legislation, circulate our legislation to their peers and across the aisle, attend Outdoor Retailer and arrange tours of companies’ facilities in their home state. Capitol Summit has direct results at engaging Congress in the outdoor industry.
2019 Hotel Reservations
Attendees of the 2019 OIA Capitol Summit receive a discounted rate at the Hyatt Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
Get your hotel discount, today! Deadline for the discount is March 25, 2019.
Hyatt Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Raise Your Voice
Your story matters and can make a difference when it comes to local, state and federal outdoor recreation and trade policy. Hear what your OIA peers are saying about the value and impact of advocacy, and find out how you can join the effort.
Easy Ways to Engage
Sign up for Policy Alerts – we’ll keep you posted on what’s happening in D.C. as well as locally.
Vote the Outdoors – we’ve built out a congressional scorecard so you can see how your representatives are voting on issues that effect the outdoor industry.