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2024 Mission to Washington, D.C.

April 14 - April 17

Application & Fees | Important Deadlines | Pre-trip Orientation | Why Attend? | Trip Itinerary | Hotel
Flights | Sponsorship | Cancellation Policy

Join the largest binational delegation to Washington, D.C. to voice your business needs and collaborate with San Diego’s business leaders while meeting with the nation’s top legislators and policy officials.

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to:

  • Participate in high-level meetings with U.S. administration officials and agencies, such as Department of Transportation, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Department of State, Housing & Urban Development and many others
  • Gain access to our country’s key decision makers and advocate for local and regional issues important to business growth and creation of jobs in the Cali-Baja region
  • Network and make valuable connections with elected officials on the local, state and federal level, as well as other community members
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Event Details


Date & Time: 
Sunday, April 14 (6:30 PM) – Wednesday, April 17 (10:00 AM), 2024

Location: Royal Sonesta – Capitol Hill, 20 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Event Contact: Katie Tran  |  Ph: 619-544-1370 |  Email: ktran@sdchamber.org

Para obtener información sobre cómo asistir “Misión a Washington DC” favor de comunicarse con Kenia: kzamarripa@sdchamber.org.


Important Dates & Deadlines

  • March 1 – Last day for early bird pricing
  • March 22 – Hotel room block closes at 6:00 PM
  • April 5 – Last day to register without late fees
  • April 10 – Pre-trip Orientation at 10:00 AM on Zoom
  • April 12 – Last day to apply to the trip (late fees apply)

 


Virtual Pre-Trip Orientation

Delegates are invited to attend the pre-trip meeting to receive full information and updates on the trip:

Wednesday, April 10, 2024  | 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Location: Zoom (link to follow)

 


WHY JOIN THE DELEGATION?

Not sure if the D.C. delegation is right for you? Read what our past delegates had to say about the trip’s impact on their business:

“There’s always such a great sense of camaraderie among the delegation. Newcomers are quickly welcomed and encouraged to take center stage. Our range of delegates, from professional advocates to business community members, enhances our access to our nation’s decision-makers. It’s clear that due to staff’s hard work and our years of a consistent presence in Washington, our voices are considered credible and two-way relationships begin.”


Whitney M. Skala, A P.C.

Business and Real Estate Attorney
Whitney M. Skala, A P.C.

“The Chamber’s delegation trips to D.C. provide 2-1-1 San Diego, along with our partners throughout the region, the platform to have a collective voice on national issues that have an impact at a local level.

For us at 2-1-1, we’ve had the opportunity to sit face-to-face with leaders from various Congressional offices and agencies to talk about issues facing our sector and those we serve, in areas such as the military and veteran landscape, workforce development, housing, health and social services, and technology. This results in a unique opportunity to bring together our social and government sectors and provide collective solutions to systematic issues.

Understanding the importance of the whole community working together locally and nationally to solve important issues, it was priceless to have the support and guidance from the Chamber, its board, and members.”

Meg Storer
Chief of Staff
2-1-1 San Diego

 

 


Trip Itinerary

We are still in the process of developing the agenda. For your traveling purposes, please plan to arrive in D.C. before the Welcome Reception on Sunday, 04/14 at 6:30 PM. The last meeting will end at around 10:00 AM on Wednesday, 04/17.

Click here to view a previous trip’s itinerary.

 


Hotel Information

The Royal Sonesta Washington, DC Capitol Hill
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001
202-888-1850

Be among the first to experience the newly opened Royal Sonesta Washington, DC Capitol Hill. We have secured a special room rate of $329 + tax per night for standard rooms from April 14 to 17.

Reserve online or call 202-888-1850 and mention the San Diego Regional Chamber block (G041224SDCC).
RESERVE A ROOM

Reservations must be made by 6:00 pm (PST), Friday, March 22, 2024. After that date, the hotel will confirm reservations based on availability at the current rate.
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Flying To D.C.

Airports:

  1. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – DCA
    5 miles to hotel | Estimated taxi fare: $20 (one way)
  2. Washington Dulles International Airport – IAD
    31 miles to hotel | Estimated taxi fare: $85 (one way)
  3. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport – BWI
    32 miles to hotel | Estimated taxi fare: $100 (one way)

Most delegates arrive in the afternoon on Sunday, prior to the Welcome Reception at 7:00 PM, and depart after the Breakfast and Closing Session on Wednesday.

Recommended Flights:

Departing Sunday, 4/14:

Returning Wednesday, 4/17:

BWI > SAN | Southwest #884 (1:15 PM – 3:40 PM), Nonstop, 5h 25m

 


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available for this event – click here or contact Sherman Stocker at sstocker@sdchamber.org or (619) 544-1354 for more information.


THANK YOU SPONSORS

RECEPTION SPONSOR
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BREAKFAST SPONSOR
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LUNCH SPONSOR

 

LUNCH SPONSOR

CORPORATE SPONSORS


APPLICATION & FEES

The participation fees below do not include hotel or airfare. Fees include hosted events and meetings.

Applications submitted by 3/1/24*:
Chamber members: $2,100
Additional attendee or spouse/companion: $1,800
Non-members: $4,200

Between 3/2/24 – 4/5/24*:
Chamber members: $2,700
Additional attendee or spouse/companion: $1,800
Non-members: $4,200

Between 4/6/24 – 4/11/24*:
Chamber members & Additional Attendees: $3,700
Non-members: $4,200

*Applications close after April 11, 2024.

APPLY NOW!
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Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and sent to ktran@sdchamber.org

Cancel by:
March 1, 2024 – 100% refund
March 29, 2024 – 75% refund
April 12, 2024 – 50% refund
After April 12, no refunds will be allowed.


Details

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April 14
End:
April 17
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Organizer

Katie Tran
Phone:
619.544.1370
Email:

Venue

Royal Sonesta Capitol Hill
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20001
Phone:
202-888-1850
Website:
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