AZA Capitol Hill Reception and Advocacy Day

May 21 - May 22, 2013Washington, DC

You are invited to join AZA in Washington, D.C. for the AZA Capitol Hill
Reception and Advocacy Day on May 22, 2013.

Please plan to arrive in Washington, D.C. in time for an afternoon of meetings
with agency officials at the office of Cornerstone Government Affairs on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, May 21st. That evening attendees will gather for a reception which will be held in the new Elephant Community Center at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park from 5:00-8:00 PM. Complimentary parking passes for those who wish to drive to the Zoo will be provided by The Friends of the National Zoo. Please RSVP to Laura Voss at or by calling 202-633-5340 if you are able to attend this fun evening.

Attendees will schedule meetings with their representatives and senators on Wednesday, May 22nd, before attending the reception that evening. The reception will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Rayburn House Office Building. Please contact Jennifer Keaton at jkeaton@aza.orgwith questions or to RSVP.

A limited number of rooms are available at the newly renovated Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel. The AZA rate is valid for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (May 20th, 21st, and 22nd):

Sheraton Silver Spring
(formally Crowne Plaza)
8777 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
AZA rate: $174/night or call 1-866-627-7176 and mention the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. Reservations need to be made by May 3rd.