North American Pollinator
Protection Campaign

NAPPC

13th ANNUAL NAPPC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Logistics
October 22-24, 2013

American Farm Bureau Federation
600 Maryland Avenue, SW #1000w
Washington, DC 20024




  • The NAPPC Conference is STILL GOING as scheduled without respect to Government shutdown.

    LOCATIONS

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22

    VIP Evening Reception
    Organization of American States
    200 17th St., NW
    Washington, DC 20006
    Closest Metro stops are Farragut West (Orange line) and Farragut North (Red line)
    **Please allot enough time to clear security (magnetron and bag x-rays).


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    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23

    Day 1 of NAPPC Plenary Meeting (please allow enough time to check-in and pick up registration information)
    American Farm Bureau Federation
    600 Maryland Avenue, SW #1000w
    Washington, DC 20024

    *Arriving attendees exit the L’Enfant Plaza metro station at the 7th and Maryland exit (there are 3 different exit points for L’Enfant Plaza metro station). When exiting, the escalators come out to the street right in front of our lobby doors. AFBF is on the West side of the building (closest entrance to building by Starbucks). Click here to view the metro map.


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    Optional Informal NAPPC Get-Together
    21st Amendment Bar and Grill - Holiday Inn Capitol
    550 C Street, Southwest
    Washington, DC 20024


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    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24

    Day 2 of NAPPC Plenary Meeting
    American Farm Bureau Federation
    600 Maryland Avenue, SW #1000w
    Washington, DC 20024

    *Arriving attendees exit the L’Enfant Plaza metro station at the 7th and Maryland exit (there are 3 different exit points for L’Enfant Plaza metro station). When exiting, the escalators come out to the street right in front of our lobby doors. AFBF is on the West side of the building (closest entrance to building by Starbucks). Click here to view the metro map.


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    HOTEL


    State Plaza Hotel
    2117 E Street, N.W.
    Washington D.C. 20037


    Rooms:
    Our limited number of discounted blocked rooms at the State Plaza Hotel are fully booked. If you are interested in getting on NAPPC's special rate waiting list, please fill out this form and email it to hotel@pollinator.org.


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    TRANSPORTATION

    Airport
    The closest airport to the NAPPC Conference venues is Reagan National Airport.
    Alternate airports include Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Airport.

    D.C. Area Taxi Companies:
    Airport Access         (202) 498-8708
    Capitol Cab             (202) 546-1974
    Diamond Cab         (202) 387-2221
    Yellow Cab              (202) 829-4222
    Yellow Cab (2)        (202) 544-1212
    Super Shuttle          1-800-BLUEVAN

    Maps
    Metro Map: http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/map.cfm
    D.C. Area Map: http://www.mapnetwork.com/mapspages/washington/DC_visitor_map_screen.pdf

    Public Transportation /Metro
    Vist http://wmata.com/ for more details.

    ATTIRE


    Day Events: Business Casual
    Evening Receptions: Business


    SHARING MATERIALS


    NAPPC participants are welcome to bring materials to display or to give away at the Conference (incl. papers, brochures, handbooks, buttons, or other giveaways - remember they will all have to go through the metal detector). If you have items to sell (i.e. books or other materials), we encourage you to bring a display copy (clearly marked “Display Copy”), and include information on how participants may order a copy. Materials cannot be sold in DOI Buildings




    GROUND RULES


    The following ground rules provide a statement of how we propose to work together at the upcoming conference.  These ground rules have been reviewed and approved by the Steering Committee as part of Conference planning.  We request that you carefully review these prior to the meeting. Please call Laurie Davies Adams directly at 415.362.1137 to discuss any questions or comments you might have, or if you feel that for any reason you cannot participate in adherence to these guidelines.

    Communication Among Participants
    The success of all projects depend upon open communication and cooperation.  Therefore, the following guidelines will apply:

    • Each person is asked to fully participate in the Conference deliberations.  The Task Force Chair(s) will ensure that all participants who want to contribute to discussions are allowed the time to do so. Therefore, participants are requested not to dominate the discussions; if this occurs the Task Force Chair(s) will intervene to ensure all parties have a chance to talk.
    • The Steering Committee has identified certain subjects that have the potential to sidetrack progress on moving the Action Plan forward.  Due to the limited time we have together at the Conference, genetically modified organisms and collections versus observation will not be discussed during the Conference.
    • Any concerns about the conduct of the deliberations or the issues being discussed should be fully aired to the Task Force Chair(s) or the Steering Committee Members in private if appropriate to ensure that the deliberations are effective and positive.  NAPPC participants should feel free to work collaboratively and openly. Please respect all perspectives. Disagreements or conflicts will be addressed as issues to be resolved rather than battles to be won.
    • Any commitments made should not be taken lightly and follow through will be expected. Committees and Task Forces will be facilitated and recorded by volunteer participants

     

    FIELD TRIP


    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22

    For those registered for the NAPPC Great Falls Park Field Trip in McLean, VA - due to the government shutdown and vendor logistics, the Field Trip is cancelled.