Innovation Coalition Capitol Hill Day

Reserve Officers Association, US Capitol, House and Senate Office Buildings
May 23, 2012
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Washington, DC
(with optional dinner for ACA members on May 22)

LET ACA KNOW YOU'RE COMING (For coordinating info for Congressional meetings)

ACA members: Are you looking for an easy way to get updated on the Capitol Hill process and meet with your Congressional delegations?

The Angel Capital Association is one of several national associations of the "Innovation Coalition," joining forces to educate our new Congress about the importance of small businesses and innovation to our nation's economy. The program is a great way for ACA angel investors to meet with Members of Congress, to learn from other leaders that support innovation, and to share with Congress their viewpoints on how angel investing helps contribute to innovation and our growing economy.

The day begins with breakfast on Capitol Hill at the Reserve Officers Association near the Capitol, where participants will hear from several Members of Congress. The coalition will brief lawmakers and their staff on the innovation process and why it is so important to creating a thriving economy.


MAY 22
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Restaurant TBD
Dinner for ACA Members to prepare for the individual Congressional meetings and networking among ACA members. (Optional)
MAY 23
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Reserve Officers Association, 101 Constitution Ave NE

Breakfast and Presentations
Several Members of Congress will speak to all of the association participants and Innovation Coalition will present its capabilities and top legislative issues. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-LA, Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Tom Kalil, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy
  • John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland (and author of study on job creation by new companies)
  • Nishith Acharya, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Department of Commerce

We expect a few Congressmen and Senators to speak as well and are awaiting confirmation.

11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Individual Senate and House Offices
Meet with the Representatives and Senators from Your State. ACA will provide you with an introductory letter to set your appointments and documents to assist you in conducting the meetings.
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Dubliner Restaurant and Irish Pub - 4 F Street
Innovation Coalition Reception
Join your angel colleagues, leaders from six other associations, and Congressional staff for networking.

Registration - Information and Fees

There is a two-part process for registration:

  1. To attend, register online. (Note: registration is with AURP, another association in the coalition.)
  2. IMPORTANT: Please email ACA that you are coming, so that we can send you additional information to set up Congressional meetings and more gatherings in Washington for ACA members.

Registration is limited to members and affiliates of the Angel Capital Association.

Fees: The registration fee for the day is $125. This includes breakfast, the evening reception, and tools for setting meetings with your Members of Congress.

Registration & Cancellation Policy: Each individual should register separately. Space is limited and on-site registration cannot be guaranteed. You may cancel your registration, but cancellations received by AURP after February 11th will not be refunded. All requests for cancellation must be received in writing.

Hotel Information

Marriott Courtyard Washington, DC/Dupont Circle

1900 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 332-9300

You're welcome to stay at hotels located closer to Capitol Hill if you prefer.

Innovation Coalition

The Innovation Coalition is an informal group of nine national associations that regularly work together to support each other in public policy issues and generally share helpful information. More information about the coalition and Fly-In is below: