AIPAC Policy Conference
Frequently Asked Questions
Where and when is the AIPAC Policy Conference?
The AIPAC Policy Conference 2018 will be held Sunday, March 4th – Tuesday, March 6th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located at 801 Mt Vernon Place Washington, DC 20001. This is between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and New York Avenue in Washington, DC. Telephone: 202-249-3000 www.dcconvention.com.


How do I get to the Convention Center?
The Convention Center is close to the Mount Vernon Square stop on the Green/Yellow lines of the metro, Washington's subway.


How do I get to Washington?
Washington, DC's three major airports are Reagan National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

Amtrak operates train service to Washington's Union Station, which is also on the Red line of the metro.


How can I register?
Register for the 2018 AIPAC Policy Conference here.


What if I need to cancel my registration?
Since AIPAC must guarantee and therefore pay for each delegate's participation in advance, cancellations after January 5, 2018, cannot be refunded nor applied to future AIPAC events. Registrations are non-transferable.


How do I receive my conference badge?
AIPAC issues all delegates personal conference credentials in the form of a badge and lanyard. Badges are being mailed out to each delegate several weeks prior to Policy Conference.


How do I find a hotel?
The Policy Conference 2018 hotel block is not yet available. We will notify all registrants via email once rooms are available for booking.


What are the food options?
There are a variety of food options for purchase at the Convention Center and the Verizon Center. With the exception of certain retail outlets in the Marriott Marquis, all retail food at conference venues, including the Verizon Center, is kosher under the supervision of the Capitol-K Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington.


What is the dress code?
Business attire is appropriate for the entire conference. The Convention Center is very large, so comfortable shoes are a must throughout the conference.


Delegates with Disabilities
AIPAC is dedicated to making Policy Conference a safe and comfortable experience for all of our delegates. Wheelchair accommodations, ASL interpreters and assistive listening devices are available throughout the conference. A downloadable guide (PDF) is available for reference.


How do I choose my breakouts/see my schedule?
Policy Conference Agenda Builder, our new and improved session selection website, is your tool to build, save and print your personal schedule for the conference. Watch your inbox for an invitation to build your PC agenda.


What is a lobbying appointment?
A lobbying appointment is your opportunity to meet with your member of Congress and speak to them about issues of concern to the pro-Israel community. Most lobbying appointments will take place on Capitol Hill with either your member of Congress or a congressional staffer.


Is there a Shabbaton available?
Expand your 2018 AIPAC Policy Conference experience by joining us Friday, March 2 – Saturday, March 3 for an in-depth educational seminar at the Washington Convention Center. This pre-conference seminar and Shabbaton is available exclusively for delegates also registered for Policy Conference. Register now.


Is there special programming for high school or college students?
Yes, you can view the schedule for campus delegates online. Contact AIPAC on Campus at oncampus@aipac.org with questions.


Additional Questions?
Call the Policy Conference Hotline at 202-639-5363 or email policyconference@aipac.org.