Frequently Asked Questions

When and Where is the AIPAC Policy Conference?
The 2018 AIPAC Policy Conference will be held Sunday, March 4th – Tuesday, March 6th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This is between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and New York Avenue in Washington, D.C. Telephone: 202-249-3000

How can I register?
Registration for the 2018 AIPAC Policy Conference is now closed. Register for next year's 2019 AIPAC Policy Conference here.

What if I need to cancel my registration?
Cancellations may be made until January 5, 2018. 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.

All cancellations must be submitted in writing. To cancel a registration, send an email to with the name and address of the delegates for whom you are canceling. Please note that this will only cancel your Policy Conference registration. Hotel reservations must be cancelled separately.

How do I get to the Convention Center?
The Washington Convention Center is in downtown Washington, D.C., and is easily accessible from the Mount Vernon Square stop on the Green and Yellow lines of the Metro, Washington’s subway.

Shuttle buses will be available for delegates to travel between the Washington Convention Center and specific hotels within the AIPAC hotel block during the conference.

How do I get to Washington?
Washington, D.C.'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.

How do I receive my conference badge?
All delegates, regardless of age, are required to be registered for the conference and to wear a badge in all conference venues. AIPAC issues all delegates personal conference credentials in the form of a badge and lanyard. Badges will be mailed to each delegate several weeks prior to Policy Conference. Please note that badges to the same household are mailed separately and will not be mailed to international addresses.

When can I book a hotel?
The hotel blocks are now closed. After February 7, 2018, you will need to contact hotels directly to find accommodations at the prices set by the hotel. If you need to cancel or modify an existing reservation, you must contact your hotel directly and cancellation charges will be applied.

To find hotel rooms available in the Washington, D.C. area during the Policy Conference, visit Destination DC.

The Hotel Jefferson is still accepting reservations at the special AIPAC Group rate. The rates start at $349 and are available on a first come first serve basis. To reserve at the Jefferson, call 202-448-3273.

The following hotels also still have availability. Please reference the “AIPAC Policy Conference” when making reservations:
  • Hyatt Place: 202-830-1903
  • Westin Washington DC: 1-888-627-9035
  • Kimpton The George: 202-661-2785, during regular business hours
  • Hyatt Regency Washington: 888-421-1442

What are the food options?
There will be a variety of food options for purchase at the Washington Convention Center. With the exception of certain retail outlets in the Marriott Marquis, all retail food at conference venues 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 Washington Convention Center is very large, so comfortable shoes are a must throughout the conference.

Are there accomodations for delegates with disabilities
AIPAC is dedicated to making Policy Conference a safe and comfortable experience for all of our delegates. Wheelchair accommodations and assistive listening devices will be available throughout the conference. ASL interpreters will be available during the general sessions.

There will be a small number of wheelchairs and scooters available at the Washington Convention Center. You may check out a wheelchair or scooter each day at the Delegates with Disabilities Desk in the Grand Lobby. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis; therefore, we encourage you to make your own arrangements in advance through Scootaround Rentals at 1-888-441-7575.

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 for an email invitation to build your personalized Policy Conference agenda.

What is a lobbying appointment?
A lobbying appointment is your opportunity to meet with your members 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 a member of Congress or a congressional staffer.

Is there a Shabbaton available?
The registration for the 2018 AIPAC Policy Conference Shabbaton is now closed. Please email with any questions.

Expand your 2019 AIPAC Policy Conference experience by joining us Friday, March 22nd – Saturday, March 23rd for an in-depth educational seminar in a restful and respectful Shabbat environment at the Washington Convention Center. This pre-conference seminar and Shabbaton is available exclusively for delegates also registered for Policy Conference. Register now.

Additional Questions?
Call the Policy Conference Hotline at 202-639-5363 or email