The DC Forum

So much of what happens in missions and similar ministries is affected by what happens in the federal government. With that being the case, Citygate Network provides an annual event called the DC Forum where you can: (1) learn about the implications of recent laws, and (2) possibly affect the outcome of pending bills that could have an impact on your ministry.

The DC Forum takes place in the nation’s capital in various locations with lawmakers and agency representatives. This event also provides the opportunity for you to meet and voice your appreciation or concerns with your federal senators and representatives in their offices on Capitol Hill. Citygate Network members who attend the DC Forum consistently say it is one of the most informative and helpful events of the year for them. It also provides CEOs, directors of public or government relations, program staff, and board members with tremendous networking opportunities.

Hotel and Meeting Venue

This popular once-a-year Citygate Network event will be held just a few blocks away from Capitol Hill—in the heart of all the political action. Our hotel will be the Hyatt Place Washington, D.C./National Mall. It’s located at 400 E Street SW.

However, our room block is now full. In a recent check, rooms are available nearby at the Holiday Inn, Washington-CapitolResidence Inn Washington-DC/CapitolResidence Inn Washington-Capitol Hill/Navy Yard as well as Homewood Suites-Navy Yard. You can walk from our meeting venue to the first two. The second two will require the assistance of Uber. They all have advance purchase, non-refundable rates that are not too much more than our Hyatt Place rate. Hyatt Place also has advance purchase rates for approximately $30 more than what was offered in our original room block. If you really get stuck, contact Meetings and Events Manager Lisa Miller and she can help you out. She also can let you know if anything has opened up in our block.

Our initial meeting will be held on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Other meetings will be held at the Hyatt Place Washington, D.C./National Mall and in the Scholar’s Initiative Conference Room in the Museum of the Bible. On Wednesday, all meetings will be in the Senate and House office buildings.

Reagan National Airport (DCA), about three miles away, is the most convenient airport to our event venues. Dulles International Airport (IAD), about 30 miles, will also work if that gets you a better airfare. Citygate Network does not provide ground transportation from and to the airports.

The Weekend Before

If you haven’t fully investigated all there is to do in Washington, D.C., plan to arrive on Saturday afternoon or evening. On Sunday morning, you can attend services at the National Cathedral. If you’re a hockey fan, that night, the Capitals are at home against the Winnipeg Jets. On Monday morning, discover some of the myriad memorials, galleries, and museums—if the Smithsonian or the National Archives are unfamiliar to you, start there. You won’t run out of things to see and learn.

Online registration is not available at this time.