Who Can Attend?
The NPA Legislative Conference is open to all current NPA pawnbroker members.
Why Should I Attend?
With a newly elected President and Members of Congress, and the Military Lending Act now in effect, your participation in the NPA Legislative Conference is more important than ever and crucial in the effort to protect our industry.
The conference is designed to build and reinforce relationships between you, the constituent, and your Members of Congress and their staff. Your participation helps create a greater understanding by Congress of the important role the pawn industry plays in serving the financial needs of Americans.
What Should I Expect?
Attendees arrive in Washington, DC on Monday.
On Tuesday, the day will begin with education sessions focusing on government relations, followed by a luncheon. In the afternoon, the legislative briefing will review the talking points and other materials for your Hill visits, ensuring you are fully prepared for your meetings on Wednesday. That evening, attendees will have the opportunity to get to know fellow pawnbrokers and delegates from their state at a reception.
On Wednesday, you will go to Capitol Hill with other delegates from your state. NPA will make appointments on Capitol Hill for attendees. You may depart in the evening after your appointments conclude.
If you are pursuing your Certified Pawn Professional (CPP) designation, or would like to begin, a course will be available on Thursday, April 26 following the Legislative Conference.
Monday, April 23 – Arrival in Washington, DC
Tuesday, April 24 – Education Sessions, Luncheon and Legislative Briefing.
Wednesday, April 25 – Appointments on Capitol Hill, Departures (evening)
What is the Cost?
There is no registration fee for the Legislative Conference, but you are responsible for your own travel expenses. Special hotel rates are available to attendees.
Hamilton Crowne Plaza
1001 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
The NPA member rate is $284 per night. You may book online at NPA 2018, or you may call (1-866-407-1764), and use the group code “NPA.” The group rate is available through March 26, 2018, based on availability. We encourage you to make your reservations early.