ACC Young Professionals Forum Presents: Washington 101 Workshop


Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Washington, D.C.
Registration Fee: $300 (Registration capped at 30 participants) 

Summary: This one-day workshop will provide attendees a concise overview of how the federal government works and its impacts on aviation and airports. The program will include information on the role of the FAA, TSA, the U.S. Congress, and aviation associations in formulating policy that shape our aviation system. Participants will also learn about how legislation is shaped and influenced and the general characteristics of effective advocacy techniques. 

Who Should Attend: Young Professionals that are new to the airport development industry and have an interest in government affairs and policy. 


Part I: The Federal Aviation Administration

  • How Does the FAA Work?
  • Working with the FAA: Strategies for Success

Part II: The Department of Homeland Security

  • TSA Overview
  • CBP Overview

Part III: Aviation Associations

  • The Role of Associations in Washington
  • Perspectives and Priorities from Aviation Associations

Lunch & Transition to Capitol Hill

Part IV: Advocacy & the U.S. Congress (to be held on Capitol Hill)

  • Why Advocate? 
  • Effective Advocacy Strategies
  • Perspectives from Congressional Staff