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Capitol Connections

May 16, 2018 - May 17, 2018

The Washington Court Hotel
Washington, DC

Be part of the conversation!

ELFA member participation in the political process is critical to educate policymakers on the impact policy will have to the equipment finance sector. Capitol Connections is ELFA's premier participation event.


Program Highlights

  • Detailed briefings on the latest public policy issues
  • Advocacy training for effective communications with policy makers
  • Meetings with elected officials and legislative staff on Capitol Hill
  • Meetings with key regulators at select federal agencies

Capitol Hill Meeting Assignments

ELFA creates individualized schedules with our target list of elected officials in the House and Senate for each attendee. Congressional offices are alerted to those scheduled to visit the office and expect to see those listed.

Registered attendees will be assigned meetings based on geography to the extent possible. If you have a relationship with a specific member of Congress, please contact Chelsea Neil ( to discuss.

Attendees will be able to view their individual schedules by logging onto the ELFA Capitol Connections website after April 30. Do not plan travel based on the online schedule! Due to the nature of scheduling with congressional offices, attendees will receive a final listing of meeting assignments onsite at the meeting registration.

Special Note

Attendees should plan to arrive by 11:30 am on May 16. Travel home should not be scheduled on May 17 until after 6:30 pm. If you have specific circumstances, please contact Chelsea Neil to discuss.

Each attendees' schedule is tailored to give the maximum impact for ELFA's advocacy efforts. Since each schedule is individualized, it is critical that any changes in attendance are communicated to Chelsea Neil prior to arrival.

Issue Briefings

To prepare you, webinars will be available on the issues to be discussed (April 25) and to prep you on what to expect at a Hill meeting (May 2).

Materials will be provided on the Capitol Connections website, as well as recordings of the webinars and a link to your individualized schedule with background on the congressional offices you will visit. Registered attendees will be given prior notice of policy updates and provided with printed materials when they pick up their registration materials on-site.

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
Member Attendee $0.00

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Available Functions



Hotel Information

Two hotels have reserved discounted blocks of rooms for this event. Both properties are listed below.

The Liaison Hotel
Located at 415 New Jersey Avenue NW; Washington, DC 20001. A special group rate of $389 is available Monday, May 14th to Wednesday, May 16th. You may make reservations online by copying and pasting the following link into a web browser:

You may also make reservations by calling The Liaison Hotel at 202-638-1616. Be sure to tell the reservations clerk you are booking under the ELFA block.

Once your reservation is complete, you will receive an instant confirmation number via e-mail (as long as your e-mail address has been entered). Reservations should be guaranteed with a credit card and made before the cut-off date of Wednesday, April 16, 2018. After the cut-off date, rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis and possibly at a higher rate.

Washington Court Hotel
Currently SOLD OUT for Tuesday, May 15th and Wednesday, May 16th
Located at 525 New Jersey Avenue NW; Washington, DC 20001. A special group rate of $389 for Monday, May 14th and $359 plus tax (king, non-smoking room) is available for attendees Tuesday, May 15th through Thursday, May 17th. You may complete your reservation on line by copying and pasting the following link into a web browser:

Or you may make reservations by calling the Washington Court Hotel at 1-800-321-3010. Be sure to tell the reservations clerk you will be attending the ELFA Meeting.

Getting There

The Hotels are located in the heart of the distinctive Capitol Hill neighborhood only 3 blocks from the U.S. Capitol. You will find that the hotels are also a ten-minute walk from the famous National Mall, home to dozens of renowned monuments and free museums. Less than 2 blocks away is historic Union Station, offering an impressive variety of shopping, dining, entertainment and transportation alternatives.

Both hotels are near the Union Station subway stop (red line), bringing the best of the capital area to your door. They are also 15 minutes from Ronald Reagan National Airport; 55 minutes from Dulles National Airport; 45 minutes from Baltimore International Airport. Airports can be accesses by taxi, shuttle service, Metro or Amtrak.

The Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

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