SGRC Regional Advocacy Meetings
The AOA State Government Relations Center (SGRC) will host a series of four regional advocacy meetings across the United States later this summer and fall to build on the profession’s historic, statehouse momentum in 2021 and prepare advocates for future successes. Consult the schedule below to find the regional advocacy meeting pertaining to your particular state.
Directly connecting affiliates' advocates with colleagues who have faced challenges and found successes in the legislative trenches before, the AOA SGRC Regional Advocacy Meetings are opportunities to hone affiliates' advocacy strategies with firsthand input from seasoned statehouse veterans. Each of the four regional advocacy meetings, beginning in July and continuing through October, will feature collaborative and interactive sessions intended to provide advocates with the latest information about the challenges and opportunities facing the profession.
Be sure to access the AOA SGRC Regional Advocacy Meeting dates and registration links specific to your state below. Each region will be updated with additional information on meeting dates, registration and housing details in the coming weeks. For specific questions, please contact the AOA SGRC at firstname.lastname@example.org. The SGRC Regional Advocacy Meetings are supported by Johnson & Johnson Vision, Janssen, the Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety and Lumenis.
Western region states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Date: July 8-9, 2022
The Western Regional Advocacy Meeting will take place at the Salt Lake City Marriott City Center. To ensure our special group rate on housing ($169 for single or double occupancy), please use the link above to book your stay by Friday, July 1.
Registration for the Western Regional Advocacy Meeting is needed by Friday, July 1.
Midwestern region states include: Kansas, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin.
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Date: Aug. 19-20, 2022
The Midwestern Regional Advocacy Meeting will take place at the Hilton Minneapolis. To ensure our special group rate on housing ($129 for single or double occupancy), please use the link above to book your stay before Wednesday, July 20.
Southern region states include: Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia.
Location: Nashville, TN
Date: Sept. 9-10
The Southern Regional Advocacy Meeting will take place at the JW Marriott Nashville. To ensure our special group rate on housing ($319 per night), please use the link above to book your stay before Tuesday, Aug. 9.
Northeastern region states include: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachussetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont.
Location: Portland, ME
Date: Oct. 20-21, 2022
The Northeastern Regional Advocacy Meeting will take place at the Westin Portland Harborview. To ensure our special group rate on housing ($239 for single or double occupancy), please use the link above to book your stay before Monday, Sept. 19.