by Dan Spoone
I’m so excited! This year’s in-person portion of the D.C. Leadership Conference will feature a rally in Lafayette Park across from the White House to raise our voices to promote inclusion on our U.S. paper currency. The 2023 D.C. Leadership Conference will offer something for everyone.
The first segment of the conference will feature a four-day virtual conference on the afternoons of Saturday, March 4 through Tuesday, March 7. This segment will include a two-day presidents’ meeting with interactive panel discussions, ACB committee updates and a keynote speaker. We will have a Sunday night “Fireside Chat” and personal interviews with our six new ACB board members who were elected in 2021 and 2022. The second two days will focus on advocacy issues with the legislative seminar. There will again be informative panel discussions, presentations from federal agency representatives and elected representatives. These presentations are always of great value to our members to help us understand the most pressing advocacy initiatives affecting our community. After Leslie’s and my experience with Southwest Airlines over the holidays, we can’t wait to talk with the FAA.
The second portion of the 2023 ACB D.C. Leadership Conference will be our first chance to get together in the nation’s capital in three years. We’re so excited. The in-person segment of the conference will be from Thursday, March 9 through Monday, March 13. The board meeting will be held on Thursday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and broadcast on ACB Media. The Accessible Currency Rally will be held at Lafayette Park on Friday, March 10 in the afternoon. Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12 will feature interactive focus workshops in the morning followed by plated lunches with inspiring speakers. These four days will also include a wonderful package of tours with visits to Mount Vernon, the Library of Congress, the U.S. Capitol, the White House Visitor Center and a narrated tour of the of the monuments on the National Mall with opportunities to explore the monuments. There will be a “Network Dine Around” on Saturday night and an opportunity to travel to Capitol Hill on Monday to visit with your state’s representatives and senators.
We strongly encourage everyone to register for the 2023 ACB D.C. Leadership Conference. The registration fee will be $25. There will be an additional $150 in-person registration fee for those attending the in-person segment of the conference. This fee includes the two plated lunches on Saturday and Sunday, the complete tour package, transportation to the rally and a rally reception, and participation in a set of leadership focus workshops. This will be a fantastic networking opportunity for all of our ACB leaders. We look forward to seeing you at the 2023 ACB D.C. Leadership Conference!