Washington Conference



Washington Conference


MAY 14-16, 2018



Room Rate: $235/night

Click here to book your hotel room!



registration is no longer free and is a nominal $70

Click here to register online today!
Credit card payments only for online registration

Click here for a printable registration form




Quick Links:

2018 Mentoring Program
2018 Sponsors
Housing Information
Central Life Sciences Fellowships Travel Stipends
Position Papers
Informational Conference Call



2018 Mentoring Program

If you have been participating in the conference for a few years and are willing to share your knowledge and experience, please consider volunteering to mentor to a new attendee. 

As a mentor you will:

  • Help set up Congressional appointments
  • Participate in a Monday morning informational session on May 14
  • Guide your mentee to the Hill
  • Join your mentee for at least the first couple of Hill visits

New members requesting assistance and potential mentors — contact Angela Beehler via email angela@mosquitocontrol.org or call 509-967-2414 to be paired up today!



Thank You 2018 Washington Conference Sponsors!

AdapcoAmvacClarkeCentral Life Sciences


Housing Information

Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1767 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Phone: +1-703-837-0440

Although the AMCA room block discounted hotel rates are no longer available, guests can still book at the the hotel based on their current availability.

Click here to reserve a room today! 

Room rates are in USD($) and DOES NOT include the state and hotel tax of 14.5% (subject to change).  

The AMCA room block housing deadline was April 14, 2018. Anyone who reserves a room after this date is subject to pay the rates the hotel provides. Please note that your reservation may be modified or cancelled up to 72 hours prior to arrival. If you would like to extend your stay outside of May 13-17 please contact the hotel directly.


Central Life Sciences Fellowships Travel Stipends


Applications for travel stipends ARE currently being REVIEWED!



Who is eligible?

The intended use of the Central Life Sciences Fellowship travel stipends is to encourage the attendance of AMCA members who have never participated in this meeting before, particularly members from states or Congressional districts that have lacked such representation in the past. AMCA awards a limited amount of Central Life Sciences Fellowship travel stipends to attendees who meet these two criteria:
  • AMCA member in good standing
  • Attending the 2018 Annual Washington Conference for the first time

How are recipients selected?
The final determination of which applicants receive the Central Life Sciences Fellowships is made by the AMCA Washington Conference Chair in conference with the AMCA Legislative and Regulatory Committee Chair. In addition to the criteria above, special consideration is made for members from states or Congressional districts that have Senators or Representatives holding key committee positions affecting our mosquito control issues. If the pool of travel funds permits, AMCA may also provide limited support to members who have attended in the past but now face budget restrictions that prevent them from attending on their own. 

What does the fellowship cover?

Central Life Sciences Fellows are reimbursed for eligible travel expenses up to one thousand dollars ($1,000.00). Eligible travel expenses are defined as follows: 
  • Airfare: We reimburse the cost (full or partial) of roundtrip coach-class airfare from your home airport to the Washington, DC area (Dulles, Reagan, or BWI).
  • Airport parking: If you must leave a vehicle at your home airport, AMCA will reimburse up to $10.00/day, up to a maximum of $40.00 for 4 days.
  • Driving: If you drive to Washington, DC from your home city/town, AMCA will reimburse you at the rate of $.545/mile (gas receipts are not reimbursed in addition to mileage reimbursement).
  • Hotel: The AMCA group rate at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel is $235/night (plus applicable city, state and local taxes).
  • Meals: You can request reimbursement for the following meals up to the following limits:
Sun lunch - $10
Sun dinner - $20
Mon breakfast - $10
Mon lunch - $15
Mon dinner - $25
Tue breakfast - included in registration
Tue lunch - $15
Tue dinner - $25
Wed breakfast - included in registration
Wed lunch - $15
  • Meeting registration: Registration is no longer free and is a nominal $70 per person.

What to do if you are awarded a fellowship

You must make your own hotel reservation and travel arrangements. After the meeting, you will send all receipts and your reimbursement request form to AMCA Headquarters. Maximum reimbursement is $1,000; therefore some expenses may only be reimbursed in part, depending on your total expenses. 


Thank you to Central Life Sciences for graciously sponsoring these travel stipends.


Position Papers

2018 Position Papers:

Will be available soon!



Missed the Call?  View the PRESENTATION

What We Learned: 

  • How to apply for travel stipends
  • How to set up meetings with Members of Congress and their staff
  • What to say during your office visits
  • On-site support that will be available to you as a new attendee
  • What to pack
  • Travel planning - nearest airport, ground transportation

 Other Questions?: 

Contact Angela Beehler











Last Year's Conference:


MAY 15-17, 2017



The 19th Annual AMCA Washington Conference took place May 15-17, 2017 at The Melrose Georgetown Hotel. More than one hundred AMCA members met to discuss issues that can only be resolved at the Federal level. The Washington Conference is geared towards those US AMCA members concerned with the impacts of the decisions the federal government makes that have an effect on mosquito control and public health pesticides.


 View the Attendee List (updated May 17, 2017)
 View a list of Key Staff Members


HR 953: The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017

S 340: The Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2017



 Build Comprehensive Vector Programs

 Clean Water Act NPDES Permit Impacts on Mosquito Control Programs

Endangered Species Act Considerations and Mosquito Control

Federal Funding for Mosquito Control: Advance Innovation and Discovery