The Society of American Florists’ 38th Annual Congressional Action Days (CAD), will take place March 12-13, in Washington, D.C.
Last year’s CAD drew its largest crowd in more than a decade last year with 119 growers, wholesalers, retailers and suppliers — including 35 first-time participants — from 30 states.
Before heading to Capitol Hill, CAD participants will hear from SAF lobbyists during the Issues & Advocacy Training session. Joe Bischoff of Cornerstone Government Affairs and Shawn McBurney, SAF’s senior director of government relations, will explain the key issues affecting the floral industry.
Stephanie Vance, a professional lobbyist trainer with Advocacy Associates, will give a hands-on lesson in effective Hill communications. The training session is followed by a working lunch, where participants meet with others from their state or region and talk about how best to tell the industry’s story during your congressional appointments.
For more information about this year’s CAD, visit safnow.org/cad
. The cut-off date for guaranteeing the SAF room rate at the CAD hotel is Feb. 16
The early-bird registration fee is $295 for members and $395 for non-members by Feb. 23.
Your CAD registration includes an additional FREE registration for a second person from your company who has never attended CAD before.