Arthritis Foundation Advocacy Summit

2017 Advocacy Summit

The Advocacy Summit is March 6-7, 2017 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Arlington, Virginia! Join Arthritis Foundation Advocates at the Advocacy Summit and become a Champion of Yes. Learn how to take action, advocate for people with arthritis, find your voice, network with Advocates and meet with your members of Congress and their staff. Children are welcome to attend the Kids' Summit, where they will learn how to advocate for themselves and meet other children living with and affected by arthritis. New in 2017 is a Teen Summit where teens will learn about advocacy through fun activities with their peers.

Advocacy Summit Information

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2017 Summit Agenda

Read the latest Arthritis Foundation Advocacy Summit agenda here.

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Kids' Summit

The Arthritis Foundation's Advocacy Summit features the Kids' Summit, designed for kids with arthritis and siblings who are kindergarten aged or older. Bring the whole family!

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Teen Summit

New in 2017, the Advocacy Teen Summit will give teens the opportunity to learn about advocacy and how they can use it to make a difference on Capitol Hill, their states and in their own lives.

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Advocate on Social

You can still help the Arthritis Foundation champion the fight against arthritis by attending our virtual summit! Learn more about our policy priorities and see how you can help.

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Hotel and Transportation Information

Find hotel and transportation information for the Arthritis Foundation's Adocacy Summit here. You'll learn about room rates, airport transporation and more.

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Advocacy Summit Travel Award

Apply online for an Arthritis Foundation Advocacy Summit Travel Award, which are awarded from the National and regional offices.

We asked Advocates: Why do you keep coming back to the Summit?

"I keep coming back to the Summit because I want to find a cure for arthritis.  Being one voice is good; joining my voice with others is even better.  For my legislators to be able to put a face with a story and to feel the emotion behind it is much more impactful than a letter in a mailbox.  I want the awareness I raise to have an influence on legislation passed to improve the lives of people with arthritis." - Amy, Ohio

"We keep coming back to the Summit because it's important to continue telling our story and sharing the Arthritis Foundation's advocacy priorities with Congress.  Each story makes a difference." - Kate, Iowa

Tell us!  Why do you keep coming back to the Summit?  Send us an e-mail at advocacy@arthritis.org!


Questions?

Laura Keivel
(202) 887-2913
lkeivel@arthritis.org

We asked Advocates: Why do you keep coming back to the Summit?

Arthritis Foundation Advocate poses with Senator Brian Schatz"I keep coming back to the Summit because I want to find a cure for arthritis.  Being one voice is good; joining my voice with others is even better.  For my legislators to be able to put a face with a story and to feel the emotion behind it is much more impactful than a letter in a mailbox.  I want the awareness I raise to have an influence on legislation passed to improve the lives of people with arthritis." - Amy, Ohio

"We keep coming back to the Summit because it's important to continue telling our story and sharing the Arthritis Foundation's advocacy priorities with Congress.  Each story makes a difference." - Kate, Iowa

 

Tell us!  Why do you keep coming back to the Summit?  Send us an e-mail at advocacy@arthritis.org!