Annual Spring Event – Washington, DC

Register Now: May 9 & 10, 2018

Registration is now open for The New England Council’s 2018 Annual Spring Event, which will be held on Wednesday, May 9, and Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Washington, DC. The Annual Spring Event will be an excellent opportunity for Council members to hear from representatives of the new Administration, as well as our region’s Congressional leaders as the 115th Congress gets underway.

The Annual Spring Event will include a Federal Policy Briefing with leaders from the Trump Administration, a Capitol Hill Reception with members of the New England Congressional delegation and their staffs, and a Congressional Breakfast featuring remarks from several members of Congress. NEC staff have also arranged smaller group meetings for the Council’s various policy committees.


Please stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks, including agenda details and speaker announcements. Registration fees are $500 for NEC members and $700 for non-members.

2016 Annual Spring Event

Over 200 New England Council members gathered in our nation’s capital on March 16 & 17, 2016, for our Annual Spring Event.

Federal Policy Briefing – We kicked off the Annual Spring Event on Wednesday, March 16, with a briefing with several senior Obama Administration officials.  The briefing was held at the historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel, just steps from The White House. Members heard from an impressive lineup of speakers, including Thomas Wheeler, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission; Fred Hochberg, the Chairman & President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States; Russell Slifer, Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, and Matthew Vogel, Chief of Staff to the United States Trade Representative.

Capitol Hill Reception – Our Annual Capitol Hill Reception was held on the top floor of the Hart Senate Office Building overlooking the Capitol.  The reception was attended by many members of the New England delegation along with their staffs.

Click here to view photos from the Capitol Hill Reception on our Flickr page.

Congressional Breakfast- On Thursday, March 17, we were pleased to welcome several members of Congress at a Congressional Breakfast at the Charlie Palmer Restaurant at the foot of Capitol Hill. NEC heard from Senate leaders at the forefront of bipartisan efforts to address the opioid addiciton crisis, including New England’s own Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), as well as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Following the conclusion of the Congressional Breakfast on Thursday, members participated in a variety other small group meetings with Congressional offices and other federal policy leaders.


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