Legislative Conference | NBWA: America's Beer Distributors

The 2018 NBWA Legislative Conference will take place in Washington, D.C., April 22 - 25, 2018.

Online registration for the conference is now closed. Registration will be available on-site. If you need assistance, please contact Maggie Moreland.
Each year, the Legislative Conference provides distributors with the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and to educate members of Congress about the importance of effective state-based alcohol regulation, the role of independent beer distributors and the regulatory, economic and commercial value that distributors deliver in their communities.
See the 2018 Legislative Conference Brochure for more details.


The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is the official hotel for this year's Legislative Conference. Book your room online or call the Hyatt Regency Washington at (888) 421-1442. The room rate is $310+ tax per night.


Sunday, April 22  
12:00 - 6:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Beers with Brewers Reception (co-hosted with the Brewers Association)
Monday, April 23  
7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 1:30 p.m. Education Breakout Sessions
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Next Generation Group Lunch (by Invitation Only)
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. General Industry Session
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Toast to Washington Reception (Co-Hosted with Beer Institute)
Tuesday, April 24  
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open
7:00 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
8:00 – 11:30 a.m. Distributor Member Meeting (Distributor Members Only)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. State Delegation Meetings (Lunch)
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Capitol Hill Visits
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. NBWA PAC “Chairman’s Circle” Reception (By Invitation Only)
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Next Generation Group Reception  (By Invitation Only)
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. NBWA's Sixth Annual Signature Cheers Event
Wednesday, April 25  
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Legislative Briefing/Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Capitol Hill Visits
This video takes a look at why it's so important to bring beer distribution employees to Washington, D.C., to meet their members of Congress and learn about the importance of alcohol regulation, especially first-time attendees.


Media Registration

Registration for members of the “working press” (reporters and editors actively covering the event for a recognized news gathering organization) is complimentary for up to two registrants per publication.

To request media credentials for NBWA's Annual Legislative Conference, please complete the online media credential application form. Requests for media credentials and registration must be made no later than Friday, April 20. Requests for complimentary media registration cannot be accommodated on site.

Please contact NBWA Editorial Assistant Sara Neiman at sneiman@nbwa.org with any questions.

2017 Legislative Conference

The 2017 NBWA Legislative Conference was held April 30 - May 3, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Issues discussed during the 2017 NBWA Legislative Conference include: 


Download the NBWA Advocacy App!

Consult the app for a detailed conference schedule, including speaker information; talking points; and a congressional directory. After your meetings on the Hill, relay information to NBWA using the app's meeting feedback survey.

To download the app, visit the App Store or Play Store on your mobile device and search "NBWA Advocacy." Or, download the app on your mobile device using the links below.




For further information, please contact the Membership and Meetings Department at 800-300-6417. 

2017 NBWA Legislative Conference