2017 NBWA Legislative Conference LogoThe 2017 NBWA Legislative Conference will be held in Washington, D.C., April 30 - May 3, 2017. Register online using the link below, or by completing a hard copy registration form.
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 beer distributors and the regulatory, economic and commercial value that distributors deliver to their communities.


The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is the official hotel for the 2017 NBWA Legislative Conference. Call the Hyatt Regency Reservations Department at (888) 421-1442 and identify yourself as an NBWA participant or book your room online. The room rate is $307 + tax per night.

NBWA encourages you to make hotel reservations early, as the hotel will sell out. The last day to make reservations and receive the group rate is March 30, 2017; however, the NBWA guest room block at the Hyatt can sell out prior to that date. Don’t delay. Once the block is sold, rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed.

Schedule of Events

For additional details, consult the conference brochure.

Sun., April 30  
12:00 - 6:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Next Generation Group Event

(By Invitation Only)

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Co-hosted with the Brewers Association

Mon., May 1  
7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open
7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Networking Luncheon
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Next Generation Group Luncheon

(By Invitation Only)

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Distributor Member Meeting

(Distributor Members Only)

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. State Delegation Meetings
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Toast to Washington Reception

Co-hosted with the Beer Institute

Tues., May 2  
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Legislative Briefing
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Capitol Hill Visits
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Chairman's Circle Reception

(By Invitation Only)

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Cheers: A Celebration of Beer & Food
Wed., May 3  
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Capitol Hill Visits

Media Registration

To request media credentials, please complete the media registration form by Monday, April 17. 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.

Requests for complimentary media registration cannot be accommodated on site. Please contact NBWA Editorial Assistant Sara Neiman at sneiman@nbwa.org with any media registration questions.

2016 Conference Issues

Issues discussed during the 2016 NBWA Legislative Conference include: 

NBWA Advocacy App

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. 

2016 NBWA Legislative Conference