This year marks the 100th anniversary of The Council, and while we honor and recognize our past, we continue to look towards tomorrow, towards a promising future. We hope you can join us in sharing the celebration. Thanks for being part of it all.
Legislative Leadership Summit
Mark your calendar and book your flights – we need you in Washington this February. Every year we ask for your help educating your elected officials and lobbying them on critical legislation. But this year is special. The November election ushered in nearly 90 new Members of Congress who will be considering legislation impacting everything from employee benefits and broker licensing to reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. Most new Members of the 113th Congress know very little about your business and how it’s going to be impacted by their decisions. Our goal is to collectively strengthen the industry and educate these new and existing lawmakers.
The 113th Congress left a lot of unfinished business on the table. We’ll be working hard over the next year on major issues impacting the broker community, specifically on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, reauthorization of TRIA, and establishing a national broker licensing regime. Members of Congress need to be aware of how these issues impact your business and how they can help keep our industry strong. Your service on Capitol Hill always yields high dividends and we’re forever grateful for all that you do. We hope to see you here February.
Register today for The Council’s Legislative Leadership Summit in Washington D.C., Feb. 5-7, 2013.
New This Year!
The Council will offer a mobile app for this year's Legislative Leadership Summit. Interactive features to help you navigate the conference and get the most out of your visit will include:
- Agenda: Agenda with major Legislative Summit meetings and events
- Key Committee Members: Guide to Members of key congressional committees
- Maps: Interactive maps to help you navigate Capitol Hill
- Attendees & Speakers: Full listing of attendees and speakers
- Registration Fee – $495
- CEBE Board Member Registration Fee – $720
- Guest Fee – $100
To Register Online
If you are not already logged in, you will be prompted to do so at www.ciab.com prior to accessing the online registration.
If registering online, you must pay by credit card.
To register multiple individuals from your firm online:
Once logged into the system, you will be given the option to register yourself or others from your firm. When registering others from your firm, you will be provided a list of all individuals from your company location within our database. If you do NOT see the person you wish to register listed in the company directory, you will need to create a profile for that person during the registration process.
NOTE: The contact information auto-populated for each person is the information we currently have in our database. Any changes to the contact information made during the registration process will change that individual’s record in our database. Please do not change another person's information to your own.
To Register by Mail or Fax
Download the appropriate registration form:
General Registration form
CEBE Board registration form (For attending Council of Employee Benefits Executive Board members)
Mail or fax your payment by credit card or check (made payable to The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers). Payment by check is not an option if registering online. Please retain a copy of your registration form for your records. Due to recent PCI compliance mandates, The Council cannot accept completed registration forms via email.
Cancellation Deadline: Jan. 4, 2013
If you are unable to attend the meeting, you must submit your cancellation in writing by Jan. 4 to Susanna McElroy at email@example.com. If The Council receives written notification of cancellation on or before Jan. 4, your registration fee, less a $50 processing charge, will be refunded. After Jan. 4, The Council is unable to refund any portion of the registration fee. Substitutions are permitted at any time at no additional cost.
For hotel cancellation policies, please refer to the confirmation you received from the Mandarin Oriental.
Hotel and Room Block – Make your reservation by Jan. 4!
Mandarin Oriental Washington DC
1330 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024
Check in time is 3:00 p.m. and checkout time is noon.
The Council has reserved a block of rooms at a discounted group rate of $350/room, per night for a deluxe city or water view room. Reservations must be made by Jan. 4 to ensure group room rate and room availability.
If making reservations by phone, call the reservations department at 202.787.6140 Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., EST. You must reference the “Legislative Leadership Summit” or “The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers” to be assigned to the group’s room block. Alternatively, you may make your room reservation online. This link will take you directly to our group block reservation page. Online reservations are available 24 hours a day.
The most important element of this conference is spending time with your home state representative, senators, and their staff. The Council staff will be making appointments for you to visit your representatives and senators for Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Attendees will receive their congressional appointments schedule when they arrive onsite at the meeting. If you have any questions about your appointments, please contact Jason Capeheart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.662.4306.
To learn more about your representatives and senators, click on the following links:
www.senate.gov – Enter your state for information on your two senators
www.house.gov – Type in your zip code for your representative’s information
Tuesday, February 5
Wednesday, February 6
Thursday, February 7
Business attire requires jacket and tie; business casual does not.
Washington temperatures in February generally range between the low 30’s and mid 40’s. Please dress appropriately as you may be walking to various government buildings and congressional appointments.
Overlooking the Tidal Basin and conveniently accessible to Capitol Hill, the Mandarin Oriental is located seven minutes from Reagan National Airport; 35 minutes from Dulles International Airport; 45 minutes from Baltimore/Washington International Airport and two miles from Union Station.
Taxi, limousine service or car rental can be easily arranged through the concierge at 202.787.6170. Valet parking is available at the hotel 24 hours a day.