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NAMM Advocacy Fly-In for Music Education  

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March 26-29, 2012

NAMM invites all NAMM Members to participate in the 2012 Advocacy Fly-In for Music Education March 26- 28, 2012.   The Advocacy Fly-In 2012 continues NAMM’s core advocacy efforts about the importance of music education for every child and promotes legislation that advances access to music education for all children. 

All Fly-In delegates will be asked to contact Members of Congress in the weeks before March 26 to schedule meetings with Members of Congress (MOCs) or their staff.   

The schedule for the 2012 NAMM Advocacy Fly-In for Music Education:

  • March 26, 2012: Travel to Washington D.C.; opening dinner with special DC guests
  • March 27, 2012:  Issue updates and advocacy training
    • Presentations by representatives from the Council of Chief State School Officers, National Governors Association, National Council of State Legislatures, National Association of State Boards of Education
    • A meeting with US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has been requested. 
  • March 28, 2012: Congressional visits and Congressional reception (evening departure optional)
  • March 29, 2012: Departure or optional training on protecting intellectual property presented by the US Patent and Trade Office is being offered (see info below; separate registration required and will be sent to you)* 

As an Advocacy Fly-In delegate, NAMM provides up to three (3) nights hotel accommodations and meals, starting with dinner on March 26 through breakfast on March 29.   Fly-In participants are responsible for round-trip travel to Washington and ground transportation to and from the hotel. Due to a considerable increase in hotel and meal costs in Washington, a $400 registration fee is requested.  Should you not need a hotel room or a family member/guest will be traveling with you, $200 per person is requested to help cover the cost of shared meals. Please see note below concerning family members/guests. The Advocacy Fly-In hotel is Hotel Monaco

 A note about family members/guests:

  • The Fly-In is a music industry business event.  Family members or guests may share a hotel room with you, if desired. We request your individual participation in the issue briefing on Tuesday and Congressional visits on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Family members or guests may join you for breakfast each day and the Capitol Hill Reception Wednesday evening and dinners on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 

Please register ASAP by clicking the registration link below and completing the form.  Please send your registration fee with a check to the address provided. The deadline to secure your registration and hotel room is Monday, February 27, 2012  

A complete itinerary including hotel confirmation will be sent the week of March 15th.  Please provide your nine (9) digit zip code(s) for home and/or business to determine Congressional contacts.

Registration fee is non-refundable due to NAMM's liability fees for room block and banquet guarantees.

FYI Dress code: Business casual attire March 27; business attire for Congressional meetings and evening events.

 *OPTIONAL on March 29

Protect Your Company’s Intellectual Property, Brand and Trademark

USPTO IP Academy

The US Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) is organizing an IP Academy for the “music products industry only” on March 29, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Please indicate on the registration form if you are interested in staying in DC to attend this event.  Additional night hotel costs are at your own expense should you wish to stay over on March 29.  NAMM will provide shuttle service to/from the USPTO offices. We will assist with additional night of housing as space is available.  A separate registration page will be sent to you to register for this event.  Information about the USPTO Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) may be found at:

You may attend this event only; please send an email to if you wish to only attend the USPTO IP Academy on March 29; a registration link will be provided.

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