Attendees: Know Before You Go

What to know if you're registered for in-person or virtual attendance at the fifth annual Policy Summit

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We hope you're looking forward to ASGCT's fifth annual Policy Summit! Below you'll find important information to help you prepare.

In-person attendees will join us at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown hotel (999 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001). The event will start with breakfast at 8 a.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 18, and the program will start promptly at 9 a.m. ET in the River Birch Ballroom.

See Program + Agenda

Please note: All attendees will have live access to our virtual platform throughout the meeting and for 30 days following its conclusion. See the instructions on how to use the platform below.

Access the Virtual Platform


Registration will open at 8 a.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 18, in the River Birch Ballroom Foyer.

Full registration hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sept. 18 and 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Sept. 19.

Session Location

All sessions take place in the River Birch Ballroom on the Meeting Room Level of the Renaissance Hotel.

Download the Free App

The ASGCT Events app is available for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Download it now to fill out your profile, bookmark sessions of interest, and message fellow attendees at the meeting. View the platform user guide here.

Here's how to sign into the app:

1. Visit this link.

2. Select "Login" on the next page.

3. Login with the email address you provided during registration.


This year, we've organized the most interactive Policy Summit yet! You'll have the chance to meet attendees at the Networking Reception, chat virtually, and foster discussion during breaks.


You'll be able to see the full attendee list before the event begins. Attendees can send connection requests to each other in the virtual platform. If the request is accepted, you can network message right in the app. See the virtual networking user guide here.

Access the Virtual Platform


Meet fellow attendees over breakfast, lunch, and extended coffee breaks in the River Birch Ballroom Foyer.

Networking Reception

Mingle in Meeting Rooms 8/9 on Monday, Sept. 18, 5 – 6:30 p.m., with opening remarks from Congressman Scott Peters (CA-50) and Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02). Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.

Learn More About Networking


The Renaissance Washington DC Downtown hotel has valet parking available, starting at $39 for up to 8 hours.

Those who prefer to self-park may use the Colonial Parking Garage (connected to the hotel) or the nearby PMI Parking, City Center Garage, or 601 K Street NW Parking.

Please note: The hotel's 9th Street entrance is undergoing a brief refresh; therefore, the main entrance of the hotel will be on K Street.

Learn More About Parking Rates + Locations

Meals and Coffee Breaks

Join us for meals with your peers in the River Birch Ballroom Foyer (included with in-person registration).

Day 1 (Sept. 18)

Breakfast: 8 – 9 a.m.

Coffee Breaks:

  • 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
  • 2:30 – 3 p.m.

Lunch: 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Day 2 (Sept. 19)

Breakfast: 8 – 9 a.m.

Coffee Break: 10:45 – 11 a.m.

View Policy Summit Agenda + Program


ASGCT Policy Summit

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