Online registration is closed for the 2016 Advocacy Forum. Onsite registration at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park is $250.

Registration category definitions

Alzheimer's Association Ambassador

An advocate who serves as the key contact to a member of Congress for the Association. Ambassadors must enroll, attend the Ambassador-only meeting and complete the District-Forum-District (DFD) program.

Advocacy Forum attendee

An advocate attending Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday sessions and all events (including the National Forum Dinner).

Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM)

The Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM is the sister organization of the Alzheimer's Association, working to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority with leaders in Congress, AIM's annual membership fees are $20, and dollar-for-dollar, AIM is your best opportunity to create change on Capitol Hill. Become an AIM Member; click here to join AIM.

Member benefits include:

  • Exclusive members-only communications, including the AIM monthly update.
  • Invitations to participate in briefings and events with legislative and political leaders.
  • Access to a full range of AIM member-only opportunities to support the Alzheimer's movement.

Care partner

A care partner is identified an as individual accompanying an advocate who is living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. Care partners must register at the same time as the person they are accompanying to the Forum to take advantage of the discounted registration fee.

Scholarship awardee

An advocate who is awarded a scholarship to attend the Advocacy Forum. The scholarship program is administered through the Alzheimer's Association chapter network. Applicants must apply to their local chapter for consideration. Scholarship recipients must attend the Forum and complete the DFD program to facilitate disbursement of funds.

Chapter Policy Staff Meeting

A meeting for chapter staff who are designated as the public policy lead for their chapter territory. Meeting will be on Sunday, April 3, 2016, noon-7:30 p.m. (lunch and dinner included) and on Monday, April 4, 2016, from 9-11:30 a.m.

Young advocate

Young advocates are family members, friends and caregivers between the ages of 18 and 35.

DFD Program

District-Forum-District (DFD) is a premier program for Advocacy Forum attendees designed to maximize the impact of their Forum visits on Capitol Hill. By meeting with members of Congress and/or their staff in local, congressional district offices before and after the Forum, advocates will amplify the message that Alzheimer's disease must be a national priority as well as hold congressional leaders accountable.

DFD participants are leaders in year-round advocacy and will receive special recognition at the Advocacy Forum. Your local Alzheimer's Association staff will help you coordinate your two local district meetings. Instructions for Capitol Hill visits will be sent to you with your confirmation materials once you have registered to attend the Forum.

National Dinner

Attend the National Dinner and raise awareness to benefit the care, support and research of the Alzheimer's Association. The National Dinner honors public figures and their constituents for their efforts to take the fight against Alzheimer's to the next level. Political, business and entertainment leaders will gather to celebrate advances and to rally around this growing movement in our nation's capital.

Non-Forum registrants may attend the National Dinner. There is a $100 fee for National Dinner guests not registered for the Forum.

On-site registration hours

Pre-registered attendees may pick up their conference materials, and on-site registrants may complete the registration process, during the following hours:

  • Sunday, April 3, 2016, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (Chapter policy staff only)
  • Monday, April 4, 2016, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Information Desk

Wednesday, April 6, 7–10 a.m.

Special requests

If you have special needs (e.g., dietary or physical) that we can address to make your participation more enjoyable, please fill out the appropriate space on the registration form or email

Registration changes

Please indicate the meal functions and events you will be attending. If you wish to make a change to your registration, you may do so by emailing by Friday, March 18, 2016, or visit the registration desk on site.


If you're unable to attend but would like to send another person in your place, please email the new information indicating it is a substitution to Substitutions for scholarship recipients must be requested by contacting Aline Stone at No exceptions.

Registration cancellations

Cancellation and refunds must be emailed and time stamped to or faxed to 866.699.1235 on or before Friday, March 18, 2016. All refund requests received by Friday, March 18, 2016, will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after Friday, March 18, 2016. No refunds for no-shows.

Registration confirmations

After you complete the online registration, a registration confirmation is automatically sent to you by e-mail. If you do NOT receive your confirmation, please send an email request for a copy of your registration confirmation to Please include your name and full address in the message.

Media information

News media materials will be available in the Forum Press Office located in the registration area.

Join Us in Washington:

March 27-29, 2017
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC 20008

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Contact Us

General information
Phone: 312.335.5833


Annetha Hall 
Phone: 202.638.8665

AIM information
Phone: 202.638.8671


News media
Phone: 312.335.4078