The 2020 AIM Advocacy Forum has been canceled. The Alzheimer’s Association will refund the registration fee of all attendees. You will receive an email confirming your refund. Please note it may take up to 10 business days to see the credit on your credit card.
If you booked a hotel room inside the Advocacy Forum block at the Marriott Wardman Park, please call 800.228.9290 to cancel your reservation. Cancellations made 24 or more hours prior to check in, will not have a cancellation fee. If you booked a room outside of the AIM Advocacy Forum block, please consult your hotel for their cancellation policy.
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Alzheimer's Association Ambassador
An advocate who is an AIM Member and 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 is a current AIM Member attending all the Forum events held on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (including the National Dinner).
Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM)
The Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM) is a separately incorporated advocacy affiliate of the Alzheimer's Association, working to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority with leaders in Congress. AIM's annual membership fee is $20. All Advocacy Forum attendees must be members of AIM at the time of the meeting to attend.
Member benefits include:
A care partner is identified as an 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.
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.
Young advocates are family members, friends and caregivers between the ages of 18 and 35.
The District-Forum-District (DFD) Program is the premier program for the Association's advocacy efforts that magnifies the impact of the Advocacy Forum's congressional visits on Capitol Hill. Under the DFD program, your Capitol Hill meeting in Washington is held between two visits that take place within the Congressional district – one before and the other after the Forum. When you elect to join the DFD program, you will be contacted with further details. For Alzheimer's Association Ambassadors, participation in this program is mandatory.