2018 NCA Leadership Conference

  • 10 Jun 2018
  • 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 14 Jun 2018
  • 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, 999 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Winners of a free conference registration from last years Hill Day Photo Contest. If you want a chance to win in the future, submit your pictures from hill day this year. Conference registration waived, lunch fees still apply.
  • Special price for accredited, associate/developing, satellite, affiliate, or chapter members registering by May 5, 2018. If payment is not received before the early registration deadline of May 5, your registration will be canceled and you will need to re-registered under the late registration fee.
  • Special rate for accredited, associate/developing, satellite, affiliate, or chapter members registering after May 5, 2018
  • For non-members registering by May 5, 2018. If payment is not received before the early registration deadline of May 5, your registration will be canceled and you will need to re-registered under the late registration fee.
  • For non-members registering after May 5, 2018
  • For members or non-members who wish to attend only one day of the conference and are registering after the early registration discount has ended. During registration select concurrent sessions only on the day you will be attending.
  • For NCA Staff, Exhibitors and Regional CAC ED & PDs who have been provided with a code for this registration type.
  • Registration for lead workshop presenters for the conference. You will need to enter the registration code you were provided.

Registration is closed

Registration Information

Tuition includes entry to all of the conference sessions, daily breakfast, refreshment breaks, luncheon on Monday, networking reception, and conference participant materials. There is an extra cost for the box lunch on Tuesday. You may either pay online during the registration process or mail a check made out to the National Children's Alliance and a copy of your invoice to:

Attn: Conference Coordinator
National Children’s Alliance
516 C Street NE
Washington, DC 20002 

Make sure to review the conference schedule and workshop descriptions before registering, as you will be asked to select your workshop preferences during the registration process.


Review the conference registration cost in the left column and then Click the register button at the bottom of the column or the button above to begin the registration process.

Travel to Washington, DC

Three major airports serve the Washington, D.C. area: 

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) 

Of the three airports, Reagan National Airport is the closest and travel to the conference hotel by taxi or Metro (Washington’s subway system) is simple. Dulles and BWI airports are approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour from the conference hotel; private shuttles or private transportation is recommended when flying into these airports. 


Overflow Hotel Update Information 3-21-18:

The main room block at the Renaissance, which is the conference center hotel, is full. We are trying to free up some rooms in the main block so if you are still looking for a room, you should keep checking with the hotel.  If you would prefer to secure a room now, you can book a room at our overflow hotel using the information below.

Leadership Conference Overflow Room Block
Courtyard Washington, DC/US Capitol
1325 2nd Street NE  Washington  DC  20002
Reservation Phone Number 800-321-2211 


The above information is for the overflow hotel which is not the conference center hotel. The overflow hotel is about 2 miles from the conference center hotel.

Conference Center Hotel Information

The Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel, located at 999 9th Street NW, is home to Leadership Conference 2018. All conference sessions will be at the hotel which is centrally located in Penn Quarter, adjacent to the Washington Convention Center and within 2 blocks of the Metro, Chinatown, numerous restaurants and entertainment on 7th and H Streets. 

Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel

A block of rooms has been set up at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel at the federal rate of per night plus tax (currently 14.5% per room per night) for single and double occupancy. The room block will expire May 18, 2018. You may use the link above to book your lodging for the conference online or you may the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel reservation line at 800-228-9290. If you make your lodging reservation by phone, please mention the NCA Leadership Conference to obtain the reduced rates.

Note: Rooms may sell-out prior to May 18th. Once all rooms have been sold, the rooming block will close. Please make your reservations early.

PLEASE NOTE: The room block will open in early March. Once the room block is sold out, an additional room block will open for the Leadership Conference in Washington, DC at the Courtyard Washington, D.C. Hotel which is a Marriott property. These rooms are at the federal per diem rate but there is a limited number available. If you are attending the Leadership Conference and have not yet made lodging arrangements, please do so now as the rooms will sell out very quickly. The hotel address and reservation information is below: 

Courtyard Washington, DC Hotel
1325 2nd Street NE
Washington, D.C.  20002 

This room block will close on May 18, 2018 but most likely will sell out well before that date. Please make your reservation now.

Make your reservation using the following link:


You may also call the hotel reservation line to make your reservation at (800) 321-2211 and mention the “NCA Leadership” room block to receive the $253 federal per diem rate. 

This hotel is approximately 1.3 miles from the conference center hotel. The hotel does not have shuttle service so you will need to arrange for a taxi or other private transportation to the conference center.

Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations received by NCA on or before May 5, 2018 will be refunded at 80% of the full tuition. Refunds will NOT be given for cancellations received after May 5, 2018 or for participants who register but do not attend. All eligible refunds will be issued after the conclusion of the conference. Transfer of registration fees to another person attending LC 2018 may be done without penalty, at any time upon notification to the Conference Coordinator. Unused, paid registration fees cannot be charged against an NCA grant. 

Questions/concerns should be directed to Tom Knapp, Conference Coordinator, via email by clicking here.