The Salt Lake Chamber’s annual Washington, D.C. Trip is an extraordinary, high-level networking, educational and policy development opportunity. This trip brings together Utah’s business leaders with members of our federal delegation and other policy and business groups headquartered in the nation’s capital.

The three-night, three-day Washington, D.C. Trip includes an unmatched itinerary with special tracks designed to fit a variety of interests. This trip is recognized as one of Utah’s leading legislative trips to the nation’s capital, featuring small group advocacy meetings, senior level briefings and exclusive special events.

The trip also serves an important role in the Salt Lake Chamber’s public policy efforts. The trip builds on the Chamber’s year-round legislative advocacy efforts on the federal level. This document is a consolidation of key federal priorities included in the Salt Lake Chamber’s Public Policy Guide, priorities expressed by the Board of Governors and key legislation being advanced by our federal delegation. It is updated before every Washington, D.C. trip.


Tuesday, September 24

5:30 p.m. Meet in hotel lobby

5:45 p.m. Walk to restaurants

6:00 p.m. Small group dinners

8:30 p.m. Monuments Bike Ride – Optional

Wednesday, September 25

8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet  

9:00 a.m. Bus departs

9:20 a.m. Tour of the Bureau of Engraving  

10:30 a.m. Bus Depart for lunch         

11:30 a.m. Lunch with Congressman Ben McAdams, Congressman Chris Stewart and Representative Brad Wenstrup at Charlie Palmer’s

1:30 p.m. Travel back to hotel

2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Open Time

6:00 p.m. Meet in the hotel lobby (Taking the Metro to the game)

7:00 p.m. Nationals vs Phillies 

Thursday, September 26

8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

Track Option 1:

  • 8:45 a.m. Bus Depart for Library of Congress
  • 9:10 a.m. Library of Congress Tour
  • 10:15 a.m. Walk to Capitol Steps

Track Option 2:

  • 9:00 a.m. Bus Depart to Department of Interior
  • 9:15 a.m. Meeting with Secretary of Interior David Bernhardt and Congressman Rob Bishop
  • 9:55 a.m. Bus departs to Capitol Steps

10:30 a.m. Meet with Senator Romney on Capitol Steps

10:45 a.m. Walk to Supreme Court

11:00 a.m. Supreme Court Tour with Congressman Rob Bishop

12:00 p.m. Walk to Capitol Hill Club

12:30 p.m. Lunch Meeting with Congressman John Curtis at the Capitol Hill Club

1:30 p.m. Walk to Capitol Hill Visitor Center

2:00 p.m.Meeting Senator Mike Lee at Capit0l Hill Visitor Center

3:15 p.m. Travel back to the hotel

3:45 p.m. Open Time

5:15 p.m. Meet in the Lobby

5:30 p.m. Depart for Evening Dinner Cruise

6:00 p.m.  Board Odyssey Cruise

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.  Bridges & Monument Odyssey Dinner Cruise

Friday, September 27 

8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet 

9:00 a.m. Immigration Panel  

10:00 a.m. Hail to the Chiefs Panel

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Iran, Commerce and Trade with Dr. Michael Bell

11:45 a.m. Break

12:00 p.m. Lunch with Jamieson Greer, Chief of Staff for United States Trade Representative  

1:15 p.m. Program Adjourn

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