Join us in Washington D.C. to advocate for the humanities!
This annual event will provide opportunities to connect with a growing number of humanities advocates from around the country. During our Annual Meeting, we will explore approaches to year-round advocacy on college campuses and in local communities while also preparing for Capitol Hill visits. On Humanities Advocacy Day, we will hold meetings with House and Senate offices to make a persuasive case for federal funding for the humanities.
Sunday, March 19th
Join us for a reception Sunday evening to get to catch up after 2 years of virtual meetings.
Monday, March 20th
The Annual Meeting brings together faculty, administrators, and representatives from scholarly societies, museums, archives and other humanities organizations to build their capacity to advocate for the humanities. We are excited to be back in person after 2 years of virtual programing.
Tuesday, March 21st
On Humanities Advocacy Day, state-based delegations will visit Members of Congress and their staff. Together, we will advocate for increased FY 2024 funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Department of Education’s international education programs (Title VI and Fulbright-Hays).
Before we meet in D.C., participants will be introduced to their advocacy group via email and receive advocacy training resources and profiles of the Members of Congress whose offices they will visit. During the NHA Annual Meeting on March 20, we will offer training on Capitol Hill advocacy and all advocates will have time to meet with their groups to discuss strategy and logistics for the following day.
Convene - NHA Annual Meeting Space
The 2023 NHA Annual Meeting will take place at Convene, 1201 Wilson Blvd 30th floor, Arlington, VA 22209. Convene at 1201 Wilson Boulevard is located in the tallest tower in the Metropolitan D.C. area with unique views of the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia skylines. We will be utilizing both the 29th and 30th floors for our meetings. Convene is located just across the street from the Rosslyn metro stop and is less than 5 miles from the Ronald Regan National Airport.
Le Méridien Arlington - Hotel
We have secured a hotel room block at Le Méridien Arlington hotel, which is just a 3-minute walk away from our event space at Convene. The Sunday night welcome reception will take place at Le Méridien.
Humanities Advocacy Day
On the morning of Tuesday, March 21st we will have busses to take advocates to the Hill. Additionally, we will have a local waystation on the Hill all day on Tuesday so that advocates can stop by during the day.