Our Voice is Louder When You Join Us on Capitol Hill
Be at the center of the action and latest news as we engage with regulators and key lawmakers face-to-face. Activity in Washington, D.C., stands to have a major impact on our ability to operate and provide employment. This year, we are excited to get members back into the Capitol to advocate for our industry’s latest pressing issues.
We’ll kick off with a happy hour at the ACA townhouse featuring Members of Congress. We’ll continue with sessions at the Phoenix Park Hotel on day two and three, and finish day three with Hill visits at the Capitol.
Critical Issues You’ll Hear About:
Come join ACA and its members in advocating on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulatory processes, the bureau’s proposed rules on supervised nonbank entities with arbitration agreements in their contracts as well as requiring certain nonbank covered entities, including debt collectors, to register with the bureau when they are subject to certain enforcement actions.
Additional issues slated for discussion at the event include ongoing medical debt credit reporting changes, data security and privacy, protections for callers secured in the TRACED Act, and to ensure that unfair and unscrupulous blocking does not harm callers and text blocking.
Show ACA members you are making a difference on Capitol Hill by sponsoring what is one of the most critical events of the year for the industry. View the sponsorship opportunities and email us at [email protected] for more information.
Happy Hour @ ACA Townhouse
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join us for this happy hour hosted at the ACA Townhouse located at 509 2nd St NE, Washington DC, 20002. Business casual attire is appropriate.
- Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11)
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Phoenix Park Hotel, Ballroom
520 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Welcome from FAC and ACPAC Chairs
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Kelsi Hamilton, FAC Chair
Jack Brown, ACPAC Chair
President, Gulf Coast Collection Bureau
Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY-06)
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
Congressman Zach Nunn (R-IA-03)
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Senator Ted Budd (R-NC)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
ARM Industry Advocates Discuss the 118th Congress Outlook + Preparation for Capitol Hill Visits
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
- Scott Purcell – CEO and Past President, ACA International
- Leah Dempsey – Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
- Elizabeth Kersey – Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Policy, PRA Group
- Sonia Gibson - Director, National Government Affairs, Encore Capital Group
House Leadership Update From a Former Speaker McCarthy Staff Member
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Will Dunham, Policy Director, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Picture at the Capitol
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Working Lunch with ACA Advocacy Discussion
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Update on ACA’s Work on Call Blocking and Labeling and Text Blocking
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
- Michael Pryor, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
- Leah Dempsey, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Congressman Andrew Garbarino (R-NY-02)
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Congressman French Hill (R-AR-02)
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
ACPAC Reception @ Brownstein Office
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Hosted at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck offices located at 1155 F St NW, Suite 1200, Washington DC, 20004.
- Byron Donalds (R-FL-19)
- Erin Houchin (R-IN-09)
- JD Vance (R-OH)
- Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05)
- Bryan Steil (R-WI-01)
(Offsite / Invitation Only) Continental Breakfast & Health Care Receivables Discussion
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
RSVPs are required. Meeting will take place at Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington DC 20515 in Room 2045, on the ground floor.
Continental Breakfast at Phoenix Park with Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO-03)
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 - 9:00am: Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30am: Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO-03)
Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Update on State Issues that Intersect With DC Policymaking
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Andy Madden, Vice President of State Government Affairs, ACA International
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Andrew Rodrigo Nigrinis, PhD
Former CFPB Enforcement Economist; Managing Principal, Edgewood Economics
Perspectives from Financial Services Democrats Former Congressional Staff
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
- Katelynn Bradley, Shareholder, Brownsten Hyatt Farber Schreck
- Zach Pfister, Policy Director, Brownsten Hyatt Farber Schreck
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hill appointments will be scheduled by our partners at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. Register by April 14th to have Hill appointment arranged. If you register after April 14th, we may be able to add you to appointments already made for other attendees from your state.
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Phoenix Park Hotel
The Phoenix Park Hotel is where sophistication meets comfort. Our historic Washington DC hotel remains loyal to the style of the original 1920’s architecture while embracing a contemporary guestroom design suitable for both the corporate or leisure traveler. Secure a room at the group rate of $329 before April 25, 2023.
Phoenix Park Hotel
520 North Capitol St NW,
Washington, DC 20001
Book your room online.
Room Rate Cut-Off: Monday, April 25, 2023
Room Rate: $329
For guests that prefer to phone in their reservations, please call the hotel at 855-371-6824 and identify yourself as being with Group Code: 24679 or ACA International, to secure a reservation in the group block.
A limited number of rooms are blocked for ACA attendees; therefore, we cannot guarantee rooms will be available through the reservation deadline. Make your reservations early! To receive ACA’s group rate, be sure to book using the reservation link above. For those looking to extend their stay, group rate is also available three days pre- and post-event based on hotel availability at the time of booking. Credit card is required to hold your reservation. Room cancellations must be submitted directly to the hotel at least three (3) days prior to arrival or otherwise one night’s room, fees and taxes will be charged.
Beware of Unknown Housing Services
No third party company or housing service is authorized to act on behalf of ACA International or the official event hotel(s) listed above. Be aware of potential fraud with third-party companies. Please use only the phone numbers and links provided above to reserve your room. Any companies claiming to represent ACA International, the ACA Convention or the above venues should not be trusted.
Important Travel & Ground Transportation Notes
While Washington D.C. has multiple airport options, Washington National Reagan Airport (DCA) is the closest to the Phoenix Park Hotel (approximately 15 – 30 minutes depending on traffic). Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) are both approximately 40 minutes to an hour depending on traffic. In additional to car rental and taxi, ground transportation options include Lyft and Uber.
ACA Member registration is $299 per person.
This event is an ACA Members-Only event.
Registration and Cancellation
Additionally, you are authorizing ACA to use your image in any promotional or informational material produced by or on behalf of ACA. This includes, without limitation, video, audio and photographs which may be distributed in ACA Daily, on the ACA website, event recap videos, future event promotions, photo libraries, social media, and email.
If you decide to cancel after registration, a full refund minus a $75 processing fee will be provided for cancellations received by ACA in writing no later than April 1, 2023. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received by ACA on or after April 2, 2023. Registrations may not be transferred to another individual unless approved by ACA. No refunds will be given for no-shows.
ACA reserves the right to cancel any meeting.
Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability
By registering for and/or attending this event, you hereby acknowledge and agree that ACA International, Inc. (“ACA”) is not responsible for any injury, claim, liability or other cause of action of any kind based upon or resulting from your participation in this event. You assume all risk and accept sole responsibility for any injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind (“Claims”), that you may experience or incur in connection with attending this event. You hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless ACA and its officers, directors, managers, employees, agents, affiliates, shareholders, members, successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”), of and from any such Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs, or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto.
Specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic, you (a) acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that you may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death, (b) voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any Claims that you may experience or incur, and (c) hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the Released Parties from Claims of any kind arising out of or relating thereto.
In addition to all other policies relating to your attendance at an ACA event, you agree to comply with all COVID-19-related safety procedures that may be implemented by ACA or the Phoenix Park Hotel (“Hotel”), or that may be required by law or recommended by public health agency, in order to protect as much as possible the health and safety of all event attendees.
Antitrust and Anti-Harassment Policy
ACA holds its members to the highest standards of professional conduct. These standards apply equally to all event participants. ACA expects event participants in any capacity to act responsibly and ethically when interacting with others at events. Please take a moment to review ACA’s Antitrust and Anti-Harassment Policies. If you have questions or concerns about possible non-compliance at an event, please inform a member of ACA’s staff.
ACA may provide personal registrant information, including the names, addresses, phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses of attendees and their guests, to Hotel and ACA may receive personal guest reservation details from Hotel for the limited purposes of event-related meeting planning and contract fulfilment. Your registration information will be shared with exhibitors and sponsors of the event as noted when you register. ACA may also contact you regarding your event participation or Hotel stay based on registration and reservation information received. You agree to receive communications from ACA, which may include marketing and promotional emails regarding ACA’s products and services. You can change your preferences at any time.
Updated February 20, 2023
A safe and comfortable experience at ACA International’s (“ACA”) 2023 Washington Insights Fly-In (“Event”) is a top priority for ACA as we plan for your arrival in Washington, D.C. The venues we are using include: the Phoenix Park Hotel (“Hotel”) and the offices of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP (“Brownstein”), collectively also referred to herein as the “Venues”. We have prepared these COVID-19 Safety Protocols with the health, safety and enjoyment of attendees in mind.
These safety protocols are based on local, state and federal recommendations and mandates. However, given the evolving nature of the pandemic and changing local, state and national guidelines and requirements, safety protocols will naturally be fluid. ACA reserves the right to modify or update these safety protocols at any time so that they are appropriately tailored to the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, its attendant health and safety risks, and national, state, and local requirements and guidelines, during the dates of the event.
Please check back periodically so you are aware of the safety protocols you will be expected to follow while attending the event.
By registering for and/or attending the Event, you and anyone travelling with you agree to follow the safety protocols set in place by ACA, the Venues, District of Columbia and the CDC, including those stated herein and onsite at the event. ACA and the Venues reserve the right to ask any attendee or guest to leave the event and/or the Venues premises at any time in the event of a suspected COVID-19 infection, exposure or symptoms.
- Mask protocol will follow District of Columbia and CDC guidance.
- Please bring your own masks if you elect to wear one. ACA will have disposable masks available if you need them.
Self-Screening and Personal Accountability Commitment
Attendees’ commitment to act responsibly with respect to their own health and the health of others at the Event will be critical to the success of the Event. In that regard, ACA expects all attendees and their guests to conduct daily self-screenings and to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. Please review the CDC list of symptoms and CDC Quarantine & Isolation protocols before attending the Event.
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, or are exposed to someone who has COVID-19 symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19, during the Event, we ask that you please promptly notify an ACA staff member and excuse yourself from event activities. You may want to reference the CDC Coronavirus Self Checker at that time to obtain the CDC’s guidelines on staying away from others, testing and medical attention. ACA and Venues staff will work with you to determine whether and when it may be appropriate for you to return to event activities.