SOCMA CONNECT's 4th Annual Washington Fly-In

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SOCMA CONNECTApril 12 - 13, 2011
Washington, DC
(Members Only)

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Take this opportunity to voice your concerns on Capitol Hill.  As SOCMA continues to expand its presence on Capitol Hill, the Washington Fly-In offers SOCMA members the chance to directly advocate for our top legislative priorities with members of Congress and their staffs.  During this two-day event, members will hear from Congressional speakers, network with fellow SOCMA members and spend the day meeting with Congressional offices.

An early bird registration fee of $135 is now available for SOCMA CONNECT’s Fourth Annual Washington Fly-In. The registration fee will increase to $165 per person on March 4th.

If you are not already a member, please join the SOCMA CONNECT network  today for more grassroots information.


  • ADT
  • Albemarle Corporation
  • AMPAC Fine Chemicals
  • Ash Stevens Incorporated
  • Baker Hughes
  • BASF
  • Bimax, Inc.
  • Boron Specialties, LLC
  • Dixie Chemical Co., Inc.
  • DSM Pharma Chemicals USA, Inc.
  • Emerald Performance Materials, LLC
  • FUJIFILM Imaging Colorants Inc.
  • G4S
  • Gabriel Performance Products
  • GFS Chemicals
  • Hampford Research, Inc.
  • Intertek USA
  • Iofina Chemical, Inc.
  • ISP Chemicals LLC
  • LANXESS Corporation
  • Lonza
  • McGean Inc
  • MFG Chemical, Inc.
  • NanoReg
  • Ortec, Inc
  • Rhodia
  • SiVance LLC
  • TM Deer Park Services


Tuesday, April 12
3:30 PM – Fly-In 101/Prep for Capitol Hill Meetings –
SOCMA Office
Please meet at the SOCMA Offices (1850 M Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036) for the Fly-In 101.  This will be a preparation session for your Capitol Hill visits.  You will receive a SOCMA CONNECT handbook, congressional directory, and schedule of meetings.  SOCMA’s government relations staff will discuss SOCMA’s legislative agenda, tips for a successful Congressional meeting, logistical details, and answer any of your questions.  Please plan to check into your hotel before this meeting.

6:00 PM – Capitol Hill Reception – Capitol Hill Club, Grant McKinley Room
We will hold a networking reception for you to mingle with Members of Congress and their staff at the esteemed Capitol Hill Club, one block from the U.C. Capitol.

7:45 PM – SOCMA CONNECT Dinner – Old Ebbitt Grill, Cabinet Room
After the reception, you will go to the Old Ebbitt Grill for dinner, located less than a block from the White House.  Founded in 1856, the Old Ebbitt Grill is Washington’s oldest, most historic saloon.

Wednesday, April 13
7:00 AM - Breakfast SOCMA Offices
SOCMA staff will address your last-minute questions at a breakfast before going to Congressional meetings.

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  Capitol Hill Meetings
You will participate in 2-5 meetings with Members of Congress or their staff between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm in various House and Senate Office Buildings.

11:30 AM - 3:30 PM – Capitol Hill Luncheon Capitol Hill Club
Between Congressional meetings, you will have lunch at the Capitol Hill Club, providing the opportunity to discuss your experience with SOCMA staff and your fellow members.


Registration Fees:
Early Registration fee : $135
Registration After March 4, 2011: $165

Bring a spouse to April 12th reception and dinner: $35

The deadline for full registration refund for cancellation is March 15, 2010.   After March 15, no refund for cancellation can be provided.

St. Gregory Luxury Hotel & Suites
2033 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
For reservations: (202) 530-3600 or 1-800-829-5034 Mention SOCMA to receive the negotiated rate of $259 per night.  The cut-off date to make reservations is Friday, March 11, 2011.
Overnight parking is available for $29 plus tax per night.

Go to 2011 Event Recap

Questions? Call Johanna Morsberger at (202)-721-4186.