AUVSI Hill Day & Science and Tech Fair 2017


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AUVSI Hill Day 2017
September 12, 2017
 AM – 5:00 PM ET
Rayburn House Office Building
Banquet Rooms 2044 and 2045

2017 Science and Technology Fair
September 12, 2017
5:00 – 7:30 PM ET

Rayburn House Office Building
Rayburn Foyer

Join us for AUVSI Hill Day 2017 in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 12, 2017. Come help educate members of Congress and their staffs about the benefits of unmanned systems technology, how this market is contributing to the nation's economy, and the role legislation plays in helping advance our industry.


Our community continues to grow exponentially and this event is a great opportunity to highlight the local effect of the unmanned systems and robotics industry among policy decision-makers. AUVSI Hill Day 2017 will include several opportunities for members to make an impact, including:

  • Meetings with members of Congress and their staffs to discuss your business activities and the public policy needed to support the industry's growth.
  • Participating in the 2017 Science and Technology Fair. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is hosting, in collaboration with the House Unmanned Systems Caucus, the 2017 Science & Technology Fair. Come join industry leaders and decision-makers, to learn about the innovative technologies that the robotics and unmanned systems communities have to offer, from some of the leading stakeholders in these areas. There also will be a reception starting at 5:00 PM in the Rayburn Foyer.


Register for Hill Day today! [Deadline: September 1, 2017]

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Congressional Meetings Overview (with Breakfast)
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Congressional Meetings
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon (with panel featuring Mark Bathrick, U.S. Department of Interior and Marke "Hoot" Gibson, FAA)
1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Resume Congressional Meetings
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Science and Technology Fair (Rayburn Foyer)

Science and Technology Fair
Join AUVSI and our members in showcasing their latest robotics and unmanned systems technology to lawmakers and their staff! The Science & Tech Fair will take place from 5:00pm – 7:30pm EST in the Rayburn Foyer with table top setups for the exhibitions. If you are interested in participating in the Science and Technology Fair as an exhibitor, please contact Chloe Svolos.

Registration: AUVSI Organizational Members are eligible to participate in Hill Day. If you are interested in discussing a membership for your organization, please contact Melissa Bowhay at or +1 571 255 7790.


Chloe Svolos
Advocacy & Public Affairs Associate
+1 571 858 4373 (direct)

Mark Aitken
Director of Government Relations
+1 571 255 7795 (direct)


Alex Mann
Business Operations Manager
+1 571 482 3204 (direct)


As an AUVSI Hill Day participant, you can enjoy discounted hotel rates at the Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall hotel. Make your reservations now for the best availability.


Hyatt Place Hill Day Hotel

Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall
400 E Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone | +1 202 803 6110

Room Rates

The discounted rate of $235 single/double occupancy is available to AUVSI Hill Day attendees. The rate is per room, per night and is subject to appropriate state, local and any occupancy taxes in effect at the time of the meeting. These taxes are currently 14.5% and $34.01 per room night.

Reservations – Hotel Cutoff Date: August 21, 2017

Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and may be made through this link, or by calling +1 888 421 1442 and referencing group code “AUVSI.”

Should AUVSI’s room block sell out, reservations will be accepted on a space- and rate-available basis.

All reservation requests will require a credit card or first night room deposit within 14 days after the guestroom is confirmed by the hotel. Deposits will be refunded for rooms cancelled more the 72-hours prior to arrival.

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