2018 ARCS Foundation All Members Conference

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All Members Conference
April 25-28, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

If you prefer not to register online, you can download the registration form here and mail or fax with payment to the ARCS Foundation office.


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Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor

Conference Rates

  • Member or Guest: $530


  • Celebrating 60 Years of ARCS Foundation

  • Hotel accommodations at the historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel

  • Honoring ARCS Lights

  • Dinner at the United States Supreme Court 

  • Speakers and Panelists working to advance the mission of ARCS Foundation


Keynote Presenter
» Learn more about the Keynote Speaker here

Join the Friends of AMC

Hotel Reservations

SmithsonianWillard InterContinental Washington - SOLD OUT
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004


JW Marriott Washington DC

1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, DC 20004

Room rate: $349.00/night

Cutoff Date:  April 4, 2018

Reservations may be made over the phone at 800-393-2503 or by clicking here.


Travel Information

Washington Dulles Airport is 26.2 miles away, estimated 45 minutes and $80 taxi fare. Ronald Reagan National Airport is 3.9 miles away, estimated 12-15 minutes and $16 taxi fare. Parking at the Willard InterContinental Washington is $35/day, or $55 for overnight.

The Willard InterContinental Washington, offers a complimentary Tesla chauffeur service within a three-mile radius of the hotel, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. This service is available on a first-come, first-served basis and provides drop-off service only. The Tesla Model S zero-emission sedan is part of the hotel’s ongoing commitment to implementing green initiatives. For more information or to schedule a drop-off, please call the concierge at 202-637-7411.

Program Schedule

Wednesday, April 25

1:00 p.m. Registration Opens
6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception with message from Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Thursday, April 26

7:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome – Andi Purple
9:10 a.m. Remarks – Dr. Keoki Jackson 
9:20 a.m. Keynote Speaker – Deborah Wince-Smith
10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Panel Discussion – Future Innovations in Biomedical Science: an Interdisciplinary Perspective

Moderator: Shameema Sikder, MD, Wilmer Eye Institute, John's Hopkins Bethesda
Panelists: Dr. Margaret McCarthy, Dr. Kathleen Ries Merikangas. Dr. Jane Amara, Dr. Kunal Parikh

11:30 a.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Tours (choose one):

5:30 p.m. Dinner – United States Supreme Court

If your tour of choice is sold out, please contact Lisa Konsti at lisak@ewald.com to be placed on a waitlist

Friday, April 27

7:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Past National Presidents Presentation
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Special Recognitions
12:00 p.m. ARCS Light Awards Luncheon
2:00 p.m. Tours (choose one)

4:30 p.m. Tour of the Willard Hotel
6:00 p.m.  Metropolitan Washington Chapter 50th Anniversary Celebration - Eagle Award Recipient Charles O. Holliday Jr.

If your tour of choice is sold out, please contact Lisa Konsti at lisak@ewald.com to be placed on a waitlist

Saturday, April 28

8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ARCS Foundation Annual Business Meeting

Supreme Court Dinner a DC Conference Highlight

Supreme Court Invitation

The odds are that you will never argue a case before the United States Supreme Court. That is an honor and an experience reserved for just a handful of the top attorneys in the world each year. But as part of the upcoming ARCS conference in Washington, D.C., attendees will have an opportunity to dine there, and hear first-hand from one of the nation’s nine Supreme Court Justices.

Built in 1935, the Supreme Court building is a national historic landmark with a stunning interior. Attendees will have access to the Upper Great Hall and the East and West Conference Rooms.

The Supreme Court dinner is included in the registration fee as an added bonus to attendees.


Thursday 2:00 - 4:00pm


American History Museum – Innovation Exhibit

This self-guided tour through the National Museum of American History contains many stories of innovation — and innovative pieces — reflecting Americans’ insatiable desire for game-changing ideas and new ways of doing things.

National Geographic Museum

Explore the world and all that’s in it at the National Geographic Museum. Celebrating over 125 years of educating people about our world, the museum provides a unique perspective from renowned explorers, photographers, and scientists who support its mission to inspire people to care about the planet.

Daughters of the American Revolution Museum

Tour attendees will walk just over half a mile to the Daughters of the America Revolution (DAR) Museum for this fascinating self-guided walking tour. The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, DC, is a nonprofit volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for our children.

Friday 2:00 - 4:00pm

National Gallery of Art

Georgetown University and ARCS Scholar Alum Dr. Teresa Duncan will discuss the application of the polymeric gels she developed for cleaning cultural heritage items at the National Gallery of Art. She will be joined by Dr. Barbara Berrie, head of the Scientific Research Department at the National Gallery, to provide a behind-the-scenes tour of the science and conservation labs.

National Air and Space Museum

The visit to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) promises to be one of the highlights of the AMC! ARCS member Elli Nesbitt, NASM docent for 30 years, will give attendees a special tour focusing on the museum’s iconic space artifacts. Also included will be a special presentation on Mars from Dr. John Grant, a planetary geologist at NASM’s Center for Earth and Planetary Studies. To make the security lines more efficient, please do not plan on bringing a bag with you for the tour.

National Portrait Gallery

Experience portraiture beyond the frame. These Americans — artists, politicians, scientists, inventors, activists, and performers — form our national identity. They help us understand who we are and remind us of what we can aspire to be. This tour will share the faces and stories of inspiring Americans throughout history.

United States Botanic Garden

Steeped in history, rich with tradition, the United States Botanic Garden is a living plant museum. More than 200 years ago, George Washington had a vision for the capital city of the United States that included a botanic garden that would demonstrate and promote the importance of plants to the young nation. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1820, the U.S. Botanic Garden is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America.

International Spy Museum

The only museum of its kind, the International Spy Museum recognizes the ingenuity and imagination of real-life spies — from George Washington to John Walker to the Sisterhood of Spies. See more than 200 pieces of espionage artifacts, including the lipstick pistol, miniature cameras, and the Enigma cipher machine. You can also experience Operation Spy: Think of it as a live-action spy adventure, only you’re the spy.


Daughters of the American Revolution Museum

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Tour Wait List

If you are interested in a tour that is not currently available, please contact lisak@ewald.com.

Benefactor Sponsor:

Thank you to our Friends of the AMC

  • Di Alexander
  • Lynne Brickner
  • Dawn Carson Senger
  • Donna Casey
  • Nancy Chambers
  • Sue Harter
  • Sherry Lundeen
  • Anna Maria Matteucci
  • Sandra Matteucci
  • Sally McDaniel
  • Andi Purple
  • Patty Sparrell

Dress Code:

Conference: Business Casual
Thursday Evening: Business Professional
Friday Evening: Cocktail


Cancellation Policy: The registration fee, less a $50 administrative charge, can be refunded up to 10 business days before the conference with written notice of cancellation. No refund for cancellation less than 10 business days prior, or for no-shows. Submit your cancellation via email to Lisa Konsti at lisak@ewald.com.

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April 25th, 2018 1:00 PM   through   April 28th, 2018 12:00 AM
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20004
United States

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Thursday Buffet Luncheon
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Thursday Night Supreme Court Dinner (Included in Registration)
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Friday ARCS Light Luncheon
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Bonus: Tour of the Willard Hotel
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Friday Evening MWC 50th Anniversary Celebration
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