March 25, 2014

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1. When will I hear if my application has been accepted?
If you are accepted, you will receive an email from us confirming your registration within two weeks of applying. We plan to notify all applicants by July 10, 2015. Only attendees with confirmed registrations will be permitted to enter the conference.

2. Can I attend if I disagree with the views expressed by Generation Progress?
Of course! We believe that a diversity of viewpoints enhances the conference.

3. Do I need to be a student to attend the conference?
No. Generation Progress works with students, non-students, and former students. The conference is primarily for young people ages 18 to 35.

5. What should I wear?
The dress code for conference attendees is casual, and in past years attendees have worn everything from suits to t-shirts. You may dress as you wish. Conference rooms may be cooler than outside temperatures, which average 80°F during the summer.

6. Where is the conference and how do I get there?
The 2015 Make Progress National Summit will be held on July 16, 2015 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington D.C. The The hotel is just a few blocks from the Mt. Vernon Square/7th St-Convention Center Metrorail station on the green and yellow lines, as well as walking distance from the Gallery Place Metrorail station on the red, green, and yellow lines. The convention center is also close to the Federal Triangle Metrorail station on the blue and orange lines. There will be signs for the conference when you enter the convention center lobby.

If you are accepted to the conference, we will send you more details.

7. I’m interested in carpooling or finding out if there are others from my school and/or area that are attending the conference. Can you connect me with other attendees?

We would love to help connect you with others in your area who are attending the conference. We encourage you to carpool and/or get together while you are in D.C., to share your ideas and strategies for local issue campaigns, and to meet with other progressives from your area. To find others from your area, you can check out our Generation Progress Facebook fan page and post on the group’s discussion board (we recommend including your city and state in the subject line).

8. How much will it cost to attend the conference? Are there scholarships available for travel and housing?
The conference, after party, and food provided during event is free of charge for all attendees. If you  would like to contribute a voluntary donation, please feel free to visit our donation page.You are responsible for your own travel and accommodations, but we do offer a limited number of scholarships for individuals who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend. If you are interested in applying for a travel scholarship please visit our travel scholarship page for more information about the application process.

9. Where should I stay?

Many area hotels have easy access to the conference site by Metrorail or bus (you can use the Metro website to plan your trip).

If you are attending the national conference and need housing while in DC, here are some great, cost-effective options for visitors:

William Penn House

HI Hostel

Washington International Student Center

Hilltop Hostel

Capitol City Hostel

Keefer Place NW

Laura’s House

10. Is Generation Progress working on ways to make the conference more environmentally conscious this year?

Heck yes! Generation Progress will make extra efforts to implement waste reduction and recycling programs on-site, as well as to reduce the environmental impact of the conference. We strongly encourage attendees, especially in arranging their travel, to do the same.


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