Public Issues Leadership Development Conference



This is an evening, guided bus tour with stops at several key monuments in Washington, DC. Tickets ($45) can be purchased when registering.


Join your colleagues on a bike tour of the monuments! The ride will begin/end at the hotel and be mostly on bike paths but may include short distances in bike lanes. Participants should be comfortable riding a bike for a distance of 11-12 miles at a recreational pace. We will ride across the Arlington Bridge and visit many of the most popular monuments including the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Korean War Veterans, Vietnam War Veterans, World War II, Washington, Jefferson, and Roosevelt, with time to walk around and through the monuments. The registration fee includes bike and helmet rental and a bottle of water. Specific route and monuments subject to change. The tour does not include a professional guide of the monuments. Tickets ($45) can be purchased when registering.

Public Issues Leadership Development Conference

April 16-19, 2023

Hyatt Regency Crystal City

Arlington, VA

PILD is open to all Extension professionals in 1862, 1890, and 1994 institutions. We invite you to learn and practice leadership skills, meet federal partners, and explore national priorities and funding streams.



The full PILD registration includes both the virtual and in-person PILD programs.


Get special rates – starting at $236 – in the 2023 PILD Conference block now. Space in the room block is available to registered attendees only.

Register for the conference and book your room early – the PILD special rate will only be available through Friday, March 31, 2023. Reservations made after March 31 will be subject to hotel availability and prevailing rates.


Reservation details:

· Rates are exclusive of taxes and fees

· Hotel conference rate is reserved for those who will be attending the Public Issues Leadership Development Conference

· All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

· Reservations may be cancelled by 3:00pm, three (3) days prior to check-in with no penalty.

· Reservations cancelled within less than 3 days of arrival will be charged a non-refundable fee of one night’s room and tax

· Name changes will be accepted up to check-in.

· Early Departure: If checking out early, notification to hotel is required either prior or at check in. Non-notification will result in an early departure fee.

· Group rate available three days pre and three days post event, based on hotel’s availability

· Rooms in the conference block will include complimentary Wi-Fi in guestrooms and public areas.

· Complimentary shuttle service to/from Ronald Reagan National Airport

· Complimentary Health Club access

Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport

2799 Richmond Highway

Arlington, Virginia 22202

Please be vigilant if dealing with any companies or services other than JCEP, Capitol Hill Management Services or the Hyatt Regency Crystal City that imply or claim an affiliation with the JCEP Public Issues Leadership Development Conference (PILD). Reservations made through any other agency will be at your own risk. If you are contacted by a housing company attempting to sell hotel rooms, please notify Show Management at .

Airport Shuttle

Arriving at the airport and need shuttle transportation? You can now track our Hyatt shuttle for pick-up simply by downloading the link below when you arrive. Our shuttle service will provide you estimated times to and from the airport. When opening the link be sure to use HOTEL CODE: 2799

Enjoy our courtesy Hyatt Airport Shuttle to and from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA).

Terminal A pickup location is outside the main doors. Follow signs for Hotel Shuttle Pickup. Use the Track My Shuttle information above to know when the shuttle will be arriving.

Terminal B/C pickup locations are outside of Doors 4 and 7 on the baggage claim level. Follow signs for Hotel Shuttle Pickup. Use the Track My Shuttle information above to know when the shuttle will be arriving.

We depart from the hotel front drive every 20-minutes on the hour from 4:20am – 12:40am seven days a week.

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