2017 Marketing and Public Policy Conference

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
6/1/2017 5:00 PM - 6/3/2017 5:00 PM
Register before 5/4/2017 11:59 PM for early registration fee
The AMA's annual Marketing and Public Policy Conference offers a broad range of sessions highlighting the intersection between marketing and public policy. Participants include marketers, academics and public policy makers from around the world and they represent a wide range of universities, agencies and organizations. Tweet with us at #AMAPublicPolicy
Theme: Promoting Solutions for Quality of Life and Consumer Well-Being

2017 Call for Papers is now open! Find out more about guidelines surrounding the 2017 Call for Papers submission process here.

Submit a 2017 Marketing and Public Policy Paper here.

Registration for the 2017 Marketing and Public Policy Conference is also open. To register for this conference click on the registration tab above.


To register for the conference click on the registration tab.

Doctoral students may register online by clicking on the following link:

Doctoral Student Registration Site.

2016 Co-Chairs

Maura L. Scott
Madeline Duncan Rolland Associate Professor of Business Administration
Florida State Univeristy

Sterling A. Bone
Associate Professor of Marketing
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
Utah State University

Jerome D. Williams
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Rutgers University-Newark

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​Conference Location

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone: +1.202.737.2200
Reservations: +1.800.228.9290

Washington Marriott at Metro Center features convenient access to the best of Washington, DC area attractions, shopping and dining. The premier location near the DC metro system provides guests easy access to the National Mall, Smithsonian Institution, CityCenterDC, Spy Museum and the National Portrait Gallery

Room Rates:
$219.00 single/double occupancy per night
Rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes, currently 14.5% (subject to change without notice)
Rates are based on availability.
Please reserve your overnight accommodations early as there are a limited number of AMA special rates available.

Please call the Washington Marriott at Metro Center at +1.800.228.9290 and ask for the American Marketing Association Marketing and Public Policy room block.

The reservation cut-off date is May 4, 2017.
The AMA has negotiated special group rates for the Marketing and Public Policy Conference. You must make your hotel reservations by May 4, 2017 and properly identify yourself (American Marketing Association Marketing and Public Policy) to qualify for the special group rate, based on availability. After May 4, 2017, the rooms will be released for sale to the general public, and all reservations will be accepted on a space available basis at the hotel's available rate - not at the group rate. A credit card or deposit in the amount of (1) one night’s room and tax for each confirmed room will be due at time of booking. Cancellations made within 2 days prior to arrival and no-shows will forfeit the initial deposit. If you fail to arrive on your confirmed arrival date, your entire reservation will be cancelled and your credit card will be charged for one night’s room and tax.

Check in time is 4:00 pm, and check out is at 12:00 pm. Anyone arriving earlier than 4:00 pm will be checked in as soon as a room(s) becomes available. Guests checking out early may be assessed an early departure fee. Upon check in, guests will be asked to verify their departure date. At that time, scheduled departure dates may be altered.

Hotel Features, Services and Accommodations
Please visit the Washington Marriott at Metro Center for a full list of services and features.

Area Attractions and Events
Please visit Destination DC for additional city information.

Conference Attire
Conference attire is business casual. Meeting rooms tend to be cool so you may wish to bring a sweater/jacket.

The AMA is committed to providing equal access to our meetings for all attendees. If you are an attendee with a disability and require program accommodations, please contact the AMA Meeting Services Department, and a member of our staff will ensure that appropriate access arrangements are made. If you have specific disability related needs for your hotel sleeping room, please be sure to communicate those directly to the hotel when you make your reservation. In an effort to provide the highest quality of service to all attendees, we require that details of all access requests be communicated to our office at least 14 days in advance of the beginning of the meeting.

​AMA Travel Program

American Marketing Association has partnered with Delta to provide our attendees a 2% - 10% discount for Marketing and Public Policy in Washington, DC (DCA, IAD, BWI). The Delta Meeting Network discount is based on the booking class of your ticket.

Reservations and ticketing are available by visiting Delta or by calling Delta Meeting Network Reservations at +1.800.328.1111. When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on Advanced Search and enter the meeting event code: NMPS2 in the box provided on the Find Flights page.

Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at +1.800.328.1111 Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. CDT.
*Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone through the reservation number above.

Tower Travel Management
AMA's travel coordinator, Tower Travel Management, is available to assist with reservations. Call +1.800.542.9700 within the U.S. and Canada. Reservation lines are open Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. CDT or, you may contact them via email at association@towertravel.com.

Tower Travel will proactively research airfares on ALL airline carriers to ensure that the lowest available fares are offered to all attendees. They are dedicated to providing superior customer service and hassle-free travel arrangements. Please note that fees, restrictions and cancellation penalties will apply.

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), 4 miles:
Follow the signs to Washington, DC (George Washington Parkway/I-395 North). Exit onto 12th Street, NW. The hotel is 4 blocks ahead on the right.

From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), 27.2 miles:
Follow the signs to Interstate 66 East to Washington. Follow signs to US-50 E / Constitution Ave. Follow Constitution and turn left at 12th Street NW. The hotel is ahead 4 blocks on the right.

Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI), 32.2 miles:
Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway South (MD 295) to US 50 West (New York Avenue). Take New York Avenue westbound. Turn left onto 7th Street, NW. Turn right onto G Street, NW and right on to 12th Street, NW. The hotel is ahead on the right.

Taxicabs are readily available at the DC area airports.
Fares are approximately:
DCA - $20.00 one-way
IAD - $75.00 one-way
BWI - $85.00 one-way

Shuttle Service
SuperShuttle provides transportation to and from the DC area airports. Please call SuperShuttle at +1.800.BLUEVAN (258.3826) to make reservations.
Rates are approximately:
DCA - $16.00 one-way
IAD - $30.00 one-way
BWI - $38.00 one-way
Rates are subject to change without notice.

Public Transportation
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro)

Parking at the Hotel
The hotel offers valet parking at the following rates (subject to change without notice):
Vehicles under 6’6” - $55.70 per night
Vehicles over 6’6” - $61.62 per night

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