Each year, NAEA hosts a Fly-in Day as a means for our members to meet with their elected representatives to discuss important issues that affect the business and practice of enrolled agents. Our Fly-in is an opportunity for the EA community to join together and:
- Campaign personally for issues of interest to all EAs.
- Raise our profile with legislative decision-makers.
- Gain first-hand knowledge of public advocacy.
Each Fly-in Day includes:
- Advocacy training and a briefing on NAEA’s public policy agenda.
- Personal meetings with congressional staff and Members of Congress.
- A debriefing reception and an opportunity to network with other NAEA members.
This year's Fly-in Day will take place on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Fly-in advocacy training will take place the night before, on Monday, May 14, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.
Photos from the 2017 NAEA Fly-in can be found on the NAEA Facebook page (Sets 1, 2 and 3). Photos from the 2016 (Sets 1 and 2), 2015 (Sets 1, 2 and 3), 2014 (Sets 1, 2 and 3) and 2013 (Sets 1, 2 and 3) Fly-ins can also be found on the NAEA Facebook page.
Monday, May 14
- Advocacy training and briefing on NAEA's public policy agenda
Tuesday, May 15
- Group meet-up
- Personal meetings with congressional staff and Members of Congress (dependent on office schedule)
- Open bar reception with hors d'oeuvres and a debriefing with a special guest speaker
Registration and Scheduling
If you are an EA in good standing and you are interested in attending this year's Fly-in, please submit your application to participate by March 25th.
We want to make sure we have room for everyone. But to ensure a smooth event, walk-ins will not be accepted. Please do not book flights or make hotel reservations until your application has been accepted and you have been confirmed in writing as a 2018 NAEA Fly-in advocate. We will promptly review and process applications in order to assist our members with making timely travel arrangements.
To defray some of the costs for this year's events, we are asking Fly-in registrants to pay a $30.00 application fee. This fee is refundable if cancellations are made by April 27th.
While only NAEA Members (members with active EA licenses) may participate in legislative meetings with your legislators and their staff members, NAEA Associates and non-member spouses or companions are welcome to attend the Fly-in Day reception for $30.00. Any Associates who have participated in prior NAEA Fly-ins will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis if they wish to apply to participate in this year's Fly-in.
While many of you may use your business address for NAEA purposes, please include only your home address on your Fly-in application. NAEA needs your home address to schedule your congressional meetings with your elected representatives. You vote based on your home address, not your office address.
Should you have any questions relating to this year's NAEA Fly-in, please contact Justin Edwards, NAEA's Associate Director of Government Relations, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at (202) 822-6232, ext. 102. We look forward to hosting another successful Fly-in Day in Washington for NAEA members.