Public Affairs Conference 2023

Please note that the dates for the Public Affairs Conference in Washington, DC have moved. We will be heading to our Nation’s Capital June 19-21. In addition to advocating for our industry there will be an opportunity to enjoy Washington DC with your families. Consider spending Father's Day in DC before joining the Conference, or staying after to enjoy our nation's Capital.

This conference is a must-attend for restaurant operators. Not only will you meet with federal lawmakers who have tremendous influence over our industry, but you’ll also hear incredible speakers, enjoy opportunities to network with your fellow Texans in DC, and learn about our advocacy work. Last year the Texas delegation was second largest thanks to Ohio; this year we’re determined to retake the lead.

An overview of the schedule is below. Two action items for you:

  1. Reserve your hotel room in our TRA block  here. These rooms will sell out, so please make sure you book your room(s) asap.
  2. Register for the conference  here by March 31 to receive 50% off. NOTE: National Restaurant Association and Foundation Board Members and Hill Runners qualify for complimentary registration. Please contact Kelsey at  [email protected] if you’re in this group and you need your discount code.



  • Monday, June 19
    • 2 – 6 pm: Conference Registration
    • 7 – 8 pm: Restaurant PAC and Hill Runner Reception (by invitation only)
    • 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Welcome to Washington Reception
  • Tuesday, June 20
    • 12:30 – 3:30 pm: Conference Programming
    • 5 – 6 pm: Cocktail Reception
    • 6 – 8 pm: NRAEF Restaurants Advance Leadership Awards
    • 8 pm: TRA Group Dinner
  • Wednesday, June 21
    • 7:30 – 8:30 am: Conference Programming
    • 9 – 4 pm: Meetings on Capitol Hill
    • 4 – 6 pm: Capitol Hill Closing Reception


Our team is already hard at work to make sure this trip will be productive and fun. If you have any questions, please reach out to Melissa at  [email protected].  

6/19/2023 - 6/21/2023
Washington, D.C., DC UNITED STATES