State Leadership Conference: Tuesday, February 28

Capitol Hill Visits: Wednesday, March 1

Welcome and thank you for visiting the National Association of Broadcasters' 2017 State Leadership Conference website! This annual event features a robust program where broadcasters hear from prominent federal policymakers and industry leaders, and where broadcasters meet with their legislators to discuss current issues affecting the industry. The conference is also a great opportunity to network with fellow broadcasters from across the country.

2017 Photo Galleries

To view photos from the 2017 conference, visit the galleries below.

Conference Photos
NABPAC Reception
Newseum Reception
Newseum 6th Floor Capitol Backdrop

Latest SLC News

Master of Ceremonies

If the Washington Post is right – and Tommy McFly is the “local Ryan Seacrest” – then he’s the multi-platform voice, anchor, and host for the world’s most powerful city and its media ambassador to the rest of the nation. An only child Gemini, rescue dog-loving millennial, originally from Scranton, PA, Tommy is always on the move around Maryland, Virginia, and Washington... Read his bio


Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Springfield, is the 47th U.S. Senator from the State of Illinois... Read his bio

For the past four years, Matthew Berry has served as Commissioner Pai's Chief of Staff. Read his bio

Jeffrey H. Smulyan serves as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Emmis Communications Corporation, an Indianapolis–based radio and publishing company. Read his bio


We're pleased to announce that BMI recording artist, Bonnie Bishop, has been confirmed for the lunchtime entertainment. Read her bio


Please join us for the 2017 State Leadership Conference Reception from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The reception is free for all conference attendees. Non-conference attendees may purchase a ticket for $75 by using code RC31 during registration.

2017 Location

JW Marriott

JW Marriott Washington, DC
1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004

More Information

About Washington, D.C.

Need information about sightseeing and things to do in our nation's capital? View area restaurants or read The Washington Post's Visitor's Guide.


Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information on supporting the event, please contact

2016 Photo Gallery

To view photos from the 2016 conference, click the links below.

State Leadership Conference
Sen. Schumer Event

2017 Sponsors