Register Today! - 2024 Annual ACI Conference

The 2024 ACI Conference will be held July 22-25, 2024, in Arlington, Virginia. The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources will host the annual conference at the Hyatt Centric Arlington, which is within walking distance of Georgetown and Arlington Cemetery, and only minutes away from D.C. tours! Mark your calendars to arrive Monday, July 22, and depart Friday, July 26. Register for the conference today!

Conference Registration

Full Conference Attendee: $365
(Changes to $385 after Monday, June 10, 2024)
Guest Registration: $165
Optional Offsite Event: $30
(Limited Spaces Available)


Cancellation Policy: If you cancel by Monday July 8, 2024, you will be issued a full refund less a $50 administrative fee.

Hyatt Centric Arlington

Location & Lodging


Overnight accommodations are available at the Hyatt Centric Arlington (1325 Wilson Blvd., Arlington City, VA 22209) at a discounted group rate of $176.00 per night plus applicable taxes and service fees. Reserve your room by Monday, July 1, 2024.

To learn more about the conference site, the Hyatt Centric Arlington, visit their website here.

Transportation & Parking


– The nearest airport is Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which is 4.5 miles away. Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 25 miles away.

– Please note, valet parking at the hotel is $45/day. Here are additional parking options in Rosslyn.

– Voted a Platinum Walking Friendly Community, Arlington is well connected by public transportation with 11 Metrorail stations, 16 bus routes, 109 Capital Bikeshare stations, 50+ miles of paved trails and 25+ miles of on-street bike lanes.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Platinum Level

Engel Entertainment

Gold Level

AMS - Agency Management Solutions
National Deer Association
PayIt Outdoors
Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation

Silver Level

DJ Case
Southwick Associates

Bronze Level

TSG - The Sourcing Group
Voss Signs



Interested in becoming a sponsor or an exhibitor at the ACI Conference? Click below. The Sponsor & Exhibitor registration is live!

Conference Agenda

Draft Agenda (Subject to Change)

Monday, July 22, 2024
Travel Day
Registration Opens 2 PM
ACI Board Meeting
Scholarship Meeting
Welcome Reception at Awbrey & Sons at 5 PM

Tuesday, July 23, 2024
Registration Open
Welcome/Introduction from Virginia DWR
Keynote Presentation by Dr. Mamie Parker
Welcome to Rosslyn with Alli Henry of Rosslyn BID
Wildlife Cameras by Meagan Thomas, Virginia DWR
Sponsor Spotlight: Engel Entertainment
Podcasting Forum by Tim Akimoff & Guests
Virginia is for Lovers with Virginia Tourism Corporation
Accessibility Breakout with Beyond Boundaries
Strategic Partnerships for Amplifying Your Message with Kelsey Steenburgh, Virginia DWR
Auction Dinner in Senate Ballroom

Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Going Digital/Digitizing Regulations Panel featuring Oklahoma and Maine
Explore the Wild by Max Goldman, Virginia DWR
Your Ultimate Guide To Master Content Creation with Amie Cangelosi, Content Marketing Institute
Free Time – Explore Arlington & DC!
Optional Off-Site Excursion (Capitol River Cruises)

Thursday, July 25, 2024
ACI Business Meeting
Industry Updates by Joanne Martonik, Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation
An Improv Lens: Connection & Collaboration with James Wasilewski
Philosophy of R3 by Lance Cherry, CAHSS
Social Media Trends Panel featuring OK, IA and National Park Service
Better Together Breakout with Virginia DWR’s Outreach/Communications Team
Awards Happy Hour Celebration in Senate Ballroom

Friday, July 26, 2024
Travel Day