Don't miss the industry's most important political and legislative event of the year!

The Marine Industry's Premier Political & Legislative Event: May 13–15, 2019

Learn about ABC

Hill Visits are the cornerstone of the American Boating Congress.  Each year, ABC attendees are given the chance to meet with hundreds of Senators, Congresspersons and top staffers to discuss legislative concerns and opportunities.  It's your chance to advocate directly on behalf of your business, and our industry's best opportunity to protect and promote recreational boating in Washington.

For ABC 2019 (May 13-15) Hill Visits will be organized by state delegation — enabling our attendees to be more effective advocates on Capitol Hill.  By working together with different peers from your state, you will be able to have more meetings with lawmakers and showcase the depth and diversity within our industry. State delegations will maximize our ability as a conference, and as an industry, to get our message heard.

When you register, you will be asked a couple of simple questions about your interest in Hill Visits.  If interested, we will forward a survey to you which will help us to ensure you are properly placed in the correct meetings as we build state delegations.  All of the delegations will have a full schedule of meetings organized on your behalf, and will be led by an experienced ABC advocate.

To guarantee your Capitol Hill Visits, please register by March 19th.  Due to the nature of scheduling Hill Visits registrations received after March 19th may not receive their preferred delegation and meeting requests.  If you have any questions about the State Delgations, or Hill Visits in general, do not hesitate to contact Laura Crisler at