American Boating Congress (ABC)

Washington, D.C., May 8–10, 2024

The American Boating Congress (ABC) is the industry’s preeminent advocacy event—bringing together leaders from all sectors of recreational boating and fishing to advocate for the industry.

Join us in the nation’s capital as we work together to shape the decisions that impact your business and advance the recreational boating industry’s policy priorities.


Registration is now open. Early bird pricing ends April 1, 2024


  Early Bird Fee Regular Fee
Full Conference $500 $550
Group Full Conference, per person $450 $500




 Additional options available; see registration page.


ABC 2024 Schedule Overview

Wednesday, May 8  
Please note: This year’s event will begin at noon on Wednesday at the InterContinental Washington, D.C.—The Wharf (801 Wharf St SW, Washington, D.C. 20024)
10 a.m. Event Registration Opens
Noon–1 p.m. Lunch and Welcome Remarks
1–4:30 p.m. Awards, Guest Speakers, and Programming on Industry Policy Priorities:
Access, Infrastructure, Tariffs, and Sustainability
*5 p.m. BoatPAC Reception, co-hosted by American Sportfishing Association and Center for Sportfishing Policy
*Must be a BoatPAC contributor to attend. For questions, please contact Erica Crocker at [email protected]
Thursday, May 9  
7–8:30 a.m. Breakfast with Members of the Congressional Boating Caucus
8:30 a.m. Depart for Capitol Hill
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Legislative Meetings (as assigned)
6–9 p.m. Cocktail Networking Reception followed by Dinner and Keynote Speaker 
Friday, May 10  
7:30–10 a.m. Breakfast, Guest Speakers and Programming on Industry Priorities


Hotel: If you need a room for Tuesday, May 7, please contact Courtney Erhardt at [email protected].

Webinar: Please hold Tuesday, April 23 from 2–3 p.m. ET for the American Boating Congress’ ‘Know Before You Go’ webinar. Details to be emailed to all ABC registrants.

Questions: If you have questions regarding ABC, contact Erica Crocker at [email protected].