ATTENDING THE 2019 POLLIE AWARDS & CONFERENCE WILL ENABLE YOU TO:
- PUT THE POWER OF AAPC NETWORKING in the palm of your hand with our mobile app
- MAKE AND RENEW CONNECTIONS with the best and brightest in politics
- DISCOVER AND LEARN best and next practices from expert speakers and game-changing campaigns
- ENGAGE at unforgettable networking events in beautiful Napa Valley, California
- GROW YOUR BUSINESS by making the connections you’ll need in 2019 and beyond
You’ll also experience the very best of Napa Valley, California and enjoy the opportunity to network and engage with more than 550 attendees at some of Napa’s most beautiful sites.
2019 CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE OPPORTUNITIES
Last year’s “Choose Your Adventure” was wildly successful and praised by attendees, so AAPC is bringing the adventures to Napa! The specially curated opportunities allow attendees with similar interests to interact—while experiencing some of the best cultural attractions that Napa Valley has to offer. Register now and select your favorite adventure as space is available on a first-come, first-served basis!
Garden Tour and Wine Tasting at the Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch
Experience the responsibly farmed and family-owned vineyards of the picturesque Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch. Enjoy a chef-led garden tour and learn how fresh ingredients are used to make their extraordinary wines. Cap off a relaxing afternoon savoring the celebrated American farmhouse cuisine and a flight of estate grown wines.
Price for tour and wine tasting is $50 per person.
Culinary Institute of America Hands-on Cooking Class
Eat what you make in a 3 hour, hands-on class led by a Culinary Institute expert instructor! This unforgettable experience includes a full meal with two glasses of Greystone Cellars wine, a recipe packet and a Culinary Institute water bottle.
Price for class is $100 per person (regularly $155!). Transportation to and from the Culinary Institute will be provided by AAPC.
Napa Valley Wine Train Private Charter
The Napa Valley Wine Train journey will surely be an unforgettable way to experience Napa Valley’s lush vineyards and breathtaking landscape. You’ll enjoy a private charter on an elegant train with plush interior, personalized service and education about the Napa Valley. Relax with a welcome glass of sparkling wine, an exclusive wine flight (featuring six wines!) and hors d’oeuvres. This private charter will last for approximately 3 hours from start to finish.
Price for tour is $125 per person (regularly $200!). Transportation to and from train departure/arrival point provided by AAPC.
Hess Winery (Wine Tasting & Art Tour)
Spend the afternoon enjoying the Hess Winery, located in the historic stone winery originally constructed in 1903. Attendees will enjoy various award-winning wines while also having the unique chance to visit Donald Hess’extensive private contemporary Art Museum.
Tour is approximately 90 minutes in length. Transportation to and from the Hess Winery will be provided by AAPC. Price of tour included in full conference registration fee. No separate ticket purchase required.
Culinary Institute of America Farm-to-Table Culinary Demonstration
This 60 minute class is produced in partnership with the Culinary Institute of America’s (CIA) Farm Manager, Matthew Gunn. Watch (and taste!) expert chef’s create seasonal dishes based on what is available in the CIA’s garden. You’ll also enjoy one wine pairing during the demonstration.
Transportation to and from the Culinary Institute will be provided by AAPC. Price of tour included in full conference registration fee. No separate ticket purchase required.
Napa Valley Hiking Tour
Experience scenic views, exhilarating peaks, shady trails and wildlife viewings during a relaxing, guided Napa Valley hike through Skyline Wilderness Park. Comfortable, athletic clothes are recommended! Water is provided.
Transportation to and from the hike will be provided by AAPC. Price of tour included in full conference registration fee. No separate ticket purchase required.
Downtown Napa Wine Tasting Rooms
The Napa Valley is home to hundreds of small-lot, artisanal wineries that most people will never find. Many of these wines are offered exclusively at the two dozen tasting rooms in Downtown Napa. Now’s your chance to join a walking tour guided by wine aficionado Jaimey Sexton to visit a selection of these and enjoy special tastings.
Cornerstone Cellars Wine Tasting
Savor highly acclaimed wines during an intimate tasting experience on the luxurious grounds of the Vista Collina Resort.