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Join us on Capitol Hill for NCRA Boot Camp

State leaders and future state leaders throughout the country are invited to register for the 2024 NCRA Leadership & Legislative Boot Camp at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town, Va. This three-day event, which will address artificial intelligence concerns and will work to introduce a federal artificial intelligence bill into Congress, is scheduled for March 10-12, 2024, with registration closing Jan. 24. 

Dave Wenhold, CAE, PLC, NCRA Executive Director, and Jocelynn Moore, Esq., NCRA Director of Government Relations, will lead the three-day event with a special guest presentation by the NCRA STRONG Committee. The Committee will continue to add valuable insight into their research and past findings about the dangers associated with electronic recording, digital recording, and artificial intelligence.

View the full agenda.

“I encourage all state leaders to attend the Boot Camp,” said Moore. “We will teach you how to lobby on a grassroots level and will prepare you to effectively advocate before legislators so that you will be ready for any legislative fight that your state association may come across. Furthermore, the best way you can advocate for your profession is by becoming an advocate for yourself. We will provide you with all of the tools and training to become your own advocate and will help you develop the same skillset as D.C. lobbyists,” Moore added.

Last year’s attendees gave positive feedback about what they learned and encouraged new leaders to take advantage of this unique experience.

“I loved everything about Capitol Hill!” said RandiAnn Harvey, RDR, CRR, CRC, an official reporter and a past president of the Minnesota Association of Verbatim Reporters & Captioners from Cambridge, Minn.Visiting the offices of U.S. Senators and Representatives and discussing the realtime bill with their staff was not something I thought common folk could do. Our government is accessible to We the People. The training provided beforehand was like an intense workout — necessary to feel empowered.”

“The 2023 NCRA Leadership & Legislative Boot Camp was one of the most amazing experiences in my professional career,” said Juanita Price, RPR, an official court reporter and captioner with the District of Columbia Superior Court from Gainesville, Va. “I never thought in my wildest, wildest dreams that I would ever become a grassroots lobbyist! To add this to my résumé — and yes, I will add this to my résumé — is something that I am proud of. I can say I went to The Hill to advocate on behalf of the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities, which are in dire need of access to communication.”

Attendees will:

  • Participate in intensive sessions and training that will teach them the skills and strategies necessary to effectively advocate for their profession in state legislatures and in Congress;
  • Learn about the legislative issues, including artificial intelligence and educational funding, which have the most impact on the court reporting, captioning, legal videography, and scopist professions;
  • Participate in real-life scenarios where they can put their newly learned advocacy skills into practice and network with other NCRA members who are passionate about their profession; and
  • Have the chance to visit Capitol Hill, where they will put their grassroots advocacy training to the test and advocate before their elected representatives and staff in Congress.

Registration rates are $300 for members, $250 for a second member from the same state, and $400 for nonmembers. Reservation information for the NCRA discounted room rate at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town will be provided in your confirmation email once event registration is complete. 

Attendees on Capitol Hill

For more information about the event and to register, please visit the 2024 NCRA Leadership & Legislative Boot Camp web page or email NCRA Director of Government Relations Jocelynn Moore at