University Caucus Agenda and Hotel Reminder


Dear Colleagues,

We are looking forward to seeing you at the WRC University Caucus Meeting on Tuesday, May 14. Please find here a draft agenda for the meeting.  We will be discussing key developments in the sector, including an update on the Bangladesh Accord and an introduction to the Open Apparel Registry, a new effort to consolidate publicly available garment supply chain data. We will also review a number of key factory cases from the past year, including Hetian Taida, a Chinese factory making use of forced labor. In response to affiliate requests, we will also be presenting an overview of licensing and supply chain dynamics with regards to workers’ rights, and we welcome any input as to questions you would like to see addressed in this section. As always, there will be ample time for discussion. We are pleased to have representatives of Vetta (J America) and Fanatics joining us to discuss their approach to supply chain compliance and specific cases from the past year. The CEO of Alta Gracia Apparel, along with a new key investor, will also be joining us. If you have any questions about logistics or the topics we will be discussing, please let us know by replying to this message. If you need a hotel room, please see the information below my signature. Please note that today is the reservation deadline for the discounted courtesy room block at the Hilton; April 23 is the deadline for the Marriott. I look forward to seeing you on May 14.

Scott Nova
Executive Director
Worker Rights Consortium

[email protected]

Courtesy Room Blocks within Walking Distance:

Marriott Marquis
4-Star Hotel
901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 824-9200 (Worker Rights Consortium Room Block)
0.3 Miles to Venue
$389.00 plus tax
Web link to reserve

Courtesy Room Blocks within Taxi Distance:
Hilton Garden Inn
3-Star Hotel
1225 First St, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 408-4870 (WRC05 Room Block)
1.2 Miles to Venue
$259.00 plus tax
Web link to reserve

Other Hotels
(rates based on recent research):
The District Hotel  
2-Star Hotel
1440 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 232-1690
1.0 Mile to Venue
$125.10 plus tax

The Baron Hotel
3-Star Hotel
1523 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 293-1888
1.7 Miles to Venue
$139 plus tax

Windsor Park
2-Star Hotel
2116 Kalorama Road, NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 483-7700
2.2 Miles to Venue
$175 plus tax

Adams Inn
2-Star Hotel
1746 Lanier Place NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 745-3600
2.4 Miles to Venue
$169 plus tax

Red Lion
2-Star Hotel
1501 Arlington Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 524-5000
3.8 Miles to Venue
$153.10 plus tax

Crowne Plaza 
4-Star Hotel
901 N. Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 683-6001
7.7 Miles to Venue
$199 plus tax

SpringHill Suites
3-star Hotel
2950 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 317-0013
10.0 Miles to Venue
averages $219 per night plus tax

Fairfield Inn
2-Star Hotel
6254 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22312
(703) 642-3422
11.2 Miles to Venue
averages $219 plus tax per night