International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

Boilermakers LEAP Conference

A 52 year tradition of listening, learning, lobbying

April 19 - 22, 2020

For more than half a century, Boilermakers have attended annual conferences in the nation's capital to press our issues with Congress. These meetings teach us about politics and legislation — and they connect us with those who make vital decisions that impact our members, families and union.


OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE of caution, due to the uncertainty of how widespread Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) may become over the course of the next weeks to months, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Executive Council has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Legislative Education Action Program conference, which was to have been held April 19-22 in Washington, D.C.

IBB’s Department of Government Affairs will handle the cancellation of all hotel rooms that have been currently reserved.

The LEAP conference will resume next year, April 11-14, 2021 in Washington, D.C.

Download LEAP Packet

Mayflower Hotel

Registration & Hotel

All attendees, both delegates and their guests, must register for the conference.

The Mayflower
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Registration temporarily offline.

If you need to reserve a room before Sunday, April 19 or after Wednesday, April 22, please call Convention Services Unlimited (CSU) at 1-888-278-9886 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm ET). Do not call the hotel, our discounted block is managed by CSU.

Questions? Contact Hannah Samuel of the Department of Government Affairs at

Tentative Agenda

We will update our agenda as we confirm speakers. We look forward to seeing you in April!


Liberty Bell Award

Make a CAF Contribution (optional)

We kindly request each conference attendee make a voluntary personal contribution of $45.00 to the Campaign Assistance Fund (CAF).*

Donate via Paypal

*This amount is only a suggestion. You can contribute a different amount, or no amount, without suffering any reprisal or adverse consequences. CAF contributions are not tax deductible and must be made from personal funds. Contributions from union treasuries cannot be accepted.


Other ways to contribute:

  • Personal check or money order payable to Campaign Assistance Fund, mail to:

    Int'l Brotherhood of Boilermakers Dept. of Gov’t Affairs
    1750 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 335
    Washington, DC 20006

  • At conference: via cash, personal check, money order or credit card



  • Schedule congressional meetings prior to your arrival in Washington, DC.

  • Dress for all events in business attire.

  • Family members are invited to participate in the conference, reception and congressional meetings.