The 8th Annual IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy & Leadership Conference was held on April 12-14, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Founded in 2005, Invest In the USA (IIUSA®) is the national membership-based not-for-profit industry trade association for the EB-5 Regional Center Program (the “Program”). IIUSA members account for well over 95% of capital formation and job creation in the U.S. resulting from the Program. IIUSA advocates for policies that will maximize economic benefit to the U.S. from the Program through advocacy, industry development, and education.We have been a member of the organization since 2011 and I have been serving on the Public Policy Committee since 2013. While there are many events throughout the year, the two main events of the organization are the Spring Advocacy Conference held in Washington DC and the Fall Market Exchange held on the West Coast in the Fall (this year it will be in Dallas, Texas). These meetings also serve as an opportunity for our AAEB5 team to get together as we are a bi-coastal organization.If you are interested in learning more about the EB-5 community, participation in one of IIUSA’s conferences is a great opportunity to get a feel of the industry’s energy. Hope to see you there some time!