What is Beyond BYU? 
Beyond BYU is a networking event in Washington, DC. BYU students will travel in groups and meet at the offices of various DC PAS Chapter members who work for businesses, Congress, government entities, trade organizations, law firms, political consulting boutiques, international relations groups, and many more to learn what makes D.C. tick. This is your chance to network with professionals in D.C.

DRESS: All students must dress in business attire both Thursday and Friday.

Beyond BYU 2023

Thursday, May 4


LocationWashington DC Temple Open House tour; 9 AM, all individual planning. But you can meet at the Forest Glen Metro Station and get an Uber up to the temple. We can meet as a group in front of the Temple at the fountain at 9AM and go in together as a BYU Group. There is also a shuttle running weekday and Saturday evenings from the Forest Glen Metro station. Perhaps that’s not the best timing. (People can reserve a shuttle ticket from the metro at the temple open house website:


Location: UPDATES: If you want to go to the tour of the Capitol, we are meeting there at 11/11:15 am.
Russell Senate Office Building entrance at D St NE and Delaware Ave NE.

Disregard the following message below:

It’s not open to the public now but we have some connections who are working on it, for now: CANCELLED, COVID restrictions on groups still exist. Individuals and small groups may be okay. You can still Meet at Congress on Capitol Hill at 2 PM inside at the Capitol Visitors Center, but I will update this again, next to the Statue of Freedom. Can’t miss it – it’s a 20 foot tall plaster model near the middle of the CVC, at 2:00 PM. We will request a tour group visit at that time and a representative from John Curtis’ office will meet us there. Probably Troy Dougall or Ray Phillips.

Location: Office Visit at USAID: 2 PM for a few individuals who sign up: 5 on Sign Up Genius.

Late Afternoon:

Location: CANCELLED: COVID: Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality: Georgetown law is being very restrictive because of COVID. If anything changes I will update. It’s the Economic Security and Opportunity Initiative: Georgetown Law Center campus near Capitol Hill, 600 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001. Casey Goldvale at G-Town Law. (Hailey Hannigan referral); also law student Haley Denler may show us the law center.

Free Time for Personal Goals and Seeing Washington, DC. This is an important time to target and visit a firm or agency where you would like to work some day, and make your own contacts.


Location: Meet at the Kennedy Caucus Room, Russell Building Rm. 325, on Capitol Hill (various Metro stops) Union Station may be the best metro stop.

Reception: 5:30-6:00 PM                                                                                                          Program: 6:00 to 6:45 PM                                                                                                                  Welcome: BYUPAS DC Chapter Board member                                                                          Introduction of Speakers: BYUPAS DC Chapter Board Member                                         

Keynote Speaker:

Judge Thomas Griffith, US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit

Question and Answers

Panel Discussion: Building and Maintaining Your Network (working title)  6:45 to 7:30

  1. Four panel members- two women and two men
  2. 15-20 minute discussion
  3. Q&A about 20 minutes

Refreshments and Mingling 7:30 to 8:30

7:30pm to 8:30pm: Networking with VIPs from various trade organizations, law firms, political consulting boutiques, international relations groups, and many more professional organizations. Many of our Friday office visit hosts will be there to talk with you.

Friday, May 5
Location: BYU Barlow Center
2520 L Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

8:00am to 9:30am: Breakfast at the Barlow Center
Students will gather to meet with their group leaders and discuss the day’s site visit agenda.  Matthew Clarke from BYU will be available for questions and directions, etc. A grab-and-go breakfast will be provided!

10:00am to 12:00pm; 2:00 to 4:00pm: Site Visits
Starting at 10am, students will meet at the offices of various DC Chapter members who work for trade organizations, law firms, political consulting boutiques, international relations groups, and many more to learn what makes D.C. tick. Sign up for these visits on “Sign Up Genius.” First come first serve. We will discuss this at orientation.

4:15 PM to 5:30 PM Deseret News Panel on ethics and journalism, Marriott Marquis at 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

6:30 pm: Networking Reception Session Sponsored by the Deseret news with the BYU Sorensen Center: Beyond BYU Graduate School Information Session and Pizza, Marriott Marquis at 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001. in a private room. Please register for the Sorensen Center Activities at:

Night Tours of Memorial Sites for those interested.

Saturday, May 7 (Option Sorensen Center Networking Activities)
Location: Marriott Marquis

9:00-9:30 – Light Breakfast – Dean Madrian, BYU Marriott School. Marriott Marquis · 901 Massachusetts Ave NW · Washington, DC

9:30 – 11:00 – Ethics Workshop: Brad Agle, BYU Professor of Ethics and Leadership

11:00 – 12:00 – Speaker

12:00 – 12:15 – Break

12:15 – 1:30 – Boxed Lunch w/ speaker

Afternoon activities

  • Tour DC
  • Temple Open House

6 p.m. Evening Management Society Gala: Crystal Gateway Marriott · 1700 Richmond Highway · Arlington, VA

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