NCLC 2019 Schedule


Schedule Overview

SATURDAY October 19th NCLC 2019 opens at 12:30 pm with our action packed conference at the Hilton Crystal City hotel! We kick off with:

  • networking session Saturday afternoon

  • powerful opening main stage program

  • choose from four high impact breakout sessions

  • network with friends, allies, political, business, civic, and philanthropy leaders

  • a plated dinner with more main stage programming celebrating our cross-generational movement with networking, games, and conversation between presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and her son Joe Kearns Goodwin, president of National Service Now.

  • Doris Kearns Goodwin signing her new book Leadership in Turbulent Times.

SUNDAY October 20th, we have a full day of networking, learning and empowering at the Hilton Crystal City Hotel with programming including:

  • network with other citizen leaders over continental breakfast and optional participation in morning run, walk or yoga sessions

  • two engaging main stage plenaries

  • plated lunch with celebration of 2019 victories and citizen leader champions and our acclaimed Citizen Lobby Day training program

  • build new skills and powerful tools by choosing from eight breakout sessions

  • action packed and inspirational closing

    Scheduled programs finish at 5:30. Enjoy dinner in the DC area Sunday night with fellow citizen leaders from your state, Citizen Lobby Day group and new NCLC friends.

MONDAY, October 21st is Citizen Lobby Day on Capitol Hill. Meet up at the Hilton Crystal City to head to Capitol Hill as a group:

  • group picture on the Capitol steps at 8:00am

  • second annual parade behind bagpipes and flags to deliver state resolutions to Congress: New Hampshire will take the lead as the 20th state!

  • organized, pre-scheduled meetings with Senators and Representatives

  • Lunch with Congressman Jim McGovern

  • meet up for debrief and celebrate success of citizen lobby day with Ben and Jerry's own Ben Cohen from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.



“I’m so grateful for the chance to connect with new people who want common-sense approaches to the problems we're trying to deal with. They may not be of the same political persuasion, but realizing that making these vital democracy reforms means we’re all in it together is what NCLC is all about.”

—2018 conference attendee

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