18th Annual National Issues Conference

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Women for Obama - Finance Council

18th Annual National Women’s Issues Conference

The Women’s Leadership Forum and the Women for Obama Finance Committee are excited to announce that the 18th Annual National Women’s Issues Conference will be held on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, D.C. This year’s event will feature remarks by President Barack Obama and dozens of other dynamic speakers.

Participants will leave this year’s conference with not only the substantive panel discussions that they have come to expect, but the tools and resources they need to make the difference on the ground.

Please check back often for the most up to date information on this year’s Conference.

About Us

The Women for Obama Finance Committee is a special project of Obama for America and the DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum. The WLF was founded in 1993 as a catalyst for building a strong women’s vote program by raising substantial resources and building political networks to reach women voters in all 50 states. The WFO Finance Council organizes regional and national events and additional opportunities to fulfill its mission to re-elect President Obama and support Democrats up and down the ballot.

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Conference Committee Levels (Please contact event organizers if you are interested in joining our leadership team or for additional information for all levels)

  • Conference Chair

    Raise $100,000 or contribute $75,800(includes Conference admission for five, premium seating, photo opportunity and admission to all special events for Chair*, Friday small dinner for Chair and guest, campaign souvenir, special recognition)

  • Leadership Committee

    Raise $75,000 or contribute $40,000(includes Conference admission, premium seating, photo opportunity and admission to all special events*, Friday small dinner, campaign souvenir, special recognition)

  • Sponsor

    Raise $25,000 or contribute $15,000(includes Conference admission, premium seating, photo opportunity and admission to all special events, campaign souvenir, special recognition)

  • Premium Ticket

    Raise $10,000 or contribute $5,000 (includes Conference admission, premium seating, one special event*, campaign souvenir)

  • Mother/Daughter Ticket

    $1,500(includes General Admission for two)

  • General Admission Ticket

    $1,000(includes two day conference participation, select meals, campaign souvenir)

  • Gen44 (under 35)/Senior (over 65)

    $250 (limited availability)(includes two day conference participation, select meals, campaign souvenir)

*information on additional special events forthcoming

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Resources

The 2012 Conference agenda will be updated as speakers are confirmed.
Please check back often for updates.

Download the 2012 agenda
Additional Resources

Logistics

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

This year’s National Issues Conference will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, conveniently located in downtown Washington, D.C. between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and Mt. Vernon Place, right across from the new City Museum. For driving and metro directions to the Convention Center, please see maps here.

Hotel Information

The Embassy Suites DC Convention Center will be our host hotel. The Embassy Suites is conveniently located near the DC Metro’s Convention Center (Green/Yellow Lines), McPherson Square (Orange/Blue Lines) and Gallery Place (Red/Green/Yellow Lines) stops. Please call the hotel directly to make your room reservation and mention the code “Obama Victory Fund” for the best available rate.

  • Embassy Suites DC Convention Center

    900 10th St. NW

    Washington, DC 20001

    202-739-2001

Here are additional hotel options nearby:

  • Renaissance Downtown

    999 9th St. NW

    Washington, DC 20001

    (202) 898-9000

  • Hampton Inn Convention Center

    901 6th St. NW

    Washington, DC 20001

    (202) 842-2500

  • W Washington DC

    515 15th St., NW

    Washington, DC 20004

    (202) 661-2400

  • The Jefferson

    1200 16th St. NW

    Washington, DC 20036

    (202) 448-2300

  • Courtyard by Marriott

    900 F Street, NW

    Washington, DC 20004

    (202) 638-4600

Registration Confirmation

Confirmed attendees will receive email confirmation from event organizers upon successful registration. In addition, they will receive a final confirmation email directly before the event with any additional details.

Parking

The Convention Center is located near several public parking facilities. Additional information about specific parking instructions will be available closer to the event.

Dress Code

The National Women’s Issues Conference is a business casual event, but we encourage you wear comfortable shoes as lines for security and registration may be long.

Security/Personal Items

There will be a high level of security at this event. We ask for your patience during this process, as everyone works to ensure your safety. Please do not bring any large purses, handbags, or backpacks (leave them in your car or at home), as they will not be allowed. Please remember to bring your government-issued photo identification. Personal cameras will be permitted, but large professional long lens cameras and large camera bags are prohibited, and may be turned away by security.

ADA Accessibility

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is fully ADA accessible. Please contact event organizers at wlf@dnc.org if you require additional assistance such as ASL interpreting services.

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