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Monday, October 8
 

6:00pm

Out of town guest reception at Fire & Sage
Out of town guest reception at Fire & Sage restaurant (the hotel bar). 


Monday October 8, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fire and Sage Restaurant inside Marriott Metro Center 775 12th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
 
Tuesday, October 9
 

8:00am

Registration and continental breakfast
Come early for coffee and networking with felow conference goers

Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Main Ballroom Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

9:00am

State of the Races for Women
Democratic strategist Celinda Lake and Repbublican pollster Linda DiVall will preview the 2018 Midterm elections with a special look at how women will fare.

Speakers
avatar for Linda DiVall

Linda DiVall

Executive Chairman/CEO, American Viewpoint
As American Viewpoint's founder, Executive Chairman and CEO, Linda DiVall has provided effective strategies to both political and corporate clients for 30 years.Linda has conducted research on behalf of the RGA, NRCC, NRSC, RNC as well as NRSC and NRCC IE efforts.  Her strategic... Read More →
avatar for Celinda Lake

Celinda Lake

President, Lake Research Partners
Celinda Lake is one of the Democratic Party's leading political strategists, serving as tactician and senior advisor to the national party committees, dozens of Democratic incumbents, and challengers at all levels of the electoral process. Celinda and her firm are known for cutting-edge... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Main Ballroom Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

10:00am

Women Count
Panel discussion with leaders from women's organizations committed to getting more women engaged in the civic arena.

Moderators
avatar for Debbie Walsh

Debbie Walsh

Executive Director, Center for American Women in Politics
Debbie Walsh is director of the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. CAWP is nationally recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women's political participation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Leader Chivee

Lauren Leader Chivee

CEO, All in Together
Lauren  Leader-Chivée, is a widely-respected thought leader and speaker on diversity and women’s issues. She is  the founder and CEO of All In Together, a non-partisan, nonprofit campaign dedicated to engaging American women in politics and civic action. Since its founding in... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Gabriela Lemus

Dr. Gabriela Lemus

President, Mi Familia Vota
avatar for Kimberly Peeler-Allen

Kimberly Peeler-Allen

Co Founder, Higher Heights
avatar for Rebecca Schuller

Rebecca Schuller

Executive Director, Winning for Women
avatar for Susannah Wellford

Susannah Wellford

President and Founder, Running Start


Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Ballroom Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

11:05am

The Rise and Decline of Mass Email Campaigns' Influence on Congress
After studying communication between citizens and Congress for more than a decade, the Congressional Management Foundation’s research shows that most email campaigns are barely registering in congressional offices

Speakers
avatar for Brad Fitch

Brad Fitch

President and CEO, Congressional Management Foundation


Tuesday October 9, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Salon E Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

11:05am

Leadership coaching
Certified leadership coaches available for individual coaching sessions to participants. Bring a current question, challenge, or opportunity and an open heart and mind to our coaching conversation. You may discover something you don't know about yourself and likely identify a way forward that's just right for you!

Coaches
avatar for Alexis Feringa

Alexis Feringa

Founder and CEO, Feringa Group, LLC
Alexis provides executive coaching, strategic planning, facilitation, and leadership development services to leaders in Fortune 50 corporations, law firms, & non-profits. Her passion is to partner with clients to help them transform into happy, authentic, successful leaders. She accomplishes... Read More →
avatar for Amanda North Aghdami

Amanda North Aghdami

Edgehill Consulting Group, LLC
Amanda is a transformational leader, executive coach and strategic consultant helping businesses and leaders achieve success. She has over 25 years of business experience leading Fortune 500 companies, including strategic planning, large P&L ownership ($1.5B), marketing, accounting/finance... Read More →
avatar for Bikki Randhawa

Bikki Randhawa

Founder, Randhawa Leadership Coaching & Consulting
Bikki is the Founder of Randhawa Leadership Coaching & Consulting. After a highly successful career in international development spanning over 30 years, including over 20 years at the World Bank Group she is now an Executive and Leadership Coach. Her passion for coaching emerged from... Read More →
avatar for Christina Swartz

Christina Swartz

Leadership Coach, Great Coaches
Christina has been an independent consultant and coach for ten years, primarily helping leaders and leadership teams increase their personal and organizational effectiveness.  As ICF leadership coach, Christina has coached in a wide variety of organizations in the Federal and local... Read More →
avatar for Debra Cabral

Debra Cabral

President, StoryPartners
Debra is a certified leadership and career development coach with three decades of experience in Washington, D.C. Through her coaching sessions, she helps business leaders achieve their professional goals and create success for themselves, their teams and their organizations.  She... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Helen Holton

Dr. Helen Holton

Founder/Lead Consultant, Dr. Helen Holton and Assoicates
Dr. Helen works with leaders to get on the right side of inclusion. She partners with you to create enhanced leadership presence, perspective, and purpose for greater life impact.  As a Leadership Coach, the goal is to meet you where you are and get you to where you want to be. A... Read More →
avatar for Edna Figueroa

Edna Figueroa

President & Founder, Elevate Leadership Coaching LLC
Edna is a trusted, capable, leadership partner working with organizations to inspire a new model of success where everyone can discover their own unique gifts and align them to the organizational values, so together they can be their best and deliver lasting results.She is the founder... Read More →
avatar for Kim D'Abreu

Kim D'Abreu

Diversity Dimensions Consulting
Kim D’Abreu has 25 years of experience designing and managing national, impactful, workforce diversity and inclusion programs. As a credible thought leader within education, healthcare, and non-profit sectors, she has built an impeccable reputation for managing the culture and complexities... Read More →
avatar for Maria Darby

Maria Darby

CEO and Principal Consultant, Engaged Change LLC
Maria is a change management, strategic communications and leadership development executive dedicated to helping leaders and organizations transform successfully and reap the benefits of deliberate engagement.  As a leadership coach, she partners with her clients to navigate their... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Penn Quarter (3rd Floor) Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

11:05am

Basic Media Training
Discuss fundamental approaches to presenting your message and yourself to journalists. 

Speakers
avatar for Jane O'Brien

Jane O'Brien

On Air Correspondent, BBC
avatar for Julie Walsh

Julie Walsh

Vice President on the Public Affairs team, Finn Partners Washington
Julie Walsh is a Vice President on the Public Affairs team in Finn Partners Washington, D.C. office. In this role she leads the development, implementation and execution of nationally recognized, award-winning public affairs programs.Julie has more than 10 years of experience executing... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Capitol Hill (3rd Floor) 775 12th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

11:05am

Congressional Procedure with Judy Schneider
Join scholar and author Judy Schneider for an entertaining and informative overview of how things really work in Congress. (Note: extended time 11:00-12:20 pm)

Speakers
avatar for Judy Schneider

Judy Schneider

Author, Congressional Deskbook


Tuesday October 9, 2018 11:05am - 12:20pm
London 1&2 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

12:05pm

Break in Exhibit Hall
Visit our sponsors, exhibitors and women's initiative booths.

Tuesday October 9, 2018 12:05pm - 12:20pm
Foyer Outside Ballroom Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

12:20pm

Keynote luncheon: Unleash the leader within you
College valadictorian, All-American, two-time Olympian and national championship coach Sherry Winn will give you a winning game plan for work and life.

Speakers
avatar for Coach Sherry Winn

Coach Sherry Winn

Coach Winn Speaks
Coach Sherry Winn is an in-demand motivational speaker, a personal success coach and leadership trainer, a two-time Olympian, a national championship basketball coach, and an Amazon best-seller. Known as Coach Winn for coaching her athletes beyond their self-imposed limitations... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 12:20pm - 1:30pm
Main Ballroom Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

1:45pm

What's hot in political engagement - tools, tips and tech of the trade
Advocacy toolkits are all the rage. Hear from industry experts on the latest gadgets to help you navigate mobile campaigns, cutting edge GOTV outreach, grassroots Calls-to-Action and keep up with the latest political intel.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Farage

Erica Farage

Director, International Franchise Association
Erica Farage is Director of Political Affairs and Grassroots Advocacy for the International Franchise Association. Erica is responsible for elevating FRANPac, IFA’s political action committee which supports pro-business, pro-franchising candidates at the federal level as well as... Read More →
avatar for Bronwyn Flores

Bronwyn Flores

Manager Policy Communications, CTA
Bronwyn Flores is a Policy Communications Specialist for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM and manages its digital advocacy campaigns on tech policy issues including free trade, drone regulations, patent litigation reform, skilled immigration reform and the sharing economy... Read More →
avatar for Ximena Hartsock

Ximena Hartsock

Co-Founder and President, Phone2Action
Ximena Hartsock is the Founder and President of Phone2Action, a venturebacked, award-winning civic engagement and communications technology company based in Rosslyn, Virginia. Prior to founding Phone2Action she was a member of the executive cabinet of former Washington, D.C. Mayor... Read More →
avatar for Krysta Jones

Krysta Jones

Founder/CEO, Vote Lead Impact
Krysta Jones has committed her life to public service, developing leaders and changing lives. Named one of Leadership Arlington's Top 40 Under 40 , she was also featured in Ebony Magazine as a "Hero Next Door".  In 2006, Krysta identified a need and founded Virginia Leadership Institute... Read More →

Sponsors

Tuesday October 9, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Salon E Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

1:45pm

Leadership coaching
Certified leadership coaches available for individual coaching sessions to participants

Coaches
avatar for Amanda North Aghdami

Amanda North Aghdami

Edgehill Consulting Group, LLC
Amanda is a transformational leader, executive coach and strategic consultant helping businesses and leaders achieve success. She has over 25 years of business experience leading Fortune 500 companies, including strategic planning, large P&L ownership ($1.5B), marketing, accounting/finance... Read More →
avatar for Bikki Randhawa

Bikki Randhawa

Founder, Randhawa Leadership Coaching & Consulting
Bikki is the Founder of Randhawa Leadership Coaching & Consulting. After a highly successful career in international development spanning over 30 years, including over 20 years at the World Bank Group she is now an Executive and Leadership Coach. Her passion for coaching emerged from... Read More →
avatar for Christina Swartz

Christina Swartz

Leadership Coach, Great Coaches
Christina has been an independent consultant and coach for ten years, primarily helping leaders and leadership teams increase their personal and organizational effectiveness.  As ICF leadership coach, Christina has coached in a wide variety of organizations in the Federal and local... Read More →
avatar for Debra Cabral

Debra Cabral

President, StoryPartners
Debra is a certified leadership and career development coach with three decades of experience in Washington, D.C. Through her coaching sessions, she helps business leaders achieve their professional goals and create success for themselves, their teams and their organizations.  She... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Helen Holton

Dr. Helen Holton

Founder/Lead Consultant, Dr. Helen Holton and Assoicates
Dr. Helen works with leaders to get on the right side of inclusion. She partners with you to create enhanced leadership presence, perspective, and purpose for greater life impact.  As a Leadership Coach, the goal is to meet you where you are and get you to where you want to be. A... Read More →
avatar for Edna Figueroa

Edna Figueroa

President & Founder, Elevate Leadership Coaching LLC
Edna is a trusted, capable, leadership partner working with organizations to inspire a new model of success where everyone can discover their own unique gifts and align them to the organizational values, so together they can be their best and deliver lasting results.She is the founder... Read More →
avatar for Kim D'Abreu

Kim D'Abreu

Diversity Dimensions Consulting
Kim D’Abreu has 25 years of experience designing and managing national, impactful, workforce diversity and inclusion programs. As a credible thought leader within education, healthcare, and non-profit sectors, she has built an impeccable reputation for managing the culture and complexities... Read More →
avatar for Lori Zukin

Lori Zukin

Owner, Zukin Leadership
Lori’s passion is to help others listen for, identify and pursue their passions.  After 18 years as a leader at Booz Allen Hamilton, she left an executive role to follow her professional dream:  to focus deeply in the areas of leadership strategy, leadership consulting and executive... Read More →
avatar for Maria Darby

Maria Darby

CEO and Principal Consultant, Engaged Change LLC
Maria is a change management, strategic communications and leadership development executive dedicated to helping leaders and organizations transform successfully and reap the benefits of deliberate engagement.  As a leadership coach, she partners with her clients to navigate their... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Penn Quarter (3rd Floor) Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

1:45pm

Federal gridlock and the increasing role of states & localities
State legislatures are seventeen (17) times more productive than Congress. Track the action with our industry experts.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Dermody

Ann Dermody

Content Director, CQ Advocacy Solutions
avatar for Caitlin Arenas Martinez

Caitlin Arenas Martinez

Director of Public Policy, United Way
Caitlin Arenas Martinez, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at United Way Worldwide, is responsible for advancing network public policy priorities aimed at increasing the financially stability of every person in every community. She mobilizes the United Way network to advocate... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Pescatore

Lauren Pescatore

Vice President, The Hatcher Group
Lauren Pescatore is a Vice President at The Hatcher Group, a Maryland-based public affairs firm dedicated to inspiring social change for good. At The Hatcher Group, Lauren directs the Tax Credits for Workers and Their Families (TCWF) initiative to advance income-boosting policies... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
London 1&2 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

1:45pm

Mentors versus sponsors
Our champions can come in different forms from different places. Learn the difference between a mentor and a sponsor, how to identify the right champion for you and how to ask them for support.

Speakers
avatar for Roslyn (Roz) Brooks

Roslyn (Roz) Brooks

Managing Director, PWC
Roslyn (Roz) is a Managing Director in PwC’s Government, Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy office in Washington, D.C. where she develops integrated strategies to achieve public policy and political affairs objectives representing the firm and its interests before Congress, the... Read More →
avatar for Manar Morales

Manar Morales

President & CEO, Diversity & Flexibility Alliance
Manar Sweillam Morales is a national thought leader on women’s leadership, diversity, and workplace flexibility. She serves as President and CEO of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance – a think tank dedicated to helping organizations create inclusive cultures that advance diversity... Read More →

Sponsors

Tuesday October 9, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Capitol Hill (3rd Floor) 775 12th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

3:00pm

Trends in advocacy - Consumer and citizen activism in an evolving advocacy landscape
People are becoming more socially and politically engaged and they are demanding the companies they work for or buy goods and services from do the same. Explore how organizations are responding by offering charitable giving match and PAC match programs to satisfy employees and consumers. 

Speakers
avatar for Ingrid Embree

Ingrid Embree

Managing Director, GlobalGiving
I used to work in the grassroots/PAC industry for many years. Now I'm at GlobalGiving, helping companies like Facebook, Ford Motor Company, and Nike with vetting and grantmaking, cause-related marketing, employee engagement, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
avatar for Mary O'Reilly

Mary O'Reilly

Vice President, Marketing, Planning, and Communications, PASS - Public Affairs Support Services
Why PASS? I originally chose PASS because of the company’s excellent reputation in the PAC industry. I wanted to work for a firm that was respected and would offer their clients the quality of service I could be proud to sell to prospective clients. I have never doubted for a minute... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Salon E Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

3:00pm

Leadership coaching
Certified leadership coaches available for individual coaching sessions to participants

Coaches
avatar for Alexis Feringa

Alexis Feringa

Founder and CEO, Feringa Group, LLC
Alexis provides executive coaching, strategic planning, facilitation, and leadership development services to leaders in Fortune 50 corporations, law firms, & non-profits. Her passion is to partner with clients to help them transform into happy, authentic, successful leaders. She accomplishes... Read More →
avatar for Amanda North Aghdami

Amanda North Aghdami

Edgehill Consulting Group, LLC
Amanda is a transformational leader, executive coach and strategic consultant helping businesses and leaders achieve success. She has over 25 years of business experience leading Fortune 500 companies, including strategic planning, large P&L ownership ($1.5B), marketing, accounting/finance... Read More →
avatar for Bikki Randhawa

Bikki Randhawa

Founder, Randhawa Leadership Coaching & Consulting
Bikki is the Founder of Randhawa Leadership Coaching & Consulting. After a highly successful career in international development spanning over 30 years, including over 20 years at the World Bank Group she is now an Executive and Leadership Coach. Her passion for coaching emerged from... Read More →
avatar for Christina Swartz

Christina Swartz

Leadership Coach, Great Coaches
Christina has been an independent consultant and coach for ten years, primarily helping leaders and leadership teams increase their personal and organizational effectiveness.  As ICF leadership coach, Christina has coached in a wide variety of organizations in the Federal and local... Read More →
avatar for Debra Cabral

Debra Cabral

President, StoryPartners
Debra is a certified leadership and career development coach with three decades of experience in Washington, D.C. Through her coaching sessions, she helps business leaders achieve their professional goals and create success for themselves, their teams and their organizations.  She... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Helen Holton

Dr. Helen Holton

Founder/Lead Consultant, Dr. Helen Holton and Assoicates
Dr. Helen works with leaders to get on the right side of inclusion. She partners with you to create enhanced leadership presence, perspective, and purpose for greater life impact.  As a Leadership Coach, the goal is to meet you where you are and get you to where you want to be. A... Read More →
avatar for Kim D'Abreu

Kim D'Abreu

Diversity Dimensions Consulting
Kim D’Abreu has 25 years of experience designing and managing national, impactful, workforce diversity and inclusion programs. As a credible thought leader within education, healthcare, and non-profit sectors, she has built an impeccable reputation for managing the culture and complexities... Read More →
avatar for Lori Zukin

Lori Zukin

Owner, Zukin Leadership
Lori’s passion is to help others listen for, identify and pursue their passions.  After 18 years as a leader at Booz Allen Hamilton, she left an executive role to follow her professional dream:  to focus deeply in the areas of leadership strategy, leadership consulting and executive... Read More →
avatar for Maria Darby

Maria Darby

CEO and Principal Consultant, Engaged Change LLC
Maria is a change management, strategic communications and leadership development executive dedicated to helping leaders and organizations transform successfully and reap the benefits of deliberate engagement.  As a leadership coach, she partners with her clients to navigate their... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Penn Quarter (3rd Floor) Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

3:00pm

SWOT for lobbying - identifying risks to your clients, industry or organization
Activist investors, competitors, eager legislators and Twitter happy leaders – who are your lions, tigers and bears and how do you prepare for their attack?

Speakers
avatar for Amy Carnevale

Amy Carnevale

Government Affairs Advisor, K&L Gates
avatar for Cristina Antelo, Esq

Cristina Antelo, Esq

Principal, Ferox Strategies


Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
London 1&2 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

3:00pm

Developing a persuasive message
Our speakers will walk through the elements of persuasion, introduce the concept of the message triangle and how to use it, show an example, and then work with participants to draft and edit their message. Kim will add to the conversation on use of colors and imagery to make your message clear and impactful.

Speakers
avatar for Nell Callahan

Nell Callahan

Managing Director and Chief of Staff, SKDKnickerbocker
Nell Callahan leads public affairs campaigns for corporate, nonprofit and advocacy clients. She specializes in overall communications strategy, messaging, and national and local earned media placement.Throughout her career, Nell has worked across a number of diverse sectors, including... Read More →
avatar for Kimberly Hudson

Kimberly Hudson

CEO + Visual Communication Strategist, Claritas Creative
Kimberly Hudson is Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Claritas Creative, a visual-centric communications agency in Arlington, VA. She has more than a decade of experience leading teams in visual communication strategy and delivery to support marketing, advocacy and strategic communications... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Capitol Hill (3rd Floor) 775 12th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

4:10pm

Closing general session: SheSaid/SheSaid
Join Laura Cox Kaplan for live recording of her podcast SheSaid/SheSaid. Learn more about the podcast here: https://shesaidshesaidpodcast.com/

Speakers
avatar for Laura Cox Kaplan

Laura Cox Kaplan

Host, SheSaid/SheSaid
Frustrated by the narrow way in which women’s interests and political and civic engagement are often framed (as well as by the lack of women in senior positions in business and politics), Laura Cox Kaplan created the She Said, She Said podcast as a platform to showcase uniquely... Read More →
avatar for KayAnn Schoeneman

KayAnn Schoeneman

SVP/Director, Public Affairs Marketplace Leader, Ketchum
KayAnn Schoeneman is a veteran communications and issue advocacy professional with 20 years of experience in public affairs, public policy, analytics and consumer advocacy. She is head of Ketchum's Washington D.C. office and leads public affairs for the agency.


Tuesday October 9, 2018 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Main Ballroom Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

5:00pm

Excellence in Advocacy Awards & Reception
Everyday advocates are nominated in six categories. The field is narrowed down to three finalists in each category and one awardee in each category is announced at the reception.

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Keith

Tamara Keith

White House Correspondent, NPR


Tuesday October 9, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Junior Ballroom (Second Floor) Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

6:00pm

Dinner Dine Around 1: Centrolina
Get to know your colleagues at these intimate "dine-arounds." PWIA staff will make reservations for groups of 10 at nearby restaurants.

Centrolina is an Italian market and restaurant set in Washington's new CityCenterDC development from Chef Amy Brandwein.

Address: 974 Palmer Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001

Tuesday October 9, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
DC Area Restaurants

7:00pm

Dinner Dine Around 2: DBGB DC
Get to know your colleagues at these intimate "dine-arounds." PWIA staff will make reservations for groups of 10 at nearby restaurants.

A French bistro with local riffs on Daniel Boulud's iconic dishes, plus a large beer & wine selection.

Location:  931 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001 

Tuesday October 9, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
DC Area Restaurants
 
Wednesday, October 10
 

8:00am

Registration and continental breakfast
Come early for coffee and networking with felow conference goers

Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am
Main Ballroom Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

8:30am

Opening General Session: Winning Women Voters – a Strategy
Women will decide the future of Congress. How are candidates using campaign tactics to win women’s votes?

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Burgos

Joanna Burgos

On Message Inc
avatar for Marie Ewald Danzig

Marie Ewald Danzig

Global Head of Creative & Delivery, Blue State Digital
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Jodi Sakol

Vice President, Campaign Outreach, AARP
avatar for Kathie Summers-Grice

Kathie Summers-Grice

President, Eaton River Strategies

Sponsors

Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Main Ballroom Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

9:45am

Show me the money: PAC fundraising best and worst practices
This panel discussion will explore lessons learned from various organizations on creating unique events that add cash and cache to your PAC.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Rahill

Lauren Rahill

Director of Account Services, Sagac Public Affairs, LLC
Lauren oversees Sagac's account services group delivering integrated communications and fundraising campaigns to Fortune 500 companies and national trade associations. As Director of Account Services, she manages the strategic planning and operational aspects of Sagac’s public affairs... Read More →
avatar for Ellie Shaw

Ellie Shaw

Director, Federal Government Affairs, American Express
Ellie Shaw, director, federal government affairs, is responsible for the American Express Company’s political education and involvement programs including the company’s political action committee (PAC) and grassroots. During her time at American Express, she has doubled the annual... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Salon E Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

9:45am

The boogeyman is coming: Emerging threats in lobbying disclosure & compliance
Speakers
avatar for Kate Belinski

Kate Belinski

Partner, Nossaman, LLP
Kate Belinski is a member of Nossaman's Public Policy Practice Group.  Ms. Belinski focuses on advising corporations, trade associations, other non-profit organizations, advocacy groups, political committees (including "Super PACs"), candidates and officeholders on wide range of... Read More →
avatar for Amy Kellogg

Amy Kellogg

Partner, Harter, Secrest and Emery LLP


Wednesday October 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
London 1&2 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

9:45am

Using social media to build your brand
From Twitter to LinkedIn, learn how to balance your use of personal social media with your professional image

Speakers
avatar for Shana Glickfield

Shana Glickfield

Partner, Beekeeper Group


Wednesday October 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Capitol Hill (3rd Floor) 775 12th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

10:45am

Networking break
Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:45am - 11:00am
Foyer Outside Ballroom Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

11:00am

Fake News and Keeping Pace with the Shifting Media Environment
It's a popular buzzword, but how does the "fake news" phenomenon affect how we consume news and information? And how does it impact policy decision-making? What are the most trusted sources inside the Beltway? Hear insights from National Journal's ongoing Washington in the Information Age research, and learn how policy professionals can keep pace with the shifting media environment. 

Speakers
avatar for Gina Kim

Gina Kim

General Manager, National Journal
Gina Kim is General Manager of Presentation Center and Research at National Journal. In this role, she provides the vision and drives the strategy for the product suite, leading a team of content producers and managers. Gina previously spent five years at Grant Thornton, including... Read More →

Sponsors

Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon E Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

11:00am

Policymaking in the Trump era
This panel will take a data-driven look at how the legislative accomplishments of the 115th Congress compare to previous congresses. Then we’ll discuss how professionals from K Street to Capitol Hill to the White House—are rethinking their tactics and strategies for impacting the issues they care about

Moderators
avatar for Libby Wuller

Libby Wuller

Director of External Engagement, Quorum
Libby Wuller, an Oklahoma native, is one of the founding team members at Quorum, a startup focused on analyzing Congressional data to help government relations professionals better understand Capitol Hill. Over the past three years, Quorum has grown into a fully integrated public... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Feinstein

Rachel Feinstein

Senior Manager - Government Affairs, Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association
avatar for Jenn Higgins

Jenn Higgins

Partner, Chamber Hill Strategies

Sponsors

Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
London 1&2 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

11:00am

Pay me like a man - CBIS salary survey results
Get the topline results of the Government Relations Industry Compensation Survey being fielded this summer by Columbia Books and Information Services (CBIS) owner of Lobbyists.info

Speakers
avatar for Emma Griffin

Emma Griffin

Database Project Manager, Government, Columbia Books & Information Services
Emma Griffin is a Database Project Manager for the Government Relations Division of Columbia Books & Information Services. Emma has 2 years of experience in the government relations industry, specifically in data analysis and research. Before coming to Columbia Books, Emma worked... Read More →

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Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Capitol Hill (3rd Floor) 775 12th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

12:00pm

Networking Lunch Hosted by Women in Government Relations
Meet colleagues at your table organized by industry or interest area and discuss what you are working on and how you can help each other meet a goal or solve a problem.

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Anita McBride

President & CEO, Diversity & Flexibility Alliance


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Ballroom Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

1:00pm

General Session: Hyperfocus
Throughout his experiments and research, Chris Bailey came across many little-known insights into how we focus (a key element of productivity), including the surprising idea that focus isn't so much a state of heightened awareness (as we'd assume), but a balance between two frames of mind. Diving deep into the science and theories about how and why we bring our attention to bear on life's big goals and everyday tasks, Chris Bailey takes his unique approach to productivity to the next level in his new book Hyperfocus.

Speakers
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Chris Bailey

Author, Hyperfocus

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Wednesday October 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Ballroom Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

2:00pm

Closing general session - Been there Done That, Words of Wisdom from Women of Distinction
Venerable women in politics, business and media have a frank discussion on what they have seen and learned over the course of their careers.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Bartz

State & Federal Communications
Elizabeth has spent the last 32 years working with corporate and trade association executives helping them keep abreast of the changes made in lobbying, political contributions, and procurement lobbying laws. This is an area where government affairs executives do not want to short... Read More →
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Ambassador Cynthia Efird

President, PDAA
Ambassador Efird an American diplomat and career foreign service officer who served as the United States Ambassador to Angola from 2004 to 2007... Read More →
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Barbara Hiden

VP, Federal Affairs, American Beverage Association
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Cherylyn Harley LeBon

Chief Legal Officer & SVP, SeraphimGLOBAL

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Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Ballroom Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

3:00pm

Conference concludes - optional farewell reception at Fire & Sage
Optional farewell reception at Fire & Sage (hotel bar).

Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Fire and Sage Restaurant inside Marriott Metro Center 775 12th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005