• Monday, May 21, 2018
      9:00 AM  -  5:30 PM
      Great Hall
      11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
      Early Bird Training (Optional)
      Grand Ballroom
      Get a jump on advocacy training with this year's Early Bird training. This is a condensed session for our most seasoned advocates to gain key insights into the importance of citizen advocacy and CARE, while celebrating their long commitment to CNC. Recommended for Experienced Advocates.
      1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
      Welcome Plenary
      Lisner Auditorium
      Join us as we kick off CNC 2018 with a look into CARE's widespread impact and outline CARE's policy and political goals for the year. This year’s theme, “Your Voice, A World of Change” lifts up and celebrates our advocates whose voices help CARE continue to be the leader in creating positive change for women and girls on the global stage. This dynamic plenary will feature Sally Yates, Former Acting Attorney General, Helene D. Gayle and multiple CARE and CARE Action! voices, including CARE Country Directors and our President & CEO, Michelle Nunn. Open to the public.
      2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Experienced Advocate Session
      Grand Ballroom
      Experienced Advocates are invited to participate in a session tailored to their needs. Here, you’ll get an insider-view of CARE through conversations with experts throughout the organization – from CARE Country Directors to our Vice President of Policy and Advocacy. You’ll also hear from CARE about how Experienced Advocates can continue to help us carry out our mission. Advocates will leave ready to answer any questions about who CARE is and how CARE operates as an organization. Recommended for Experienced Advocates.
      2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
      New Advocate Session
      Continental Ballroom
      Designed for new CARE advocates, this session is made up of three parts to give beginner advocates a comprehensive introduction to successful advocacy: Advocacy 101, Congress 101, and CARE: Our Story. New advocates will leave this session with advocacy tips and tricks, a full understanding of how Congress operates, and the tools needed to tell CARE’s powerful story. Recommended for New Advocates.
      4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
      Day 1 Closing Session
      Lisner Auditorium
      Thomas Morgan, director of the acclaimed documentary film, Soufra, will talk about the power of film to tell stories. End the day with CARE and your fellow advocates as we discuss how to engage with CARE throughout the year.
      7:30 PM  -  8:00 PM
      Film Screening Reception
      Great Hall
      8:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
      Film Screening: Soufra (2017)
      Lisner Auditorium
      SOUFRA (2017) follows the wildly inspirational story of Mariam Shaar, a refugee in the Burl El Barajneh refugee camp in Lebanon, as she and a team of fellow refugee women strive against daunting obstacles to improve their lives by launching a food truck business. Join us for the DC premiere screening of this empowering tale of hope, determination, and the power of food and nourishment to bridge barriers and build communities. Click here for the Soufra trailer. Q&A with director Thomas Morgan and Chef Asha Gomez to follow the screening. Digital video, color, 73 min.

    • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
      7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
      Great Hall
      8:30 AM  -  9:15 AM
      Day 2 Opening Plenary
      Lisner Auditorium
      We're jumping into Day 2 with both feet in an Opening Plenary that focuses on the 2018 Midterm Election Cycle. We'll unpack what's at stake while providing overviews of engagement opportunities, the political landscape, and how CARE will engage in the cycle.
      9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
      AM Regional Training
      Continental & Grand Ballrooms
      Meet with your region to receive a comprehensive legislative briefing and an important overview of your Hill schedule. Lunch on your own.
      1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM
      All Conference Plenary
      Lisner Auditorium
      Take a mid-day break with your fellow advocates to celebrate the winners of the I CAN Award and Delivering Lasing Change award, while hearing from some of the nation's most inspiring leaders advocating for social justice and the rights of women and girls globally. Open to the public.
      3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM
      PM Regional Training
      Continental & Grand Ballrooms
      Meet with your region to practice and prepare for successful Hill meetings with your delegation.
      5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
      Day 2 Closing Session
      Lisner Auditorium
      End the day with CARE and your fellow advocates as we get ready to take on the Hill.
    • Wednesday, May 23, 2018
      8:30 AM  -  8:45 AM
      CARE Group Photo on the Hill
      Russell Senate Office Building
      The group photo will take place at the Russell Senate Office Building (on the outside steps) at Constitution Ave. NE and Delaware Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002.
      9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
      National Security Briefing
      Kennedy Caucus Room
      For more than 70 years, the United States has led efforts to promote peace, prosperity, and shared values to foster global stability. But now, America’s humanitarian and development aid budget is under severe threat. Join the CARE Global Leaders Network’s National Security Breakfast and Briefing with video remarks by Admiral Michael Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Admiral James Stavridis, followed by a panel discussion with CARE Board of Directors member and former Under Secretary of Defense Michèle Flournoy, anchor of the PBS News Hour Judy Woodruff, and Frances Townsend, former Deputy National Security Adviser for Counterterrorism. The Kennedy Caucus Room is located in the Russell Senate Building at Constitution Ave. NE and Delaware Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002.
      10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
      Meetings on the Hill
      Capitol Hill
      Meetings with Members of Congress and Congressional Staff. Lunch on your own. We will end the day with a closing reception on the Hill (Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2043).