Women. Power. Peace.

2011 Agenda

Sunday, September 18

12:00-2:30pm: Registration
1:00-1:30pm: Opening Remarks

  • Welcome by Susan Shaer, Executive Director of WAND
  • A View from the Inside by Congresswoman Donna Edwards (MD)
  • Introducer: State Senator Nan Orrock (GA), WiLL President

1:30-2:45pm: Politics, Pundits & Polling: Government’s Vital Role

  • Celinda Lake, President, Lake Research Partners
  • Elaine Mejia, Senior Program Associate, Demos
  • Moderator: State Senator Charleta Tavares (OH), Board Chair, WAND Education Fund

2:45-3:15pm: Break

3:15-5:00pm: Our Nation's Budget, Our Nation's Values

  • Reggie Oldak, Senior Council for Family Economic Security, National Women’s Law Center
  • Chris Hellman, Senior Research Analyst, National Priorities Project
  • Susan Shaer, Executive Director, WAND
  • Moderator: State Senator Charleta Tavares (OH), Board Chair, WAND Education Fund

5:00-6:00pm: Sponsors Reception
Meet our sponsors and exhibitors in the Solarium

6:00-6:30pm: Vans leave for various Dine Around Dinner locations (Dinner, dessert, and discussion in Capitol Hill homes!)

6:30-8:40pm: Dine Around Dinners

  • Nuclear Energy: Time to Pull Back the Curtain
    Michele Boyd, Director of Safe Energy,  Physicians for Social Responsbility; and Katherine Fuchs, Program Director, Alliance for Nuclear Accountability
  • Taking a Seat at the Power Table: Running for Higher Office
    Erin Cutraro, Vice President and Political Director, Women's Campaign Forum; and Amy Dacey, Executive Director, Emily's List
  • Women Worldwide: Our Sisters on the Rise
    Tanya Henderson, National Director, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; and Lyric Thompson, Special Assistant to the President, International Center for Research on Women
  • Writing for Your Life: Women Authors
    Eleanor LeCain, author of "Breakthrough Solutions: How to Improve Your Life by Building on What Works;" and Dr. Ellen Kennedy, Founder and CEO of World Without Genocide, developer and producer of the plays, "Upstanders" and "Upstanders: Ten Who Dared"
  • Progressive Priorities: Jobs, Services, Budgets
    Steve Hill, Policy Director for Public Services, Service Employees International Union; and Vicki Shabo, Director of Work and Family Programs, Partnership for Women and Families
  • New Social Media: Use It!
    Veronica Pinto, International Movement Coordinator, Hollaback!; and Lauren Miller, Online Communications Director, Blue State Digital

8:30-9:00pm: Vans leave for the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel

9:00pm: Informal networking in hotel lounge/bar

Monday, September 19

7:30-8:00am: Breakfast

8:00-8:35am: Welcome

  • Turning the Tide: Drawing the Line in Wisconsin by State Senator Lena Taylor (WI)
  • Introducer: State Senator Nan Orrock (GA), WiLL President

8:35-8:45am: Wrap Up and Announcements

  • Eleanor LeCain, Author, The Breakthrough Way
  • Dr. Ellen Kennedy, Founder and CEO, World Without Genocide
  • Kathy Crandall Robinson, Public Policy Director, WAND

8:45-9:00am: Break

9:00-11:45am: Connect Then Lead: Progressive Messaging on National Security

  • Rachel Kleinfeld, CEO, Truman National Security Project
  • Michael Moschella, Political Director, Truman National Security Project
  • Introducer: Karen Jacob, Board Chair, WAND Inc.

11:45-12:00pm: Break

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch

  • Through the Gender Lens: Women Making the Difference by Christine Jahnke, Founder, Positive Communications
  • Moderator: Hon. Bettieanne Hart (GA), Board Member, WAND Inc.

1:00-3:00pm: Framing the Message: American Opinion on Nuclear Weapons

  • Ashley Houghton, Media Associate, ReThink Media
  • Peter Ferenbach, Founder, ReThink Media
  • Introducer: Susan Shaer, Executive Director, WAND

3:00-3:30pm: A Pathway Forward

  • Ellen Tauscher, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, U.S. Department of State
  • Introducer: State Representative Karen Camper (TN)

3:30-5:00pm: Day on the Hill Briefing

  • Kathy Crandall Robinson, Public Policy Director, WAND

5:00-5:30pm: Break to prepare for Torchbearer Reception

5:30-6:00pm: Buses depart for Torchbearer Reception

6:00-6:30pm: Group Photo at Reception
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 25 Louisiana Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001

6:30-8:00pm: Torchbearer Reception

  • Welcome: Susan Shaer, Executive Director, WAND
  • 2011 Torchbearer Award: presented by State Rep. Cindy Rosenwald (NH), WiLL State Director; State Rep. Julie Brown (NH); State Rep. Phyllis Katsakiores (NH); State Rep. Jennifer Daler (NH); State Rep. Jenna Roberts (NH); Eileen Kirlin, Executive Vice President, Service Employees International Union
  • 2011 Torchbearer Award Acceptance: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH)
  • 2011 Janice Kelley Volunteer of the Year Awards: presented by JoAnne Mills, Arkansas WAND, and Bobbie Paul, Georgia WAND (Read about the honorees here)
  • 2011 Pacesetter Recognitions: presented by State Senator Nan Grogan Orrock (GA), WiLL President

8:00-8:30pm: State Delegation Photos at Reception

8:30-9:00pm: Buses depart for the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel

Tuesday, September 20

7:45-8:45am: Breakfast

  • Standing Up for Working and Middle Class Families by Arlene Holt Baker, Executive Vice President, AFL-CIO
  • Introducer: Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton (NV), President, National Labor Caucus of State Legislators
  • Presiding: Hon. Dorothy Rupert (CO), Board Member, WAND Inc.

8:00-11:00am: Vans leave for Lobby Day on Capitol Hill

9:00am-4:00pm: State delegation meetings with Members of Congress

11:30am-2:00pm: Congressional Luncheon
Rayburn House Office Building B-339

  • Capitol Hill Welcome by Lily Eskelsen, Vice President, National Education Association
  • Presiding: Susan Shaer, Executive Director, WAND and State Senator Nan Orrock (GA), WiLL President

4:00pm: Conference participants depart for home

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