This is just a quick reminder that the National Federation of Democratic Women Annual Convention is going to be held in Atlanta, this year!
The formal dates of the convention are June 8-11, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta and the Convention programs will be held on Friday (June 9) and Saturday (June 10).
Deadline for early registration has been extended to Tuesday May 16, 2017
Complete payment is due upon registration.
Regular registration is May 17-21, 2017.
No refunds will be offered after the date of May 23, 2017.
The website address for the National Federation of Democratic Women is: http://nfdw.com/index.html
Here are just some of the speakers that are scheduled during the large assemblies:
Friday, June 9, 2017:
Stacey Abrams (House Minority Leader, Georgia General Assembly) is scheduled to speak at the Welcome Reception along with Guy Cecil (Political Strategist and Chairman of Priorities USA Action and Founder of Miles Strategies). Possible addition to this event will be the City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
Randi Weingarten (President of the American Federation of Teachers) will be speaking at the Friday luncheon along with Nikema Williams, 1st Vice Chair, Democratic Party of Georgia.
Breakout sessions to include speakers such as:
Jeff Graham, Executive Director, Georgia Equality
Aisha Yaqoob, Founder & Executive Director, Voter Project AND the Asian American Association
Abby Drue, Executive Director, Ben Marion Institute for Social Justice
Cathy Woolard, Activist, Interim Director, AID Atlanta
Guest speaker (TBD) speaking on Healthcare
Velda Harrison & Representative Pam Stephenson to speak on ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council)
Saturday, June 10, 2017:
Luke Boggs (President of the GA Young Democrats), Samantha Rodgers (Recycling Director, Ozark Foothills Regional Planning) and Mary-Pat-Hector (National Youth Director for National Action Network and recent City Council Candidate) will be speaking at the Young Leadership Breakfast on Saturday morning.
Representative Grace Meng (New York, NY and Vice Chair Democratic National Committee) will be speaking on Saturday(time TBD) along with Stephanie Stuckey-Benfield (Chief Resilience Officer, City of Atlanta)
Jon Ossoff (is also scheduled to be a speaker at the Saturday night Gala along with Georgia State Representative Pedro Marin and others.
Sunday, June 11, 2017:
Staci Fox, Executive Director (Planned Parenthood GA) will speak at the Sunday Farewell Breakfast
If interested in staying the night, ROOM RESERVATIONS can be made by calling the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel directly at 404-577-1234. Be sure to mention the NFDW Convention 2017 to get the special hotel rate ($172/night) for the convention.