This year, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) is holding its 2016 Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) from September 14th-18th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, near our Washington DC bed and breakfast. With more than 9,000 attendants, the CBCF Annual Legislative Conference is the leading policy conference on issues affecting the global African-American community. Over 70 forums are held covering economic development, civil and social justice, public health and education issues. This conference is a unique opportunity to hear from distinguished leaders and legislators that will explore matters from an African-American perspective.
Registration for the conference costs $650 if purchased by July 25th for the Ultimate Bronze package, $735 by September 9th and $835 starting September 10th. What is included in the various packages and the discounts offered are listed in depth on their website under registration. Additionally, there are events that can be purchased separately.
What is on the agenda for ALC 2016? Some sessions that will be offered include, Criminal Justice Reform, Fighting Poverty and Building Wealth, U.S. Caribbean Relations, Hip Hop and Politics, Environmental Injustice, the Federal Case for Voter Protection and the VRA and many more. Other interesting events included are a Jazz Concert, Faith Leaders Roundtable and Emerging Leaders – Instant Apprentice Luncheon.
In addition to these forums and events, there will be the 46th Annual ALC Exhibit Showcase featuring over 200 exhibit spaces for corporations, government and organizations, small businesses and a select number of vendors. This is an opportunity to network and connect with employers. There will be a Career and Job Diversity Connection exhibit for you to bring your resume and interview with major organizations and corporations. There will also be an Enterprise Pavilion, Fitness and Health Pavilion, Authors Pavilion, Global Travel Pavilion and Marketplace Pavilion.
For more information, check out this video on their convention last year.
Shannon Stiles, Innkeeper at American Guest House