Latest Conference Updates
February 9, 2018
EXPANDED Draft Agenda Now Available
Download the draft agenda (pdf), now expanded to include workshop descriptions and presenters. Note that the draft agenda may be subject to change. In the coming days, we will update this document with new workshops and other details. Start mapping out your conference schedule now!
Plenary Speakers Now Online
Check out the roster of distinguished plenary speakers and panelists on the Plenary Speakers page.
January 26, 2018
New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Charles Blow to Discuss Race, Poverty, & Hunger in America
The conference will kick off with a dynamic opening plenary featuring a conversation with New York Times columnist Charles Blow on race, poverty, and hunger in America. Blow is the author of Fire Shut Up in My Bones, a memoir in which he shares his journey of growing up poor and black in rural Louisiana.
Lobbying 101 Webinar Announced for February 6
Is this your first National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference? Will this be your first time making Hill visits to meet with your Members of Congress? Register today for FRAC and Feeding America’s “Lobbying 101” webinar (Tuesday, February 6, at 1 p.m. Eastern). We will prepare you for just about everything you’ll need to know and do for your Hill visits — from what you need to bring to DC to how to make your pitch. Geared to those new to advocacy, this webinar will take the stress out of your Hill visits and get you prepared (and excited) to charge Capitol Hill.
January 10, 2018
Monday Lunch Plenary Panelists Announced
Panelists for the Monday Lunch Plenary Session titled “Legislative Threats to Anti-Poverty Programs” will include:
- Rep. James P. McGovern (D-MA)
- Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, former Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joseph Biden
- Denise Forte, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation, former Staff Director, House Education and the Workforce Committee (Minority)
- Eric Rodriguez, Vice President, UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza)
January 3, 2018
Draft Agenda Now Available
Download the draft agenda for the 2018 conference (pdf). Note that the draft agenda may be subject to change. Start mapping out your conference schedule now!
Register Now for Pre-Conference Trainings
Register now for pre-conference trainings on Saturday, February 24 at the Omni Shoreham hotel.