2018 National Gathering Schedule & App

EAD 2018 app

 

A World Uprooted

April 20-23, 2018

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington, D.C.-Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA

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Note: Schedule listed below is subject to change without notice. We encourage using the official event app for the National Gathering for an up-to-the-minute schedule listing.

Wednesday, April 18 – Friday, April 20

Various Pre-Gathering Events hosted by EAD Sponsor Organizations

Friday, April 20

1 – 6 p.m. – Registration

1 p.m. – Exhibit Hall Opens

1 – 4 p.m. – Pre-Gathering Event: Our Call to Speak Up for Displaced People sponsored by the National Council of Churches

4 – 5 p.m. – Pre-Gathering Event: Your EAD Orientation: Information for First-Time (& Seasoned!) Participants

Is this your first time at Ecumenical Advocacy Days?  Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the “ask” or the weekend of events?   EAD offers this Orientation to help participants understand the conference schedule, the policy “ask”, and what to expect on Capitol Hill.  Information in this Orientation will be extremely valuable for first-time participants, but even the seasoned advocate will find this information helpful.

5 – 6:30 p.m – Optional Dinner Buffet (must purchase ticket in advance as part of online or mail registration)

7 – 8:30 p.m. – Opening Celebration

8:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Exhibitors Reception & Registration Continues

Saturday,  April 21

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – Registration

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Opening Policy Plenary

10:30 – 11 a.m. – Coffee Break & Exhibits

11 – 12 p.m. – State Break-Outs

12 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch Panel Discussion with Dreamers

1:45 – 3:15 p.m. – Workshops – Session I

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. – Break & Exhibits

3:30 – 5 p.m. – Workshops – Session II

5:15 – 6:45 p.m. – Denominational & EAD Sponsor Gatherings / Catholic Mass

7 p.m. – Free Time / Sponsor Dinners & Receptions

8:30 p.m. – Spoken Word Cafe featuring JKwest (Rev. Julian DeShaizer)

Sunday, April 22

8 – 8:30 a.m. – Registration

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Interdenominational Worship

9:30 – 10 a.m. – Coffee & Exhibit Break

10 – 12 p.m. – Morning Plenary

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch: State Break-Outs

1:30 – 2 p.m. – Break & Exhibits

2 – 3:30 p.m. – Workshops – Session III

3:30 – 4 p.m. – Break & Exhibits

4 – 5 p.m. – Closing Plenary

5 – 7 p.m. – Free Time / Dinner on your own

7 – 9 p.m. – Remembering Dr. King in A World Uprooted: Denominational Leaders Reflect on Dr. King’s Legacy and the Way Forward

Monday, April 23 – Congressional Advocacy Day

7:30 a.m. & 9 a.m. – Buses Depart for Capitol Hill

8 a.m. – Continental Breakfast Begins – Lutheran Church of the Reformation

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Lobby visits on Capitol Hill & Debriefing at the Church of the Reformation

12 noon – Public Witness Events (TBD); Lunch on your own

5 p.m. – Adjournment (Church of the Reformation closed)

 

Updated: February 2018

Contributing Sponsors & Partner Organizations