2020 National Gathering Schedule & App

EAD 2018 app

Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored

April 24-27, 2020

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.

Wednesday, April 22 – Friday, April 24

Various Pre-Gathering Events hosted by EAD Sponsor Organizations & 50th Anniversary Earth Day Celebrations

Friday, April 24

1 – 6 p.m. – Registration

1 p.m. – Exhibit Hall Opens

2 – 4 p.m. – NCC Theology Workshop

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 with the Rev. Dr. Teresa Fry Brown, Keynote

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

9 p.m. – Young Adult Gathering

Saturday,  April 25

7:45 – 8:15 a.m. – Registration

8:15 a.m. – Morning Devotion

8:30 – 10 a.m. – Plenary #1: Keya Chatterjee, USCAN, Featured Policy Expert

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

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Issues Workshops: Session I

12 – 2 p.m. – Lunch – Denominational Time

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

3:30 – 4 p.m. – Break & Exhibits

4 p.m. – Meetup for those wishing to attend Earth Day Anniversary celebration on National Mall – travel on metro together (plans subject to change)

4 – 5:30 p.m. – Plenary #2

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Free Time / Sponsor Dinners, Receptions & Events

6 – 7 p.m. – Catholic Mass

8:30 p.m. – TBA Evening Event

Sunday, April 26

8 – 8:30 a.m. – Registration

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Ecumenical Worship Service

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

10 – 12 p.m. – Plenary #3 – Impacts and Solutions Panel Discussion

12 – 12:30 p.m. – Coffee Break & Exhibits

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Lunch – State Break-Outs

2:30 – 3 p.m. – Break & Exhibits

3 – 4:30 p.m. – Issue Workshops: Session III

4:45 – 6 p.m. – Closing Plenary

6 p.m. – Free Time / Dinner on your own

Monday, April 27 – Congressional Advocacy Day

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

8 a.m. – Continental Breakfast Begins – United Methodist Building

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Lobby visits on Capitol Hill & Debriefing at United Methodist Building

TBD – Public Witness Events; Lunch on your own

5 p.m. – Adjournment (United Methodist Building closed)

 

Updated: January 2020

Contributing Sponsors & Partner Organizations