Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Annual Meeting and the Quaker Public Policy Institute (Nov. 17-21), including information on the virtual conference, registration, and lobbying.
What is happening during these five days?
- Nov. 17-18 (Wednesday-Thursday): Training and lobby visits through the Quaker Public Policy Institute
- Nov. 19 (Friday): Community-building and learning opportunities.
- Nov. 20-21 (Saturday-Sunday): Meeting of the FCNL General Committee
Advocacy Teams will gather for a summit in advance of the meeting, from 7-9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 16.
You can find the most up-to-date schedule for the event on our Annual Meeting page. As we finalize more details, they will be regularly posted to the event page.
What are my registration options?
- Full event registration:
- Includes all activities occurring Nov. 17-21
- Pay as you are led; suggested rate $75
- Quaker Public Policy Institute registration:
- Includes training and lobbying on Nov. 17-18 only
- Pay as you are led; suggested rate $50
You can register for the Advocacy Teams summit (open to current team members only) on its own, or in addition to registration for other parts of the event. Registration is free for the summit.
While a virtual meeting is less costly than an in-person gathering, it still takes significant resources to organize. The financial support we can offer one another continues to be essential. We trust that each person will contribute as they are led and able to support the FCNL community. We welcome all to participate, regardless of their ability to pay.
Why are we meeting virtually?
While many people in the United States are beginning to travel and gather together, we recognize that returning to in-person or even hybrid gatherings that provide a full experience for all participants will take time and new expertise. Gathering virtually this year enables us to make the event accessible in an equitable way for as wide a group as possible.
We anticipate a hybrid format for Annual Meeting 2022, with Friends having the option to gather in person if they choose.
What technology will I need to have access to in order to participate?
The event will take place over Zoom. You will be able to join in by video or call in by phone.
- To join by video: Please download the Zoom app in advance on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Zoom has a number of helpful tips on getting started if you are not familiar with its use. We will share links for each sessions in advance of the meeting.
- To join by phone: You will be able to call in using information posted on the FCNL website in advance of the meeting.
May I pay by check?
Yes. Please complete the first step of the registration process, fill out the information (except payment) on the second step and select the “pay by check” option. Print the form and mail it with your check to:
FCNL, Attn: Annie Chiorazzi
245 Second Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
In the memo line please write “Annual Meeting Registration” and the name of the person you are paying for.
What is your cancellation/refund policy?
We will be accepting cancellations with full registration refunds until Friday, November 12. We will not be offering refunds on registration after that date. To cancel your registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have a question about lobbying (scheduling, preparation, content, or otherwise).
Lobby questions can be directed to Justin Hurdle, organizing strategy associate, at 202-465-7565 or email@example.com.
Justin Hurdle is a member of the strategic advocacy team, working closely with FCNL’s communications and data teams. Justin is focused on moving Friends who are already engaged in digital advocacy to become active off-line advocates lobbying their elected leaders on FCNL’s legislative priorities.
Logistics questions can can be directed to Annie Chiorazzi, senior manager for events and programming, at 202-903-2526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annie Chiorazzi organizes and executes FCNL’s major events, including the Quaker Public Policy Institute, Annual Meeting, and Spring Lobby Weekend as well as other virtual events and webinars.
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