1. Update

Annual Meeting 2019 Tentative Schedule

November 14-17, 2019 in Washington, D.C.


Be a part of Quaker advocacy that challenges us to Love Thy Neighbor (No Exceptions). Join Quakers and friends for four days of community and advocacy as we celebrate our work and vision our future together. This page will be updated with event information as more details become available

This tentative schedule is subject to change as we confirm speakers and logistics. Please check back for updates as they become available. This draft was last updated on June 11, 2019.

Wednesday, November 13

Annual Meeting & Quaker Public Policy Institute

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Locations: Washington Court Hotel and Lutheran Church of the Reformation

2:00-5:00 p.m.
Advocacy Team Summit (for all current Advocacy Team members)
Lutheran Church of the Reformation

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Registration Opens
Washington Court Hotel

7:30-8:00 p.m.
Early Bird Lobby Training
Washington Court Hotel
For those with Thursday morning lobby visits.

Thursday, November 14, 7:00am-9:00pm

Location: All events take place at the Washington Court Hotel unless otherwise noted.

7:00-9:00 a.m.
Breakfast available

7:00-9:00 a.m.
Meeting for Worship (Unprogrammed)
Drop in for as long as you like any time between 7 and 9.

8:00-8:50 a.m.
Early Bird Lobby Training
For those with Thursday lobby visits.

Orientation Sessions
Two orientations will be offered: one for new members of the General Committee and one for people attending the meeting for the first time.

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Plenary

10:00-11:40 a.m.
Learn about the lobby issue

11:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Presentation of the Edward F. Snyder Peace Award
This annual award recognizes a member of Congress who has displayed leadership in advancing policies that advance disarmament and build peace.

12:00-1:30 p.m.
Lunch

1:30-3:30 p.m.
Planning your lobby visits with your state group

3:30-4:00 p.m.
Break

4:00-5:30 p.m.
Worship Sharing in Small Groups

5:40-6:45 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served.

7:00-9:00 p.m.
Evening Plenary

Friday, Nov 15, 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Locations: Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Senate and House office buildings, and the Quaker Welcome Center

Shuttles will run from the Washington Court Hotel to the Lutheran Church of the Reformation.

7:00-10:00 a.m.
Breakfast available
Lutheran Church of the Reformation

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Meeting for Worship (Unprogrammed)

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Lobby visits (as scheduled)
Capitol Hill

9:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Drop-in sessions on FCNL's budget, policy revisions
Lutheran Church of the Reformation

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Boxed Lunches Available

2:45-3:15 p.m.
Quaker Public Policy Institute Closing Plenary
Lutheran Church of the Reformation

3:15 Church Closes

3:15-6:30 p.m.
Free Time/Dinner On Your Own

3:30-6:30 p.m. Open House at the Quaker Welcome Center
Drop by to visit FCNL’s recently-opened Quaker Welcome Center, where witness meetings advocacy on Capitol Hill.

6:30-9:00 p.m.
Evening Plenary and Meeting for Business
Washington Court Hotel

Saturday, November 16, 7:00am-9:00pm

Location: Washington Court Hotel

All events this day take place at the Washington Court Hotel unless otherwise noted.

7:00-11:00 a.m.
Breakfast

7:45-9:00 a.m.
Worship Sharing in Small Groups

9:15-10:30 a.m.
Meeting for Business

Concurrent program for those not serving on the General Committee

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Meeting for Business

Concurrent program for those not serving on the General Committee

12:00-1:45 p.m.
Lunch with FCNL Lobbyists
You will have the opportunity to visit with FCNL’s lobbying teams to hear more about their work.

2:00-3:15 p.m.
Meeting for Business

Concurrent program for those not serving on the General Committee

3:30-4:15 p.m.
Workshops I

4:30-5:15 p.m.
Workshops II

5:30-6:45 p.m.
Dinner

Private gathering spaces available for people of color, LGBTQIA+, and young adult attenders.

7:00-9:00 p.m.
Evening Plenary and Meeting for Business

Sunday, November 17, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Location: Washington Court Hotel

All events this day take place at the Washington Court Hotel unless otherwise noted.

7:00-8:50 a.m.
Breakfast

7:00-7:50 a.m.
Executive Committee meets

6:45-7:50 a.m.
FCNL Executive Committee Meets

8:00-8:50 a.m.
Standing Committee Meets

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Meeting for Business

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Meeting for Worship (Semi-Programmed)

Annual Meeting ends at 12:00 p.m.