PWIA opens registration for fall conference, announces agenda highlights
Washington, D.C. May 29, 2018
Professional Women in Advocacy Conference is pleased to announce registration is open for its annual conference taking place on October 9&10 in Washington, D.C. PWIA is not a membership organization so anyone can attend our events. This year’s theme is Women Count which is a nod to the midterm elections and refers to the impact we can make when we vote, run and lead in the civic arena. We have an exciting agenda planned with sessions in three tracks: Advocacy and Outreach; Federal, State and Local Government Relations; Professional Development. Below are some highlights from the agenda:
State of the Races for Women
Midterm election preview and predictions with renowned Democratic strategist Celinda Lake and legendary Republican pollster Linda DiVall.
The Rise and Decline of Mass Email Campaigns’ Influence on Congressional Decision Making
The Congressional Management Foundation’s Brad Fitch shares research showing that most email campaigns are barely registering in congressional offices.
Congressional Procedure with Judy Schneider
Unique insights on the legislative process from the expert who trains Members of Congress and Staff how Congress works.
Keynote: Unleash the leader within you!
Two-time Olympian and national championship coach Sherry Winn will give you a winning game plan for work and life.
Show Me the Money: Pac Fundraising Best (and Worst) Practices
Avoid boring rubber chicken events and make sure you hit the mark on the 1/3 rule requirements.
The Boogeyman is Coming! Emerging threats in lobbying disclosure and compliance
Our attorneys will refresh your understanding of lobbying and campaign finance rules to help advocates avoid common pitfalls and stay out of trouble.
Policy making in the Trump Era
Take a data driven look at how policy making has evolved from past Administrations to present and how K Street and Capitol Hill are adjusting to it.
Pay me like a man
Get the topline results of the Government Relations Industry Compensation Survey being fielded this summer by Columbia Books and Information Services (CBIS) creator of Lobbyists.info and publisher of the Book of Washington Representatives and the Almanac of American Politics.
Professional Women in Advocacy believes that when women are involved at the highest levels of policy making, everyone benefits. In order to get and keep our seat at the public policy table, we must be equipped to competently and confidently represent our views. The goal of this conference is to provide women in advocacy the information, tools and contacts they need to be successful representatives for their organization, issue or cause. We achieve this by hosting substantive policy discussions, teaching the latest methods and strategies in advocacy and filling the room with network contacts that help attendees do their job at the highest possible level. This conference is perfect for people working in all areas of advocacy including federal, state and local government relations, public affairs, community relations, public policy, legislation, Congressional relations, community activism, political engagement and campaigns.