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Schedule of Events

National Gathering 2011 will consist of a series of plenary sessions, worship services, and workshops focusing on the theme “Changing the Politics of Hunger.” 

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Schedule at a Glance

Saturday, June 11
American University, Washington, DC

12:00 p.m. Registration • Bender Arena Lobby; Housing check-in • Centennial /Anderson
02:30 p.m. Orientation session: Welcome to Bread for the World & National Gathering 2011
04:00 p.m. Plenary • Opening worship: God Calls Us to Speak • Bender Arena
06:00 p.m. Dinner • Terrace Dining Hall, Mary Graydon Center
07:30 p.m. Plenary: Building Momentum for Change • Bender Arena
09:30 p.m. Social time • The Tavern, Mary Graydon Center

Sunday, June 12
American University, Washington, DC

07:30 a.m. Breakfast • Terrace Dining Hall
08:00 a.m. Worship: Catholic Mass • Butler Boardroom or Protestant Word and Table service
     School of International Service (SIS) Auditorium
08:45 a.m. Plenary: How’s the Exodus Going? • Bender Arena
10:30 a.m. Morning workshops
12:00 p.m. Lunch • Terrace Dining Hall, Mary Graydon Center
01:30 p.m. Plenary: A Change Agenda for Effective Foreign Assistance • Bender Arena
03:15 p.m. Afternoon workshops
06:30 p.m. Dinner • Terrace Dining Hall, Mary Graydon Center
08:00 p.m. Plenary • Evening Worship: A Time for Action • Bender Arena

Monday, June 13
1,000 Days to Scale Up Nutrition for Mothers & Children: Building Political Commitment • Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC

07:30 a.m. Transport from American University to Renaissance Hotel
08:00 a.m. Breakfast
08:45 a.m. Opening Plenary • Renaissance Ballroom
10:00 a.m. Plenary: 1,000 Days to Scale Up Nutrition • Renaissance Ballroom
12:00 p.m. Boxed lunch
01:45 p.m. Plenary discussion with World Bank President Robert Zoellick
     Renaissance Ballroom
03:15 p.m. Bread Regional Meetings • Meeting Room Level, Renaissance Hotel
05:00 p.m. Break
06:00 p.m. Reception
07:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
09:00 p.m. Transport back to American University

Tuesday, June 14 • Lobby Day
Lobby Day briefing: Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 6th & I Streets NW
Visits: The House of Representatives and the Senate, Capitol Hill

07:00 a.m. Room checkout. Bring luggage to bus.
07:30 a.m. Board buses to Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
08:00-08:30 a.m. Lobby Day Breakfast and Registration
08:45-09:00 a.m. Lobby Day Opening Worship
09:00-11:30 a.m. Lobby Day Briefing
11:30 a.m. Lunch and Caucuses
01:00 p.m. Transportation to Union Station (Senate side)
01:30-03:00 p.m. Senate Visits
03:30-05:00 p.m. House Visits
05:30-07:00 p.m. Congressional Reception • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (A & 3rd Street, SE)
07:00-08:00 p.m. Closing Worship & Sharing • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (A & 3rd Street, SE)
08:00 p.m. Transport back to American University

Wednesday, June 15

07:00-11:00 a.m. Room checkout





Online registration is closed. If you're interested in attending, please contact Jasmine Wibisono at jwibisono@bread.org or 202-688-1106.

The registration fee is $275 for individuals and $550 for a family of four.

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Speakers and Presenters

Speakers during the National Gathering 2011 will include high-level government officials, members of Congress and staff, development and nutrition experts, and some of today’s best preachers.

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Participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements from their residence to Washington, DC. During National Gathering 2011, there will be shuttle buses between venues.

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The application process is closed.. The value of the scholarships ranges from a waiver of early bird registration fee ($225) to a stipend to help pay travel and room costs while attending the National Gathering 2011.

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