NFWL Annual Conference

NFWL Capitol Forum

The Ritz-Carlton - Arlington, VA

November 20-22, 2013

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), I am pleased to invite you to participate in NFWL's Capitol Forum, November 20-22, 2013 at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, VA, just outside Washington, DC. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate NFWL's 75th Anniversary in our nation's capitol!

NFWL's events provide elected women an opportunity to collaborate on critical issues that are important to their constituents. This Forum is designed to encourage the building of alliances among elected women, industry leaders, and issue experts. We foster a safe environment for sharing ideas, discussing current events, and learning about new initiatives and programs through plenary sessions, workshops, roundtable discussions and policy committee meetings. Presentations throughout the Conference offer elected women new perspectives and innovative ideas that may inevitably lead to policy resolutions and legislation in their respective states.

Each year we select topical issues for our programming in order to promote constructive dialogue among elected women and industry experts. Issues ranging from a myriad of health care topics, financial literacy, technology, veterans support services, STEM education, diverse energy solutions, and more will be offered.

NFWL's National Policy Committees officially meet each year at the Conference. These Committee meetings offer elected women and industry experts an opportunity to discuss timely issues facing the nation with the purpose of adopting Resolutions, drafting model legislation, and raising awareness about key programs and initiatives. The Committees are active throughout the year via teleconferences and special events.

NFWL events are primarily designed to encourage networking and build stronger coalitions among elected women. As a non-partisan, non-profit organization, NFWL does not take ideological positions on any current issue, but rather exists to assist women leaders in the process of legislative debate, media training, and leadership.

Please check back in a week for all the details on registering to attend. I look forward to seeing you this fall in Virginia!

Sincerely,

Joyce Dickerson

Chair, NFWL

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About NFWL's Annual Conference

NFWL's Annual Conference is a national forum designed to encourage the building of alliances among elected women, industry leaders, and issue experts. The Conference fosters a safe environment for sharing ideas and experiences, discussing current events, and learning about new initiatives and programs through plenary sessions, workshops, roundtables and policy committee meetings. The goal of the Annual Conference is to intellectually equip elected women to mold public opinion and prepare for legislative debate. Presentations throughout the Conference offer elected women new perspectives and innovative ideas that may inevitably lead to policy resolutions and legislation in their respective states. As a non-partisan organization, NFWL does not take ideological positions on any current issue, but rather exists to assist women leaders in the process of issue education, networking, re-elections, and leadership.

Plenary Sessions

Plenary Sessions afford issue experts the opportunity to present to a large audience of conference participants. A single issue becomes the focus for the duration of the plenary session and allows an organization the opportunity to present its issue, mission and accomplishments to gather support from a wide array of conference attendees.

Workshops

Workshops are highly focused and intensive sessions which highlight guest speakers and panelists who discuss current legislative topics. The discussion is moderated by elected women and this format allows for interaction and dialogue between elected women and issue experts.

Roundtables

Roundtables allow elected women, industry leaders and public policy experts to have an intimate and interactive discussion about a single policy issues or program with emphasis on Q&A. The discussion is moderated by an issue expert, as elected women gather around a "round table" to engage in dialogue.

Policy Committee Meetings

NFWL is committed to assisting elected women so that they may be effective lawmakers. Through the annual committee meetings, elected women and issue experts are provided with important opportunities to debate current and timely policy arenas that their constituents care most about. NFWL's policy committees frequently pass resolutions and produce model legislation that is widely accepted nationwide.