BSA | The Software Alliance presents the Girl Scouts of the USA, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR) with BSA Software Champion Awards for their support of the software industry and collaboration on policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy. RSVP
Come mix with your AAPC and GPN colleagues to have a “wicked” good time. While you’re there, guests will also have the opportunity to tour the D.C. Bar’s new, state-of-the-art video production and satellite media tour studio! There will be plenty of treats and no tricks with at this fun and free event! RSVP
This event is a fantastic opportunity to network with government affairs professionals in all sectors of the industry while grabbing a drink and unwinding after a long workday. Admittance is first-come-first-serve: if you are unable to attend, please release your ticket so others can enjoy the evening. RSVP
The Religious Freedom Institute is hosting Laura Bramon on "Brutal Exchange: Genocide, Trafficking, and the Human Person as Gift" Join us for this final event of the Center for Religious Freedom Education’s Fall Speaker Series, featuring Laura Bramon speaking on Brutal Exchange: Genocide, Trafficking, and the Human Person as Gift. RSVP
The James Wilson Institute will host Prof. William Jacobson for a public lecture on campus identity politics, college administrators, and a family bakery caught in the crosshairs. Prof. Jacobson has chronicled the ongoing legal battle Gibson's Bakery has fought against Oberlin College at Legal Insurrection, an influential website he founded and where publishes on topics concerning law and politics. In his lecture, Prof. Jacobson will discuss the background to the case, the trial, the victory for Gibson's, and what the case portends for the future of identity politics on campuses across the country. RSVP
Help us kick off the national celebration of Nuclear Science Week with the welcome event and award ceremony. Nuclear scientist George Alcorn will be receiving the Nuclear Visionary Award. Enjoy live music, food and drinks.
Join us for a networking cocktail reception and exclusive screening of the NatGeo documentary on period-related barriers to girls’ education. An expert panel will feature perspectives from education, health, non-profit, and corporate stakeholders. Moderated by YouTube Creator and advocate Ingrid Nilsen, there will also be a special message from actress and advocate, Sophia Bush!
Please join us on October 10 at 6:30 p.m. (ET), for a unique opportunity to hear some of Washington’s most preeminent professionals describe what really happens when foreign policy meets the real world. Featuring members from Capitol Hill, the Department of Treasury, the Pentagon, journalism, and more, you will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the variety of careers in foreign policy and ask each of them your most pressing questions in a candid, small-group setting. RSVP
Please join us in kicking off the Fall recess break at Harold Black Speakeasy in Eastern Market. CoS, LD, MLA and Defense LAs are welcome; no interns please. 21+ years of age with valid Hill ID or business card. RSVP by 10/8 to RSVP@bramergroup.com.
Join us for this second event of CRFE’s Fall Speaker Series, featuring Byron Johnson speaking on Identity Transformation, Offender-Led Religious Movements, and Justice System Reform. RSVP
Formed at the height of the epidemic, AIDS United’s Public Policy Council (PPC) is the nation’s largest and longest-running policy coalition of community-based HIV organization. Over the decades, the PPC has led initiatives to shape and inform federal policies that impact people living with and affected by HIV. Formed at the height of the epidemic, AIDS United’s Public Policy Council (PPC) is the nation’s largest and longest-running policy coalition of community-based HIV organization. Over the decades, the PPC has led initiatives to shape and inform federal policies that impact people living with and affected by HIV. RSVP
This reception will share stories of successful peacebuilding efforts and EcoPeace’s vision for a peaceful, resilient, and interconnected Middle East. One focus area is the Water Energy Nexus, which would build healthy interdependencies and healthy economies in the region by exchanging solar energy and desalinated water between Israel, Jordan, and Palestine. RSVP
This fall, we will ask what it looks like for Christians in Washington to seek first the Kingdom of God. Our series will consider the Kingdom that is to come, the Kingdom that has already come in Christ, and what this means for Christians engaging in the public square. Following his teaching, there will be time for open Q&A with Dr. Moore. The ERLC offers the Academy as a time of equipping and connection for Capitol Hill and US Government staff, NGO partners, and local church leaders to examine and critically apply the gospel to complex moral and ethical issues facing Christians in the public square. RSVP
The Senate GLASS Caucus is the non-partisan official LGBTQ staff association of the United States Senate. It's been a minute. Let's catch up over beers at Wunder Garten on Thursday, September 26 - everyone is welcome, especially dogs 🐶. Wunder Garten is only a 15 minute walk from the Senate, with quick access to Union Station and NoMa metro stops - we'll see you there!
Come immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Latin America and Spain. Join the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association (CHSA) as we honor Hispanic Heritage Month with our first annual Embassy Night on September 26th from 6:00pm - 8:30pm in the Kennedy Caucus Room (Russell Senate Office Building). RSVP
September was declared Gospel Music Heritage Month after the passing of a resolution in both chambers of Congress in 2008. The mission of Gospel Music Heritage month is to educate and celebrate the art form and rich heritage of all genres of gospel music through word and song. Come out to see performances by Kathy Taylor, V. Michael McKay, the Recording Academy, and many local artists. There will also be a presentation of the Gospel Music Heritage Award. RSVP
Please join us for a briefing where we’ll explore the tremendous opportunity for carbontech in the United States, and what it could mean for American businesses, workers, and climate efforts. Immediately following the briefing will be an informal reception and carbontech innovator showcase. You’ll have a chance to meet some of the rising stars in the carbontech sector, learn more about their technologies and business models, and to discuss how federal policy can help them get over the finish line and into the market. Please join us for good food, drinks, and conversation. All non-congressional attendees must be registered. RSVP
The NCEW VIP Dinner will be held on Wednesday, September 25, in appreciation of this year’s sponsors, steering committee members, and other invited guests. The evening’s schedule is packed with a lively lineup for attendees to enjoy.
With 2 out of 3 children in our public schools on free or reduced lunches nationwide, the food they are served in school is paramount to the welfare of our nation’s future. How kids eat in school effects their classroom behavior, academic performance, life-long food choices, and near and long-term health outcomes. Improving meal programs in schools is a cornerstone of long-term public health goals of improved overall wellness and life-long achievement. You are cordially invited to a screening of EAT UP, which chronicles the successful implementation of a model for providing fresh and healthy meals, followed by a panel discussion on best practices with USDA funding to create quality, cooked from scratch meals for the 20 million plus students nationwide that depend on them. RSVP
Career opportunities abound for transitioning military veterans in the world of public policy. Whether in policy research, communications, government relations, or operations, public policy jobs are an excellent way for military veterans to continue making a difference for America − in both the public and the private sector. In most cases, they continue to employ the skills that made them successful in the service. To learn from others who have made this transition, please join us for a panel discussion to hear from an expert career panel of military veterans serving in public policy roles. Stick around for a networking reception to meet and exchange thoughts with public policy and career services professionals. Click here to register.
Stop by to meet members of the National Clean Energy Week Steering Committee, connect with fellow congressional aides and network with folks from industry associations, businesses, non-profits, and advocates in the clean energy space. We’ll also throw in some NCEW-branded schwag (supplies limited to first 100 people in the door) If you’d like to attend, please RSVP
Later in the evening, a Capitol Hill Reception in honor of Dr. Birnbaum’s upcoming retirement from the NIEHS and NTP will take place, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at 2043 Rayburn House Office Building. Melissa J. Perry of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University will deliver remarks, as will Dr. Birnbaum herself. SOT is serving a supporter of the reception, the honorary host of which is Representative David E. Price of North Carolina. RSVP
Attendees will hear more about programming specifically for lawmakers and staff at IAC 2019, including a VIP reception in the exhibition hall the evening of October 23. Remarks will be made by NASA’s Deputy Administrator, James Morhard, and Lockheed Martin Space’s Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Robert Lightfoot. RSVP
This event is following Congressional Western Caucus rollout of legislative proposals to make the law more efficient at recovering endangered species and friendlier towards local and state conservation efforts as well as homeowners, property owners, and farmers. RSVP