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WACA 2019 National Conference

The 8 Forces Reshaping the Global Economy

The WACA 2019 National Conference: The 8 Forces Reshaping the Global Economy was held November 6-8, 2019 at The Mayflower Hotel. Please visit the official 2019 National Conference website to view the official agenda and learn about Conference speakers and sessions:

The annual WACA Conference, taking place every autumn in our nation's capital, brings World Affairs Council leaders and members together with top government officials, diplomats, business executives, innovators, journalists, experts, educators, students, and interested citizens to convene and engage on the most pressing global issues and policy choices impacting our lives. The benefits to attending the premier three-day world affairs event - in its fourth decade - include:

  • Expert opinions, timely insights, and audience dialogue about the United States' role in the world

  • Access to extraordinary speakers, thought leaders, and ambassadors available for local Council programming

  • Bipartisan, diverse, and inclusive perspectives on the issues

  • Visits to think tanks and embassies; networking receptions and dinners

  • Professional development, leadership training, mentoring, and peer-to-peer networking

Watch the 2019 National Conference Highlights Reel!

Conference by the Numbers 348 Total Attendees 55 Councils Represented 32 Student Scholarship Recipients 26 Foreign Dignitaries 23 Speakers 15 Sponsors 6 Think Tank Partners 3 Awards Presented 2 Former U.S. Secretaries

Media Coverage

"World Affairs Councils of America / Un tocco di Sicilia a Washington" America Oggi (the Italian Language Daily of New York), November 24 -- Giosetta Capriati

"Are You Watching the Impeachment Drama in Washington" PennLive, November 15 -- Joyce Davis, President and CEO, World Affairs Council of Harrisburg

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