Annual National Conference
America and Global Megatrends
WACA's 2016 National Conference Will be held on November 16-18, at the Captial Hilton Hotel, located in the heart of Washington DC and just two blocks from the White House and three Metro Rail stations, makes it the perfect hotel for exploring our Nation’s Capital. It is within walking distance of museums and memorials, theatres and art galleries, shopping, dining, and nightlife.
Save up to $100 by taking advantage of early-bird rates through September 9.
New this year! REGISTRATION REWARDS: For every five paid registrations from an individual Council community, WACA will provide free admission to a sixth individual designated by the Council CEO.
Book your room at our special Group Rate now!
Staying at The Capital Hilton We have secured a special group rate:
- Queen/King bed Deluxe Room: $279/night (Single/Double occupancy) plus tax
- Queen/King/Double bed Executive Floor: $349/night (Single/Double Occupancy) plus tax
Click here to reserve your room!
LEADERSHIP DAY Keynote Speaker:
Ambassador Barbara Stephenson is a thirty-year veteran of the American Foreign Service, and President of the American Foreign Service Association (full bio).
Panel: Presidential Leadership and U.S. Foreign Policy
*The conference speakers list will be updated regularly, stay tuned!
Wednesday, November 16:
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM: Leadership Day
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Welcome Reception and Opening Dinner
Thursday, November 17:
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Panels
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ambassadors Luncheon
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Panels
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Diplomatic Receptions
Friday, November 18:
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM: Morning Panel
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Think Tank Off-Site
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM: Closing Lunceon
WACA's 2015 National Conference Was held on November 11-13, titled Leading America: Foreign Policy Challenges and the 2016 Election. The Conference provided original and essential insights. Keynote speakers and relevant panel discussion - on the Middle East, great power rivals Russia and China, the global economy, energy, and transnational challenges from cyber to migration - framed the foreign policy agenda for candidates. Council programs in 2016 will be enriched by the policy conversations and networking that take place here. The Conference were held at The Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel, in Washington, DC.