Washington Institute Details

Every three years, NCJW brings advocates from across the country to Washington, DC, for Washington Institute. This exciting event brings NCJW members and supporters together in our nation’s capital to meet with issue experts and elected officials to promote progressive social change. Whether you are a seasoned advocate or a first-time attendee, there’s always something to learn and be inspired by.

Program & Speaker Highlights

Washington Institute 2016 will feature inspiring and knowledgeable speakers who will address the most pressing public policy concerns related to the 2016 elections. These experts will speak to the significant policy challenges and achievements of our time and will share their insights and experiences with us. In addition, Washington Institute 2016 provides opportunities to attend hands-on training and roundtable discussions that better equip us to mobilize on key social justice issues, honor allies and champions who lead social change efforts, and make our collective voice heard as we speak out on Capitol Hill.

  • Two special dinners will be held at Washington Institute 2016 on Sunday and Monday night, along with a luncheon on Monday afternoon.
  • In addition to plenary sessions, Washington Institute 2016 will be punctuated with opportunities for hands-on, in-depth learning. Breakout sessions, issue workshops, and state caucus meetings all provide time for participants to break the issues down, ask questions, share ideas, and plan for action.
  • Tuesday is the day so many Washington Institute attendees look forward to and speak about long after they return home – meetings with legislators and their staff on Capitol Hill. Don’t miss this energizing opportunity to join your NCJW colleagues on the Hill as we visit members of Congress to advocate on NCJW’s key issues.
  • During WI 2016 we will proudly recognize and celebrate those NCJW sections and volunteers whose work has made an important difference in their communities and across the nation, awarding four awards:
  • Whether you’re a WI Veteran or First-Timer, WI 2016 Is Not To Be Missed!

    • Network with like-minded progressive women.
    • Experience the dynamic energy of the nation’s capital as you take your message to Congress. This is your opportunity to be heard and take your advocacy work to the next level.
    • Strengthen your leadership skills through expert training and briefings and conversations around some of the most pressing issues of the day. It will equip you with new and creative ideas that you can take back home.
    • Build on your past Washington Institute experience to effectively advocate on issues that are important to your community as well as continue to strengthen your relationships with other NCJW members and supporters.