CARE National Conference

Can't Join All 3 Days?

Several events throughout the conference are free and open to the public, including a discussion with Sally Yates and Carla Hall, and the DC Premiere of Soufra. Just RSVP to let us know you'll be there. 


Register for the 2018 CARE National Conference. This 16th convening of CNC will be held May 21-23 at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Full Registration: $50 - Students: $25

A look back at #CNC17

The 15th CARE National Conference culminated with 650 participants from 41 states attending 215 meetings in the offices of their elected
representatives on Capitol Hill.

CARE National Conference: Through the Years

A look back at what you have accomplished at the CARE National Conference

CNC 2018. Your Voice. A World of Change.

Join CARE and Michelle Nunn, CARE President and CEO, for three days of advocacy trainings, networking and congressional meetings. This year’s roster of inspiring speakers includes former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Anchor and Managing Editor of PBS NewsHour Judy Woodruff, and more.

DAY 1: Bring Your Voice. 

Advocacy 101: Learn the basics of advocacy and get introduced to the issues that face women and girls around the world.
Advocacy 201: Refresh and hone your advocacy skills and get the latest briefing on global poverty issues.

DAY 2: Use Your Voice.

Dive deep into global issues affecting millions of people worldwide, fine-tune the skills needed to be an effective citizen advocate, and network with other global citizens.

Day 3: Raise Your Voice.

Meet with Members of Congress in their offices to voice your support for policies that combat extreme poverty worldwide.

Register Now! Explore the full agenda, learn about scholarships, and make your hotel reservations today. You won't want to miss out on our film festival, our incredible speakers, or this chance to raise your voice for a world of change.

2018 Conference Speakers

View the full roster of this year’s inspirational speakers including former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, Senator Amy Klobuchar, former CARE President and CEO Dr. Helene D. Gayle, and more.

Detailed Agenda

See the detailed daily agenda including exciting plenary sessions and advocacy training workshops here. 

Apply for a Scholarship

CARE has a very limited number of travel scholarships available for CNC. We will accept and review applications on a rolling basis. The final deadline to submit an application is 5/7/18. If you have questions, please email

Film Premiere at CNC

SOUFRA (2017) follows the inspirational story of Mariam Shaar, a refugee in the Burl El Barajneh refugee camp in Lebanon, as she and a team of fellow refugee women launch a food truck business. Join us for the DC premiere and Q&A with director Thomas Morgan following the screening. 

Get Involved!

Learn how to stay involved with CARE Action! throughout the year. Backed by decades-deep expertise, data, and a nationwide network, CARE Action! and its member advocates are igniting a movement and producing positive change.

Volunteer for CNC

Our Global Events team is always looking for dedicated and passionate volunteers to assist with our events. Volunteers will receive free conference registration. Please email for more information. 

Discounted Hotel Blocks

The deadline has passed to book in the CARE Conference blocks, but these hotels are blocks away from our venues and may have rooms available. Please contact the hotels directly to check on their best available rates.

Conference Venues

This year's conference will be held at The George Washington University utilizing rooms in the Marvin Center and Lisner Auditorium. See a campus map here. 

CNC17: In the Media 1

#CNC17 In the Media

Aid Workers In Yemen Express Alarm At U.S.-Saudi Arms Deal

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CNC17: In the Media 2

#CNC17 In the Media

Foreign aid under the ax in State Department budget proposal

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CNC17: In the Media 3

#CNC17 In the Media

Trump administration looks to cut State Department budget by 32%

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Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of CARE’s programs and the 2018 CARE National Conference.