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CARE National Conference FAQs

CARE National Conference General Questions

What is the CARE National Conference?

Now in its 19th year, the CARE National Conference (or CNC) brings a diverse group of individuals together in Washington, D.C., to train, build skills, and advocate for positive change for women and girls around the world. The CNC also provides a platform for global development experts and thought leaders involved in combating global poverty. This group of supporters CARE Action advocates, supporters, major donors, corporate partners, members of Congress, Congressional staff, and members of the Diplomatic Corps and armed services represent a diverse range of perspectives and personal experiences united in the common goal of ending global poverty and injustice.

When and where is the 2022 CARE National Conference?

This year’s CNC will take place June 5-7, 2022, in Washington, DC. We will convene at the George Washington University, in both the University Student Center and the Jack Morton Auditorium.

Congressional meetings will take place both on Capitol Hill, around DC and virtually.

I can’t make it in-person, how can I still participate?

Join CARE virtually on Monday, June 6, 2022, at 7 p.m. for a special livestream of the conference plenary in Washington, D.C. from the comfort of your space. Click here to register.

To learn about other upcoming advocacy opportunities, email us at info@careaction.org.

Will there be an Advocacy Day with Hill visits?

CARE advocates who attend the conference will still meet with members of Congress on Tuesday, June 7th. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety protocols put in place after January 6th, 2021, these meetings may take place virtually and/or in-person at locations off Capitol Hill. CARE is still working to determine the logistics around in-person meetings for our lobby day and will continue to update advocates on the options to advocate directly with members of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Will meals be included?

Small bites will be available at the receptions on Sunday and Monday evenings, and lunch will be served during Monday’s plenary. Coffee and fruit will be available throughout the day.

What is the dress code?

We recommend casual or business casual dress on Monday at the George Washington University, and business dress on Hill Day (Tuesday).

How can I access Wi-Fi while at George Washington University?

Follow these instructions to get connected to free Wi-Fi at George Washington University.

Can I modify or make changes to my registration information?

If you would like to make any changes to your registration, please follow these steps:

  1. Click the “Already Registered” link on the main conference page.
  2. Enter the email address you registered with and the confirmation number you received
  3. Then click “Modify Registration” on the confirmation page, which will take you directly to the first page of registration
  4. Click Next to advance through registration, making any necessary modifications

I registered for the conference and still have not received a confirmation email. Can you help?

We’re happy to help. Please contact the CARE events team at careconference@care.org for further assistance.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

A full refund will be provided to attendees who cancel before June 5 at 11:59pm. Please contact careconference@care.org for further information.

I can no longer attend the conference. Can I transfer my registration to someone else?

Yes. Please email careconference@care.org to transfer your registration to another person.

COVID-19 Health and Safety

Safety is a priority at the CARE National Conference. This year, we are asking participants to provide proof of vaccination, which includes your primary vaccine and one booster, at registration. Please do not forget to bring your vaccination card, a photo copy, or a picture of your vaccination card on your phone.

Conference participants will be required to wear masks at George Washington University and on Capitol Hill.

If you come in contact or test positive with the COVID-19 virus and need to quarantine in place, any expenses that incur will be your sole responsibility.

Photo and Video Release

By entering this venue and attending this event, you are agreeing to be videotaped, recorded and photographed and hereby grant CARE®, its divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, production companies, partners, subcontractors, agencies and licensees and assigns the right (but not the obligation) to use, publish, distribute, and broadcast your name, likeness/image, voice and statements anywhere in the world, in any language, in print or on television, DVDs/CDs, the Internet (including social media sites), or in any other media (now known or developed later) in perpetuity.

You will not be compensated for the recording or use of your name, likeness/image, voice or statements. If you do not wish to be videotaped, recorded, or photographed, nor have your name, likeness/image, voice or statements used in this manner, please do not attend this event.

Other Questions?

Email us at careconference@care.org.