CARE National Conference

CARE National Conference: Through the Years

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

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.

May 22-24, 2017 – Your voice needed NOW MORE THAN EVER.

Now in its 15th convening, the 2017 CARE National Conference will bring together citizen advocates, corporate responsibility professionals, philanthropists, humanitarians and international development experts for three days of inspiration, learning, connection and advocacy, concluding with face-to-face congressional meetings on Capitol Hill.

The president’s proposed cuts to foreign assistance are staggering — and could be deadly, as famine conditions in four countries threaten the lives of more than 20 million people. There has never been a worse time to slash foreign assistance. Following two days of learning and inspiration, the 2017 CARE National Conference will conclude with face-to-face congressional meetings on Capitol Hill, where attendees can express to their representatives exactly that — reminding them that in extraordinary times, America doesn’t step aside. WE STEP UP!

Register Now

Register now for the 2017 CARE National Conference in order to lock in the lowest possible registration price.

Meet the Speakers

Our inspirational opening plenary features Barbara Pierce Bush, Secretary Elaine Chao, Chelsea Clinton; Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder, and editor of MuslimGirl; Katie Meyler, Ebola fighter and TIME 2014 Person of the Year and Mariela Shaker, Activist and Syrian Violinist. 

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Conference Location

The 2017 CARE National Conference will take place at Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC 20024. 

Conference Agenda

Explore the agenda with detailed session descriptions for all three days of the conference.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our 2017 corporate sponsors for their generous support.

Local Goes Global: CARE Advocates on Capitol Hill

CARE Citizen Advocates take to Capitol Hill and share their experiences of lobbying for global issues on a local level.

Madeleine Albright at #CNC16

Former United State Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaks at the CARE National Conference 2016 in Washington DC.


Stand Up, Speak Up, and Find a Way to Get in the Way. 

Julianna Margulies at #CNC16

Actress and activist Julianna Margulies joins the 2016 CARE National Conference.

How Far Would You Go?

How far would you go to advocate for the world’s poor?

2 SPEAK OUT Advocacy


Ask Congress to support policies for lasting change. 


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