From RESULTS Executive Director Joanne Carter:
Though we were very much hoping we’d be able to have an in-person International Conference in DC for 2024, we are sadly unable to do so. Instead, we will look for several other interactions and opportunities for engagement during 2024. This was a difficult decision because we know the value of connecting in person and being on Capitol Hill. The good news is that we plan to hold an International Conference in DC in 2025, which will follow a major election when we can set the agenda with the new Congress and Administration. In lieu of an in-person IC for 2024, we want to strategize with you about other powerful ways to bring people together and make the most of our advocacy in an election year. We genuinely welcome your ideas and input and look forward to the number of opportunities for engagement throughout 2024. We appreciate your dedication and commitment to our mission, to each other, and to the work we are all part of driving.
Typically, each year we host a weekend of learning, action, and connecting with advocates across the country and around the globe. In 2022, we hosted a special program followed by a month of advocacy, with coordinated, powerful advocacy meetings with members of Congress.
For 2022, our RESULTS International Conference programming ran virtually – with plenary speakers, workshops, and networking June 4-5, 2022. We were thrilled to welcome author and professor Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker as a keynote speaker.
For those who have joined our International Conference before, 2022 looked a little different. Rather than one mega conference and advocacy day in DC, we planned a big virtual conference in June, and several separate smaller DC convenings for in-person congressional advocacy throughout the year. Alongside our international partners, we also laid plans for our collective advocacy with the World Bank, aiming for key moments in the spring and fall.
“A beautiful experience!”
“It was inspiring and motivating to see folks from around the world fighting for the same vision of a more equitable world.”
“Great to feed off the energy of so many inspired people.”
“I felt wonderful camaraderie with the other participants around our mutual efforts to create the political will to end poverty.”
“I felt empowered afterwards!”