The RESULTS International Conference is a hands-on advocacy event held in Washington, DC every summer. The conference is a chance for advocates of all levels and backgrounds to use their voices to change the world. Conference participants spend three days hearing from leading experts, learning new skills, and meeting fellow advocates committed to the end of poverty. Then they put their skills into action, taking their message straight to Capitol Hill.
The conference agenda ranges from informative sessions on critical poverty issues to skill-building workshops on community organizing and working with the media. Attendees will connect with a community of advocates from nearly two dozen countries and across the United States. On the final day of the conference, participants head to Capitol Hill and the World Bank to meet face-to-face with policymakers, advancing a shared vision of a country and a world free from poverty.
To cancel or modify your registration, you must contact RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund at [email protected] with your full name and registration code. Refunds will be granted until May 11, 2020. After that date, no refunds will be processed. A $25 cancellation fee will be applied to any cancelled registration.
Yes. Financial assistance is available on a limited basis for existing RESULTS advocates in the United States. We work hard to help individuals who may need financial help to join us at the 2020 RESULTS International Conference. However, please know that preference is given to those who are currently active in RESULTS. Application is will be open soon.
All conference attendees must make their own lodging arrangements. Hotel arrangements are not included in the online conference registration process. For more information, please see our Travel and Venue page.
On June 23, the last day of the 2020 RESULTS International Conference, attendees turn their newly developed skills and knowledge into action on Capitol Hill. Participants advocate on U.S. poverty or global poverty issues in meetings with congressional representatives or their staff.
Attendees must request meetings with members of Congress themselves. If you need help with scheduling your advocacy meetings, contact Lisa Marchal at [email protected] for meetings on global poverty issues or Jos Linn, at [email protected] for meetings on U.S. poverty issues.
Request face-to-face meetings with your representative and senators for Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. Follow the instructions for scheduling a meeting with your member of Congress in our Activist Toolkit. Once you have a meeting time, let us know about your meeting here so we can connect you with other advocates and support you in putting together a powerful meeting agenda.
Schedule a preparation call with our Advocacy Assistant, Dorothy Monza ([email protected]). Prior to your arrival in DC, Dorothy will schedule calls with you and/or your group to walk through what to expect in your meetings.
Read through the U.S. Poverty Legislative Handbook or Global Poverty Legislative Handbook, which will available on the 2020 RESULTS Conference Resources page before the event. These handbooks provide invaluable background information to help you at the conference and in your advocacy meetings. Please read your packet before you arrive in DC.
Research your members of Congress. Where do they stand on the issues you will be meeting about? Find out here.
Prepare media and stories to bring to your advocacy meetings. Make prints of editorials, op-eds, articles, and letters to the editor that you’ve had published in your regional media in the last year.
Pack appropriate clothing. While casual dress is appropriate for the RESULTS International Conference itself, Advocacy Day is different. Plan to dress professionally for your advocacy meetings, perhaps as if you were attending a job interview. Advocacy Day can involve a good amount of walking on Capitol Hill so you may want to pack comfortable shoes you can change into as you go from meeting to meeting.
If you need help with scheduling meetings, contact Lisa Marchal (Global Poverty) or Jos Linn (U.S. Poverty).
On Tuesday, June 23, the last day of the 2020 RESULTS International Conference, participants advocate on global poverty issues around the theme of equity to the World Bank including meetings with Executive Directors, Regional VPs, and Global Practice Teams. If you are interested in participating, please contact Xochitl Sanchez [email protected] to see if there is availability.
The weather in Washington, DC in the summer is often very hot and humid. Light, comfortable clothes are best. However, the conference venue can get chilly with the air conditioning, so don’t forget a sweater or jacket! Conference attendees are encouraged to bring business attire, appropriate for meetings with members of Congress and their staff, for Advocacy Day. Some attendees wear casual, comfortable footwear while traveling between meetings on Capitol Hill and then change into dress shoes before each meeting.
We will do whatever we can to accommodate your needs. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Evi Harmon at [email protected]. Two weeks advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access.