CBCF Announces the In-Person Return of the 51st Annual Legislative Conference Sponsored by Amazon

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Registration for the nation’s leading policy conference will feature both virtual and in-person attendance

Washington, D.C., August 22, 2022 – The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) is excited to announce the in-person return of the 51st Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), after two years of virtual programming. Sponsored by Amazon, the conference will take place from September 28 to October 2, 2022, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., and is anticipated to attract more than 15,000 attendees from across the country. 

For the first time since 2019, the conference will be held in-person and will feature its signature events including the National Town Hall, the Gospel Extravaganza, the Black Party, the Prayer Breakfast, and the Phoenix Awards Dinner – which are designed to empower and celebrate Black leaders in the community.

As the nation’s leading public policy conference, this year’s ALC will offer 100 in-person issue forums and established brain trusts, with an option to participate in select virtual programming for free. Congresswoman Val Demings of Florida and Congressman Steven Horsford of Nevada will serve as honorary co-chairs and have established the ALC 2022 theme as “Advancing Our Purpose. Elevating Our Power.”  Lawmakers, celebrities, concerned citizens, and other individuals from across the country attend the ALC to share perspectives on issues that impact the global Black community including education, economic development, public health, voting rights, civic engagement, as well as social and environmental justice. 

As the nation’s leading conference on policy, ALC offers people from all over the world a chance to engage in social and political movements that affect the diverse African American community. This year will distinguish progressive solutions that will improve outcomes for future generations, combat destructive policies, and challenge the status quo. 

In recent years, ALC has showcased and celebrated some of the most influential individuals of our time, including but not limited to Mr. Tommie Smith and Mr. John Carlos, 1968 Olympians and activists; Aretha Franklin, Award-winning musical artist, and activist; Ms. Stacey Y. Abrams, candidate for Governor of Georgia (2018); Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO Vista Equity Partners; Hon. Hillary Clinton, 67th United States Secretary of State; Cathy Hughes, Founder and Chairperson, Radio One, Inc. and CBCF Board of Directors; Cicely Tyson, Actor & Humanitarian; Kerry Washington, Actress and Humanitarian; Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Representative to the United Nations; U.S. Rep. John Lewis, former Member of Congress & Civil Rights activist and more. 

Individuals interested in attending ALC 2022 may visit the CBCF website to learn more and to register. 

All members of the media must request credentials to cover the conference by registering here.

COVID-19 protocols will be in place for those planning to attend in person. For the safety of all attendees, the CBCF requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and receive at least one booster shot before attending. Face masks are required except when actively eating or drinking.

WHAT:                Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 51ST Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) 

WHEN:                September 28 – October 2, 2022

WHERE:              Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

All members of the media must request credentials to cover ALC51 by registering here.

For interview request, please contact Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Yolanda Raine, at media@cbcfinc.org.

About the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

Established in 1976, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is a non-partisan, nonprofit, public policy, research, and educational institute committed to advancing the global black community by developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public. For more information, visit cbcfinc.org.

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