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Schedule of Events (updated)

SUNDAY, APRIL 22
Noon
Registration Office Opens
Independence Room

1:00 – 3:00 pm
National Board of Directors Meeting
Virginia Room

4:00 – 5:00 pm
General Business Meeting of American Mothers, Inc.
South Carolina Room
All registered attendees, guests, and members of American Mothers are welcome to attend.

5:30 – 6:30 pm
Opening Reception-“Meet the Moms!”
Palm Court Ballroom
Make connections and meet the 2018 Honorees as the Selection Committee and Board of Directors kick off the 2018 Annual Convention of American Mothers, Inc. All registered attendees are invited to attend.

7:00 pm
Mom’s Night-“Pizza and Pizazz”
South Carolina Room
Enjoy some quality time with new and old friends. This isn’t your average pizza party; get ready for music, merriment, and Mom Time with the 2018 Honorees. (The honorees will also be filming their videos at this time)

MONDAY APRIL 23

8:00 – 3:00 pm
Registration Office Open
Independence Room

8:00 – 9:30 am
Membership Meeting
Rhode Island Room
Join this issue-based discussion with AMI’s Representatives to the United Nations and help shape the organization’s national programming for the upcoming year.

8:00 – 9:30 am
Honoree Orientation
Pennsylvania Room
All 2018 Mother of the Year honorees will meet to learn about American Mothers and get the inside scoop on how to make the most of the annual convention. Honorees will share special gifts from their home states and discover more about one another.

9:00 – 9:45 am
Mothers of Achievement Coffee
Constitution Room
Current and former Mothers of Achievement are invited to this intimate outing to get acquainted or catch up while sharing stories of moms in action around the USA.

9:00 – 9:45 am
Morning Joe
Edgar’s Restaurant Lobby Level
All men attending the annual convention are encouraged to meet for coffee and conversation.

10:00 – Noon
Mother of the Year Speeches
“We See, We Care, We Serve”
District Ballroom
The 2018 Mothers of the Year will share their thoughts on the convention theme, “We See. We Care. We Serve.”

12:30 – 2:00pm
American Mothers Care, A Literary Luncheon
Palm Court Ballroom
Meet award winning National Geographic photographer, Annie Griffiths, this year’s winner of the American Mother of Achievement Award. The published authors of American Mothers who inspire through their written works will be present and the winner of the 5th Grade Essay Contest will be recognized during this special luncheon.

3:00 – Legacy Tea
District Ballroom
Enjoy this refreshing afternoon break while celebrating the rich history of American Mothers, Inc. with past honorees and the recipient of the American Mothers Lifetime Achievement Award.

Free Evening to Enjoy Washington, D.C.

TUESDAY APRIL 24

8:00 – 3:00pm
Registration Office Open
Independence Room

8:00 – 10:00am
Eggs & Issues Breakfast
District Ballroom
Experts and elected officials will discuss issues impacting moms and children across the country.

10:30 – Noon
Mom to Mom Panel Discussion
Cabinet Room
Take part in this deep dive discussion as our treasured panel of masterful moms exchange views on current issues we see impacting families.

12:30 – 2:00pm
Mother of Achievement Luncheon
District Ballroom
This special luncheon celebrates the 2018 Mothers of Achievement and the significant impact and philanthropic accomplishments of mothers across the country.

2:30 – 5:00pm
Moms on the Hill
Our moms head to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress. Appointments made in advance; make sure to capture a photo with your elected officials and share on social media using #wecare.

6:00 – 7:00pm
President’s Circle Reception
East Room
A reception to honor, celebrate and give thanks for the outstanding generosity of our partners, donors and friends.

7:00 – 9:30pm
American Mothers Gala
State Room
This glamorous and patriotic evening is the piece de resistance of the annual convention. During this memorable event, the 2018 National Mother of the Year will be named.