Convention Agenda

View the Convention Agenda below to plan your schedule in Atlanta, GA. Register by June 15 to secure the early bird rate.

What to Wear

F – Formal: Floor-length evening gown, chic cocktail dress, or separates.

AF – After Five: Cocktail dress or dressy sundress, long dressy skirt and top, or dressy pants outfit.

BC – Business Casual: Skirt, khakis, or dress pants, open-collared shirt, sweater, or blouse.

No jeans, shorts, or spaghetti straps.

 

 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. GFWC Registration and Welcome Booths Atrium Booths
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Elections Committee & 2022-2024 Candidates Meeting | BC A706
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. LEADS Meet & Greet ­| BC
(By Invitation Only)
Presidential Suite

 

Friday, August 27, 2021

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
GFWC Registration and Welcome Booths Atrium Booths
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. LEADS | BC A601/A602
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 2020–2022 GFWC Chairmen’s Meeting | BC A702
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 2020–2022 GFWC Region Presidents Meeting | BC A703
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 2020–2022 GFWC State Presidents Meeting | BC A704
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 2020–2022 GFWC State Directors Meeting | BC A705
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 2020–2022 GFWC Bylaws; Elections; Fundraising and Development | BC A706
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. International Liaisons; Resolutions; WHRC | BC A707
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Legislation/Public Policy; Communications and Public Relations | BC M301
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Signature Program and Capital Campaign Committee Meetings | BC L508
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 2020–2022 GFWC Board of Directors Luncheon Meeting | BC

Open to members of the 2020–2022 Board of Directors. The price includes meeting materials and lunch. More information will be available within the Board of Directors file cabinet, available through Board Members’ personal GFWC Member Portal profiles under “Community” and then Committees.” Alternatively, the information can be found within the Call to the Board Meeting.

Imperial Ballroom
Salon A
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. First-Time Attendee Welcome and Orientation | BC
First-time attendees are encouraged to attend this special orientation to help make the most of your GFWC Annual Convention experience. Learn important GFWC protocol tips, meet new friends, and get the inside scoop on all things Convention.
M301
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 2020-2022 Installation | AF or F Atrium Ballroom
Salons B&C
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Social Gathering and Official Opening of Exhibitor Showcase | AF or F   Atrium Ballroom Foyer
6:00 p.m. – 10: 00 p.m. Photo Booths
Visit one of our two booths outside of the Celebration Banquet. Learn more about ShutterBooth, including how you can share photos on social media.
Atrium Ballroom Foyer
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. “Gateway to the World”
Celebration Banquet | AF or F
Welcome! Bienvenida! Welkom! Hi y’all!  GFWC Southern Region Invites you to join us in Atlanta, at the Celebration Banquet – “Gateway to the World.” This international evening will highlight GFWC around the world, & the 2021 GFWC Annual Convention Theme – Celebrating Culture, Cultivating Connections.
Atrium Ballroom
Salon A
10:00 p.m. Reception for those wearing a Convention Pin Presidential Suite

 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. GFWC Registration and Welcome Booths Atrium Booths
8:00 a.m. Exhibitor Showcase Open Atrium Foyer
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Processional Formation | BC A601
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. GFWC Business Session | BC Atrium Ballroom
Salons B&C
12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. “World in Our Hands” Affiliate Organization Luncheon | BC Atrium Ballroom
Salon A
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. GFWC Business Session | BC Atrium Ballroom
Salons B&C
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Social Gathering | AF Atrium Foyer
7:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. “Give Kids the World” Junior Banquet | AF
(for all Junior and Women’s Club members)
Atrium Ballroom
Salon A
9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Mayhem at the Mansion – Hosted by the GFWC Junior Board | AF   

Mystery on N Street
Join the Juniors for a fun evening of mystery and mayhem. This will be a party to “die” for. Participants will be sent a dossier before convention to learn about their character.

A601-A602

 

Sunday, August 29, 2021

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. GFWC Registration and Welcome Booths Atrium Booths
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. GFWC Past State Presidents’ Breakfast | BC
GFWC Past State Directors Breakfast | BC
LEADS Graduates Breakfast | BC
(for all past Graduates)
A602
A707
A601
8:00 a.m. Exhibitor Showcase Atrium Foyer
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. International Past President’s Breakfast | BC Presidential Suite
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Affiliate Organization Workshops  | BC
1. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
2. Canine Companions for Independence
3. Operation Smile
A702
A703
A704
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
GFWC Program Workshops | BC
1. GFWC Signature Program
2. Membership
3. Communications and PR
4. Health and Wellness
5. Education
6. Legislation and Public Policy
A702
A703
A704
A705
A706
A707
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
GFWC Program Workshops | BC
1. Signature Program
2. Fundraising and Development
3. Communications and PR
4. Juniors’ Special Program
5. Leadership
6. MemberSuite Training
A703
A704
A705
A706
A707
A708
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Great Lakes Region Luncheon | BC
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin
A707
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Middle Atlantic Region Luncheon | BC
Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania
A708
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Mississippi Valley Region Luncheon | BC
Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
M301
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. New England Region Luncheon | BC
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
M304
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. South Central Region Luncheon | BC
Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
M101
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Southeastern Region Luncheon | BC
District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia,
and West Virginia
A601
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Southern Region Luncheon| BC
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina
Marquis Salon A
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Western States Region Luncheon| BC
Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah,
Washington, and Wyoming
A602

 

2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. GFWC Business Session | BC Atrium Ballroom
Salons B&C
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. GFWC Junior Business Session | BC Atrium Ballroom
Salons B&C
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Social Hour | F  Atrium Ballroom Foyer
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. “Wonders of the World Gala Banquet” | F  Atrium Ballroom
Salon A
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Donor’s Reception Presidential Suite

 

Monday, August 30, 2021

7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ILTS Breakfast for 2022-2024 | BC A601
8:00 a.m. Past Region President’s Meeting | BC Presidential Suite
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ESO Breakfast | BC A602
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Starting New Clubs Workshop | BC Atrium Ballroom
Salons B&C
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. GFWC Business Session and Adjournment | BC Atrium Ballroom
Salons B&C

Register for Convention by June 15 to secure the early bird rate.

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