Join us in Washington, D.C. on May 13 for Deploying Veterans at Home: An Untapped National Resource, a special event focused on how veterans can strengthen civil society in areas like character development, education reform, and constitutional understanding.


7:30 a.m.
Breakfast buffet
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
The Disappointing State of Veterans Organizations Today
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
From Entitlement to Civic Engagement
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Communities Need Veterans. Veterans Need Communities.
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Combating a Disability Mindset
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Networking buffet lunch
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Bold Ideas for the Future
2:00 - 2:15 p.m.
2:15 - 3:00 p.m.
Closing plenary session


Rebecca Burgess

Rebecca Burgess Research Fellow American Enterprise Institute

Jon Clark

Jon Clark Republican Staff Director House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

Mike Erwin

Mike Erwin Executive Director Team Red, White & Blue

Daniel Gade

Daniel Gade Professor of Practice American University

Daniel Huang

Daniel Huang Independent Journalist

Amy Looney

Amy Looney Vice President Travis Manion Foundation


Registration Rate: $250
Registration opens: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Registration closes: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Register here
Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs. Please feel free to contact Mary Margaret Holden at if you have any questions. 

Conference location:
Park Hyatt Washington
1201 24th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037


Park Hyatt Washington
1201 24th St NW
Washington D.C. 20037

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The dress code for meeting sessions is business casual attire. Due to varying temperatures between the outside weather and meeting areas, you may want to bring a sweater or light jacket.
If you would like to bring a guest to sessions, we request that they register as a full conference attendee. Full conference attendees must be qualified donors to register.

During the month of May, the daily temperature in Washington ranges from 57°F to 75°F.