National Reunion

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All attendees (except Saturday Only tickets) will receive a free copy of Fascism: A Warning, signed by Madeleine Albright. Sponsored by the Truman Council.

Welcome to the Truman Scholars Association 2018 National Reunion! This summer’s reunion will be full of opportunities for networking, reuniting, professional and personal development, and reflections on public service within the Truman community. We cannot wait to see you and your classmates there!

When:

July 19-22, 2018

Where:

Downtown Washington, DC – Confirmed events and a few nearby hotels/hostels are shown:

Schedule

Thursday, July 19 – Opening Reception TBD – Interested in hosting?

6:00 PM Opening Remarks

Friday, July 20 – All events at the National Press Club

5:30 PM Check-in Begins
6:00 PM Cocktail Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Conversation with Madeleine Albright and Jake Sullivan (MN ’97), introduction by Truman Scholars Association Co-Presidents Sophie Rutenbar (TX ’05) and Catherine Fontenot (LA ’13)
8:30PM Fascism: A Warning book signing with Madeleine Albright. All attendees receive a free copy!
9:00 PM After-dinner Cocktail Reception

Saturday, July 21 – All events at the Mount Vernon Place Conference Center until 5:30

Session schedule is tentative at this time

8:30 AM Breakfast and Continued Check-in
9:00 AM Plenary Session with Truman Foundation Executive Secretary Andrew Rich (DE ’91)
10:30 AM Breakout Sessions

1  Climate Change & Energy Ground Floor, Classroom B102
2  Getting Published Ground Floor, Classroom B103 A
3  Mastermind Networking First Floor, Fellowship Hall
12:00 PM Boxed Lunch
1:00 PM Keynote by Dr. Joshua A. Gordon (MD ’87), Director, NIMH
2:00 PM Breakout Sessions

1  Military Families & Public Service Ground Floor, Classroom B102
2  #MeToo and the Truman Experience Ground Floor, Classroom B103 A
3 Networking: Top Challenges Facing Nonprofits First Floor, Fellowship Hall
3:30 PM Snack Break
4:00 PM Breakout Sessions

1 Dissecting and Reducing Violence (in America) Ground Floor, Classroom B102
2 Building Community Resilience: Strategies for Making Communities Stronger to Natural Disasters Ground Floor, Classroom B103 A
3 Growing change agents: Collaboratively designing a change agent’s curriculum First Floor, Fellowship Hall
5:30 PM Closing Remarks
6:30 PM Dinners around DC organized by class
9:00 PM Drinks/Celebration for all Trumans – Location TBD

Sunday, July 22 – TBD

Morning-Early Afternoon TBD

Keynote Speakers

Friday: Madeleine Albright and Jake Sullivan (MN ’97) – A Dialogue on U.S. Foreign Policy and Public Service

Fascism: A Warning book signing with Madeleine Albright following the keynote. All ticket holders (except Saturday Only) receive a free copy.

Saturday: Dr. Joshua A. Gordon (MD ’87) – Opportunities for Public Service in Science: A Journey from Academia to Government

Panels & Breakout Sessions

Sessions are still in formation and are subject to change.

  • Climate Change & Energy
  • Military Families & Public Service
  • Growing Change Agents in Our Communities
  • Getting Published: Traditional, Self-Published and E-Books
  • Nonprofit Professionals Networking
  • The Epidemic of Violence
  • Unleash the Science of Learning: Transforming Teaching and Policy with Cognitive Science

Lodging in D.C.

Suggested Hotels

These hotels are close to both venues:

“Trumates” Housing Board

Want to host a Scholar or stay with a Truman Scholar host? Meet fellow Scholars and save on lodging! Sign up for the “Trumates” program when you buy your ticket. You can specify gender for your match and how many Scholars you want to host.

Sponsorship Information

The Truman Scholars Association National Reunion is a recurring event bringing together 200 members of the Harry S. Truman Scholars community to network, discuss issues, learn and reunite. This event has included influential keynote speakers who are closely tied to our community. Speakers have included: Representative Stacey Abrams, Luis Ubinas, Secretary Madeline Albright, Secretary Janet Napolitano, and Senator Chris Coons, among others. Sponsorship of the conference at various levels provides direct access to meet conference keynote speakers as well as to promote an organization or product among 200 Truman Scholars. Sponsorship giving levels are included below.

  • Presidential Level: $5,000

    • Logo and prioritized Title Level Sponsor recognition on conference website and all registration materials, sent to over 1,000 Truman Scholars Association members
    • VIP seating and green room opportunity to meet keynote speakers for five (5) members of your organization
    • Podium recognition during Friday and Saturday keynote
  • Vice Presidential Level: $2,500
    • Sponsor recognition on conference website and all registration materials, sent to over 1,000 Truman Scholars Association members
    • VIP seating and green room opportunity to meet keynote speakers for three (3) members of your organization
    • Podium recognition during Friday keynote
  • Kansas City Level: $1,000
    • Recognition on conference website
    • Logo placement at conference registration and information table during conference
    • Podium recognition during Saturday keynote
  • Haberdasher Level: $500
    • Recognition on conference website
    • Logo placement at conference registration and information table during conference

All donations will go directly to support current and future Truman Scholars Association Reunions, or future Truman Scholars Association activities. Donations do not support the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. If you are interested in contributing to the conference please contact Kyle Gracey at kyle.gracey@trumanscholars.org