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Latina’s Prosperity Summit #LatinaSummit @ Capital Hilton Washington D.C.
Sep 24 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Latina’s Prosperity Summit
On September 24th, The Latino Coalition will host our first national Latina’s Prosperity Summit, focusing on the most dynamic demographic group in our country: Latinas!

Did you know?

Latinas start small businesses at a faster rate than any other group in the U.S.
There are about two million Latina-owned firms in the U.S.
Latina-owned firms employ more than half a million people.
Latina-owned firms generate nearly $100 billion in revenue annually.
Our conference agenda will feature leading Latinas in business and government, with a close look at what Latinas need to scale and grow their businesses, from procurement opportunities to tax code certainty and regulatory clarity.



Time: 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Breakfast & Registration Location: Foyer

Time: 8:15 am – 9:30 am

Opening Session

Latina Power: America’s Leading Entrepreneurs
Latinas start businesses at a higher rate than any other demographic group in the U.S. What drives this economic and cultural phenomenon, and how can it be encouraged and leveraged for generations to come?

Location: Federal AB Ballroom

Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Procurement Panel: Modern Matchmaking
There will always be a place for in-person matchmaking events in the procurement space, but online tools like TLC MatchPoint are making procurement matches easier and more profitable for small firms than ever before.

Location: Federal AB Ballroom

Time: 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Technology Panel: Opportunities and Challenges for Small Firms

Digital transformation, artificial intelligence and 5G are all impacting the way the world does business — but do all of these impact small business? What trends in technology are important for small firms to understand, harness and leverage? Panelists will highlight the most important innovations and opportunities in tech for entrepreneurs.

Location: Federal AB Ballroom

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Leading Latinas
Across both business and government, Latinas are leading and making an impact. Their inspiring contributions deserve a new level of recognition and celebration. Enjoy lunch as you hear motivational messages from just a few of America’s leading Latinas and Latina advocates.

Location: Presidential Ballroom

Time: 2:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Latina Town Hall Meeting: Latinas, Unplugged
The best advice is candid advice. This town-hall-style session will feature an engaging, free-range discussion about the elements of leadership and entrepreneurship that are unique among America’s leading Latinas.

Location: Presidential Ballroom

Time: 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Networking & Exhibit

Location: Foyer

Time: 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Closing Reception

Location: Federal AB Ballroom

How do I book my hotel stay?

Capital Hilton Washington D.C. is offering the special group rate of $329.00+ USD per night per standard King or double room.

Book Now:

Start date: Friday, 9/20/19
End date: Tuesday, 9/24/19
Last day to book: Friday 8/30/19 by 11:59 PM EST

All reservations after the cut off date will be subject to availability and pricing will be subject to change. For all other inquiries, please visit the Capital Hilton Washington D.C. website directly to book your stay.

Cancellation policies may vary depending on the rate or dates of your reservation. The Capital Hilton offers a cancellation policy of 72 hours before your designated check-in time (EST) to avoid additional fees.

Helpful Links

Click Here to View the Livestream

Frequently Asked Questions


Self Parking: Not Available Onsite

Valet Parking: $62.00 Valet Park Per Day

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email

2019 Intensive Trade Seminar (Sept. 24-25, 2019) @ Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Sep 24 @ 8:30 am – Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm

Washington International Trade Association
proudly presents our two day
Intensive Trade Seminar
The WITA Intensive Trade Seminar is a two-day overview of how the US Government formulates and enforces trade policy. The panels and speakers help attendees increase their professional knowledge base and broaden their network of contacts by learning the nuts and bolts of trade policymaking directly from career trade policy professionals from across government, industry, and law.

The WITA Intensive Trade Seminar brings current issues in trade policy to life. Participants will interact with career trade professionals, pose questions directly to policy makers, and learn in depth about the ever-shifting trade landscape. Attendees will come away not just understanding the trade policy-making process, but just as importantly, knowing its key components and key players.

Who should attend

The two-day Intensive Trade Seminar is especially geared toward newly arrived embassy staff working on economic and trade issues. Others who will benefit include private sector guests overseeing government affairs, U.S. Government members wanting to brush up on their trade policy making, graduate students* seeking a career in trade policy, others new to the trade policy field, and anyone serving the import/export community.

Due to space constraints, the Intensive Trade Seminar is not open to the press.

Our Speakers

Speakers are career trade policymakers from the US Government and Capitol Hill, the private sector, NGO’s, and other players in the trade policy arena. We carefully select speakers with years of experience on their given topic, as well as an ability to convey that experience clearly to students.

The full list of speakers TBA!

Dates and Venue

The Intensive Trade Seminar will be held Sept. 24-25, 2019, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

Lunch and Breakfast included!

2019 Intensive Trade Seminar Schedule

Schedule Subject to Change/Additional Speakers TBA

DAY ONE – Tuesday, September 24th

8:00: Registration, Check in, Packet pickup. Light breakfast/coffee.

8:15: Program Opening and Introductions

8:30: Seminar I: The Congressional Role in Trade Policymaking

Angela Ellard, Republican Chief Trade Counsel and TradeSubcommittee Staff Director, House Ways & Means Committee
9:30: Seminar II: Trade Responsibilities in the Executive Branch and the Interagency Process

Doug Bell, Ernst & Young – former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Trade and Investment
10:30: Break

10:45: Seminar III: Trade Promotion & Coordination

Pat Kirwan, Director, Trade Policy Coordination Committee, U.S. Department of Commerce
Luke Lindberg, Senior Vice President, Export Import Bank of the United States
11:45: Networking Lunch

12:45: Seminar IV: U.S. Trade Law & Remedies: AD/CVD/Safeguards

Stephen Claeys, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP; Former Trade Counsel, U.S. House Ways & Means Committee; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, International Trade Administration
Stacy J. Ettinger, Partner, K&L Gates; Former Senior Legal and Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer; Former Associate Chief Counsel for Import Administration
2:00: Seminar V: Unilateral Trade Tools – Sections 301, 232 and IEEPA

Paul Piquado, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance
Brad Ward, King & Spalding, former Deputy General Counsel at USTR, and Assistant USTR for Monitoring & Enforcement
3:00: Break

3:15: Seminar VI: Update on U.S. China Trade

Jake Parker, Vice President, China Operations, U.S. China Business Council
Timothy Keeler, Partner, Mayer Brown, LLP, former Chief of Staff, Office of the United States Trade Representative
4:30: Day 1 Close

DAY TWO – Wednesday, September 25th

8:45: Registration desk opens. Light breakfast/coffee

9:00: Seminar VII: Trade & Economic Development

Katrin Kuhlmann, President & Founder, New Markets Lab; Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Nicole Bivens Collinson, President, International Trade & Government Affairs, Sandler Travis & Rosenberg P.A.
10:00: Seminar VIII: Sanctions

Barbara Linney, Partner, BakerHostetler; Adjunct Professor of Export Controls and Economic Sanctions, Georgetown University Law Center
Peter Harrell, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Energy, Economics and Security Program, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
11:00: Break

11:15: Seminar IX: Foreign Investment and Export Controls

Nova Daly, Senior Public Policy Advisor, Wiley Rein LLP; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Investment Security & Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Clay Lowery, Executive Vice President of Research and Policy, Institute of International Finance; former Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury
12:15: Working Lunch

12:30: Seminar X: Working Lunch: Update on the WTO

Andrew Shoyer, Sidley & Austin – former Legal Advisor to the U.S. Mission to the WTO, and Assistant General Counsel at USTR
Steve Charnovitz, Associate Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
1:30: Break

1:45: Seminar XII: Digital Trade – Opportunities and Challenges for Trade Policy Makers

Robb Tanner, Director for Digital Trade at the Office of the United States Trade Representative
Joshua Meltzer, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution
2:45: Seminar XI: Current U.S. Trade Negotiations

Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director, Washington, D.C. Office, Asia Society Policy Institute – former Deputy USTR (acting)
Dan Mullaney, Assistant USTR for Europe and the Middle East
3:45: Awarding of Certificates and Program Closure

Reproducibility and Replicability in Science: Next Steps Symposium @ The National Academy of Sciences Building (Lecture Room)
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

In May 2019, the National Academies Committee on Reproducibility and Replicability in Science released its final report which provided guidance on definitions and actions that should be taken to address a set of wide-ranging concerns related to the lack of reproducibility and replicability in scientific results. This symposium will explore some of the main topics of the report and next steps towards improving research and how different audiences can gain confidence in scientific results.

Four topics will be explored through moderated discussions with panelists and the audience:

Actions and Responsibilities of Agencies and Scientific Leaders to Promote Confidence in Scientific Results

Replicability: What It Means to Replicate a Study

Reproducibility: Bridging the Gap between Funders and Providers of Needed Services for Computational Reproducibility

Moving Forward on Improving Science: Advice from Recent Academies Reports.

Seating is limited so register early. The symposium will also be webcast live.

More information

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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C21NM “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” Company-Wide Family Event @ Nationals Park
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join your New Millennium core services team—First County Mortgage, Bay County Settlements and Harbour Insurance—for a day at the ballpark! The Washington Nationals vs. the Philadelphia Phillies

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Pre Game Picnic at The Bull Pen at Nationals Park 5:30 PM
1201 Half Street SE. Washington, DC 20003

Game Time: 7:00 pm

Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 11 and let us know if and how many family members will also attend.

Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm

Live Nation presents DANIEL CAESAR – CASE STUDY 01: TOUR
About this Event




All Ages

Doors: 7PM

Event: 8PM

Films at Founders: The Diplomat @ The School of International Service--Abramson Founders Room
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Films at Founders returns!

Please join us for the first screening in our “Films at Founders” series for the 2019-2020 school year: free screenings of award-winning documentaries spotlighting the issues important to global citizens. Screenings are held in our SIS Abramson Family Founders Room. Join us and enjoy popcorn, soda, and some of the most significant recent documentaries available. Next up is The Diplomat.

About the Film
THE DIPLOMAT tells the remarkable story of the life and legacy of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whose singular career spanned fifty years of American foreign policy from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Told through the perspective of his eldest son David, the documentary takes you behind the scenes of high stakes diplomacy where peace is waged and wars are ended.

NBF Presents: Edwidge Danticat | EVERYTHING INSIDE @ Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Edwidge Danticat discusses her new short story collection, Everything Inside.
About this Event
Join us for a book discussion with Edwidge Danticat, a Library of Congress National Book Festival Presents event.

From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of Brother, I’m Dying, comes Everything Inside, a collection of vividly imagined stories about community, family, and love. Rich with hard-won wisdom and humanity, set in locales from Miami and Port-au-Prince to a small unnamed country in the Caribbean and beyond, Everything Inside is at once wide in scope and intimate, as it explores the forces that pull us together, or drive us apart, sometimes in the same searing instant.

Signed copies of Everything Inside are available for pre-purchase during ticket registration. Additional books will be available for purchase at the event. The event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required for entry. Seating is on a first come, first served basis and a ticket does not guarantee entry into the event. Please request ADA accommodations at least 5 days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Politics and Prose is proud to be the bookseller for this event.

SCREENING: Coco Before Chanel by Anne Fontaine @ La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 P.M.
at La Maison Française – Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW – Washington, DC


SECURITY RULES: Each person attending the event must have a ticket registered in their name and a government-issued ID that matches the name on the reservation in order to enter the Embassy.

No need to print your ticket, but no one will be admitted without reservation and proper ID.

Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp. Please allow extra time for security screening.

Limited street parking available on Reservoir Road. We encourage you to use taxi, ridesharing or public transportation.

By Anne Fontaine
2009 – France – 111min.
As part of the film series So French, So Fashion! the Cultural Services of the French Embassy presents a screening of the film Coco Before Chanel.

French fashion designer and businesswoman, Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel (1883-1971) is known for having liberated women from the constraints of the “corseted silhouette.” Not only a couture clothing creator, Chanel also designed jewelry, handbags, and fragrance. Her achievements and a lasting legacy have fueled the “Coco Chanel” myth that surrounds her ever-enduring memory both in fashion and popular culture. Chanel’s personal life and her activities during the German occupation of France during World War II generated even more interest for this ambiguous yet fascinating persona.

In Anne Fontaine’s Coco Before Chanel, Audrey Tautou plays Coco, a self-taught and ambitious young girl, who will later become Coco Chanel, the symbol of success and freedom, and the embodiment of the modern woman. This Academy Award-nominated movie focuses on the early years of Gabrielle Bonheur, alias “Coco,” from the orphanage, to her first loves, and finally, to the very first Chanel boutiques.

In French with English subtitles.

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This screening by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy is made possible through the generous support from TV5 Monde.


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