The CBCF Annual Legislative Conference ( also known as CBC Weekend 2019) is set to take place September 11 -15, 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

This year’s theme, 400 Years: Our Legacy & Possibilities, will serve as the building blocks for thought leaders, legislators, grass root organizers, influencers, and DC professionals as they launch hard-hitting policy discussions around issues impacting the African-American community.

Some notable guests set to attend this year include: Tamika Mallory of Women’s March; Madison Jacobs of Google for Startups; Panama Jackson of Very Smart Brothas; DC’s Mayor Muriel Bowser; and Michael Eric Dyson of Georgetown University.

Ready to put together your CBC Weekend 2019 schedule? We compiled a list of official and unofficial events, so you don’t have to. Check it here:

Pre-CBC Events

Black Policy Lab at Howard University
The Black Policy Lab creates a space for rising community leaders to exchange ideas and master legislative advocacy at this pre-CBC event, which takes place Saturday, September 7-Sunday, September 8.
2900 Van Ness St. NW, Washington, DC 20008 | 8 AM-7 PM

Black Blockchain Summit 2019
An interactive 2-day conference bringing together Blockchain enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and innovators to discuss the challenges and solutions with technology. This conference takes place Monday, September 9-Tuesday, September 10.
2201 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20059 | 8 AM-5 PM

The Hustlers Guild Kick-Off Reception
Enjoy a kick-off reception sponsored by Pernod Ricard at The Backroom of Capo Deli.
715 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 5:30 AM-10 PM

HBCU CEO Initiative Kickoff Event
An initiative to support small businesses and expand access to opportunities, stimulate strategic partnerships, and tips to operate in excellence.
715 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 6-8 PM

The Center for Urban and Racial Equity Storytelling Event
The “400 Years: And Still We Rise” evening event includes storytelling, food, music, and celebration at Smith Public Trust.
3514 12th St. NW, Washington, DC 20017 | 6:30-8:30 PM

Wednesday, Sept. 11

CBC Veterans Braintrust Welcome Reception
Hosted by the Women Veterans Committee, this Welcome Reception invites all Service Members to meet before kicking off CBC week events.
1608 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20006 | 11 AM-2 PM

7th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Weekend Kickoff 2019
Presented by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Mu Lambda Chapter & The Mu Lambda Foundation, this reception kicks off CBC 2019 at The Park at Fourteenth.
920 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 | 5 PM-2 AM

2nd Annual Charter School Leadership Awards and Reception
This 2nd Annual event recognizes the achievements of Black Educators.
801 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 5:30-8 PM

Ready to Launch: Mix, Meet & Mingle
The Virginia Black Lifestyle Magazine hosts The Honorable John Chapman and The Honorable Cydny A Neville for a networking event.
801 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314 | 6-8 PM

Diverse & Engaged presents D&I Honors
Celebrate thought leaders, game changers, and trailblazers who have made positive impacts in a variety of industries and sectors to help make advances in creating diverse work spaces.
25 Massachusetts Ave. NW, #900, Washington, DC 20001 | 6-8:30 PM

8th Annual Green Room Awards Reception
The 2019 Green Room Awards Reception honoring African American and Hispanic leaders and be joined by the who’s who in African American and Hispanic energy and environmental professionals.
734 11th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004 | 6-9 PM

National Forum for Black Public Administrators Joint CBC Reception
Join NFBPA for a networking opportunity to celebrate diversity in leadership and empower development, economic, immigration, and educational growth.
125 O St. SE, Washington, DC 20003 | 6-10 PM

Inaugural CBC Harriet Tubman Honors & Awards
This inaugural event recognizes black women in struggle and triumph with this awards dinner and evening of remembrance and celebration to honor innovators, change-agents, and policymakers.
474 Ridge St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 6-10 PM

31st Annual Veterans Braintrust Film Screening
View the documentary, The Six Triple Eight, which tells the story of the only all African-American female unit sent overseas during World War II.
1925 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 6:30-9 PM

“Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey VIP Reception” hosted by Bougainvillea Events
Enjoy featured drink specials and good tastings at the Chartwell Grill inside the Churchill Hotel.
1914 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009 | 6:30-9 PM

DC Chamber of Commerce CBC Reception
Hosted by the President of the DC Chamber of Commerce Vincent B. Orange and Chairperson Ajay Madan, this reception includes passed hors d’oeuvres and complimentary cocktails for you and a guest.
920 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 | 6:30-9:30 PM

Caucus Connection Happy Hour
Maryland Democratic municipal officials will host an event to honor the late Marion Barry.
2004 Martin Luther King Junior Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20020 | 6:30-9:30 PM

CBCF Alumni Reception
The CBCF along with Lisa Jackson, Apple’s Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, and invite guests to join for light cocktails and networking.
801 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 7-9 PM

CBC Spouses 23rd Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts
This Ticketed Event aims to recognize the contribution made by individuals who have influenced African-American history and inspired generations in the fine arts. This year’s event includes the celebration of Misty Copeland.
610 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20004 | 8-9:30 PM

Congressional Black Caucus Kick-Off
Hosted by the National Business League WDC and Jobenomics DC, this CBC Kick-Off event will take place at Ivy City Smokehouse for an opportunity to network with others in the industry.
1356 Okie St. SE, Washington, DC 20002 | 8-11 PM

DC Young CBC Week Kick-Off & Fundraiser
Join the Young Democrats for America at the Abigail nightclub for a kick-off fundraiser featuring Councilman Robert White among the speakers.
1730 M St. NW, #Suite 100, Washington, DC 20036 | 9 PM-1 AM

Thursday, Sept. 12

Community Breakfast and Health Fair
Each year the CBCF uses this event to raise awareness about the issue of homelessness while providing breakfast, health screenings, and other community resources to more than 400 of the District’s homeless.
1500 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 7-10:30 AM

The Purple Aisle CBC Ideas Market
Join civic and elected leaders to learn how to reduce under representation in the national census. Participate in discussion to develop better ideas to demonstration a more collaborative, inclusive, and effective Congress.
801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW, L St. Bridge, Washington, DC 20001 | 10 AM-3 PM

2019 Legislative Luncheon
The Legislative Luncheon joins thought leaders and other socially-conscious individuals to discuss issues impacting progress of the black community. This luncheon will focus on voter education and getting individuals to the polls.
1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004 | 11 AM-2:30 PM

Executive Leadership Council Networking Reception
The Executive Leadership Council is partnering with CBCF to host a networking event promoting the power of inclusive leadership.
Location and Time TBD

Emerging Leaders Power Luncheon: Our Legacy of Triumph and Excellence
This Emerging Leaders series will feature a screening on the legacy of triumph and excellence in the African American community, which will be followed by speakers who will engage attendees in a robust discussion of 21st century global leaders.
801 Mt Vernon Pl. NW, 202A, Washington, DC 20001 | 12-2 PM

CBC Veterans Braintrust Luncheon & Networking Event
Network with members of the CBC Veterans Braintrust at this luncheon event and discuss issues related to African Americans and veterans affairs.
601 M St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 12-3 PM

Transit Oriented Development Panel at the CBCF
A panel at the CBCF’s ALC focused on transit-oriented development and its impacts on Black communities.
801 Mt Vernon Pl. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 1:30-3:30 PM

Young, Gifted & Green Community Action Summit
The Black Millennials for Flint, a grassroots organization focused on lead prevention, is hosting a summit to discuss environmental justice and civil rights advocacy during CBC week.
1817 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 2-4:30 PM

Hip-Politics Annual Award Reception
The Hip-Politics Annual Award Reception is a celebration of change-makers in the world of politics, hip-hop, and environmental justice.
1015 1/2 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 4-7 PM

Congressional Black Caucus Author Networking Social
Network with Black Authors and attend book signings while enjoying light refreshments.
1231 Good Hope Rd. SE, Washington, DC 20020 | 5-7 PM

6th Annual CBC Reception
Presented by Social Architects, this reception features a full dinner menu, live band, and a special guest DJ to be announced.
920 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 | 5 PM-2 AM

Real Estate Investor Deal-maker’s Session
Network with the National Association of Black Women in Construction and learn to master various real estate and development strategies.
555 13th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004 | 5-7 PM

Washington Leadership Reception with Mayor Muriel Bowser and Phil Mendelson
Join DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Council Chairman Phil Mendelson of the Council of the District of Columbia for this CBC ALC event.
920 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 | 5 PM

The Black Chiefs of Staff Reception
Join for a special reception during CBC week to honor the Black Chiefs of Staff to members of Congress. This event is presented by The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.
850 10th St. NW,Washington, DC 20001 | 5:30-7 PM

National Association of Black Women in Construction CBC Reception
Network and build lasting strategic partnerships with individuals and organizations who are breaking ground through innovative solutions in their communities.
555 13th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004 | 6-8 PM

One Voice Reception
The 3rd Annual One Voice Reception recognizes the trailblazer on Capitol Hill who work with the African community on public policy issues.
1124 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 6-8 PM

The Purple Aisle presents The Inaugural Purple Party
Celebrate the 3rd Anniversary with a cocktail reception and toast to meaningful connections.
88 District Sq. SW, 5th floor, Washington, DC 20024 | 6-9 PM

3rd Annual CBC Reception
Network and engage with politicos and candidates across the political spectrum at this reception. Learn how to make a difference in 2020 at the local, state and national levels.
1008 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20005 | 6 PM-12 AM

Attorneys Congressional Black Caucus Soiree 2019
This CBC Soiree is equipped with 3 rooms of dancing and DJ entertainment at DC’s Bliss Nightclub.
2122 24th Pl. NE, Washington, DC 20018 | 6 PM-12 AM

NNPA 2019 National Leadership Awards Reception
The National Newspaper Publishers Association presents an awards reception to celebrate 192 years of the Black Press held in the Renaissance Ballroom.
999 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 7-9:45 PM

The Black Linkup CBC Professional Networking Event
Join for the ultimate professional networking event during CBC ALC. This amazing network of political operatives, lobbyists, and advocacy leaders will come together for this professional event.
651 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 7-11 PM

The Park at 14th Style, Beats, & Politics
Celebrate CBC with good music, dancing, and additional opportunities to network at this nightclub event.
920 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 | 7 PM-1 AM

Young, Black, and Progressive CBCF ALC Mixer
Network and party with some of the most influential individuals in politics. Notable guests from previous years include Senator Bernie Sanders, Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax, State Representative Stacey Abrams, and more.
1602 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009 | 7:30-11 PM

CBC Celebration hosted by State’s Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy
Enjoy music, food, and networking with Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office and the National Black Prosecutors Association at the 3rd Annual #BraveJustice CBC Celebration.
1813 M St. NW, Washington, DC 20036 | 8-11:59 PM

The Sojourner Truth Women’s Leadership Reception
This event honors women in leadership position throughout a variety of industries and provides a space to network and celebrate their accomplishments.
1250 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20005 | 8-11:59 PM

CBC Weekend 2019

Friday, Sept. 13

Scenes and Cuisines Happy Hour
Preview the latest styles from today’s designers and enjoy a “tasting” of unique cuisine prepared from the area’s leading celebrity chefs.
801 Mt Vernon Pl. NW, Exhibit Hall Spotlight Stage, Washington, DC 20001 | 5-7 PM

The Brown Beauty Co Op Happy Hour
Shop the latest beauty products while socializing and networking at this Happy Hour event featuring complimentary cocktails.
1365 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036 | 5-7 PM

CBC Friday Happy Hour at The Park
Enjoy Happy Hour from 5-7 PM and stay for Dinner Services until 10 PM.
920 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 | 5-10 PM

The Urbane Group’s CBC Power 100 Party
Hosted by the National Bar Association, the Young Lawyers Division, and the Washington Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. Celebrate CBC will bottle service and more at this event.
920 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 | 5 PM-3 AM

CBC Veterans Braintrust Reception & Awards Ceremony
This annual event and awards ceremony is to honor veterans who have served their communities.
45 Independence Ave. SW, Room 2325, Washington, DC 20515 | 6-9 PM

CBCF Legacy Reception
Wrap up networking sessions and informative panels at this social reception.
801 Mt Vernon Pl. NW, Ballroom AB, Washington, DC 20001 | 6:30-8:30 PM

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Annual Party
This Annual Reception will host the metropolitan chapters and guest at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park for an evening of socializing and networking.
2660 Woodley Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20008 | 8 PM-2 AM

CBC Friday Night at The Park
Celebrate CBC with good music, dancing, and additional opportunities to network at this nightclub event.
920 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 | 9 PM-3 AM

Saturday, Sept. 14

Black Women Magic Panel and Brunch
Panelists including legislative aide Chyna Melton, therapist Shenikka Moore-Clarke, marketing coordinator Iman Brown, educator Jessica Townsend, and strategic communications fellow Ashaki Lloyd will discuss various topics during Brunch.
300 Riggs Road NE, Washington, DC 20011 | 1-2:30 PM

Culture Caucus: The Official Maryland Party
Enjoy the rooftop bar and food with other professionals from the DMV.
415 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 1-4 PM

Caucus Brunch and Day Party
Terry Frasier and Social Architects invite guests to its 6th Annual Caucus Brunch and Day Party at Barcode featuring a full menu, drink specials, and more.
1101 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036 | 2-10 PM

CBC Sangria Social
This event offers the professional perks of networking, but in a laid-back environment where you can share good times with friends as you celebrate the end of CBC week. Drink specials, appetizers, and games will help you mingle and network at your own leisure.
1934 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 3-9 PM

Phoenix Awards Dinner
Join over 3600 guests including elected officials, Presidential candidates, A-list celebrities, Fortune 100 executives and more for this networking and celebratory event.
801 Mt Vernon Pl. NW, Hall D, Washington, DC 20001 | 6:30-9 PM

6th Annual Black & White Gala
Enjoy 3 rooms of entertainment including a special guest DJ and live Jazz, mock casino games, a photo booth, and more.
999 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 8 PM-2 AM

Saturday Hip Hop Caucus at The Park
Celebrate CBC with good music, dancing, and additional opportunities to network at this nightclub event.
920 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 | 8 PM-3 AM

CBC Young Professionals All Black Party
Terry Frasier and Social Architects invite guests to wear their best LBD and dress in all black attire at this 3rd Annual event.
1101 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036 | 9 PM-3 AM

California CBCD Love, Peace & Unity International Black & White Ball 2019
This Royal Affair hosts fabulous movers and shakers in all industries from across the nation at this upscale event.
901 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 10 PM-2 AM

Sunday, Sept. 15

2nd Annual Dope Black Girls Brunch CBC Edition
Celebrate and honor Black Women in Politics and Media while enjoying an open bar and brunch buffet at The Hamilton.
600 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20005 | 10 AM-2 PM

Women’s Empowerment Sunday Brunch
Join D.L. Johnson Consulting Agency as they host its 3rd Annual Women’s Empowerment Brunch at Black-Owned Restaurant, District Soul Food Restaurant & Lounge.
500 8th St. SE Washington, DC 20003 | 11 AM-2 PM

Champions of Change Brunch
Celebrate the end of CBC Week at Brunch with trailblazers for positive change and Grammy Award Winning artist PJ Morton.
901 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 1:30-4:30 PM

DSTRKT SOUL CBC Rooftop Edition
Enjoy a live performance from The Heatwave Band and music all night at the newly remodeled POV Rooftop Lounge at the W Hotel in Downtown DC.
515 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004 | 4-9 PM


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