+ Thursday

INUSA ‘19 Welcome Reception- Irish Embassy - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Ambassador Dan Mulhall will welcome conference attendees to a reception at his residence.

+ Friday - October 11

Friday- October 11 - Dupont Circle Hotel - 1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20036

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Céad Míle Fáilte - Official Welcome by Steve Lenox, IN USA Chair & Aoife Delargy Lowe, IN DC Chair outlining conference agenda & objectives.

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Elevator Pitch - Who We Are & What We WantBrief self-introduction by one representative from each chapter/organization present, highlighting special issues they face and what they hope to get from the conference.

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Irish-US Relations in Times of Change - Ambassador Daniel Mulhall reflects on his first two years at the helm of the Embassy of Ireland in Washington DC, the state of Irish-US relations and on what Brexit means for transatlantic ties.

10:20 AM – 11:00 AM

Protecting Peace – Congress’s Role in Safeguarding the Good Friday AgreementRep. Bruce Morrison, Co-Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee to Protect the Good Friday Agreement, in conversation with Suzanne Lynch, Irish Times, reflects on his career in Congress, work on the Northern Ireland Peace Process and the need to preserve those gains in the face of Brexit.

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM

Coffee Break Photos with Keynote Speakers.

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

Beyond Brexit – The Future of Transatlantic Trade, Tourism & Investment Panel reflecting on Ireland’s trade, investment & tourism relations with the US post-Brexit and on the role networks can play in advancing Ireland’s economic objectives.

12:05 PM - 12:40 PM

Our Days - Connecting Through Culture Panel reflecting on Ireland’s greatest asset, our culture, and on how IN chapters and other professional networks can best use the Irish cultural calendar – including Nollag na mBan, Brigid’s Day, Pride, Bloomsday, Samhain, and, of course, St Patrick’s Day – to engage membership.

12:45 PM – 14:00 PM

Lunch - Key Note Yet to be AnnouncedSponsored by the Northern Ireland Bureau.

14:00 PM – 14:40 PM

2020 Vision – What the Presidential Elections Mean for Transatlantic Relations Panel reflecting on political developments in Washington DC, 2020 elections & their implications for Irish-US and EU-US relations.

14:45 PM - 16:15 PM

What Your Country Can Do for You & What You Can Do for Your Country - Shaping Ireland’s Diaspora PolicyIn 2020, the Government of Ireland will publish a new Diaspora Policy, part of its commitment to double Ireland’s global impact by 2025. This interactive session will preview the results of initial consultations, with breakouts providing an opportunity for attendees to provide feedback on key issues. The session will be introduced & moderated by officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Ireland.

16:20 PM – 16:30 PM

Closing remarks Steve Lenox & Aoife Delargy Lowe.

18:30 PM – 20:30 PM

Capitol Hill (Rayburn Building)- The Hill Irish - A Special Reception.

Kelly's Irish Times

20:45 PM

Post-reception drinks.

+ Saturday - October 12

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

INUSA19 will reconvene at the Irish Embassy for a second networking breakfast and a series of group chapter directed round table discussions hosted by Irish Network D.C.

+ Sunday - October -13

10:00 AM- 12:00 PM - INUSA19 Farewell Brunch

2:00 PM-4:00 PM

An optional walking tour of Washington, D.C. will be available to all registered delegates Saturday afternoon.

3:00 PM

The Mansion on O Street, 2020 O Street, NW

Solas Nua, the only organization dedicated to contemporary Irish Arts in North America, will welcome us to a live theatre performance of The Smuggler.

Sunday, October 13

10:00 AM- 12:00 PM - INUSA19 Farewell Brunch

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