Friday, October 10, 2008

My daughter is attending the....

Women for Obama, DNC Women’s Leadership Forum, National Women’s Leadership Initiative, National Issues Conference in Chicago this weekend. It's a fluke that she's attending as the guest of the Finance chair of the DNC.. She didn't sleep last night.


Senator Barack Obama and Michelle Obama

Senator Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden

and special guest, Oprah Winfrey!

Friday, October 10 - Saturday, October 11, 2008

Women for the Change We Need


12:30 – 3:00 pm Conference Registration

3:30 – 4:00 pm Welcome and Kick-Off with Special Guest Oprah Winfrey

4:00 – 5:00 pm Remarks by Senator Joe Biden, Vice Presidential Nominee, introduced by Dr. Jill Biden

5:15 – 6:15 pm Keynote: Michelle Obama, The next First Lady of the United States

with special guest Gayle King

6:30 pm General Session Breaks

6:30 – 7:30 pm *Leadership Committee Cocktail Reception


6:15 – 8:00 am Conference Registration & Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 am Welcome & Overview of the Day

8:30 – 9:45 am The Route Back to Economic Security & Strengthening the Middle Class

Issue Panel and Discussion

Robert E. Rubin, Former Secretary of the Treasury, and Director and Senior Counselor to Citigroup, Inc.

Laura Tyson, Former National Economic Adviser to the President Moderator: Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments

10:00 – 11:15 am New Energy for America – Investing in Alternative Energy and Green Jobs

Issue Panel & Discussion

Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN)

John Podesta, President & CEO, Center for American Progress

Van Jones, Author, Green Collar Economy

Nicole Lederer, Co-Founder of Environmental Entrepreneurs

11:15 – 11:30 am Break

11:45 – 1:00 pm Luncheon - How We Will Win - Campaign Briefing with Senior Strategists & Advisors

1:30 – 2:30 pm Standing Up for Women

Three Simultaneous Break-Out Discussion Forums

*What’s At Stake – Health Care & Women Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Congresswoman Hilda Solis (CA), Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Task Force on Health

Maj. Tammy Duckworth, Director of Illinois Dept. of Veterans' Affairs

Moderator: Neera Tanden, Domestic Policy Director, Obama for America

*What’s at Stake – The Supreme Court

Nancy Keenan, President, NARAL Pro-Choice America

Lilly Ledbetter, Plaintiff, Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Danielle Gray, Deputy Policy Director, Obama for America

3:00 – 4:15 pm Protecting our Homeland & Restoring American Alliances

Issue Panel & Discussion

Madeleine K. Albright, Former United States Secretary of State

Dr. Susan E. Rice, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution

Moderator: Melody Barnes, Senior Domestic Policy Advisor, Obama for America

*** Remarks by Senator Barack Obama

6:00 p.m. Program Concludes