Religion Communicators Convention: April 9-11, 2015

10 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss the RCC Convention

April 9-11, 2015 in Alexandria / Washington, DC

From Jeanean Merkel, former national RCC President

  1. Access to national religion news writers. From the Thursday evening mixer with news writers to Thursday’s top-notch media panel to Saturday’s opportunity to rub elbows with Wilbur winners, your one-on-one access to news makers and news writers will be unprecedented.

  2. Speakers with a national perspective who know the local scene. Opening speaker Joshua Dubois advised President Obama and is deeply rooted in neighborhood policies. Steven Prothero has written extensively on religion in diverse American communities. Shaun Casey juggles international issues and local politics alike.

  3. Practical workshops that will help you do your work when you return to the office on Monday morning. Social media, crisis communication, design, video and photography, communications strategy, media relations ... and much more.

  4. Insider’s view of the Newseum. Get the story on religious literacy with experts Steven Prothero and Charles Haynes. Then get an insider’s view intro to the Newseum from Haynes to make the most of your tour time.

  5. Renew friendships and build your network with communicators from across the U.S. We can all add to our contact list people we can lean on for advice, expertise and a listening ear. RCC offers incredible opportunities to learn from and give to colleagues.

  6. DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards. Learn, gain inspiration, and celebrate with friends as RCC honors the best work among members. You will be uplifted and go home with a dozen new ideas.

  7. Cherry blossoms. It’s no joke. If you haven’t experienced a Washington, DC spring when the cherry blossoms are at their peak, you’re missing a highlight. The National Park Service expects the cherry blossom peak to be April 11 – perfect timing for adding a day to your trip to enjoy the nation’s capital.

  8. Monuments, museums, and more. Have you seen the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument? Spent time at the WW II memorial? Been to Mount Vernon and its new museum lately? Did you know the welcome center of the National Museum of African American History and Culture is now open? Be among the first to get a preview of the museum to open in 2016. 

  9. DC is cool. Forbes ranked the District of Columbia at the second coolest city in America, ahead of San Francisco, New York and Denver. DC skews young – about a third of the population is in their 20s-30s – and they bring energy to the area!

  10. The food is good. A half-dozen Top Chef winners have restaurants in the DC area. You can find almost any world cuisine and any price level.

See all the details on the RCC Convention page.

Reminder: MARCH 18 is the deadline for The Westin room block price of $139 plus tax.

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