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2011 National Conference Leadership Seminars


The 2011 National Conference, "US National Security: Six Top Issues for the 2012 Election,"
was held November 2-4, 2011 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

The National Conference, held annually for over a decade, hosts citizen leaders drawn from the business, civic and education communities from across the country.  This year's conference launched the year long discussion on the Six Top National Security Issues facing the United States in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, which were selected by our council network leadership: US Education: Competing Globally; US Energy Policy; Afghanistan/Pakistan; US Economic Competitiveness; the Middle East; and China.  

Fall Leadership Day/Annual Membership Meeting Agenda

Below are videos from the 2011 National Conference Fall Leadership Day/Annual Membership Meeting:

Wednesday, November 2

WACA National Conference: Tricia Ambler from Commerce Lane on Vimeo.

Fundraising: What Donors Want
Tricia Ambler: Senior Client Service Consultant, Wealth Engine

WACA National Conference: Merrill Rose from Commerce Lane on Vimeo.

Communications and Marketing -- How to Advance Your Mission
Merrill Rose: Principal, Merrill Rose, LLC, former Executive Vice President, Porter and Novelli

WACA National Conference: Richard Boly from Commerce Lane on Vimeo.

Social Media -- Exploring the Possibilities
Richard Boly: Director e-Diplomacy, US Department of State

WACA National Conference: Anna Caraveli from Commerce Lane on Vimeo.

Growing Membership: What Members Want
Anna Caraveli: Managing Partner, Connection Strategists



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Carlson & The Carlson Family Foundation

Carnegie Corporation of New York


The Claremont Group

The Coca-Cola Company

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) 


Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Eden Hall Foundation


Foreign Policy Association

The Gambrinus Company

Global Ties U.S.

Goldman Sachs


The Holmes Organisation

Johnson + Sterling

Mr. Michael Phillip


Orbital ATK

Rational Middle Energy Series


Rosetta Stone


Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center  

Thomson Reuters

Tomassian, Throckmorton & Inouye LLP

Turkish Cultural Foundation