Question: What is the 2019 RESULTS International Conference?
Answer: The RESULTS International Conference is a hands-on advocacy event held in Washington, DC every summer. The conference is a chance for advocates of all levels and backgrounds to use their voices to change the world. Conference participants spend three days hearing from leading experts, learning new skills, and meeting fellow advocates committed to the end of poverty. Then they put their skills into action, taking their message straight to Capitol Hill.
The conference agenda ranges from informative sessions on critical poverty issues to skill-building workshops on community organizing and working with the media. Attendees will connect with a community of advocates from nearly two dozen countries and across the United States. On the final day of the conference, participants head to Capitol Hill and the World Bank to meet face-to-face with policymakers, advancing a shared vision of a country and a world free from poverty.
Question: When and where is the event?
Answer: The 2019 RESULTS International Conference takes place on July 13-16, 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC.
Question: How do I register?
Answer: Register here.
Question: Which registration type should I enter?
Answer: Info on registration types is on the registration pages.
Question: How do I cancel or modify my registration? Can I get a refund?
Answer: To cancel or modify your registration, you must contact RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund at IC2019@results.org with your full name and registration code. Refunds will be granted until June 04, 2019. After that date, no refunds will be processed. A $25 cancellation fee will be applied to any cancelled registration.
Question: Is financial assistance available?
Answer: Yes. Financial assistance is available on a limited basis for existing RESULTS advocates in the United States. We work hard to help individuals who may need financial help to join us at the 2019 RESULTS International Conference. However, please know that preference is given to those who are currently active in RESULTS. Application is here.
Question: How do I make lodging arrangements?
Answer: All conference attendees must make their own lodging arrangements. Hotel arrangements are not included in the online conference registration process. For more information, please see our Travel and Venue page.
Question: How do I find a roommate for my hotel arrangements?
Answer: To connect with other attendees and find a roommate for your hotel stay, you can go to our Facebook group for RESULTS Volunteers. Alternately, you can subscribe to the IC Help-Share Group by sending an email to email@example.com. Once you confirm your subscription, you can post your request for a roommate by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that this group is not managed by RESULTS or RESULTS Educational Fund.
If you have any issues arranging your hotel accommodations, please contact the hotel where you plan to stay directly.
Question: Can I get a discount on my travel arrangements?
Answer: Yes. We are pleased to partner with United Airlines for air travel to the RESULTS International Conference.
Visit www.united.com/meetingtravel and enter ZGUQ641751 in the Offer Code box to receive your discount. Discount for domestic flights is 2%-10% depending on fare type, and 5%-10% for international flights depending on fare type.
Mileage Plus members earn Premier Qualifying Dollars and miles for their travel.
You may also call United Meeting Reservation Desk at (800) 426-1122 on Mon-Fri, 8am-10pm or Sat-Sun, 8am-6pm. Booking fees are waived for Meeting reservations. International customers may contact their local United Reservation Desk.
Question: Can I volunteer in exchange for a waived registration fee?
Answer: There are no volunteer opportunities in exchange for a waived registration fee. If you need financial assistance to help you attend the conference, please apply using this form.
Question: What is the REAL Change Fellowship and how do I apply?
Answer: Read all about the Fellowship on our REAL Change page.
Question: What dining and entertainment options are near the event venue?
Answer: Penn Quarter/Chinatown is one of the most vibrant areas of Washington, D.C., featuring a wide variety of restaurants and venues for every budget and taste.
Question: Are meals provided?
Answer: No. RESULTS does not provide meals at the conference. There will be light snacks and refreshments available during breaks in the agenda.
Question: What is Advocacy Day?
Answer: On July 16, the last day of the 2019 RESULTS International Conference, attendees turn their newly developed skills and knowledge into action on Capitol Hill. Participants advocate on U.S. poverty or global poverty issues in meetings with congressional representatives or their staff.
Attendees must request meetings with members of Congress themselves. If you need help with scheduling your advocacy meetings, contact Lisa Marchal at email@example.com for meetings on global poverty issues or Jos Linn, at firstname.lastname@example.org for meetings on U.S. poverty issues.
Question: How do I prepare for Advocacy Day?
Answer: Request face-to-face meetings with your representative and senators for Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. Follow the instructions for scheduling a meeting with your member of Congress in our Activist Toolkit. Once you have a meeting time, let us know about your meeting here so we can connect you with other advocates and support you in putting together a powerful meeting agenda.
Fill out the Conference Lobby Meeting Form for each meeting you schedule.
Schedule a preparation call with our Advocacy Assistant, Dorothy Monza (email@example.com). Prior to your arrival in DC, Dorothy will schedule calls with you and/or your group to walk through what to expect in your meetings.
Read through the U.S. Poverty Legislative Handbook or Global Poverty Legislative Handbook, which will available on the 2019 RESULTS Conference Resources page before the event. These handbooks provide invaluable background information to help you at the conference and in your advocacy meetings. Please read your packet before you arrive in DC.
Research your members of Congress. Where do they stand on the issues you will be meeting about? Find out here.
Prepare media and stories to bring to your advocacy meetings. Make prints of editorials, op-eds, articles, and letters to the editor that you’ve had published in your regional media in the last year.
Pack appropriate clothing. While casual dress is appropriate for the RESULTS International Conference itself, Advocacy Day is different. Plan to dress professionally for your advocacy meetings, perhaps as if you were attending a job interview. Advocacy Day can involve a good amount of walking on Capitol Hill so you may want to pack comfortable shoes you can change into as you go from meeting to meeting.
Question: What is World Bank Advocacy Day?
Answer: On Tuesday, July 16th, the last day of the 2019 RESULTS International Conference, participants advocate on global poverty issues around the theme of equity to the World Bank including meetings with Executive Directors, Regional VPs, and Global Practice Teams. If you are interested in participating, please contact Xochitl Sanchez firstname.lastname@example.org to see if there is availability.
Question: What should I pack?
Answer: The weather in Washington, DC in the summer is often very hot and humid. Light, comfortable clothes are best. However, the conference venue can get chilly with the air conditioning, so don’t forget a sweater or jacket! Conference attendees are encouraged to bring business attire, appropriate for meetings with members of Congress and their staff, for Advocacy Day. Some attendees wear casual, comfortable footwear while traveling between meetings on Capitol Hill and then change into dress shoes before each meeting.
Question: Can minors attend the conference?
Answer: Yes, but they do need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Question: What if I have questions about accessibility, accommodations, and other needs?
Answer: We will do whatever we can to accommodate your needs. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Evi Harmon at IC2019@results.org. Two weeks advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access.
Question: Will there be a Lactation Room or Nursing Mothers’ Room?
Yes, we have secured a Lactation/Nursing Mothers’ Room. Please stop at the registration desk for the keys.