17 NOVEMBER 2021
Wednesday
Sessions before 4:00 PM are for Council Leaders, Staff, and Board Members

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Mayflower Hotel

Room TBC

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Mayflower Hotel

Grand Ballroom

Conference Check-in

Mindfulness Meditation and Icebreakers

9:20 AM - 10:20 AM

Mayflower Hotel

Grand Ballroom

Fundraising: How to Activate Donors

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Samantha Swaim 

Owner

Swaim Strategies

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Matthew Hughes

Executive Director

International Relations Council

Kansas City

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Derrick Olsen

President

WorldOregon

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Sama Shagaga

Director of Fundraising

Swaim Strategies

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Mayflower Hotel

Grand Ballroom

Strategies for Board and Governance

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Glenn Creamer

Senior Managing Director Emeritus

Senior Advisor

Providence Equity Partners

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Mary Yntema

President and CEO

WorldBoston

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Amb. (Ret.) Charles Shapiro

President

World Affairs Council of Atlanta

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Karen Burghart

Executive Director

Colorado Springs WAC

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Mayflower Hotel

Grand Ballroom

Lunch Session

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Shoshana Altrichter

Vice President of Travel

World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

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Shalonda Spencer

Executive Director 

Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Mayflower Hotel

Grand Ballroom

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Shalonda Spencer

Director 

Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security

K-12 Programming, Speakers, and Webinars

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Maryanne Maldonado

Chief Executive Officer

World Affairs Council of Greater

Houston

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Xiao Yin Zhao

Executive Director 

World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Mayflower Hotel

Grand Ballroom

Marketing and Communications

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Meg Cohen 

Director of Marketing

& Communications

National Cherry Blossom Festival

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Kathleen Euler 

Communications & Marketing

Manager

World Affairs Councils of America

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mayflower Hotel

Annual Membership Meeting

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Glenn Creamer

Chairman of the Board

WACA

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Bill Clifford

President and CEO

WACA

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Young Professionals Meeting

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Nikolina Angelkova 

Bulgarian Member of Parliament

Bulgarian Minister of Tourism (2014-2020)

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Mayflower Hotel

Grand Ballroom

Opening Dinner Keynote and Awards Program: 
Industrial Policy Is Back —
What Does It Mean for the U.S. and World Economy?

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Robert Atkinson

President

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)