Fall Conference FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for 2019 HDC Fall Conference Participants

What is the dress code?

Casual, Business Casual.

What should I do about my food allergies?

Email info@democracycoalition.org as soon as possible to inform us about any dietary restrictions or food allergies that you might have.

What is the Non-Solicitation Policy?

The HDC works to maintain a safe space for philanthropists and grantmakers that is free from solicitation of donations or business. We are a relational organization, not transactional.

What are the expectations of participants?

Our program is is dedicated to cross-partisan philanthropic learning and collaboration. There are no expectations of commitment, financial or otherwise.

If I am a presenter, where should I send my presentation?

Send it as a powerpoint or PDF to av@democracycoalition.org. Please do so before 12pm on Friday, October 25th, 2019. If not, we cannot guarantee it will be available during your session. Please note that presenters are not allowed to use their own laptops for presentations.

Who should I call if I have questions?

Call 202 276 3099 or as a backup call 240 899 4613.

Does the conference have a social media hash tag?

Yes, it is: #CrossPartisanLearning

What are Community Circles?

During the conference, to help facilitate commuity building we are creating “Community Circles,” spaces in the program for people to connect and reconnect with small groups to get to know each other and reflect on the conference process.

What is the HDC in 3 sentences?

The HDC is a national platform for cross-partisan philanthropic learning and collaboration. We want to help shift the business model of politics from conflict to collaboration. We organize events, maintain a network of leading philanthropists, and offer educational opportunities to the philanthropic community.

How old is the HDC?

We are still a startup venture, less than one year old. We launched in November, 2019 through cross-partisan philanthropy dinners across the country in celebration of Giving Tuesday. By way of background, we developed from the membership of NEXUS, a global network of young investors and innovators.

We are still learning as an organization and need all the feedback we can get while grow as a community. Please write to us.

How is the HDC supported?

The HDC is supported by NEXUS, the Fetzer Institute, the Larry H. and Gail Miller Foundation, the Giving Back Fund and other partners. We are in the preliminary phase of developing a finance committee. If you are interested, write to Jonah Wittkamper at info@democracycoalition.org

Where will the 2019 Fall Conference convene?

On Sunday, October 27th, 2019
From 1:00pm to 8:30pm we will convene at the:
Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005
Nearest Metro: Metro Center

On Monday, October 28th, 2019
There will be two simultaneous breakfasts from 8:15am to 9:30am in Washington, DC and the main conference will start at 10:00am in Arlington, VA. (Take Taxi/Metro after breakfast.)

Breakfast for Common Ground on Criminal Jutice Reform – 8:15am to 9:30am
Center for American Progress
1333 H. St, NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20005
Nearest Metro: Metro Center

Breakfast for Common Ground on Federal Budgeting – 8:15am to 9:30am
Heritage Foundation
214 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC 20002
Nearest Metro: Union Station

From 10:00am to 8:30pm we will convene at the:
Stand Together
1320 N Courthouse Rd #500, Arlington, VA 22201
Nearest Metro: Court House

What about parking?

On Sunday, October 27, 2019, near the Bipartisan Policy Center, you can go to Impark at 1200 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005.

On Monday, October 28, 2019, near Stand Together the parking garage is located off N Veitch St. Use the address 1320 N Veitch st Arlington VA. Once you arrive, we recommend parking on the first, third, or fifth levels. The odd floors have elevators, the even floors do not. The lobby is at the “P” level.


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