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Council & Convention

More than 1,000 League leaders from across the country will meet in Washington, DC for the League of Women Voters' 54th National Convention June 25–28, 2020.

Convention 2020

Council & Convention In Depth

Share the great work that your League has done during the past biennium (July 2018 – June 2020) by applying for a Convention award.

The 2020 Convention Awards will reflect the Leagues' goals of strengthening democracy for all ,partnering with our communities through a diverse, equitable and inclusive lens, and using the power of storytelling in a variety of ways.

All applications should be made using the online forms (see below)and are due on May 14.

Convention registration will offer several options. Please read the following to help you select the option that best fits your desired Convention experience. 

Update on Potential Impact of the Coronavirus:

Please know that LWVUS's first priority is the health, safety and well-being of everyone involved with Convention. We are taking all developments concerning the Coronavirus (Covid-19) very seriously and all impacts and changes to Convention will be shared with members as they are decided.

All are invited to attend a performance by the Capitol Steps on Friday evening. Proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the League of Women Voters of the National Capital Area

Directions to all Convention 2020 hotels. 

This schedule is subject to change. Please continue to check back for updates and more information.

The LWV has reserved a block of rooms at three hotels for the 2020 Convention.

Notice: Due to the ongoing situation around COVID-19 as of March 24 the Yotel Liaison Washington Capitol Hill is closed through September. All attendees who reserved rooms there have been contacted by the hotel and have had the reservation cancelled. Attendees are welcome to reserve rooms at one of the other two hotels.

The deadline for submissions was March 2. 

The deadline for submissions was March 2. 

The program planning process is one of the important ways we focus our grassroots work to align the organization on our issue priorities and our mission. This is the program planning guide for 2020-2022.

The deadline for submissions was March 2. 

The deadline for applications was March 2. 

Quick informational summary about the Voter Representation/Electoral Systems Concurrence. This is part of Program Planning 2020-2022.

The League of Women Voters’ 54th National Convention 

Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill & Liaison Washington Capitol Hill 

June 25-June 28, 2020

We invite our League members to save these dates and plan to join fellow passionate and engaged League leaders for our biennial national gathering to be held in Washington, DC in June 2020. 


Presentations and handouts from the 2019 Council 

The 2019 National Council of state leaders convened June 20 - 23 in Leesburg, Virginia for four days of trainings, presentations, and networking. Find tools and messages from the meeting on this page.

Learn more about our 2019 Council speakers.

Frequently Asked Questions About the 2019 Council

In 2019 state leaders are invited to attend National Council. This will be an opportunity to network and engage on relevant League issues with your fellow state leaders, the LWVEF/US , and national staff. 

As summer winds down we are taking a look back at our 2018 Convention and a look forward at our 2020 Convention

This page will be updated with presentations from our Convention trainings and speakers as we are able to share them. 

Daily updates from the 53rd National Convention June 28-July 1, 2018.

This video,  broadcast at our 53rd National Convention on June 29, 2018, shows some of our nation-wide mission impact work and our collective story as the League of Women Voters.

View and download the full Convention workbook here.

This webinar covered our Transformation Journey and Roadmap.