DNC 2012 Schedule: Sep. 4, 2012
The Democratic Convention opens tomorrow, and here’s the most recent schedule of locations, speakers, and events:
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Morning Prayer Gathering (Room 211AB/212AB).
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Caucus Session 1. Women’s Caucus (Ballroom ABCD).
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. R+D and America’s Energy Outlook. Moderator: Amy Harder, Energy and Environment correspondent, National Journal. Panelists: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.); Marvin Fertel, president and CEO, Nuclear Energy Institute; Mike Howard, CEO, Electric Power Research Institute; Michael Levi, senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Richard Newell, Gendell Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, and director of The Energy Initiative.
10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Introduction - Speakers: Madeleine Albright, former secretary of state and chairman of the National Democratic Institute; Kenneth Wollack, president, NDI; Dan Murrey, executive director, Charlotte in 2012 Host Committee.
10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The 2012 Campaign: The Role of Primaries, Nominating Conventions and Presidential Debates. Panelists: Frank Fahrenkopf, former chairman of the Republican National Committee and co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates; Paul Kirk, former senator, co-chairman emeritus of the Commission on Presidential Debates, and former Democratic National Committee chairman; Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont and former DNC chairman; and Elaine Kamarck, Harvard lecturer and former Clinton White House senior policy adviser Moderator: Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, The Washington Post.
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Latino leaders luncheon: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, chairman of the Democratic National Convention, will be honored.
Location: Marriott City Center (Grand Ballroom), Charlotte .
12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Caucus Session 2. LGBT Caucus (Room 203AB). Senior Council (Room 211AB/212AB).
12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The U.S. Conference of Mayors delegation holds a luncheon and press availability.
Location: Omni Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 132 East Trade St., Charlotte.
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Caucus Session 2. LGBT Caucus (Room 203AB). Senior Council (Room 211AB/212AB).
3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. How They Would Govern - Panelists cover how the next administration would turn campaign promises into reality, including working with Congress and setting priorities, all within the context of our contemporary political process and challenges in the U.S. and throughout the world. Panelists: Tom Daschle, former Senate majority leader, co-chairman, ONE Vote 2012, and vice chairman of the NDI; Vin Weber, former congressman and former chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy; John Podesta, chairman and counselor of the Center for American Progress, former White House chief of staff under President Bill Clinton; Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker; Scot Lehigh, columnist for The Boston Globe - Moderators: Norman Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; John Fortier, director of the Democracy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center.
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Voto Latino hosts policy forum “People Powered Politics,” addressing immigration, economics and education. Participants include: Rosario Dawson, Maria Teresa Kumar, Cecile Richards, Javier Palomarez, Lily Eskelsen, Jose Antonio Vargas and Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.).
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Religious Liberty Panel - Catholics for Choice hosts a panel discussion on “Keeping Faith in the Democratic Party: Protecting Religious Liberty for Everyone,” featuring speakers from member organizations of the Coalition for Liberty & Justice.
Location: Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City, 230 North College St., Charlotte.
5:30 p.m. Platform Presentation - Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) will join Mayor Cory Booker, Lt. General Claudia Kennedy to present the Democratic platform to the Democratic National Convention.
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. IMPACT hosts a reception to honor young politicos.
Location: Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, 139 South Tryon St., Charlotte.
10:35 p.m. - First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention. Location: Time Warner Cable Arena.