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Media Advisory - NIAF 2006 ANNUAL CONVENTION WEEKEND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or elissa@niaf.org


EVENT: NIAF 2006 ANNUAL CONVENTION WEEKEND
SPONSOR: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)
WHEN: Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2006
Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hilton Washington & Towers
1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.


NIAF will host its annual convention weekend on October 20 and 21 at the Hilton Washington & Towers in Washington, D.C. The Foundation’s 31st Anniversary Awards Gala will be held Saturday evening, concluding two days of activities. The NIAF 2006 annual convention offers the best of Italy in Washington, D.C.

All conferences are free and open to the public.

Friday, October 20, 2006
  • “Italy’s Thermal Waters, Wines and Food,” a travel seminar presented by Italy Italy magazine
    Jefferson Room, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Piazza d’Italia, an exhibition of Italy’s best
    Exhibition Hall, 9:30 a.m.– 5 p.m.
  • Luncheon highlighting the Foundation’s programs
    International Ballroom East, 12 - 2:30 p.m. Cost: $55.00
Saturday, October 21, 2006
  • NIAF Council 2000/Youth Networking Continental Breakfast, featuring keynote speaker Tommy Lasorda
    Jefferson Room, 9 -11 a.m. (Open to all current and prospective NIAF supporters)
  • Piazza d’Italia, a showcase of Italy’s best
    Exhibition Hall, 9 – noon
  • Celebrity Auction/ Luncheon
    International Ballroom, 11a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost: $60.00
  • Judicial Independence,” a legal conference featuring United States Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito Jr. and Antonin Scalia
    Jefferson and Lincoln West, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.





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