The NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION

Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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


:: MEDIA ADVISORY ::

EVENT: NIAF 2003 GALA CONVENTION CONFERENCES
Sponsor: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)
When: Friday, October 24 & Saturday, October 25, 2003
8:00 Am to 5:00 PM each day
Where: The Hilton Washington & Towers
1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC (202/483-3000)
Contact: Elissa Ruffino, (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or elissa@niaf.org

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will host its 28th Anniversary Awards Gala on Saturday, October 25 at The Hilton Washington & Towers. The gala caps the Foundation’s two-day convention (October 24 & 25) which includes the following conferences:

All conferences are free and open to the public.

Friday, October 24

  • Italy and its Culinary Delights, 9:30 AM – Noon
  • Children of the Greats, with stories from the children of some of the most famous Italian Americans of the past, Georgetown Room, 10:30 AM to Noon
  • Luncheon/Italian Regional Food Tasting, NIAF Teacher of the Year presentation, Int’l Ballroom East, Noon – 2:30 PM Cost:$45.00
  • Milestones of the Italian American Experience, Hemisphere Room, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Wine Tasting, Georgetown Room, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Saturday, October 25

  • Youth Networking Breakfast, International Ballroom West, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.
  • NIAF Council 2000 Continental Breakfast and Presentation, Georgetown Room, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM (Open to current and prospective members)
  • Celebrity Luncheon and Auction, International Ballroom, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Cost: $45.00
  • The Italian American Vote: Does it Count?, Lincoln Room, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM