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NIAF 2001 Convention Conferences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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



MEDIA ADVISORY 

Event:   NIAF 2001 Convention Conferences 

Sponsor: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) 

When:   Friday, October 19 & Saturday, October 20, 2001 
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM each day 

Where:   The Washington Hilton Hotel 
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW 
Washington, DC 20009 
(202/483-3000) 


The NIAF will host its 26th Anniversary Gala Awards Dinner on Saturday , October 20 at The Washington Hilton Hotel, the dinner caps the Foundation’s two-day convention (October 19 & 20) which includes the following conferences: 

Friday, October 19: 

  • A Fresh Look at Fighting Old Stereotypes, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM, Hemisphere Room 
  • A Grand View of Italy’s Treasures, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Georgetown East 
  • Luncheon: A Review of NIAF’s Programs,Noon – 2:00 PM, International Ballroom East Cost: $45.00 
  • A New Business Approach for Preserving Italy’s Cultural Heritage, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM, Hemisphere Room 
  • A New Approach To Your Heritage Through Estate Planning and Tax Savings, 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM, Military Room 
  • Wine and Oil Tastings, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM, Lincoln Room

Saturday, October 20 

  • Youth Institute Networking Breakfast, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Lincoln West 
  • New Hope in San Patrignano, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, with continental breakfast 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM, Lincoln East 
  • A Fresh Look at Today’s Italy, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM, Monroe East 
  • Celebrity Luncheon and Auction, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, International Ballroom Center Cost: $45.00 
  • A New Perspective on Retaining Your Heritage, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM, Jefferson Room All Conferences are free and open to the public. Proceeds from the luncheons benefit the NIAF Scholarship and Education Programs and “Gardens of Hope,” an inner-city food program to benefit the homeless and those in shelters.