DNCC - 2008 CONVENTION: Public Schedule

Last Revised: Friday, August 22, 2:00 pm MT/4:00 pm ET 


SATURDAY, AUGUST 23rd

10:00 am INVESCO FIELD AT MILE HIGH AVAIL & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WITH COLORADO GOVERNOR BILL RITTER, COLORADO SENTAOR KEN SALAZAR AND DENVER MAYOR JOHN HICKENLOOPER
Availability and stadium b-roll opportunity.
Location: INVESCO Field at Mile High. Media Parking Lot J – Enter at Gate 4.
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006

11:30 am RULES COMMITTEE MEETING
One of three “Standing Committees” of the 2008 Convention, the Rules Committee is responsible for the “Permanent Rules of Procedure,” Convention Agenda, and Officers. Former Governor David Walters, former Congresswoman Mary Rose Oakar and Sunita Leeds, Chair of the DNC Indo-American Leadership Council Advisory Board, serve as Chairs. Public registration begins at 10:30 am outside meeting room.
Location: Colorado Convention Center, Four Seasons Ballroom
Contact: Matt Farrauto, mfarrauto@coloradodems.org, (505) 235-0419

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24th


10:00 am CONVENTION KICK-OFF PRESS BRIEFING
Convention Co-Chairs Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Kansas Governor Kathleen
Sebelius, Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte officially kick off Convention week.
Location: Colorado Convention Center, Rm. 601
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006
*Please note the dial-in phone number for the listen-in only line is (866) 793-1308

11:30 am CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE MEETING
One of three “Standing Committees” of the 2008 Convention, the
Credentials Committee resolves outstanding questions concerning the seating of delegates and alternates to the Convention, to determine who should be recognized to vote. The Committee is led by former U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman, Massachusetts DNC member James Roosevelt, Jr., and Puerto Rico DNC member Eliseo Roques Arroyo. Public
registration begins at 10:30 a.m. outside meeting room.
Location: Colorado Convention Center, Korbel Ballroom 4
Contact: Caroline Ciccone, cicconec@dnc.org, (720) 362-2006

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm THE WESTERN MAJORITY PROJECT STAKEOUT: INTRODUCTION TO LEADERS OF THE WEST
Media are invited to pose one-on-one interviews with Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, Colorado Senator Ken Salazar and others.
Location: Colorado Convention Center, Rm. 601
Contact: Rebecca Kirszner, info@westernmajorityproject.org,
(215) 749-2541

2:00 pm INTERFAITH GATHERING
First-ever Convention interfaith gathering brings together delegates, elected officials, local residents, musical guests and spiritual leaders. A working press pass is required for on-site press registration.
Location: Wells Fargo Theater, Colorado Convention Center
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006

DAILY (MONDAY, August 25th – THURSDAY, August 28th)

7:00 am - 9:00 am STATE DELEGATION MEETINGS -- ALL DAYS
Locations –
Alabama: Doubletree Denver Stapleton, 3203 Quebec Street
Alaska: Four Points by Sheraton Denver Southeast, 6363 E. Hampden
American Samoa: Four Points by Sheraton Denver Southeast,
6363 E. Hampden
Arizona: Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, 7800 E. Tufts Avenue
Arkansas: Marriott Denver South at Park Meadows,
10345 Park Meadows Drive, Littleton
California: Sheraton Denver Hotel, 360 Union Boulevard, Lakewood
Colorado: Grand Hyatt Downtown, 1750 Welton Street
Connecticut: Marriott Denver Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse Street
Delaware: Marriott Denver South at Park Meadows,
10345 Park Meadows, Littleton
Democrats Abroad: Red Lion Hotel Denver Central, 4040 Quebec Street
District of Columbia: Crowne Plaza Denver, 1450 Glenarm Place
Florida: Red Lion Hotel Denver Central, 4040 Quebec Street
Georgia: Doubletree Denver Stapleton, 3203 Quebec Street
Guam: Sheraton Denver Tech Center, 7007 S. Clinton Street,
Greenwood Village
Hawaii: Marriott Denver South at Park Meadows,
10345 Park Meadows Drive, Littleton
Idaho: Sheraton Denver Tech Center, 7007 S. Clinton Street,
Greenwood Village
Illinois: Denver Marriott City Center, 1701 California Street
Indiana: Sheraton Denver Tech Center, 7007 S. Clinton Street,
Greenwood Village
Iowa: Courtyard by Marriott, Denver Downtown, 934 16th Street
Kansas: Doubletree Denver Tech Center, 7801 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village
Kentucky: Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown, 1400 Welton Street
Louisiana: Radisson Stapleton Plaza, 3333 Quebec Street
Maine: Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown, 1400 Welton Street
Maryland: Renaissance Denver Hotel, 3801 Quebec
Massachusetts: Renaissance Denver Hotel, 3801 Quebec
Michigan: Renaissance Suites at Flatiron, 500 Flatiron Boulevard,
Broomfield
Minnesota: Four Points by Sheraton Denver Southeast,
6363 E. Hampden
Mississippi: Hilton Garden Inn Denver South Meridian
9290 S. Meridian Boulevard, Englewood
Missouri: Embassy Suites Denver Tech Center,
10250 E. Costilla Avenue, Centennial
Montana:
Courtyard Stapleton, 7415 E. 41st Avenue, Denver
Nebraska: Embassy Suites Denver Southeast, 7525 E. Hampden Avenue Nevada: Courtyard by Marriott, Denver Downtown, 934 16th Street
New Hampshire: Wingate by Wyndham Greenwood Village,
8000 E. Peakview Avenue, Englewood
New Jersey: Inverness Hotel, 200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood
New Mexico: Crowne Plaza Denver, 1450 Glenarm Place
New York: Sheraton Denver Hotel, 360 Union Boulevard, Lakewood,
North Carolina: Doubletree Denver Tech Center, 7801 E. Orchard Road,
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
North Dakota: Doubletree Denver Stapleton, 3203 Quebec Street
Ohio: The Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street
Oklahoma: Embassy Suites Denver Southeast, 7525 E. Hampden Avenue
Oregon: Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, 7800 E. Tufts Avenue
Pennsylvania: Marriot Denver Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse Street
Puerto Rico: Four Points by Sheraton Denver Southeast,
6363 E. Hampden
Rhode Island: Four Points by Sheraton Denver Southeast,
6363 E. Hampden
South Carolina: Radisson Stapleton Plaza, 3333 Quebec Street
South Dakota: Doubletree Denver Stapleton, 3203 Quebec Street
Tennessee: Marriott Denver Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse Street
Texas: Red Lion Denver Southeast, 3200 S. Parker Road, Aurora
Utah: Warwick Hotel, 1776 Grant Street
Vermont: Magnolia Hotel, 818 17th Street
Virgin Islands: Denver Marriott City Center, 1701 California Street
Virginia: Crowne Plaza Denver, 1450 Glenarm Place
Washington: Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, 7800 E. Tufts Avenue
West Virginia: Magnolia Hotel, 818 17th Street
Wisconsin: Denver Marriott City Center, 1701 California Street
Wyoming: Hyatt Place, Denver Tech Center, 8300 E. Crescent Parkway,
Englewood
Contact: State Party Press Staff

9:15 am DAILY CONVENTION PRESS BRIEFING
Representatives of the DNCC and the Obama for America campaign brief the media.
Location: Colorado Convention Center, Rm. 601
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006
*Please note the dial-in phone number for the listen-in only line is (866) 847-7859

MONDAY, AUGUST 25th

10:00 am – 12:00 pm DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETINGS
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006
AAPI Caucus: Four Seasons Ballroom 4 Black Caucus: Wells Fargo Theater 2
Ethnic Coordinated Caucus: Korbel Ballroom 1E
First American Caucus: Korbel Ballroom 4C&D
Hispanic Caucus: Korbel Ballroom 2&3

11:00 am DGA LEADERSHIP MEDIA ROUNDTABLE
Democratic Governors Association (DGA) Chair West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin, DGA Vice Chair Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer and Finance Chair Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will discuss the DGA’s role this year through 2010, a period that includes the most important political races prior to congressional and legislative redistricting and reapportionment.
Location: Colorado Convention Center, Rm. 401
Contact: Brian Namey, namey@dga.net, (202) 772-5620

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETINGS
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006
LGBT Caucus: Four Seasons Ballroom 2&3
Senior Caucus: Korbel Ballroom 4A&B

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETING
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006
Rural Caucus: Korbel Ballroom 4A-C

2:00 pm THE WESTERN MAJORITY PROJECT BRIEFING: ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE IS THROUGH THE WEST
Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, Colorado Senator Ken Salazar, and other officials give overview of electoral trends and polling highlighting McCain vulnerabilities in region.
Location: Colorado Convention Center, Rm. 601
Contact: Rebecca Kirszner, info@westernmajorityproject.org, (215) 749-2541

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26th

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETING
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006
Women’s Caucus: Four Seasons Ballroom

11:00 am U.S. HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP AND HOUSE MEMBERS PRESS CONFERENCE ON AMERICAN ENERGY INDEPENDENCE
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Majority Whip James Clyburn, Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel, Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-Denver) and U.S. House Members will highlight the New Direction Congress's comprehensive strategy for American Energy Independence.
Location: Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver
Contacts: Doug Thornell, (301) 466-4968 or Nick Papas, (202) 841-4162 (**Pre-set is 10:30 am**)

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETINGS
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006
Disability Caucus: Meeting Rooms 610 & 612
Faith Caucus: Korbel Ballroom 4A-C Youth Caucus: Wells Fargo Theater 3

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETING
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006
Veterans & Military Families Caucus: Korbel Ballroom 1

2:30 pm THE WESTERN MAJORITY PROJECT BRIEFING: CAPTURING THE HISPANIC VOTE
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson explores how Hispanic vote is key to long term viability in the Southwest region. Research presentation on Hispanic trends, update on ground game and mobilization efforts.
Location: Colorado Convention Center, Rm. 601
Contact: Rebecca Kirszner, info@westernmajorityproject.org, (215) 749-2541

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27th

10:00 am – 12:00 pm DELEGATE SERVICE DAY
Michelle Obama and Jeannie Ritter co-chair Delegate Service Day, where more than 1,400 Convention delegates from across the country volunteer at dozens of community service sites in and around Denver. See http://www.demconvention.com/delegate-projects/ for project venues and details.
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006

10:00 am – 12:00 pm DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETINGS
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006
AAPI Caucus: Four Seasons Ballroom 4
Black Caucus: Wells Fargo Theater 2
Ethnic Coordinated Caucus: Korbel Ballroom 1E
First American Caucus: Korbel Ballroom 1E&F
Hispanic Caucus: Korbel Ballroom 2&3

11:15 am DSCC PRESS CONFERENCE
Senate Majority Leader and Nevada Senator Harry Reid, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) Chairman New York Senator Chuck Schumer, and United States Senate candidates will hold a press conference to discuss the need for an expanded Democratic majority in the Senate.
Location: Colorado Convention Center, Rm. 601
Contact: Matthew Miller, miller@dscc.org, (202) 255-1594

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETINGS
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006
LGBT Caucus: Four Seasons Ballroom 1&2
Senior Caucus: Korbel Ballroom 1D&E

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETING
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006
Rural Caucus: Korbel Ballroom 2A&B

2:30 pm THE WESTERN MAJORITY PROJECT BRIEFING: THE POLITICS OF ENERGY
Officials TBD discuss efficiency & renewable energy as an economic and terrorism message
Location: Colorado Convention Center, Rm. 601
Contact: Rebecca Kirszner, info@westernmajorityproject.org, (215) 749-2541

THURSDAY, August 28

7:30 am UNITY BREAKFAST COMMEMORATING 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF “I HAVE A DREAM” SPEECH
Martin Luther King III joins civil rights leaders including Rev. Al Sharpton and faith leaders Rabbi Jack Moline and Sister Simone Campbell to honor Martin Luther King Jr., the message of his “I Have a Dream” speech and the movement behind the March on Washington.
Location: Korbel Ballroom, Colorado Convention Center
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006

10:00 am – 1:00 pm DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETING
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006
Women’s Caucus: Four Seasons Ballroom

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETING
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006
Disability Caucus: Meeting Rooms 610 & 612
Faith Caucus: Korbel Ballroom 4A-C
Youth Caucus: Wells Fargo Theater 3

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETINGS
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006
Veterans & Military Families Caucus: Korbel Ballroom 1

FRIDAY, August 29

10:00 am DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING
Location: Korbel Ballroom, Colorado Convention Center
Contact: Blaine Rummel, rummelb@dnc.org, (202) 553-3735