#EAD2018 Workshop Listings Now Available


A listing of the nearly 50  issue and skills workshops  to be held at #EAD2018 is now available. These workshops represent a wide variety of interests. Breakouts include expert policy analysis, practical considerations for local regional and national advocacy, role-playing and artistic opportunities, spiritual engagement for the work of justice, and more.

View the full EAD schedule here and download the event app to make sure you have the most updated schedule listings and other information for the National Gathering.
Speakers Announced for April 20
#EAD2018 Theology Pre-Gathering Event

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For #EAD2018 participants arriving early, there will be an opportunity to attend a special pre-gathering event. Sponsored by the National Council of the Churches of Christ and entitled,"Our Call to Speak Up for Displaced People," the event on Friday afternoon, April 20 from 1-4 p.m. will include theologians and Christian leaders presenting on this year's #EAD2018 theme. Panelists include:
  • Dr. Raj Nadella , Professor of New Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga. (Moderator)
  • Ms. Sara Benitez , Director of Latino Outreach Program, Faith & Public Life, Washington, D.C.
  • Dr. Rick Elegandy , Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Public Theology, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.
  • Rev. John McCullough, President & CEO, Church World Service 
  • Rev. Jeania Ree V. Moore , Director of Civil & Human Rights, Board of Church & Society, United Methodist Church
  • Dr. Matthew Shadle , Professor, Dept. of Theology & Religious Studies, Marymount University, Arlington, Va.
Read more about the theme and speakers for the pre-gathering event.

Issue Offering Designees Identified for #EAD2018

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Each year the leadership team of EAD designates organizations engaged in the work of justice to receive the fruits of an offering taken up during our Sunday Worship. For #EAD2018, the recipients are:
  • The St. Thomas Recovery Team, which is working in the wake of hurricane devastation in the Virgin Islands to raise funding to transport chronically ill and senior patients to medical appointments, and
  • No More Deaths, an organization working to end death and suffering in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands through civil initiative: people of conscience working openly and in community to uphold fundamental human rights. 
Read more here about the work of these organizations and the planned issue offering, as well as a separate offering in support of the EAD Scholars fund.
Child Care Options for #EAD2018 Participants


We recognize that some participants in our National Gathering may have need of child care services during their time at EAD. While the Doubletree Hotel does not offer child care services, they have recommended to us some options for our participants, which we pass along to you below. Note that EAD is not able to provide child care or recommend any particular child care service. Always make sure to do due diligence when securing these services. If you have questions, please contact the providers listed for more information.
Coming Soon: Ask Details & Public Witness for#EAD2018 

More detailed information about the specific legislative efforts to be included in this year's #EAD2018 Congressional Advocacy Day are in final preparation and will be available soon. We will alert participants via e-blast as this information becomes available. Be sure to visit our Lobby Day Ask website page for resourcing of the Ask. Information will also be provided in the event app.

Additionally, our leadership team is formulating a public witness to take place on Capitol Hill on Lobby Day, Monday, April 23. As plans become finalized we will share them via e-blast, our website and the event app.
Get the #EAD2018 App
As the National Gathering gets closer, be sure to download the #EAD2018 Event App to stay up to date with all the latest information about schedule, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and more.

Download the Event App
Registration for #EAD2018; Alternate Housing Options

EAD Registration

Don't delay! If you haven't done so already, be sure to  register today for #EAD2018. Registration online is quicker and easier than on-site registration and just as secure. Save time when you arrive and click below to register.

Register for EAD

Our hotel room block at the Doubletree is currently full and the hotel is sold out.  If you are looking for hotels nearby, or cost-saving options for staying in D.C. for #EAD2018, be sure to check out our alternate housing page for more information. You may also find affordable hotel accommodations using online travel websites.

If you are an exhibitor looking for space at EAD, be sure to register today. There are only a few spaces left!
Support #EAD2018
Those seeking to financially support the work of EAD in bringing young adults to our National Gathering on scholarship may make a donation here. If you would like to contribute in support of the EAD general fund, click here.
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