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On February 15th through the 18th, we will gather in Las Vegas and enjoy exciting plenaries, attend member-led workshops,  and spend quality time with our partners & supporters, and talk with Nevada residents!

General Schedule 

Saturday :: February 15, 2020

A special note: 

Worker Council Retreat

If you are a newly elected member of the Home Care, Housecleaners, Nanny or Platform Workers Councils, please plan on attending the Worker Council Orientation Retreat from 9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday, February 15th.

General Registration will be open from 12:00 - 5:00pm in the MGM Conference Center, 3rd Floor.

Welcome Dinner :: UNITY - Celebrating Our Movement's Accomplishments & Breakthroughs
Program from 5:00-8:00pm with Dinner served.


  • Inspiring Leaders from Nevada including Erika Washington from Make It Work, Laura Martin from PLAN, and Leaders from Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center
  • Breakthroughs Panel moderated by Alicia Garza, and featuring leaders from We Dream in Black Georgia, Fuerza del Valle in Texas, Mujeres Unidas y Activas in CA, Hand in Hand Employer’s Network, and NDWA’s newest chapter in Philadelphia, PA
  • Special words from Aquilian Soriano, Executive Director of the Pilipino Workers Center in CA and NDWA’s Board Chair, and Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director of NDWA

Sunday :: February 16, 2020

General Registration will be open from 9:00am - 6:00pm

Morning Plenary :: DIGNITY - Transforming Our work, Creating Good Jobs
Program will be from 9:00am - 10:30am and focused on key strategies for transforming the domestic and care sector in 2020 and beyond.


  • Sarita Gupta, Director of Future of Work(ers) at the Ford Foundation
  • Erica Smiley, Executive Director of Jobs with Justice
  • Josie Kalipeni, Director of Policy and Partnerships, Caring Across Generations
  • Leaders from the California Coalition of Domestic Workers, and MataHari
  • Special information about our 2020 Membership Drive and Alia, the breakthrough product from NDWA Labs

After our morning plenary, members and partners will lead 45 workshops on Building Strong Organizations, Growing our Membership, Understanding our Industry, Developing Workforce Skills, and Flexing our Power.

Workshops will be held throughout the course of the day

Workshop Session 1 11:00am- 12:30pm

Workshop Session 2 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Workshop Session 3 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Evening Activities

Special Dinner Program :: Celebrating the Power of Stories

Program from 6:30pm - 8:15pm with Dinner served. Celebrating our successful Culture Change ROMA campaign and how it helped pave the way for Bill of Rights in the US and Mexico.


  • Special Awards for Yalitza Aparicio, Oscar Nominated Actress for her film debut in ROMA directed by Alfonso Cuaron, and Participant, a media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires audiences to engage in positive social change. The award will be accepted by David Linde, CEO.
  • Panel Discussion about the Power of Storytelling moderated by Olga Segura, accomplished Mexican Actress and Producer, along with Monica Ramirez, and leaders from the Mexican National Union of Domestic Workers, and Families Belong Together.

Celebration of Culture, a talent show led by NDWA Members, 8:30pm-10:00pm

Monday :: February 17, 2020

General Registration will be open from 9:00am - 6:00pm

Morning Plenary :: POWER - Women Organizing to Change Everything!
Program from 9:30am - 11:00am


  • Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, representing Washington State’s 7th District and Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
  • Cecile Richards, Supermajority
  • Tom Pierrello, Former member of the House of Representatives from Virginia’s 5th District and current Executive Director for US Programs at the Open Society Institute.
  • April Verrett, President SEIU Local 15
  • Jessica Sager, All our Kin
  • Jess Morales Rocketto, NDWA’s Political Director

Open Time for Members, and Funder Briefing 12:30pm - 3:30pm

NDWA Board Elections 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Closing Dinner and Celebration 6:30pm - 10:00pm