Saturday, August 23, 2008

Democratic National Committee 2008 Convention: Public Schedule

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Democratic National Committee 2008 Convention: Public Schedule

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

DENVER, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Democratic National Committee:


(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/DNCLOGO )


SATURDAY, AUGUST 23rd

10:00 am INVESCO FIELD AT MILE HIGH AVAIL & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WITH
COLORADO GOVERNOR BILL RITTER, COLORADO SENATOR 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 US. 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 - THE WESTERN MAJORITY PROJECT STAKEOUT: INTRODUCTION TO LEADERS OF
2:00 pm 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 - STATE DELEGATION MEETINGS -- ALL DAYS
9:00 am
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 - DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETINGS
12:00 pm
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 - DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETINGS
2:00 pm
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006

LGBT Caucus: Four Seasons Ballroom 2&3
Senior Caucus: Korbel Ballroom 4A&B


1:00 - DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETING
3:00 pm
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 - DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETING
1:00 pm
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006

Women's Caucus: Four Seasons Ballroom


11:00 am US. 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 US. 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 - DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETINGS
2:00 pm
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 - DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETING
3:00 pm
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 - DELEGATE SERVICE DAY
12:00 pm
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 - DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETINGS
12:00 pm
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 - DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETINGS
2:00 pm
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006

LGBT Caucus: Four Seasons Ballroom 1&2
Senior Caucus: Korbel Ballroom 1D&E


1:00 - DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETING
3:00 pm
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 - DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETING
1:00 pm
Contact: Convention Joint Press Office, (720) 362-2006

Women's Caucus: Four Seasons Ballroom


12:00 - DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETING
2:00 pm
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 - DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEETINGS
3:00 pm
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


About the DNCC:

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CONTACT: Daniel M. Watson, Public Affairs Coordinator, Democratic
National Convention Committee, +1-720-362-2006


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