National Leadership Conference 2011


(Registration required)

  • Plenary Session with Egemen Bagis, Minister for EU Affairs, Republic of Turkey; Ambassador Nam?k Tan, Republic of Turkey.
  • Welcomes by Turkish Caucus Co-chair Congresswoman Virginia Foxx and host state officials, Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille, Arlington City Council Chair Chris Zimmerman.
  • Keynote speakers: TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarciklioglu, Former Congressman William Delahunt, MSNBC Media star Cenk Uygur.
  • Capitol Hill Grassroots Visits (Please make your appointment with your congressperson in advance)
  • Programs on Turkish American Relations, Grassroots Advocacy, Ethnic Issues, Non Profit Organizations.
  • Meetings with Turkish Consuls General and Honorary Consuls.
  • Reception Dinner at the Spectacular Turkish Embassy Residence (For registrants only)
  • Gala with Minister Bagis, Ambassador Tan, Media Star Uygur featuring outstanding Turkish American musician, Ozulu.
  • Entire day dedicated to young professional and student issues.
  • Prominent speakers: Prof. Justin McCarthy, Dr. Javid Huseynov, Marty Callaghan, Bruce Fein and more.
  • Modestly priced hotel rooms reserved for ATAA/FTAA.

On March 17-19, 2011, ATAA and FTAA will jointly host the first “Turkish American National Leadership Conference, Empowering Turkish Americans” at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Virginia.

The National Leadership Conference is unprecedented in being jointly sponsored by the two major Turkish American umbrella organizations. It will include the broadest possible spectrum of Turkish Americans. The Conference will focus on strengthening Turkish American grassroots through civic engagement education and training, and the development of an informed and enabled Turkish American community that can effectively support U.S.-Turkish relations.

March 17 Turkish American Capital Day will be dedicated to panels on US-Turkish Relations and Grassroots, and include Congressional visits. March 18, Turkish American Solidarity Day will be dedicated to civic engagement education and training. March 19, Young Turks Day, will be dedicated to more than 15,000 Turkish students who are attending college in the United States and Turkish Student Associations nationwide.

Exhibit tables available for $200, per day. For more information and registration, please e-mail:

Program is subject to change. Please visit for updates.

Assembly of Turkish American Associations
Home of Turkish American Associations across U.S., Canada and Türkiye
1526 18th St, NW,Washington, DC 20036
Ph 202.483-9090, Fx 202.483.9092 E-mail


The Turkish American Television is a proud media sponsor of
The Turkish American National Leadership Conference

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