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MEDIA ADVISORY: NIAF 2007 ANNUAL CONVENTION WEEKEND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or elissa@niaf.org


MEDIA ADVISORY

EVENT: NIAF 2007 ANNUAL CONVENTION WEEKEND

SPONSOR: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

WHEN: Friday, October 12, 2007 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 13, 2007 – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Hilton Washington & Towers
1919 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
202.483.8000

CONTACT: Elissa Ruffino, 202/939-3106 or elissa@niaf.org


NIAF will host its annual convention weekend from October 12 to 13 at the Hilton Washington & Towers in Washington, D.C. The Foundation’s 32nd Anniversary Awards Gala will be held Saturday evening, concluding two days of activities. The NIAF 2007 annual convention offers the best of Italy in Washington, D.C.

All conferences are free and open to the public.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Piazza d’Italia, an exhibition of Italy’s best
Exhibition Hall, 9:30 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Conference: Discovering Italy: Food and Wine Itineraries, Agritourism Holidays and Spas, a travel seminar presented by Italy Italy Magazine.
Lincoln West, 9:30 a.m. – noon
Luncheon with Keynote Speaker
International Ballroom East, noon - 2:30 p.m. Cost: $55.00

Saturday, October 13, 2007

NIAF Council 2000/Youth Networking Continental Breakfast
Jefferson Room, 9 – 11 a.m.
Piazza d’Italia, an exhibition of Italy’s best
Exhibition Hall, 9 a.m. – noon
Celebrity Auction and Luncheon
International Ballroom, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost: $60.00
Conference: The 2008 Presidential Election: Is there an Italian-American Vote? with panelists Michael Barone, senior writer for U.S. News and World Report and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Robert Novak, nationally syndicated columnist and Fox News commentator, and Bill Schneider, CNN senior political analyst.
Jefferson and Lincoln West, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to preserving the heritage of Italian Americans. Visit www.niaf.org .




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