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Join Platform for our annual Convention this July 20 to July 22 in Washington, DC. Throughout the Convention, you will learn more about the policies that matter to you, meet fellow young women-identified, non-binary, gender nonconforming and femme leaders who share your passion, and have the opportunity to hold your lawmakers accountable—face-to-face.


During day one you’ll get up to speed on some of today’s most pressing policy issues through expert-led panels. This year’s panel topics include immigration, healthcare, democracy reform, women in the workplace, education, and women in the prison system.

On day two of Convention, we will be joined by our keynote speaker, the powerful Brittany Packnett. Brittany is an unapologetic educator, activist, writer, and national leader in social justice. At Platform we approach feminism and policy with an intersectional, gendered and racial lens, so you could say we vibe with Brittany’s approach to activism.

Also on day two, Emilie, the founder and CEO of Bossed Up, will lead you through a workshop to turn your story into action. Afterall, at Platform we believe you don’t have to be an expert in politics to change policy, because you are an expert in your story- and that’s more than enough to create change. 

On day three, lobby day, you will get to meet with your elected officials and tell them about the issues that matter to you.

You have a voice that deserves to be heard and the power to flip the world on its head. We are your platform for change.


We are committed to making this Convention accessible for all who wish to attend. Email jennifer@platformwomen.org to learn more about scholarship opportunities.

Attending with a group? Inquire about group discounts.

Want to sponsor Convention or gift a ticket to a delegate? Email jennifer@platformwomen.org to learn more.


This event is made possible by incredible partners and their generous contributions of time and resources. We are unbelievably lucky and grateful to learn from these powerful leaders and work in community with them. 

Trailblazer Sponsors: In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda

Pioneer Sponsors: Feminist Majority

Changemaker Sponsors: Advocates For Youth, CAPAL, & #VOTEPROCHOICE

Partners: AAUW, Blue Future, DMV Latina Millennials, Empire Mock Trial, End Rape On Campus, FWD.US, Generation Progress, Harry Potter Alliance, It’s On Us, Know Your IX, Lean In NYC, Millennial Politics, Million Hoodies, United State of Women, Zero Hour, PERIOD, The Outrage


SCHEDULE  DAY 1: SATURDAY, JULY 20  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: REGISTRATION  9:00 AM - 9:45 AM: LIGHT BREAKFAST  10:00 AM: OPENING SESSION- Remarks from the Platform Directors & Marcela Howell, Founder & President/ CEO, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda  11:00 AM: PANEL SESSION 1- Democracy Reform & Healthcare  12:30 PM: CONGRESSWOMAN GRACE MENG, KEYNOTE  1:15 PM: LUNCH  2:30 PM: PANEL SESSION 2- Workplace Justice & Education Access  4:00 PM: PANEL SESSION 3- Justice Reform & Immigration Rights  5:15 PM: LOBBY TEAM MEETINGS  6:45 PM: TRIVIA & PIZZA AT THE OUTRAGE  DAY 2: SUNDAY, JULY 21  8:30 AM: LIGHT BREAKFAST  10:00 AM: STORY INTO ACTION WORKSHOP- Led by Bossed Up Founder & CEO Emilie Aries  11:30 AM LOBBY DAY PREP  12:15 PM: BRITTANY PACKNETT, KEYNOTE  1:15 PM: LUNCH  2:00 PM: POLICY ROUNDTABLES  2:45 PM: LOBBY TEAM MEETINGS  3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: SHARE YOUR STORY  DAY 3: MONDAY, JULY 22  8:30 AM: MEET IN DIRKSEN SENATE CAFETERIA  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: MEETINGS WITH CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: CLOSING SESSION IN FRONT OF U.S. CAPITOL  LOCATIONS:  DAYS 1 & 2: THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB- 529 14TH ST NW, Washington DC, 20005  TRIVIA: THE OUTRAGE- 1722 14th ST NW, Washington DC, 20009  DAY 3: CAPITOL HILL