This summit is meant to empower Iranian-Americans to build better, stronger communities by coming together in one powerful event. Despite being leaders in our respective fields, the Iranian American community still has work to do in order to combat the Trump administration’s relentless stream of unjust policies targeted at immigrants.

The time to begin building our movement for 2018 and beyond is now.

We have put together two days of panels, keynote speakers, and trainings from experts within and outside the Iranian-American community. We want you to leave D.C with the tools you need to begin making an immediate political impact.

The panels and speakers will address issues that impact this community, including the Iran deal, sanctions, the Muslim Ban, and what it means to be a person of color in Trump’s America.

So what are you waiting for? The time to get off the sidelines and take matters into your hands is now. Get your ticket today and save your spot!

If you’re planning on attending our summit and would like to book a hotel, please visit this link. 

If you're interested in volunteering for this event, fill out a survey here.

Thank you to all our partners that made this day possible. They deserve a grand applause

Breakfast

Timeline Exercise

Lunch

Break

9:30-10:30 AM

10:30-11:30 AM

12:45-1:45 PM

3:30-3:45 PM

3:45-4:15 PM

Closing Keynote

4:20-5:30 PM

5-6 PM

Wrap up

11:30 AM-12:45 PM

1:45-3:30 PM

Sunday

4-5 PM

Recruitment 101 Overview

Wrap up

5-5:15 PM

6 PM

Evening Program

Being an Iranian American in Trump’s AmericaRecruitment 101 BreakoutsPersonal Story Workshop

5:30-6 PM

Final Words & Next Steps

1:45-4:15 PM

Alternate Training: How to Run for Office

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Registration & Breakfast

Opening Remarks & Keynote

Breakout Introductions

9-10:15 AM

10:15-11 AM

11:20 AM-12 PM

1-1:30 PM

1:30-2:30 PM

Break

2:30-2:45 PM

2:45-4 PM

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11:00-11:20 AM

Community Guidelines

Lunch

12-1 PM

Saturday

4-5 PM

Wrap up

5-5:15 PM

6 PM

Voter Registration Training by StateRecruitment 101 OverviewOrganizing for 2018 and Beyond2018 Election OverviewEvening Program
Click through our panels and trainings to learn more about them!

Anna Eskamani

Bio

Candidate for Florida House District 47

Donna Farvard

Organizing Director
at NIAC

Bio

Our speakers and trainers are experts who have firsthand knowledge of their subject areas. 

SPEAKERS AND TRAINERS

Yasmin Radjy

Planned Parenthood National Director of Organizing and Training 

Bio

Sahar Sadeghi

Assistant Professor of Sociology at Muhlenberg College

Bio

Hamza Khan

Founder of The Pluralism Project

Bio

Keynote

Hoda Katebi

The voice of 
JooJoo Azad and author of 
Tehran Streetstyle

Bio

U.S. Trade Sanctions and Export Controls Attorney

Tyler Cullis

Bio

Yasmine Taeb

Senior Policy Counsel, Center for Victims of Torture; DNC Member

Bio

Jamal Abdi

President of
NIAC

Bio

Keynote

Mehdi Hasan

Presenter of 
UpFront and 
Head to Head 
on Al Jazeera

Bio

TRAINERS

Jamal Abdi

NIAC President

Ryan Costello

NIAC Policy Director

David Elliot

NIAC Chief Operating Officer

Donna Farvard

NIAC Organizing Director

Adam Weinstein

NIAC Policy Associate

Ruja Moshtaghi

NIAC Southern California Field Organizer

Dornaz Memarzia

NIAC Northern California Field Organizer

Hamid Jahangard

NIAC Senior Development Consultant

Hoda Katebi

The voice of JooJoo Azad and author of Tehran Streetstyle

Bio

Mehdi Hasan

UpFront and Head to Head Presenter on 
Al Jazeera

Bio

Video Producer and Presenter at AJ+.

Yara Elmjouie

Bio