Well, it's that time of year - the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference has arrived! Washington, DC will be abuzz with panels, workshops, and luncheons focusing on the hard-hitting public policy issues of the day as well as numerous cocktail parties, receptions, galas, and other social gatherings to allow African-American legislators, congressional staffers, advocates, and others to engage in networking opportunities. If you are unsure of where to go, what to wear, or what to do, this post is for you!
WHERE TO GO:
Once again, The Fab Empire has you covered with their annual Insider's Guide to CBC Week
. This 28-page guide features a vast array of events - from free receptions that require only an RSVP to invitation-only, exclusive parties for Washington's most elite. Most events fall somewhere in between - where a reasonably priced ticket purchased in advance will gain you access to several events across the area. You need to act fast, however, as events tend to sell out quickly. To view the guide online, visit http://issuu.com/thefabempire/docs/cbc_14/3?e=1349956/9321171
WHAT TO WEAR:
Once your agenda for the week is set, you will need the perfect wardrobe to carry you from business events during the day to social events during the evening. Check out this post - From Office Hours to Happy Hours
- for ideas about how to craft looks that will take you seamlessly from the Convention Center to the club.
WHAT TO DO:
So, you know where you're going and what you're going to wear. But how to behave once you hit the scene? If networking is not your strong suit, here are a few posts to help set you out on the right path.
How NOT to Network
Quick Fixes to Your Most Common Networking Dilemmas
Well, there you have it! I hope that this provides you with some help as you prepare for CBC Week. Will I see you there??
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