Connect Arab America: Empowerment Summit

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Full All-Inclusive Packages

Early Registration–All Events Friday, Saturday
$285  Best Deal (Ends September 14)
Special Discount Early Registration is $285 until September 14, then $375. Registration includes all-inclusive admission to events and 4 meals on Friday evening November 4 and all day and evening, Saturday, November 5. (Early Registration ends on Wednesday, September 14th at Midnight EDT).

General Registration–All Events Friday, Saturday
$375
All-inclusive registration includes admission to all events and 4 meals on Friday evening November 4 and all day and evening, Saturday, November 5.

Cousin Registration–All Events Friday, Saturday
$325
All-inclusive registration includes admission to all events and 4 meals on Friday evening November 4 and all day and evening, Saturday, November 5. You must be a Cousin (paid member) to qualify for this registration. You can join at https://arabamerica.wildapricot.org/

Student Registration–All Events Friday, Saturday
$249
We are happy to offer a discounted student registration for $249. Show your current school ID at onsite registration. Registration includes all-inclusive admission to all events and 4 meals on Friday evening November 4 and all day and evening, Saturday, November 5.

Sunday Optional Event–Washington DC Bus Tour
$125
Includes a special bus tour of Washington DC monuments, sights, and museums. Includes breakfast and lunch.

Separate Event Packages

Friday Evening Reception and Concert
$150
Friday events start at 6:00 pm and include “Ahlan Reception” with Arab cuisine buffet and the “Fann Wa Tarab” classic concert Friday evening at 8:00 pm.

Saturday (Daytime Only) Summit Breakfast, Lunch, Registration
$150
Saturday summit daytime events start at 8 am and include Arab cuisine breakfast, recognition of Rising Leaders awardees, lunch, and registration. This package does not include the Saturday evening Gala Hafla.

Saturday Night Gala Hafla
$175
Admission to Al-Rabitah Gala Hafla Saturday Evening at 6:00 pm. Includes Program, Dinner, and Live Arab Entertainment. Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park Hotel Grand Ballroom.

VIP Banquet Table-Saturday Night Gala Hafla
$1500
VIP Reserved Table of 8 Tickets at the Al-Rabitah Gala Banquet and Hafla, including program, and live Arab music on Saturday, November 5th, 6:00 pm at the Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park Hotel, Grand Ballroom.

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ABOUT

Register now for this year’s Connect Arab America: Empowerment Summit from November 4-6 (November 6th is optional) at the Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park, 3111 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042 (15 miles outside Washington DC).

The event will feature an exciting array of speakers in public service, women’s activism, identity, community advocacy, and leadership. Moreover, participants will have many networking opportunities and will celebrate Arab heritage through music, entertainment, and cuisine, cultural and informational exhibits.

EVENTS

FRIDAY Evening, November 4:

2-6:00 pm
Registration and Information
Exhibits Open

6:00 pm
Ahlan Networking Reception and Dinner
Attend the opening reception of the CONNECT Arab America: Empowerment Summit. Meet new friends and indulge in a tantalizing buffet of Arab cuisine.

8:00 pm
Fann Wa Tarab Concert
Join a soon-to-be-announced Classic Takht (Ensemble) from New York City as they perform with some of the country’s most talented Arab musicians. Don’t miss a tantalizing evening of great music and a celebration that will be sure to make you feel proud of the Arab heritage and culture!

10:00 pm
Post Concert Networking
Hotel lobby

SATURDAY Daytime, November 5:

8-4:00 pm
Registration and Information
Exhibits Open

8:00 am
Man’oushe, Foul, and Qahwa Networking Breakfast
Meet and get acquainted with summit attendees before the summit at this buffet breakfast and networking event.

9:00 am
CONNECT Arab America: Empowerment Summit
Connecting and empowering Arab Americans across the country with presentations by public service officials, community leaders, influential women, rising leaders, and awesome performers.

12:00 Noon
Recognition of Rising Leaders
20 Under 20, 30 Under 30, and 40 Under 40, Awardees

12:30 Noon
Sahtein Networking Lunch
Meet Arab American attendees from throughout the U.S.

1:30 pm
CONNECT Arab America Empowerment Summit
Connecting and empowering Arab Americans across the country with presentations by public service officials, community leaders, influential women, rising leaders, and awesome performers.

4:00
Daytime Activities End

4:00-4:45 pm
Strategic Meeting for Cousins and State Teams

*4:00 pm
Yemeni Leaders Meeting

SATURDAY Evening, November 5:

6:00 pm 
Reception

7:00 pm
Al Rabitah Gala and Hafla
The event of the year! Celebrate your heritage at this formal event featuring Arab cuisine, special recognition, live Arab music, and dance!

11:00 pm
Evening Activities End

SUNDAY, November 6 (Optional)

Group Bus Tour of Washington DC

9:15 am
Bus Leaves Marriott Hotel

10:00 am
Visit and Breakfast: Qatar America Institute, Washington DC
The Qatar America Institute for Culture is an independent non-profit that creates, curates, and executes programs and research that amplify the prominence of all forms of art and culture from the United States, Qatar, and the larger Arab and Islamic worlds.

11:00 am
Visit: National Museum of African American History and Culture
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the world’s largest museum dedicated to African-American history and culture. It ranked as the fourth most-visited Smithsonian museum in its first full year of operation. The museum has more than 40,000 objects in its collection, although only about 3,500 items are on display. The 350,000-square-foot, 10-story building (five floors above and five floors below ground) and its exhibits have won critical praise as a national historic landmark with an unparalleled collection of artifacts from 300 years of American history.

1:00 pm
Lunch

2:00 pm
Visit the White House (exterior) and up to 10 Washington DC attractions including major monuments and Arab landmarks.

4:00 pm
Bus Returns to Mariott Hotel

HOTEL

The CONNECT Arab America: Empowerment Summit will take place at:
Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park, 3111 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042
The hotel is only fifteen miles from Washington DC and in close proximity to both Reagan and Dulles airports. This full-service hotel is conveniently located off the I-495 beltway and connects to all major thoroughfares.

Our special discounted group rate is just $135 USD per night, to get more information and register for accommodations, CLICK this link.

Last day to book discounted hotel room rate: Friday, October 14, 2022

SPEAKERS

Arab America Foundation speakers for CONNECT Arab America: Empowerment Summit will be announced soon!

SPONSORS

If your organization is interested to sponsor the CONNECT Arab America: Empowerment Summit, please contact:

Warren David at: wdavid@arabamerica.com or 313-999-6000

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A SPONSOR

EXHIBITORS

If your organization is interested to exhibit at the CONNECT Arab America: Empowerment Summit, please contact:

Warren David at: wdavid@arabamerica.com or 313-999-6000

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR AN EXHIBIT BOOTH

GALA HAFLA LOCATION

The Al Rabitah Gala Hafla will begin at 6:00 pm on Saturday, November 5th at the Falls Church Marriott Fairfield Park Grand Ballroom.

Address: 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Virginia 22042

COVID SAFETY

Your safety is our top priority. We are closely following CDC and State of Virginia Guidelines. Masks are encouraged but not mandatory for all registrants at the summit.

We will keep you posted if there are any further updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I complete registration?
Click the Register tab from this website
Enter to Eventbrite landing page
Click the green TICKETS button.
Choose the tickets you want and the number of tickets from drop-down menus.
Click the red GET TICKETS button when done selecting.
Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation.

How do I register at the Marriott Fairview Park Hotel?
You must register separately at the Marriott Fairview Park Hotel link for room reservations.

Can I register onsite?
You should pre-register online prior to the summit, but if you have not, you can register upon your arrival. After checking in to the Marriott Fairview Park Hotel you can immediately go to registration in the lobby. All registrants will receive their name badge, wristband, and event tickets when they register.

Will I have to wear a wristband the whole time I’m at the convention?
Yes, and this is for your benefit. The wristbands must be worn at all times and will be required to enter events. This is the fastest way for security to know you are a paid registrant.

What is your refund policy?
We have spent countless hours and resources planning this summit. For this reason, we will be unable to give any refunds for registrations or events. Thank you for your understanding.

What is the dress code for events?
For all events on Friday and Saturday, we suggest business casual. On Saturday evening for the Gala Hafla, we suggest semi-formal attire.

What if I have any questions?
Email info@arabamerica.com if you have any questions or issues registering or call 877-272-2944