Advocacy Summit

October 15–17, 2023

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Join us to learn about the global hunger crisis and advocate to Congress on critically needed hunger legislation to ensure everyone has enough. Together we’ll say ENOUGH and take a stand to end child hunger.

Your voice can move mountains.

Now it’s time to use it!

Uniting passionate people for a
shared purpose

Speakers. Advocates. Church leaders. Students. Technical experts. Policy advisors. Supporters of World Vision.

Daring to encounter
Discover the lives, challenges, and transformation of God’s people around the world — and experience the personal transformation that’s possible when we dare to encounter each other’s stories.

Amplifying voices
Advocate for the world’s vulnerable children and families. Stand together to help end child hunger.

The Mayflower

A landmark hotel in Washington D.C.

The 2023 Advocacy Summit will be held at the Mayflower Hotel — a capital classic since 1925. Exactly like nothing else, the hotel brings timeless elegance, integrity, and contemporary style to its role as the city’s past and present-day social hub. Located just three blocks from the White House in the heart of D.C., you won’t want to miss the incredible venue for this advocacy opportunity!

Conference costs

Registration: $165

Cost includes Sunday to Tuesday afternoon event experience, conference materials and programming, Sunday evening welcome dinner, Monday lunch,* Tuesday breakfast, Tuesday lunch, Tuesday reception, Congressional meeting scheduling, and shuttle service to and from Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
*Breakfast and dinner are not included Monday, but the hotel has a full-service restaurant and there is a coffee shop and bakery next door. The D.C. area has a vibrant restaurant scene as well!

Lodging: $329 per night
(plus taxes and transportation from/to the airport)

Split the cost of lodging by rooming with another attendee or by bringing a friend or family member. You’ll have a chance to indicate this on the registration form.

Registration is now open. Register today.

Your hosts

Featured Speakers

Jenny Yang
External Relations Officer for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield
United States Mission to the United Nations

Chaplain Margaret Grun Kibben
Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives

Deepesh Paul Thakur
Senior Local to Global Advocacy and Impact Director, World Vision International

Sarah Charles
Assistant to the Administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance

Adam Nicholas Phillips
Chief Strategy Advisor, Interfaith America

Mark Smith
Senior Director for Humanitarian Emergencies, World Vision

Liz Schrayer
President & CEO, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

Additional Speakers

Edgar Sandoval Sr.
President and CEO,
World Vision

Margaret Schuler
Senior Vice President, Chief Impact Officer, World Vision

Lisa Bos
Senior Director of Government Relations, World Vision

Hannah Chargin
Senior Policy Advisor for Agriculture and Livelihoods, World Vision

Rev. Dr. Alexia Salvatierra
Academic Dean of the Centro Latino at Fuller Theological Seminary

Vonna Laue
World Vision US Board Chair

Gloria Umanah
Founder and Executive Director of The Ex-Nihilo Collective

Members of Congress

Members of the Administration

Virtual Trip to Somalia

Additional speakers to be announced

Tentative schedule

More details coming soon!

Sunday, Oct. 15

Welcome dinner (District Ballroom, Mayflower Hotel)

Monday, Oct. 16

All day
Summit event (State Ballroom, Mayflower Hotel)

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Summit event and Hill Day preparation (State Ballroom, Mayflower Hotel)

Congressional meetings (Capitol Hill)

Late afternoon/early evening
Reception celebration (Mezzanine, Mayflower Hotel)

Registration is now open. Register today.

The Advocacy Summit was so valuable to my pastoral ministry. It empowered me with a vision for how my voice can make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerablearound the world and in my own community. I left this experience with a deeper understanding of who World Vision is, the full scope of their work, and how partnership with World Vision can mobilize the Church to action!

—Pastor Josh Peigh, Sr. Regional Manager, Church Engagement, World Vision

World Vision Advocacy events are impactful for me on many levels. I enjoy making meaningful connections with others who share a similar passion that I would not have met otherwise.  I gain a deeper knowledge of the issues and advocacy process from the speakers/subject matter experts, as well as useful tips. Finally, I always walk away with greater insight and appreciation for the work World Vision is doing around the world. I can’t wait for the ’23 Summit!

—Cheryl Ryan, World Vision Advocate and Strong Women Strong World™ member

The experience I had at the World Vision Advocacy events was truly a great one. Everyone was very welcoming and kind and the events were very informational. I learned about other parts of the world, the reality about what they face, and what we can do to help. Being able to join these events meant so much. It really opened my eyes to the world around me. I still have my notes from 2 years ago when I got to attend my very first World Vision event. I look back on them often to remind me how much I want to make a mark on this world and help those around me.

—Naomi, Former Ignite student

Questions? Email us at We’d love to talk with you.

Note: This is an in-person event and there will not be a virtual option to join.