Saturday, October 26, 9AM – 5PM

The first day of the symposium will include panel discussions by experts on genocide, women’s issues, and the gender dimensions of conflict; remarks and analyses from keynote speakers; and testimonies from witnesses and survivors, including women from Darfur and other areas of conflict.

Sunday, October 27, 9AM – 4PM

The second day will be dedicated to breakout sessions for students, activists, and Sudanese diaspora members, with a focus on advocacy training, networking, strategy development, and a roundtable discussion with Sudanese diaspora from all parts of Sudan to develop a united Sudanese strategy for change in Sudan.

Monday, October 28, 10AM – 4PM

Lobby Day (Optional)


The Georgetown University Law School

600 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Hart Auditorium


HRI Georgetown


***special early pricing***

Standard: $50

Student Rate: $25

A light lunch will be served on both days

*Scholarships and group discounts are available upon request. For more information, email us at info@darfurwomenaction.org

**Volunteers will be granted free admission. Learn more about volunteering here



How long do you plan to stay in DC? 

The main days of panel discussion are Saturday and Sunday (October 27 and 28) but we highly recommend that you also attend our optional lobby day on October 29th

Getting Here: 

Train – our recommended method of travel from the northeast area

amtrak.com : The NE Regional and Acela trains offer regular service to DC

Plane – The fastest method of travel 

We recommend using google flights to search all available options 

Check student universe for cheaper fights as well!


The Greyhound, megabus, and ourbus offer service to New York and a few other cities

Staying Here: 

Close to the conference:

Kimpton George Hotel

Hyatt Regency Washington

Liason Washington Capitol Hill

Hampton Inn Washington – Downtown

Close to White House/National Mall

The W Hotel

InterContinental DC

Close to Reagan Airport

Hilton Crystal City

DoubleTree Crystal City

Traveling Within DC

The DC Metro is a fast and reliable method of transit within the city. The train lines and directions may be confusing, however, so we recommend using apple maps to plan a trip. Uber and Lyft in DC are also available. 

Our dinner recommendations!

In Penn Quarter (Close to conference center)

The Smith (American)

Jaleo  (Spanish)

Rasika (Indian)

In Logan Circle

Lupo Verde (Italian)

El Centro (Mexican)

Barcelona Wine Bar (Tapas/ Late Night)

Le Diplomate (French)