President Nestor Montilla’s 2009 National Conference Message
With the theme “Renewed Vision – Renewed Commitment,” the Dominican American National Roundtable (DANR) and its National Board of Directors are pleased to invite you to join us for and sponsor our 12th Annual National Conference to be held Dec 4-6, 2009 in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Walt Disney World®, Florida.
The DANR is the premier national forum for Dominican Americans and America’s only national voice advocating on behalf of over 1.6 million Dominicans living in the United States and Puerto Rico. This national gathering is considered to be among the most important events of the year on the Dominican American and Latino calendars. During the Conference, sponsors will be able to take full advantage of the numerous opportunities to market, recruit from, and network with hundreds of Dominican American and Latino professionals, educators, artists, elected officials, community leaders, businesspeople, union leaders, sports celebrities, and college students coming from all over the country, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
With an emphasis on the Dominican Family, culture and traditions, the Conference will kick off on Friday, December 4th with a welcome reception followed by a comedy night with Freddy Beras-Goyco, an internationally acclaimed Dominican comedian, television personality and author who has graciously accepted volunteering his time and talent to help DANR fund raise resources for its national scholarship programs for students.
On Saturday, December 5th, the Conference will feature a National Issue Breakfast on the U.S. 2010 Census. The breafast will be followed by concurrent workshop tracks on the youth, Census 2010, education, economic development, technology, women, Dominican-Puerto Rican historical relations, and Dominican-African American Relations. At noon, during the Conference Power Luncheon, the DANR President will deliver the first national State of Dominicans in the U.S. address.
In the afternoon, the Conference will feature the World Première of original film documentary Los Panfleteros de Santiago (Santiago’s Pamphleteers), the untold true story of courage and heroism of 27 young Dominican rebels (between the ages of 14 and 19) who were tortured and executed for exercising their freedom of speech rights to reclaim their country from a cruel dictator. A survivor, Dr. Ramon Antonio Veras (El Negro Veras), will attend the première to reveal how he survived and how this group of humble youngmen advocated and fought to change the history of the Dominican Republic.
In the evening, after its National Awards Ceremony, the DANR will present a signature Dinner Concert by Dominican music icon Rafael Solano and singer Nini Cafaro who will celebrate with the audience the 40th Anniversary of song Por Amor, an international immortal classic hymn sung and cherished by people of all ages from every corner of the earth.
There will be VIP receptions and more activities programmed for the conference, including a dominoes tournament, a special performance for the youth and students, a National Educators’s Network forum, a sunday breakfast about a national issue, a forum with US elected officials of Dominican descent and among many other highlights, a national DANR general membership meeting to help set the direction of the Dominican American National Roundtable.
Come join us at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Walt Disney World®, Florida for the DANR 12th Annual Conference to take place from December 4th through December 6th, 2009. These will be three days of exciting activities where you will have a great opportunity to network with your peers.
We look forward to seeing you, your family and friends at Walt Disney World® with whom DANR has partnered to provide an unforgettable and rewarding conference weekend experience.
Please contact our Corporate Relations and Development Team at (202) 238-0097 or at email@example.com for more information and sponsorship opportunities.
You could also register for and sponsor the conference online on this new website.
To register for the conference and reserve your sleeping rooms click here:
To select your sponsorship level online on this new website, click here: http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaID=181465
To view and print the Conference Sponsorship Package, click here: DANR 12th National Conference Sponsorship Package
To view and print the Conference agenda, click here: Agenda as of December 2, 2009
Thank you very much for your support!
President Nestor Montilla
*Below, the Coronado Springs Resort in Walt Disney World®, Fl.