Earlier this week we told you that D.C. is one of the best spots in the country for millennials. And come June, it's getting even better! MCON, a two-day millennial-impact focused conference, is returning to D.C. on June 5 and 6 for the second year in a row. Leaders, activists and social entrepreneurs come together to discuss today's crucial social movements across three main categories: social justice, planet and identity.
Hosted by the Case Foundation, last year's conference featured three days of daytime panels, keynote speakers, interactive programming and nighttime parties. Attendees were treated to activities such as a Questival competition hosted by Cotopaxi, a Political Town Hall by the Washington Post Live, exploration panels with National Geographic, opportunities to experience DELL's new virtual reality stimulator "Cry Out, The Lonely Whale Experience," food from Shake Shack, Cava Grill and Taylor Gourmet and hordes of motivational speeches! Chef José Andrés, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Funny or Die Executive Producer Brad Jenkins and internet sensation Matt Bellassai were just a few of the featured speakers in 2016.
This year, Allison Williams will be headlining MCON, alongside beloved D.C. leaders like Maria Teresa Kumar, the founding President and CEO of Voto Latino, and Michael Lastoria, the CEO/Co-Founder of &pizza, D.C.'s first fast-casual pizza concept.
A crowd of 1,000 is expected at 2017's MCON, with an additional 20,000+ online viewers watching the livestream on YouTube.
See the full 2017 speaker lineup below:
- Allison Williams: Actress in "Girls" and "Get Out"
- Maria Teresa Kumar: President/CEO of Voto Latino
- Robin Hammond: Photographer, most recently shot the cover feature for National Geographic's transgender issue
- Heather McGhee: President of Demos (also an on-air political commentator
- Michael Lastoria: CEO/Co-Founder of &pizza
- Quinn Tivey: Ambassador and artist with The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (also the grandson of Elizabeth Taylor)
- Hannelore Gomes: Filmmaker
- Ali Noorani: Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum
- Rob Greenfield: Environmental Activist
- Dalia Mogahed: Director of Research Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
- Simon Moss: Co-Founder of Global Citizen
- Holley Murchison: CEO/Founder of Oratory Glory
- Amanda Nguyen: President/Founder of Rise
- Christina Tosi: CEO/ Founder of Milk Bar
If you're still not sure what MCON is, the tagline really says it all: "For people who give a damn about social change and want to turn their interest into action."
MCON 2017, Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, June 5 (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.) and June 6 (9 a.m.- 5 p.m.), tickets start at $195 and can be purchased here