Democrats Abroad 2018 Global Meeting in Tokyo

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The 2018 Democrats Abroad Global Meeting is taking place from Friday May 25th to Sunday May 27th in Tokyo, Japan.

We will be welcoming members from around the world as we continue our work in the 2018 Congressional elections and fight to take back Congress. Over the course of three days, we will attend to the regular business of the organization, discuss charter amendments and resolutions, run training sessions with Democrats Abroad leaders, and hear from some special guest speakers.

Looking for the draft agenda and additional details? Check the Global Meeting Wiki Page.


Registration

Registration for the 2018 Global Meeting is below (under Will You Join). In the registration form, there are requested donation amounts which will help us cover the cost of the venue and equipment.

If you are unable to attend in person but wish to participate in the meeting, please select the WebEx ticket to join via web conference.

Please note that under Democratic Party rules, there is no obligation to donate in order to attend the meeting. If you really cannot afford to donate, or wish to donate a smaller amount, please enter that amount in the Other Donations box and you'll be registered for this meeting. And if you want to donate more than the requested donation amount, please enter that additional amount in the Other Donations box. If you are unable to donate anything and want to attend the Global Meeting either in person or by Webex, please fill out this form. If you are attending in person and not making a donation for the meeting, but you DO want to join the Davidson-Hyde Dinner, please also use the form below to register - and leave the Meeting box blank (We will assume you are attending in person - otherwise we will eat your food and drink your coffee). But please think about donating some amount for the meeting as well.

 
Travel Fund

In order to allow as many Democrats Abroad leaders and members to attend the Global Meeting regardless of economic circumstances, we have established a Travel Fund which will provide stipends to up to six DA members to defray their travel costs.  For those of you unable to travel to in-person meetings, or for those of you who are in a position to help support your fellow Democrats Abroad, please consider making a donation to this effort. The Travel Fund and the diversity it promotes cannot continue to exist without your support. Please support this effort by making a donation to the Travel Fund in the box below.


Dinner Reservations 

As you will see below, there is an optional choose-your-own-dinner event on the first night of the Global Meeting. You can choose from the Vampire Cafe (link here), Conveyor Belt Sushi, Gonpachi (made famous by Kill Bill, link here), Mr. Farmer (vegan and vegetarian, link here), or a tour of the LGBTQ area of Shinjuku with a variety of different dining options. Selecting an option below will help our organizers make reservations. So please let us know if you are interested in joining one of these groups early!

We are also asking that you register and prepay for the 2018 DPCA Dinner by adding a ticket below. These donations are mandatory if you want to partake - and we encourage you to do so.


The Annual (Silent) Auction is coming to Tokyo!
During this year’s Global Meeting we’ll be hosting another fundraising auction of political memorabilia and specialty items from around the world. We encourage members from all committees who are coming to the Global Meeting to be creative as you pack your bags for Tokyo! (And wine is never wrong.)
Please submit your entries on this form so we can anticipate how many auction items to expect. And the rest of you, bring your wallets - or at least your credit cards.  All proceeds go toward supporting and expanding our get out the vote efforts!
WHEN
May 25, 2018 at 8am - May 27, 2018 at 3pm
WHERE
TKP Shinagawa Conference Center
3 Chome-26-33 Takanawa Minato-ku
Tokyo 108-0074
Japan
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CONTACT
Democrats Abroad ·
3,060 RSVPS

Who's RSVPing

Will you join the meeting?


ENTER THE NUMBER OF TICKETS BELOW (e.g. enter 1 for one person, do not enter the amount of the ticket)
$200.00 - Global Meeting In-Person Participation (including coffee breaks)
$55.00 WebEx Participation
$35.00 - Global Meeting In-Person Coffee Breaks
Five Coffee Breaks over the 3 day meeting. Includes Coffee/Tea/Water/Snacks. Use this option if you donated less than suggested meeting price.

Travel Fund and Other Donations:


ENTER DOLLAR AMOUNTS BELOW (e.g. enter 50 for a donation of $50)
Travel Fund Donations
Enter Dollar Amount for your Travel Fund Donation
Other Donations
Enter Dollar Amount for Other Donations. Coffee not included for donations below ticket price (you may purchase coffee on site).

Lunches:


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$12.00 - Lunch (Friday, May 25) Vegetarian
Bento box with green tea or water
$12.00 - Lunch (Friday, May 25) Meat/Fish
Bento box with green tea or water
$17.00 - Lunch (Saturday, May 26) Vegetarian
Lunch with green tea or water
$17.00 - Lunch (Saturday, May 26) Meat/Fish
Lunch box with green tea or water
$17.00 - Lunch (Sunday, May 27) Vegetarian
Lunch box with green tea or water
$17.00 - Lunch (Sunday, May 27) Meat/Fish
Lunch box with green tea or water

Dinner (May 25):


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Dinner (May 26):


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$40.00 - 2018 DPCA Dinner ​at Ryoma Kaido
An authentic izakaya experience with with delicious food, all you can drink, and speeches by leading Democratic leaders. And, of course, our annual fundraising auction.