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Democratic National Convention Schedule

All times listed in Eastern Time (ET). Check out more events from our partner organizations and our Interfaith Welcome Service on Sunday, August 16.

Daytime Events (9 AM - 7 PM ET)

The Rural Caucus, which is one of the DNC’s official constituency caucuses, will meet on August 18 at 12:00 PM ET and will be open to delegates and the public. 

August 18, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Seniors Council, which is one of the DNC’s official constituency councils, will meet on August 18 at 12:00 PM ET and will be open to delegates and the public. 

August 18, 2020

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The LGBTQ Caucus, which is one of the DNC’s official constituency caucuses, will meet on August 18 at 12:00 PM ET and will be open to delegates and the public.

August 18, 2020

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin and Arena are hosting Campaign Academy 2020 — a free virtual training that will take place during the convention. Campaign Academy 2020 will give participants a look behind-the-scenes of political campaigns and prepare them with the skills, knowledge, and tools to find meaningful campaign volunteer experiences.

From August 17-20, we’ll host four days of training, where participants can build a schedule of sessions from campaign fundamentals to organizing to digital.

August 18, 2020

12:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Muslim Delegates Assembly will meet on August 18, 2020 at 12:30 PM ET, and will be open to delegates and the public.

August 18, 2020

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Small Business Council, which is one of the DNC’s official constituency councils, will meet on August 18 at 1:00 PM ET and will be open to delegates and the public. 

August 18, 2020

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Disability Council, which is one of the DNC’s official constituency councils, will meet on August 18 at 2:00 PM ET and will be open to delegates and the public. 

August 18, 2020

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Jewish American Community Meeting will meet on August 18, 2020 at 3:00 PM ET, and will be open to delegates and the public.

August 18, 2020

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Youth Council, which is one of the DNC’s official constituency councils, will meet on August 18 at 3:30 PM ET and will be open to delegates and the public. 

August 18, 2020

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Native American Caucus, which is one of the DNC’s official constituency caucuses, will meet on August 18 at 4:00 PM ET and will be open to delegates and the public. 

August 18, 2020

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Council on the Environmental and Climate Crisis, which is one of the DNC’s official constituency councils, will meet on August 18 at 5:00 PM ET and will be open to delegates and the public. 

August 18, 2020

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Veterans and Military Families Council , which is one of the DNC’s official constituency councils, will meet on August 18 at 5:00 PM ET and will be open to delegates and the public. 

August 18, 2020

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pre-Show (7-9 PM ET)

Behind The Rhyme presents Your Voice Your Vote, a live special featuring coverage and a simulcast of the Democratic National Convention, starting at 8:00 PM ET. And tune in after the convention for a post-show panel followed by a DJ set with Vashtie!

Featuring appearances, panels and performances from artists and personalities who want to talk about the issues at stake this November. Watch live exclusively on Twitch and jump into the chat to let your voice be heard.

Aug 18, 2020

8:00 pm

Convention Program (9-11 PM ET)

Join us on Tuesday, August 18 from 9-11 pm ET for the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, where we’ll hear from the leaders and the experts, the veterans and the activists, all those who seek to unite and not divide, and who step up — not back down — from a fight over what’s right.

Featuring: Former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Former Secretary of State John Kerry, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, Former President Bill Clinton, and Former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden.

August 18, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Tuesday, August 18 to hear our 2020 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address. This year’s Keynote Address will feature not one, but seventeen of the Democratic Party’s rising stars from all across the country. These young electeds will offer a diversity of different ideas and perspectives on how to move America forward, but they will all speak to the future we’re building together—a future with Joe Biden at the helm.

Participants include: Stacey Abrams, State Senator Raumesh Akbari, Congressman Colin Allred, Congressman Brendan Boyle, State Senator Yvanna Cancela, Former State Rep. Kathleen Clyde, Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, Mayor Robert Garcia, State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, State Senator Marlon Kimpson, Congressman Conor Lamb, State Rep. Mari Manoogian, State Rep. Victoria Neave, President Jonathan Nez, State Rep. Sam Park, State Rep. Denny Ruprecht, and Mayor Randall Woodfin.

August 18, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Tuesday, August 18 for our Roll Call Across America, which will take viewers to all 57 states and territories. We’ll hear from voters, delegates, parents, teachers, small business owners, activists and leaders in the Democratic Party as they officially cast votes to nominate Joe Biden to become the next president of the United States of America.

August 18, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Tuesday, August 18 to hear from former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates for the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 18, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Tuesday, August 18 to hear from Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer for the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 18, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Tuesday, August 18 to hear from Former Secretary of State John Kerry for the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 18, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Tuesday, August 18 to hear from Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 18, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Tuesday, August 18 to hear from Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester for the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 18, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Tuesday, August 18 to hear from Former President Bill Clinton for the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 18, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Tuesday, August 18 for a performance by John Legend at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 18, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Tuesday, August 18 to hear from Democratic Chairman Tom Perez for the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 18, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Tuesday, August 18 to hear from Former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter for the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 18, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Tuesday, August 18 to hear from Senator Chris Coons for the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 18, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Tuesday, August 18 to hear from Ady Barkan for the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 18, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Tuesday, August 18 to hear from former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden for the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 18, 2020

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm