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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 Hispanic Caucus, which is one of the DNC’s official constituency caucuses, will meet on August 17 at 12:00 PM ET and will be open to delegates and the public. 

August 17, 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 17, 2020

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Labor Council, which is one of the DNC’s official constituency councils, will meet on August 17 at 1:00 PM ET and will be open to delegates and the public. 

August 17, 2020

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The AAPI Caucus, which is one of the DNC’s official constituency caucuses, will meet on August 17 at 1:00 PM ET and will be open to delegates and the public. Join us by 

August 17, 2020

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Black Caucus, which is one of the DNC’s official constituency caucuses, will meet on August 17 at 2:00 PM ET and will be open to delegates and the public. 

August 17, 2020

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Interfaith Council, which is one of the DNC’s official constituency councils, will meet on August 17 at 2:30 PM ET and will be open to delegates and the public. 

August 17, 2020

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Ethnic Council, which is one of the DNC’s official constituency councils, will meet on August 17 at 3:00 PM ET and will be open to delegates and the public. 

August 17, 2020

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Youth Council, which is one of the DNC’s official constituency councils, will meet on August 17 at 4:00 PM ET and will be open to delegates and the public. 

August 17, 2020

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Women’s Caucus, which is one of the DNC’s official constituency caucuses, will meet on August 17 at 6:00 PM ET and will be open to delegates and the public. 

August 17, 2020

6:00 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 DJ Beverly Bond!

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 17, 2020

8:00 pm

Convention Program (9-11 PM ET)

Join us on Monday, August 17 from 9-11 pm ET for the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, where we’ll hear from the many Americans who are rising up to take on the crises facing our country and join Joe Biden in rebuilding the country and moving it forward.

Featuring: Former First Lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Rep. Jim Clyburn, Convention Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, Rep. Gwen Moore, Former Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Doug Jones, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

August 17, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Monday, August 17 to hear from Senator Amy Klobuchar for the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 17, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Monday, August 17 to hear from Senator Catherine Cortez Masto for the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 17, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Monday, August 17 to hear from Governor Andrew Cuomo for the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 17, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Monday, August 17 to hear from Governor Gretchen Whitmer for the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 17, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Monday, August 17 to hear from Rep. Jim Clyburn for the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 17, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Monday, August 17 to hear from our Convention Chairman, Representative Bennie Thompson, for the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 17, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Monday, August 17 to hear from Representative Gwen Moore for the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 17, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Monday, August 17 to hear from Senator Doug Jones for the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 17, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Monday, August 17 for a performance by Maggie Rogers at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 17, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Monday, August 17 for a performance by Leon Bridges at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 17, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Monday, August 17 for a performance by Billy Porter and Stephen Stills at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 17, 2020

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Monday, August 17 to hear from Senator Bernie Sanders for the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 17, 2020

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tune in Monday, August 17 to hear from former First Lady Michelle Obama for the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

August 17, 2020

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm