Renowned political analysts Charlie Cook, publisher of The Cook Political Report and Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of The Rothenberg Political Report and columnist for Roll Call, are slated to speak at the National Chicken Council’s 60th Annual Conference scheduled Wednesday, October 29-Thursday, October 30.  This year’s conference will be held at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Washington.

With the November 4th midterm elections scheduled just five days after the conference,  Cook and Rothenberg’s analysis could not be more timely.  All 435 seats in the U.S. House or Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate are up for election, so be sure to attend the conference to hear the election insights of two of the most accurate and trusted voices on all things political.

The New York Times has called Cook “one of the best political handicappers in the nation” and noted that The Cook Political Report is a “newsletter that both parties regard as authoritative.”  Rothenberg, a top handicapper of the political horse race reports on the political scene with unbiased clarity and non-partisan precision.

BMO Harris Bank, a long-time NCC allied leader member company,  has generously agreed to sponsor the remarks of Cook and Rothenberg.  NCC is most grateful for their long-standing support.

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To register, visit the conference website at  Click on “Register Now,” located on the right-hand side of the home page.  You will be asked to log in with your user name and passcode.  Your user name is your business email address on file with NCC.  If you do not remember your passcode, you can recover it via the log-in page.  If you need assistance, contact Maggie Ernst, NCC’s senior director of meetings & member services, via email at

Please note that the deadline to make hotel reservations at the Ritz-Carlton is October 7.  After that date, hotel accommodations cannot be guaranteed and discounted group rates will not be available.  Hotel room rates for the National Chicken Council are $385 per night, plus tax.  You can make hotel reservations online via

Following is a preliminary conference schedule:

Wednesday, October 29

8:30 a.m.-Noon   NCC Communications Committee Meeting

Noon-1:30 p.m.    Board of Directors Buffet Luncheon (open to NCC board members and allied leader representatives)

1:30-5:00 p.m.     Board of Directors Meeting (open to NCC board members, allied leader representatives, and invited guests only)

6:00-7:30 p.m.    Cocktail Reception

Thursday, October 30

7:15-8:15 a.m.      Conference Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m.-Noon   Morning General Session

Noon-1:30 p.m.    Conference Luncheon

1:30-4:00 p.m.    Afternoon General Session

4:30-6:00 p.m.    Cocktail Reception