Charlie Cook, founder of the independent, non-partisan Cook Political Report, will speak at the National Chicken Council’s 64th Annual Conference scheduled October 30-31 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.  Don’t miss out on Cook’s predictions for the crucial mid-terms; register today to attend NCC’s fall conference.

Cook will discuss in detail he 2018 mid-term elections, featuring hundreds of congressional, state and local primaries, that will culminate with the November 6 general election to decide whether Democrats can gain control of Congress or if Republicans will keep their hold on the legislative branch. The mid-term elections are being billed as the first big referendum on President Donald Trump’s first two years in office and have the potential to change the country’s political landscape.

Currently, the Republican Party controls both the House of Representatives and the Senate.  In the House, 435 seats are up for election in the midterms.  The Republicans in that chamber currently hold 238 seats. and the Democrats have 192.  There are 35 seats up for grabs in the Senate.  The Democrats need to defend 26 seats they already hold and win two extras in order to take control of the chamber.

Charlie Cook is considered one of the nation’s leading authorities on U.S. elections and American political trends.  The Wall Street Journal has called him “the Picasso of Election Analysts.”   For over a decade, Cook has written a weekly column for the National Journal Group.  In 2010, Cook was the co-recipient of the American Political Science Association’s prestigious Carey McWilliams Award for outstanding contributions to our understanding of politics. In 2013, Cook was a resident fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School Of Government.

Register today and book your Four Seasons hotel accommodations via the following instructions:

To Register for NCC’s Annual Conference:

Visit for complete information on NCC’s annual conference, including the preliminary agenda, information on the Four Seasons, instructions on how to book Four Seasons hotel reservations, as well as information regarding travel and area restaurant information.

Please note that NCC recently emailed its membership with details about the upcoming Annual Conference and that email included your user name and password, which is necessary to register for the conference.  However, if you need your user name and password, please contact Maggie Ernst via email at

Once on the website, you will see “Conference Registration” on the right-hand side of the home page. Click to register and enter your user name, which is your email address on file with NCC, and your passcode.  Once logged on, click on “Annual Conference” on the Meetings Tab located in the center of the screen.

Please note that, if you are bringing additional representatives from your company, each individual must be registered separately with that individual’s user-name and password.

If your spouse or a personal companion is joining you, please be sure to add as a “spouse/companion” during the registration process. Spouses/personal companions attend on a complimentary basis.

You do not need to have a PayPal account to submit payment. If you do not have a PayPal account, please click on whatever credit or debit card you wish to use to pay the registration fee and enter the appropriate information.

To Make Hotel Reservations:

Room rates for the National Chicken Council are $420 per night, plus applicable taxes. Contracted discounted group rates will be honored for arrival and departure up to two days prior to and after the official dates of the meeting, based on first-come, first-served basis and solely on hotel room availability at the time of request.

It is your responsibility to make your hotel reservations at the Four Seasons no later than Sunday, October 14. Please note that all reservations under NCC’s discounted Four Seasons hotel room block are on a first come, first served basis. NCC’s discounted hotel room block, as in the past, will fill up quickly, so it is recommended that you make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.

To make hotel reservations by phone: Call the Group Reservations line at (202) 944-9157 and reference the National Chicken Council Annual Conference to secure the $420 discounted hotel room rates. The reservations line is staffed 24 hours a day.

To make hotel reservations on-line:


  • Choose “Accommodations” at the top of the Website
  • Enter your check-in and check-out dates
  • Adjust the number of adults/children per room
  • Enter the Promo Code to secure NCC’s $420 per night rate.  The Corporate Promo Code is CI0118NCC. (Enter the letters CI, the number 0, the number 1, the number 1, the number 8, then the letters NCC.)
  • Choose Check Rates
  • Then Select Room
  • Select Package
  • Confirm your stay by providing your contact info and credit card information