Secretary Kerry To Deliver Remarks at the 44th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 5, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks at the 44th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas, co-hosted by the U.S. Department of State and the Council of the Americas, on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Department of State.

This year’s conference will also feature remarks by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, and Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson. More information on the program can be found here.

This event is open to credentialed members of the media. Please RSVP to Adriana La Rotta at or (212) 277-8384.

Morning Session with Remarks by Secretary Kerry: 8:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Pre-set time for video cameras: 7:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.
First access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

Luncheon Session with Remarks by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker:
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Pooled press coverage. For more information, contact WHAPress@State.Gov.

Council of the Americas
Adriana La Rotta
(212) 277-8384

U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
(202) 647-0842

U.S. Department of State
Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license or passport). Please allow adequate time to process through security.