Every fall, beginning on the second Thursday of November, lawyers, law students, and other individuals interested in law and public policy from around the country, converge on Washington to attend the three day Annual National Lawyers Convention organized by the Federalist Society. Each convention is full of panels featuring noted scholars and experts from across the political spectrum as well as addresses by public officials and other public personalities. Since 2001, the Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture and a following reception have also been held during the convention. The highlight of the entire convention is always the Annual Banquet, usually held on the first night of the convention. Be sure to register for the next National Lawyers Convention beginning in late summer.