April 16, 2019, Washington D.C. – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) will hold its annual ICNA-MAS Convention at the Washington D.C. Convention Center during the Easter Weekend of April 19-21.
Twenty five thousand people are expected to attend the 44th convention at a new location, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The 2.3 million square foot center includes one of the largest halls in the country and has hosted some of America’s largest events.
A record number of nearly 200 speakers from various backgrounds and specialties will be speaking at the event whose theme is “Healing Humanity: Lessons from Islam”. The nearly 250 sessions include programs for children of all ages, women, teens as well as sessions in nearly a dozen languages including English and Spanish.
The convention will feature a record size bazaar with over 620 booths that will sell everything from tours and insurances to clothing and books. The bazaar area will also have a large children’s play area as well as a food court big enough to cater to the tastes of thousands of attendees.
In the past 5 decades this convention has become a must-go-to event on the national American Muslim family calendar. An entire generation of American Muslim families grew up attending the ICNA convention and have made it the event to reunite with their friends and families and and share memories.
You can download the free app for the convention that has all the details by scanning this QR code. There is still time to make your way to the convention. Register here to be part of this historical gathering: https://icnaconvention.org
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