Day One Date & Time
Day one of the Democratic National Convention is Monday, August 17, 2020. It is officially being held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but will predominately be held virtually.
Official meetings will be conducted virtually throughout the day, with the public being invited to attend via live stream.
Prime time coverage begins at 9:00 PM EST and will conclude at 11:00 PM EST. This is when viewers will be able to watch speeches by prominent politicians and personalities on TV and online.
Day One Theme: We the People
The theme for the first day of the Democratic National Convention is "We the People." Many of the speeches from the evening will have a focus on various issues Americans across the political divide are experiencing during these uncertain times and how Joe Biden would work to "rebuild the country and move it forward."
Day One Daytime Events
There are a number of official meetings that will be held throughout the day that viewers can participate in via livestream on the official Democratic National Convention website.
The first day of meetings include an Hispanic Caucus meeting, Campaign Academy 2020, Labor Council meeting, Asian Pacific American Caucus meeting, Black Caucus meeting, Interfaith Council meeting, Ethnic Council meeting, Youth Council meeting, and the Women's Caucus meeting.
There will also be performance by a number of personalities and artists in the hour leading up to prime time coverage and in the hour after prime time coverage has concluded.
Day One Prime Time Speakers
Former First Lady Michelle Obama is headlining the first night of the convention. She will deliver her speech from a different location than the convention center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but it will be carried live both on TV and online.
Other notable speakers preceding her are Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Amy Klobuchar, former Republican Governor of Ohio John Kasich, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The full list of speakers for Day One of the Democratic National Convention can be found on the conventions official website.