The Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Milwaukee.
It started this week on Monday, August 17th, and goes through Thursday, August 20th. Things will look a little different, as most events are being held virtually. Downtown Milwaukee finally looks like the convention is happening this week with the security perimeter put in place, with a few roads blocked off and participants strolling around. The control center took over the third floor of the Wisconsin Center, which will be the hub and command center for the virtual event. The convention was once expecting tens of thousands of attendees, which was going to trickle into the Lake Geneva area filling up hotel rooms with some attendees enjoying local amenities. Now, instead, there will be hundreds of live feeds from all over the country, which is very different than what people are used to. There are no big crowds to fill the Fiserv Forum or bring much tourism or extra money into the economy with the event being so scaled back. Some speakers and delegates will be speaking from conference rooms within the Wisconsin Center while broadcasting live, while others will be in their homes or studios sprinkled throughout the country. On Thursday, the Democratic Party will ‘formally’ nominate Joe Biden for President of the United States. This convention will be unlike any other in all of American history.