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Last Updated: December 16, 2016
DAY ONE: Saturday, January 21, 2017 (at the Lincoln Theatre)
Overview (Day One)
After the Women's March on Washington, join us at the Lincoln Theatre (doors open at 2:30pm) to come in from the cold, meet up with your friends & colleagues, connect with other activists, and speak with representatives from 15 - 20 non-profit organizations. Stay for our leadership training workshop (beginning at 4:30pm) and the "Inspire Talks" (beginning at 6:00pm), featuring guest speakers like U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Kristen Clarke (President & Executive Director, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law), and Sam Munger (Senior Advisor at State Innovation Exchange).
Detailed Schedule (Day One)
Please note: specific times, speakers, and topics may change. Changes will be shared on this page.
ACTIVIST MEETUPS, NONPROFIT EXPO, & DAY ONE REGISTRATION
Saturday, January 21, 2:30PM - 4:15PM at the Lincoln Theatre
Join us after the Women's March on Washington to come in from the cold, connect with other activists, meet up with your friends & colleagues, and speak with representatives of 15 - 20 different non-profit organizations. Use our mobile conference app to create your activist profile, identify like-minded conference attendees, and schedule 1-to-1 meetings to take place throughout the events. Visit the non-profit expo to learn more about a variety of different non-profit organizations and sign up for interesting volunteer opportunities.
WORKSHOP: Activism, Change Agents, & Leadership in 2017
Saturday, January 21, 4:30PM - 5:30PM at the Lincoln Theatre
A leadership training workshop for activists and change agents interested in maximizing impact in 2017. Get concrete, actionable advice to improve your leadership skills and prepare for the obstacles you're likely to face in the months ahead.
Note: CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation) Provided
INSPIRE TALKS: Fighting for a Government that Works
Saturday, January 21, 6:00PM - 8:00PM at the Lincoln Theatre
A dynamic plenary event featuring a series of powerful, highly engaging presentations from inspiring guest speakers. Topics scheduled to include: progressive gains in 2016; gerrymandering, and the Voting Rights Act; data privacy; and what it will take to gain critical mass in state & local elections. Keep an eye on our "Speakers & Updates" blog for profiles of individual speakers as they are announced.
Note: CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation) Provided
Confirmed speakers include:
DAY TWO: Sunday, January 22, 2017 (at the Mayflower Hotel)
Overview (Day Two)
Join us at the Mayflower Hotel on Sunday, January 22, 2017, for a full day of programming at the "ENGAGE" Conference - including a breakfast panel ("Communications Strategy in the Era of Fake News"); morning and afternoon breakout sessions on key issues like human rights, immigration, conflicts of interest in government, working in government under the new administration, and combating hate crimes; a lunch panel ("Protecting Workers & Families in a Global Economy"); and a closing session designed to ensure you walk away with concrete action items and strategies.
Note: CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation) will not be provided on Sunday.
Detailed Schedule (Day Two)
Please note: specific times, speakers, and topics may change. Please check here or the conference app for the latest information.
ACTIVIST MEETUPS, NONPROFIT EXPO & DAY TWO REGISTRATION
Sunday, January 22, 7:30AM - 3:30PM at the Mayflower Hotel
Use our mobile conference app to create your activist profile, identify like-minded conference attendees, and schedule 1-to-1 meetings to take place throughout the conference. Visit the "non-profit trade show" to learn more about a variety of different non-profit organizations and sign up for interesting volunteer opportunities.
BREAKFAST PANEL: Communications Strategiest in the Era of Fake News
Sunday, January 22, 8:30AM - 9:55AM at the Mayflower Hotel
What does it take to communicate effectively in this era of "fake news?" Find out what works, what doesn't, and what approaches are worth trying in the ongoing battle for hearts and minds. A plenary panel discussion featuring several noted experts in the space. Confirmed speakers include:
Introduction by Andy Kim – RISE When We Fall
Tracy Norton – Assoc. Professor, Touro Law Center (Moderator)
David M. Rothschild, PhD – Economist, Microsoft Research
Toby Chaudhuri – Communication Strategist
MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Sunday, January 22, 10:15AM - 11:20AM at the Mayflower Hotel
STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS: How to Connect, Persuade, Motivate and Lead Through Your Story
WOMEN'S RIGHTS: Equality, Rights, Healthcare, and Leadership
Dr. Sharon Camp – PAI
Sandra Fluke – Social Justice Attorney
Kristen Hajduk – Co-Director, No Exceptions at the Truman Project
Maja Hazell – Global Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership and Career Coach (Moderator)
Rose Jackson - Open Society Foundation
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST: Holding the President Accountable
Jonathan Lowy – Director, Legal Action Project, The Brady Center (Moderator)
Deepak Gupta – Founding Principal, Gupta Wessler PLLC
Joshua Matz – Russell, Robbins, LLP
Steven Schooner - George Washington University Law
ECONOMIC POLICY: The Economy in the Foreseeable Future
LUNCH PROGRAM: Protecting Civil Rights and Combating Hate Crimes
Sunday, January 22, 11:35AM - 12:55PM at the Mayflower Hotel
Introduction by Traci Feit Love – Lawyers for Good Government
Anurima Bhargava – Institute of Politics at Harvard University, Open Society Foundations
Maria Foscarinis – Executive Director, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
James Gilliam – Dep. Executive Director, ACLU of Southern California
Michele Jawando – Center for American Progress
Joe Levin – Co-Founder, Southern Poverty Law Center
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Sunday, January 22, 1:10PM - 2:15PM at the Mayflower Hotel
GOVERNMENT: Staying in Government Under the Incoming Administration
Sarah Holewinski – Senior Fellow, CNAS
Tony Johnson – Co-Founder & Co-Director of Truman TruDiversity (moderator)
LEGAL BATTLES: Confirmations and Supreme Court Nominations
CLIMATE CHANGE: Protecting the Future of Our Planet
Phil Radford – former CEO of Greenpeace
Aimee Christensen - Sun Valley Institute for Resilience
Megan Ceronsky - former Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel to the President
IMMIGRATION: Stories from the Front Lines
CLOSING PANEL: Key Findings & Next Steps
Sunday, January 22, 2:35PM - 3:30PM at the Mayflower Hotel
Hear from conference organizers, thought leaders, and speakers sharing key findings and recommending concrete next steps. Make sure you walk away from the conference with a clear action plan, ready to use the ideas, strategies, and tactics shared throughout the weekend.