Panels

Our agenda includes 80+ panels on almost every progressive issue, from current battles to long-term movement strategy. We’ve also got sessions highlighting activism in our host city/state and even some lighthearted sessions on topics like arts and cultural organizing.

Our 2018 agenda will be announced in May. Below is a peek at some of our panels from 2017. To browse our full agenda from 2017, click here.

Big Picture

Many of our sessions look beyond the current news cycle and challenge attendees to think big picture and long-term.

Big-picture panels include:

  • Pivoting Left: How We Win by Standing Up for Working Families and Embracing Progressive Values
  • A Progresssive Vision of Universal Basic Income
  • Building a 21st Century Movement Against Militarism
Issue Based

These panels focus on issues ranging from climate change to economic justice and how progressives are moving that issue forward.

Issue-focused panels include:

  • Climate Change: Who Will Be Hit First and Worst if We Don’t Act?
  • Y’all Means All: Fighting for LGBTQ Rights in the South
  • Resisting With Vision: Building the Abortion Rights Movement City by City
Campaign Focused

Some panels break down valuable lessons learned from past campaigns or discuss strategy for upcoming election cycles.

Campaign-focused panels include:

  • Drawing a Roadmap for Reclaiming Our State Legislatures
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Digital Design in 2016 and Beyond
  • Leaving it All on the Field: The Midterm Elections in the Resistance Era
Tactical

These panels focus on cutting-edge tools, tactics and best practices that can be applied to any issue or campaign.

Tactical panels include:

  • Game of Phones: Rapid Response Calling in the Age of Trump
  • Emotional Intelligence: New Research on Emotional Messaging
  • From Demonstration to Legislation: How Organizing Will Win Back Progressive Power