Speaker Profile

Steve Deline

Steve Deline
The New Conversation Initiative

Over 8 years on the LA LGBT Center's groundbreaking Leadership LAB team Steve helped create the tactic of deep canvassing. As the team’s National Mentoring Coordinator he partnered with organizations and campaigns across the country to develop and apply deep conversation approaches - around marriage equality, trans-inclusive nondiscrimination laws, criminal justice reform, and reproductive justice - on the ground. In 2012 he embedded with the historic MN United marriage equality campaign as the Co-Regional Field Director for deep red Central Minnesota. Since co-founding The New Conversation Initiative, Steve has helped multiple frontline teams develop powerfully persuasive new deep conversation approaches, most significantly around immigrant rights and climate justice.

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