Campus Progress National Student Conference 2007

Starting Date: 06-26-2007
Starting Time: 8:30am

Hyatt Regency Washington On Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20001
United States
Campus Progress is pleased to announce our third annual National Student Conference, to be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Our Time is Now.” With young voters turning out in record numbers in 2004 and 2006, and with young advocates creating new vehicles for change every day, our generation now has the power and the voice to move America in a more positive, progressive direction right now. The National Student Conference is an opportunity for college and university students to come together with other young progressives from all across the nation and collaborate on the issues you’re passionate about.
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Noted speakers include:
*Speaker Nancy Pelosi

*Senator Russell Feingold of Wisconsin

*Journalists Seymour Hersh, Asra Nomani, and Jessica Valenti

*Public interest activists Wade Henderson, Van Jones, and Maria Teresa Petersen

*Hip-hop artist M1 of Dead Prez
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In addition to the June 26 conference, which is open to 1000 registrants, Campus Progress will sponsor additional programs around that date. (You can indicate your interest on the application form.)

On Monday, June 25:

* Campus Progress and The Nation magazine’s Student Journalism Conference (for about 140 registrants)
* Iraq War Lobby Day
* Conference Evening Kick-off Party

On Wednesday, June 27:

* Campus Progress, Wellstone Action and Student PIRGs Grassroots Training (for about 140 registrants)
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The Campus Progress National Student Conference has received extensive press coverage, including articles in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune.

2006: “Campus Progress has made good on its commitment to be a big tent for young progressive activists…. Students from a variety of races, classes, religious and ethnic backgrounds, across the ideological spectrum of the student left, came together to discuss, debate, and most importantly, organize. There was a definite sense in the air that, come this fall, progressive student activism could reach heights not seen for decades on campuses.”
—The Nation (7/13/06)

2005: “For one day, for the first time in 30 years of progressive organizing, there were students from Ivy League schools and community colleges, students from Tennessee and Florida—all seeing each other as part of a cohesive whole. Public service seemed like a hip thing to do. And most participants were challenged to focus on what the progressive movement agrees on and stands for, rather than what it is that divides the various factions.”
—Alternet (8/1/05)
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The National Student Conference and related events are all free for attendees, but space is limited. We will accept applications until June 1, 2007, but attendees are accepted on a rolling basis until spots are filled. In the last two years we were completely filled early on, so apply now. Stay tuned as we announce more about the program including leading speakers in the coming weeks.

This exciting one-day event will feature remarks by leading politicians, activists, journalists, and policy experts; issue discussions; training sessions on communications, media, and other skills; networking opportunities; hands-on activism to take back to your campus; breakfast, lunch, and an evening reception.

check out the agenda at:

Geographical Scope: National

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