Starting Date: 07-06-2011
Ending Date: 07-07-2011
Washington, District of Columbia 20003
United StatesConservative politicians and special interests are working to undermine progress in Washington and around the country. Young people know the stakes: The facts are on our side, and the urgency is on our side. But big money and right-wing organizing threaten the progressive change we need on issues like education, jobs, health care, reproductive choice, labor rights, clean energy, LGBTQ equality, and immigration.
You haven’t stopped working for change. You have sharpened your vision of a progressive America. You know what is right, and you know we can succeed, if we work together.
Join us on July 6-7, 2011, in Washington DC, for the 7th annual Campus Progress National Conference, as we work to turn truth to power – to turn your vision of a better world into a strong progressive youth movement that demands – and achieves -- positive change.
At the 2011 Campus Progress National Conference, more than 1000 young people will come together to advance the fight for change. You will connect with a remarkable group of young participants from around the country. You will discuss the critical challenges our generation faces and develop the ideas, networks, and innovations that will help us overcome obstacles and create a more progressive America.
The first day of the Campus Progress National Conference, to be held all day on July 6 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel for over 1000 attendees, features inspiring speeches, panels, performances, and interactive discussions with leading public officials, experts, activists, journalists, and artists. Past speakers have included Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, John Lewis, Linda Sanchez, Susan Rice, Van Jones, Samantha Power, Seymour Hersh, Majora Carter, John Oliver, Ryan Gosling, and, of course, Fat Joe.
The second day of the Campus Progress National Conference is a special half-day discussion for about 120 attendees, to be held on the morning of July 7 at the Center for American Progress. It will focus on the question: How do we build political power for young people, as we head toward 2012? Attendees will engage in discussion with each other and with experts in politics, organizing, policy, and communications.
Stay tuned for updates about speakers, panels, and more: #CPNC11 is our Twitter hashtag.
Launched in 2005, Campus Progress works with and for young people to promote progressive solutions to key political and social challenges. Through programs in activism, journalism, and events, Campus Progress engages a diverse group of young people nationwide, inspires them to embrace progressive values, provides them with essential trainings, and helps them make their voices heard. Learn more at CampusProgress.org.
The application will be open next week. Check back to apply!
Geographical Scope: National