Keynotes

Architects behind some of the most successful progressive campaigns of 2020 will share key learning moments and insights you can bring to your work. These inspiring sessions will highlight progressive success, reconnect you with what’s possible when we win.

Bridget Todd

Hayden Munro

Hayden Munro

Plenary Speakers

Engaging plenary discussions put our keynote speakers’ work into context: How can you learn from their wins? What lessons can you apply to level up your work in advocacy, campaigns, unions, and electoral politics? Dig in with some of the brightest minds in digital today to get answers to these questions and more.

More information to come

Workshops

Recognizing Digital Burnout

The pandemic has only dialed up the intensity and urgency of social and environmental change work. Everything feels urgent – but so many of the systems and structures we work in demand an unsustainable pace, and recreate the harms of the systems we’re working to dismantle. If you want to find ways to do the important work over the long term, and take care of yourself and your community while you do, you need to take a hard look at burnout culture.

In this presentation you’ll learn to:

  • Recognize, explore and unpack sources of digital burnout;
  • Understand the signs and signals of high stress, and;
  • Consider ways to manage your energy and time.
Leah Bae

Leah Bae
Bloom; The Burnout Project

Three Metrics to Grow your Membership and Boost your Organizing

Labor unions and other membership-based organizations rely on consistent revenue to grow and thrive.

In this presentation you’ll learn:

  • The three most important metrics to track if you want to grow your membership strategically.
  • How to calculate your Lifetime Member Value and Member Recruitment Cost, using our easy calculator.
  • How to evaluate your membership growth and organizing campaigns, and identify the best-performing parts of your unions based on data.
Jack Milroy

Jack Milroy
Defiance Digital

Power Mapping for Digital Campaigning

This is a 201-level training on power mapping with a digital lens and how to effectively choose digital tactics to reach your targets. Ideal for somewhat experienced campaigners newer to digital.

We will cover:

  • strategic goal setting
  • power mapping to find your ideal targets
  • examining relationships that influence targets
  • choosing tactics & digital tool (with references to cool New/Mode examples) to achieve your campaign goals
Abbey Piazza

Abbey Piazza
New/Mode

Nikki Koutsochilis

Nikki Koutsochilis
New/Mode

The Art and Science of Text-Based Engagement

Learn the keys to productive engagement with your audience through simple, text-led experiences. Supercharge your fundraising, member engagement, volunteer coordination, advocacy and get out the vote efforts through text.

Farz Sokhansanj

Farz Sokhansanj
Prompt.io

Organizing to Mobilize: Fighting Back against Conservative Forces in a post-COVID Context

Full workshop details coming soon.

pointblanknatasha

Natasha Madison
Point Blank Creative

pointblankandrew

Andrew Burns
Point Blank Creative

Finding Breakthrough Messaging

Full workshop details coming soon.

Avalanche

Bridget Todd

Bridget Todd (she/her) got her start teaching courses on writing and social change at Howard University. Since then, she's trained human rights activists in Australia, led digital strategy for organizations like Planned Parenthood, the Women's March, and MSNBC, and run a training program for political operatives the Washington Post called “the Hogwarts of the Democratic Party.” Bridget's tech podcast, There are No Girls on the Internet, has received critical acclaim from the AV Club, Mashable, and PopSugar. She also serves as the communications director for UltraViolet, a national gender justice organization.

Hayden Munro

Hayden MunroHayden Munro was the Campaign Manager for the New Zealand Labour Party’s 2020 election campaign, which saw Jacinda Ardern re-elected as Prime Minister with the best result for the party since 1938 and the only majority government under MMP. He has spent a decade working on various campaigns for corporate clients, NGOs, and the New Zealand Labour Party. He worked as Press Secretary to a Labour Minister and was Campaign Manager and then principal advisor for the former Mayor of Wellington, New Zealand's capital city.