June 26, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reentry Ready Release

Organizer: Convergence

Join us the morning of June 26, 2019 as the Reentry Ready Project team shares their recommendations for supporting successful return from prison and reintegration back into society. Reentry Ready stakeholders and three formerly incarcerated individuals from the Community Family Life Services Speakers Bureau will describe breakthrough strategies designed to transform the current system to improve reentry success. Senator Tim Kaine will open the event with remarks about the importance of reforming the current system.

Location: Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

June 27, 2019
5:00 - 10:00 PM

Calling Out Corruption June 27

Organizer: RepresentUs

Sign up for Calling Out Corruption, our campaign calls program targeting some of the most important anti-corruption campaigns across the country. Every Monday and Thursday, supporters like you are making calls right from their own home. This week we are supporting our local RepresentUs communities by calling members in their area to inform them of upcoming anti-corruption events! We'll train you on the script and the call program, and connect you with other callers to keep motivated and have fun. The phonebank will be open starting at 5pm ET / 2pm PT, but you have complete flexibility for when you want to jump on.

Location: Virtual

June 27, 2019
7:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Tribalism 101

Organizer: Living Room Conversations

Tribalism: the behavior and attitudes that stem from strong loyalty to one's own tribe or social group. People on the left and right may disagree on many things, but they generally agree that "tribalism" is bad for our politics and our country. Although most people want communities where all people have dignity and respect, respectful interactions are often not what we see modeled in the media and in politics. How do we build strong and unified communities in a divisive time?

Location: Videoconference

June 27, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Digital Deception in the 2020 Election

Organizer: MapLight

There are already reports of digital influence operations targeting 2020 presidential candidates. As this pivotal election approaches, what kinds of manipulative and deceptive behavior should we expect to see online? And what must we do to safeguard our elections? Join a panel discussion around the latest research on how digital deception affects democracy, where the digital political landscape is headed, and what policies and actions are needed from government, civil society, and technology companies.

Location: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, 2121 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025

June 28, 2019
9 am - 12 pm

Advocacy Leaders Network: Breaking Down the Silos

Sponsor: Congressional Management Foundation

Have you ever experienced the tug-of-war between [or within] government relations and communications departments? Or run into an issue managing third-party vendors and consultants? Of course you have! This event delves into the complex relationship within your organizations and other hired hands from your peers that have been on both sides of the tussle and lived to tell the tale.

Location: Beekeeper Group, 1101 14th St NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005

June 29, 2019
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Represent Maryland Monthly Chapter Meeting

Organizer: RepresentUs

This will be the perfect opportunity to meet face-to-face with your community leaders and local anti-corruption activists, plan events and actions, and begin developing the democracy reform movement in your neighborhood. For this meeting we will discuss how to move things forward politically, review events coming up and share thoughts about our recent tabling event.

Location: Hideaway Restaurant, 1439 Odenton Rd., Odenton, MD 21113

June 30-July 5, 2019

International Leadership Summit

Organizer: State Legislative Leaders Foundation

During our stay, we will be meeting and talking with prominent Greek government officials, academics and business leaders to learn more about the special bonds that exist between our two great democracies and what we can do to further strengthen our political, economic, and social ties. The group will stay in the heart of Syntagma Square adjacent to the Greek National Parliament and within easy walking distance to the Acropolis and the Plaka, the ancient marketplace. Among the many highlights of our trip will be visits to Parthenon on the Acropolis and a day trip to the Greek Isle of Hydra. A special celebration of U.S. Independence Day will be hosted by US Ambassador to Greece, Mr. Geoffrey Pyatt. Registration is by invitation only.

Location: Athens, Greece

July 3, 2019
7:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

The America We Want to Be

Organizer: Living Room Conversations

When the Declaration of Independence was written, not everyone was included in the famous statement about "pursuit of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." And while the aspirations expressed in our founding documents resonate for some more than others, there are many views regarding the degree to which we have advanced these aspirations for everyone. Some focus more on the great strides we have made; others point to how far we still need to go. Some believe that focusing on the past prevents forward progress; others think we still need to come to terms with our shadow side.

Location: Videoconference

July 11-13, 2019

Netroots Nation 2019

Organizer: Netroots Nation and Netroots Foundation

For more than a decade, Netroots Nation has hosted the largest annual conference for progressives, drawing nearly 3,000 attendees from around the country and beyond. Our attendees are online organizers, grassroots activists and independent media makers. Some are professionals who work at advocacy organizations, progressive companies or labor unions, while others do activism in their spare time. Attendees can choose from 80+ panels, 60+ training sessions, inspiring keynotes, caucuses, film screenings and lots of networking and social events.

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

July 17-20, 2019

FreedomFest

Organizer: FreedomFest

Was the Wild West a time of liberty and opportunity? Or a time of anarchy and violence? Or both? We'll visit this exciting theme at FreedomFest this year, explore the real history with experts, learn what are the "Wild Wests" of today, plus how we can benefit from the positive lessons of the Old West. All this in addition to our famous lineup of sessions that go beyond politics (though we do have plenty of that!) into economics, investing and personal finances, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, education reform, taxation, criminal justice reform, healthcare and healthy living, science, technology and digital privacy, not to mention the Anthem Film Festival - a full film festival INCLUDED in your FreedomFest registration.

Location: Paris Las Vegas, 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

July 19, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Soccer Thinking for Capitol Hill Success: Lessons for Congressional Offices from the World's Game

Organizer: Congressional Management Foundation

Congress has a lot to learn from the game of soccer. It demonstrates the importance of everyone finding ways to support each other, how to advance a shared goal, and the need for constant communication. This training session will be conducted by Peter Loge, author the book Soccer Thinking for Management Success: Lessons for Organizations from the World's Game. Peter will draw on his experience as a senior staffer in the Congress (a former House Chief of Staff), and Obama administration. Peter's presentation and research is based on interviews with more than two dozen soccer players at every level to provide practical advice for today's managers. More about the book, including interviews with The Hilland Roll Call, is at SoccerThinking.com."

Location: TBD

July 23, 2019
7:30 PM

Ideas at Work: John C. Mozena

Organizer: Center for the Study of Liberty

The Center for the Study of Liberty is excited to bring you a live interview and discussion with John C. Mozena, President of the Center for Economic Accountability. CEA is an independent, non-partisan group whose mission is to advance economic opportunity for all by promoting transparency, accountability, and free-market-based reform of state and local economic development initiatives. With more than $70 billion each year transferred by governments to private companies in the name of "job creation" and "economic development," John and his team are dedicated to getting the real story to citizens about these initiatives. His recent work has tracked the Amazon deals in Nashville and New York City; the soccer stadium build in Indianapolis; and downtown re-development plans in Detroit. Join us for this special event to learn more about economic development initiatives around the country and how you can look out for the economic well-being of your city.

Location: Webinar

July 25-28, 2019

2019 Conference of State Majority Leaders

Organizer: State Legislative Leaders Foundation

The Conference of State Majority Leaders continually attracts nearly half of all the majority leaders in the nation. The program presents a unique opportunity for house and senate majority leaders to come together to discuss the real nitty-gritty of their jobs. What sets this program apart is its focus on what it takes to succeed in one of the most challenging leadership positions in any state legislature. Topics include ways to handle ethical dilemmas and how to effectively communicate your message with your constituents as well as hearing best practices from seasoned political leaders. Registration is by invitation only and is non-transferable.

Location: Sun Valley Resort, 1 Sun Valley Rd., Sun Valley, ID 83353

Aug. 2-4, 2019

2019 Future Summit

Organizer: Millennial Action Project

MAP's Future Summit for state legislators is the largest bipartisan gathering for young elected officials in the US. Lawmakers have the opportunity to collaborate on innovative solutions to the issues that matter to the next generation, share best practices and strategies they've implemented in their own states, and engage with policy experts from a variety of fields.

Location: Nashville, TN

Aug. 3, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM

MAP in Music City

Organizer: Millennial Action Project

Join MAP in Nashville to celebrate the outstanding young state legislators working to bridge the partisan divide in their communities and across the country. Come for the networking, stay for the great food, live band, and dancing!

Location: Nudie's Honky Tonk, 409 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

Aug. 7, 13 & 21, 2019
7:30 - 8:45 PM

Virtual Reading Group: Exploring Socialism in America

Organizer: Center for the Study of Liberty

"Socialism" has become a buzzword in the news lately. Several politicians in the national spotlight have offered their own definitions of "democratic socialism," and op-ed writers continue to debate whether we should or shouldn't be concerned about the growing interest in "socialism" in the United States. But what do we actually mean when we talk about "socialism"? What is "democratic socialism" and what does it mean for American democracy? Join the Center for the Study of Liberty this summer for a civil, open conversation about this important topic facilitated by a distinguished professor. You can participate from the comfort of your home; all you need is an Internet connection.

Location: Video conference

Aug. 10, 2019
TBD

Civic Saturday: St. Louis

Organizer: Citizen University

Civic Saturday is a gathering of friends and strangers in a common place to nurture a spirit of shared purpose. At the gathering we reflect and connect around the values and practices of being an active citizen, reckon with and reflect on our nation's creed, and build civic fellowship to create new civic traditions that are joyful and communal.

Location: TBD

Aug. 18, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Inspire Leadership Summit - Charleston

Organizer: Inspire U.S.

Calling all junior and senior high school students! Register your peers to Vote! Develop your leadership and communication skills, and make a difference in your community. The Inspire U.S. Leadership Summit is one of the most important components of the Inspire U.S. Program. The Summit, which kicks off your Inspired Experience, you'll develop effective leadership skills, learn how to build teams, and grow the knowledge and abilities needed to participate as an active and effective citizen. As an Inspired Leader, you will collaborate with fellow students, community leaders, and elected officials on issues that face your local communities and develop strategies and actions aimed at improving the civic health of your state.

Location: TBD, Charleston, WV

Aug. 25, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Inspire Leadership Summit - Martinsburg

Organizer: Inspire U.S.

Calling all junior and senior high school students! Register your peers to Vote! Develop your leadership and communication skills, and make a difference in your community. The Inspire U.S. Leadership Summit is one of the most important components of the Inspire U.S. Program. The Summit, which kicks off your Inspired Experience, you'll develop effective leadership skills, learn how to build teams, and grow the knowledge and abilities needed to participate as an active and effective citizen. As an Inspired Leader, you will collaborate with fellow students, community leaders, and elected officials on issues that face your local communities and develop strategies and actions aimed at improving the civic health of your state.

Location: TBD, Martinsburg, WV

Aug. 29, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Inspire Leadership Summit - Phoenix

Organizer: Inspire U.S.

Calling all junior and senior high school students! Register your peers to Vote! Develop your leadership and communication skills, and make a difference in your community. The Inspire U.S. Leadership Summit is one of the most important components of the Inspire U.S. Program. The Summit, which kicks off your Inspired Experience, you'll develop effective leadership skills, learn how to build teams, and grow the knowledge and abilities needed to participate as an active and effective citizen. As an Inspired Leader, you will collaborate with fellow students, community leaders, and elected officials on issues that face your local communities and develop strategies and actions aimed at improving the civic health of your state.

Location: Arizona Capitol Museum, 1700 W Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Sept. 7, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Inspire Leadership Summit - San Diego

Organizer: Inspire U.S.

Calling all junior and senior high school students! Register your peers to Vote! Develop your leadership and communication skills, and make a difference in your community. The Inspire U.S. Leadership Summit is one of the most important components of the Inspire U.S. Program. The Summit, which kicks off your Inspired Experience, you'll develop effective leadership skills, learn how to build teams, and grow the knowledge and abilities needed to participate as an active and effective citizen. As an Inspired Leader, you will collaborate with fellow students, community leaders, and elected officials on issues that face your local communities and develop strategies and actions aimed at improving the civic health of your state.

Location: University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

Sept. 10, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Inspire Leadership Summit - Harrisburg

Organizer: Inspire U.S.

Calling all junior and senior high school students! Register your peers to Vote! Develop your leadership and communication skills, and make a difference in your community. The Inspire U.S. Leadership Summit is one of the most important components of the Inspire U.S. Program. The Summit, which kicks off your Inspired Experience, you'll develop effective leadership skills, learn how to build teams, and grow the knowledge and abilities needed to participate as an active and effective citizen. As an Inspired Leader, you will collaborate with fellow students, community leaders, and elected officials on issues that face your local communities and develop strategies and actions aimed at improving the civic health of your state.

Location: TBD, Harrisburg, PA

Sept. 10, 2019
6:00 - 9:00 PM

Advocacy Leaders Network: Fall Happy Hour

Organizer: Congressional Management Foundation

Please join us for our annual spring Advocacy Leaders Network happy hour. Over the past seven years, many of you have joined us for substantive sessions on all aspects of maximizing your advocacy campaigns, but sometimes the best learning comes from just talking to your peers over drinks! The Advocacy Leaders Network is a community of senior advocacy, government affairs, and public relations professionals. In addition to our quarterly event series, we will be providing these professional networking opportunities as a chance for us all to meet in a fun, informal setting.

Location: Beekeeper Group, 1101 14th Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005

Sept. 12, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Inspire Leadership Summit - Philadelphia

Organizer: Inspire U.S.

Calling all junior and senior high school students! Register your peers to Vote! Develop your leadership and communication skills, and make a difference in your community. The Inspire U.S. Leadership Summit is one of the most important components of the Inspire U.S. Program. The Summit, which kicks off your Inspired Experience, you'll develop effective leadership skills, learn how to build teams, and grow the knowledge and abilities needed to participate as an active and effective citizen. As an Inspired Leader, you will collaborate with fellow students, community leaders, and elected officials on issues that face your local communities and develop strategies and actions aimed at improving the civic health of your state.

Location: TBD, Philadelphia, PA

Oct. 3, 2019
3:00 - 4:00 PM

What Congress Wants from Constituents vs. Professional Lobbyists

Organizer: Congressional Management Foundation

Each year, thousands of Americans meet with their Members of Congress and their staff. Many of these citizen advocates feel unprepared for their meetings because they aren't parliamentary experts and aren't fluent in Capitol Hill jargon. Citizen advocates shouldn't feel they need to know the difference between a budget resolution and budget reconciliation. Instead, they need to be prepared to provide local and personalized information that only constituents can provide. This webinar is for citizen advocates as part of the Partnership for a More Perfect Union.

Location: Webinar

Oct. 24, 2019
6:30 PM

FIRE's 20th Anniversary Celebration

Organizer: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

Twenty years ago, Harvey Silverglate and Alan Charles Kors opened up the doors to a small nonprofit in Philadelphia to answer calls for help from students and professors facing violations of their individual rights. Now, 20 years later, FIRE is the leading authority on campus civil liberties, having helped millions of students defend and enjoy their rights. With each day, FIRE's voice grows and its reputation becomes stronger. This is a testament to all the people who have supported our work throughout the years. And it is those people who we want to celebrate with us in October. Please join us for a fun, thought-provoking, and celebratory evening with your favorite free speech friends. Don't forget, this is not an annual event, so don't miss out! Formal invitations and registration to come soon.

Location: Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023

Oct. 25, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Advocacy Leaders Network: What’s Next for the Advocacy World

Organizer: Congressional Management Foundation

Could you have imagined that advocacy professionals would be tweeting at Members of Congress? And that you would be geofencing the hill to deliver a targeted ad? Hear from a forward-thinking group of practitioners who DID see these changes coming to the industry and what they think we are in for next.

Location: Beekeeper Group, 1101 14th Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005

Oct. 19-21, 2019

National Citizen Leadership Conference

Organizer: American Promise

In the face of toxic political divisiveness and pay-to-play government, American Promise brings together and empowers Americans of widely varying political viewpoints with a common goal - eliminating the corrupting influence of super PAC and special interest money in politics and securing our rights as equal citizens. Nationwide, we are rising to the challenge, building an unstoppable network and movement, locally and nationally, to pass and ratify a powerful amendment to United States Constitution so that people, not money govern America. Join us at the National Citizen Leadership Conference (NCLC) to see how we can achieve this urgent, historic reform. Come away empowered, knowing that together, we can amplify our message in communities, statehouses and Congress. It's time take on super PACs and special interests to get money out of politics by passing the 28th Amendment.

Location: TBD, Washington, DC

Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2019

2019 FIRE Faculty Conference

Organizer: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

As with our previous conferences, FIRE welcomes proposals for papers on a wide array of topics related to academic freedom and freedom of expression in modern higher education. Presented work may take the form of original research or a critical narrative, and presentation of research-in-progress is also acceptable. Topics may be examined through the lens of a particular field or discipline, or in the context of higher education more broadly. Each presentation will be accompanied by a moderated panel discussion in which invited participants will give brief responses, followed by a discussion among all attendees. Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the published volumes from our 2017 and 2018 conferences to get a sense of the scope of the conference and the variety of ideas presented.

For our 2019 conference, FIRE is additionally interested not only in presenting academic research, but in examining the academic profession itself and the infrastructure supporting academic research and discovery. Recent academic controversies and trends have presented new challenges to longstanding pillars of academic research such as Institutional Review Boards and the peer review process. The internet and social media have diversified the outlets available for faculty to disseminate their research and offer commentary, while at the same time those outlets have frequently been weaponized to stifle faculty voices and threaten academic research. Tenure remains vulnerable and available to few, and faculty expertise is frequently overridden from within the university and viewed with hostility from without. What other fault lines might exist? How well does the academic process work at protecting academic freedom? We welcome papers exploring this issue from a variety of perspectives.

Location: Boston University, Boston, MA

Nov. 7-8, 2019

2019 California Economic Summit

Organizer: CA Forward

The 2019 California Economic Summit marks the eighth annual gathering of private, public and civic leaders from across California's diverse regions. The Summit's bipartisan network of business, equity, environmental and civic organizations is unique in championing solutions that meet the triple bottom line—simultaneously growing the economy, improving environmental quality and increasing opportunity for all. The two-day Summit is designed to accelerate coordinated implementation of the Roadmap action plans and strengthen the Summit network.

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Nov. 18, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Introduction to Dialogue Across Differences

Organizer: Essential Partners

This one-day workshop uses real-world case studies to introduce participants to the theory and practice of EP's Reflective Structured Dialogue framework. For three decades, our unique approach has transformed conflicts across the country and the world—but the basic principles of EP's framework are applicable to local community issues, organizational development, congregations, and everyday conversations. Intentional communication helps individuals, organizations, and communities build trust, enhance resilience, and engage in constructive conversations despite deeply-held differences of value, belief, opinion, or identity. This workshop provides a set of simple tools to achieve those goals.

Location: 186 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 212, Cambridge, MA 02138

June 14, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Represent Twin Cities Community Meeting

Organizer: RepresentUS

Whether you're a longtime volunteer or new to the movement, this is the perfect opportunity to join the conversation in Minnesota and learn how to take action against corruption in your area and around the country. You'll meet face-to-face with leaders, activists, and other volunteers in your community to plan future events and actions, and help build a grassroots movement.

Location: Star Bank - Eden Prairie, 250 Prairie Center Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55344-7819

June 15, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Civic Saturday: Oklahoma City

Organizer: Citizen University

Civic Saturday is a gathering of friends and strangers in a common place to nurture a spirit of shared purpose. At the gathering we reflect and connect around the values and practices of being an active citizen, reckon with and reflect on our nation's creed, and build civic fellowship to create new civic traditions that are joyful and communal.

Location: Paramount Room, 701 W Sheridan Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Dec. 9, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 PM

How Mail to Congress Moves From the Back Office to the Member Office

Organizer: Congressional Management Foundation

Organizations that encourage grassroots advocacy invest considerable resources to get their supporters to email their Members of Congress. The first person who "opens" these messages are Legislative Correspondents (LC's). Yet how influential are these messages and how are they perceived by LC's who are responsible for processing hundreds of thousands of constituent emails every year? What does it take to get a campaign off this junior staffer's desk and in front of senior staff and the legislator? This presentation will provide findings from CMF's first-of-its-kind survey of Capitol Hill LC's.

Location: Webinar