Convening the Brightest Minds from the Right and Left to Fix American Politics...and Party in New Orleans
Conservatives. Progressives. Solutions.
This is no ordinary conference. No endless panels and speeches. It’s fast-paced and fun, with plenty of time to self-organize as you mingle with top advocacy leaders, academics, comedians, musicians, celebrities, activists, philanthropists and journalists. This is about crossing partisan and ideological divides and working together on concrete solutions to unrig America’s political system…. with plenty of New Orleans fun mixed in.
Featured Speakers from Across the Political Spectrum
Actor & Member of Represent.Us Creative Council
Actor & Member of Represent.Us Board of Directors
Professor, Former White House Ethics Counsel for George W. Bush
FOX News Host CEO & Founder, Crowdpac
Former U.S. House Rep. (R), Tennessee District 3, Issue One ReFormers Caucus
Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School
Oscar-Winning Director, Member of Represent.Us Board of Directors
Executive Director, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Federal Election Commissioners (past and present)
Program Director, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Pulitzer Prize Winning Writer, Wall Street Journal, Best-Selling Author on Presidents and Politics
Also featuring these leaders in the field:
RUPA BALASUBRAMANIAN, Philanthropic Advisor | ANDY BERNSTEIN, HeadCount | JOHN BONIFAZ, Free Speech for People | LESLEY CHILCOTT, Documentary Film Producer & Director | JEFF CLEMENTS, American Promise | DAVID DONNELLY, Every Voice | ADAM EICHEN, Author | KAREN HOBERT FLYNN, Common Cause | GINNA GREEN, ReThink Media | SENATOR ROBERT HERZBERG, CA State Senator | STEVE HILTON, CrowdPac | ANTHONY JOHNSTONE, University of Montana | CATIE KELLEY, Campaign Legal Center | SHEILA KRUMHOLZ, Center for Responsive Politics | FRANCES MOORE LAPPÉ, Author | CARMEN LOPEZ, Thornburg Foundation | TIFFANY MULLER, End Citizens United | LARRY NOBLE, Campaign Legal Center | NATALIE TENNANT, Brennan Center | NICK NYHART, Every Voice Center | GREG ORMAN, Entrepreneur | DAVID ORR, Oberlin College | CHAD PEACE, IVC Media | NICK PENNIMAN, Issue One | JOHN PUDNER, Take Back Our Republic | ROB RICHIE, FairVote | PAUL S. RYAN, Common Cause | JOSH SILVER, Represent.Us | NICK STEPHANOPOLOUS, University of Chicago | CIARA TORRES-SPELLISCY, Stetson Law | ERIC WANG, Center for Competitive Politics
Tracks for Advocacy, Policy and One Helluva Good Time
Shape the future of: Money in Politics, Gerrymandering, Citizens United, Voting Reform, Transparency and more.
Friday Night Welcome Party
Have a drink and meet the movement at an authentic New Orleans nightclub with live bands, top comedians, celebrity speakers and more.
Tickets: FREE with registration
Saturday Night Live Performance
An intimate evening of live music, standup comedy and inspired (short) speeches in an 1,800-seat historic New Orleans theater. Let’s celebrate our movement like never before.
Tickets: FREE with registration
Full lineup coming soon. Stay tuned.
The Power of Storytelling
From winning new recruits to getting press coverage, so much of what we do relies on our ability to tell a compelling story about our work and ourselves. Learn the narrative skills that power winning campaigns from the people who organized some of our country’s best.
Frenemies with Benefits
Not sure how to talk to politicians or activists on the other side of the political spectrum? Learn what tactics have worked and what messaging appeals to decision makers on the right and the left, so you can build more effective coalitions.
Iron Campaign: Iron Chef for Activists
Get off the sidelines and get your hands dirty! In this interactive training, you’ll join a team to create a campaign live at the summit. Starting with the same ingredients, you and your crew will be guided through a campaign planning simulation. Walk away victorious with the recipe for success!
At Our Whit(ford)’s End With Gerrymandering?
The upcoming Supreme Court decision in Gill v. Whitford will either amplify our ability to take down partisan gerrymandering or send advocates back to the drawing board. What are the potential — and most likely — outcomes from the Court, and how should we focus our efforts going forward?
From Russia, with Facebook
The 2016 presidential cycle showed how vulnerable our elections are to foreign influence. And out-of-state money continues to flood our most high-profile state elections. How can we limit the influence of non-constituents and those beyond the reach of our laws, and should we?
What to do about Citizens United?
Hear from the best legal minds on how reformers can work – and are already working – to challenge Citizens United, super PACs, dark money, and more.
Sliding Scale Registration
All pricing levels include all events, sessions and entertainment.
Please pay what you can afford.
- Lower Income/Student
- + 2 individuals
- + Meeting Room Access
- + Listing on our Website
- + Social & Email Promotion
- + more...
- Includes your registration, plus enables registration, travel and lodging for lower income participants
THIS IS NOT A TULANE UNIVERSITY PROGRAM OR EVENT