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Grassroots Bootcamp!
    Tuesday November 13, 2012 1:30pm - 5:00pm @ Talbot FG

    Jumpstart your organization’s activist engagement programs! Grassroots organizers and trainers will share how you can build an effective call to action network to turn your white papers into winning ideas.


    1:30-2:00 Dynamics of the Tea Party
    A snapshot of the Tea Party movement and a pulse check of the current momentum. What are future trends and best practices? Train activists to get out of meetings and play effective offense all the time. 

    2:00-2:30 Establishing Your Call to Action Network
    Find and train activists to get out of meetings and play effective offense all the time. Move your strategic plans and policy goals off of the shelf and into reality. 

    2:30-3:00 Social Media Strategy
    How to build your online community of activists through social media and email marketing, and then move them to offline action. 

    3:00-4:00 Ask the Activists & Partner Resources
    Florida activists and national “grass tops” will answer your questions about any and all activisim engagement. Grassroots training organizations will present their tools and trainings available for activists that you can use for your plans. 

    4:00-5:00 Problem Solving Session
    Break off into small roundtable to work through issues that state groups might face on the ground or get feedback on ideas for outreach. 

    5:00-6:00 Closing Reception (TBD)


    Type Outreach, Pre Conference Session



New Frontiers: Untapped Audiences
    Wednesday November 14, 2012 9:45am - 11:00am @ Talbot AB

    Are you missing opportunities to move policy forward because you aren’t working with allies who hold sway? Outreach experts who work with Hispanics, women, and youth will share fresh opportunities and potential pitfalls to avoid when working with seemingly unlikely bedfellows.

    Executive Vice President, Independence Institute

    Deneen Borelli is a host on CRTV.com, an on-demand subscription-based...

    (Moderator): President, Intellectual Takeout

    Marketing Director, Freethink Media

    Type Outreach


Advancing Your Organization’s Goals: Lessons from National School Choice Week
    Wednesday November 14, 2012 11:15am - 12:30pm @ Plaza 2

    Understand how hundreds of diverse groups, each with its own distinct goal, can work together on the issue of school choice under one big tent while maintaining autonomy. Each group advances its work while at the same time contributing to a national effort to raise awareness about school choice and uniting to build a groundswell of demand. How can we replicate this model to move the movement in other policy areas?



    President, National School Choice Week

    President, Joe Trippi & Associates

    David Nott is president of Reason Foundation, a nonprofit organization...

    President & CEO, Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public...

    Type Outreach


Coalitions 101: How to Build Partnerships to Maximize Impact
    Wednesday November 14, 2012 2:30pm - 4:00pm @ Talbot D

    Increase your organization's ability to achieve meaningful policy change by building coalitions around important issues. This session will give you the tools to begin building effective partnerships with the people and organizations that share your interests.

    Director,  Coalition Relations, Heritage Foundation

    Director of Federal and State Campaigns, FreedomWorks

    President & CEO, Beacon Center of Tennessee

    (Moderator): Director of Coalitions, State Policy Network

    Director, The Herald Group, LLC

    Type Outreach


My Food, My Choice
    Wednesday November 14, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Santa Maria

    My Food. My Choice! recognizes that the growing campaign by local governments and now nationally, through the White House and various federal agencies, to ban certain foods or tax them off the market is a dire threat to individual liberty.  If the state can control what we eat, there is nothing the state can't control. My Food. My Choice! is the citizen-led counterweight to local and national government bullies who've decided that the path to unlimited power is through our stomachs. Come learn more about this movement and how you can get involved.

    Type Outreach, Policy


Student Outreach Forum
    Wednesday November 14, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm @ Talbot E

    Hosted by Students For Liberty


    The forum will bring state-based think tanks together with leaders of the student movement for liberty to discuss student outreach efforts.

    The forum’s purpose is to assist state-based think tanks in the development of more active and effective efforts to spread their institute’s ideas to today’s young people and support pro-liberty students in their areas. During this educational forum, Students For Liberty leaders will join representatives from a diverse group of state-based think tanks to discuss best practices of student outreach efforts.


    The agenda will include:

    • Think Tank Student Programs
    • Students For Liberty and Think Tank Collaboration
    • Internship Programs
    • Getting Student Programs Approved
    • Getting Students Involved With Your Work
    • Regional Breakouts
    • Open Forum

    Type Outreach



Make Me an Expert: Engaging the Media


Make Me an Expert: Partnering With Others in the SPN Network


Make Me an Expert: Reaching Legislators
    Thursday November 15, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm @ Talbot A

    Learn from those who have built successful relationships with lawmakers, from hosting a policy orientation to working with your Congressional delegation.

    Senior Director of Government Affairs, Illinois Policy Insti...

    Director of Conservative Coalitions and State Outreach, U.S...

    Type Outreach


Make Me an Expert: Working With Grassroots Activists
    Thursday November 15, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm @ Talbot B

    Outreach experts will lead a discussion about activist engagement, using the web to create your call to action network, and creating a strategic outreach plan.

    Community Liaison, Commonwealth Foundation

    Type Outreach


Strategies from the Left, What Can We Learn?
    Thursday November 15, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm @ Talbot FG

    The Left is great at forming coalitions, having a united and clear message, and using emotion to win on policy issues. We will look at these strategies and discuss what we can learn and incorporate into our outreach plans.

    Writer, Breitbart.com

    Vice President, Franklin Center for Government and Public...

    CEO, American Phoenix Foundation

    President, Independence Institute

    (Moderator): Coalitions Coordinator, State Policy Network

    Type Outreach


Communications & Outreach Directors Reception


Crisis Communications: How to Handle an Attack
    Friday November 16, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm @ Plaza 1

    We must be prepared for attacks by the Left and use them as opportunities to win the battle of ideas. This panel will offer strategies to combat and anticipate, stories from those who have been through attacks, and solutions you can start implementing immediately when you get back to the office.

    Executive Director, Yankee Institute

    Communications Director, American Legislative Exchange C...

    Director of Communications, Franklin Center for Government...

    (Moderator): Executive Vice President, State Policy Netw...

    Executive Vice President, Goldwater Institute

    Type Outreach


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