Philadelphia Summit Preview

This September, we’ll meet in Philadelphia for our biggest gathering yet. Join us.

Read on for a preview of the:

  1. Program
  2. Training Options
  3. Venue
  4. Office Hours

The Philadelphia Summit is proudly sponsored by the Alliance for American Manufacturing. AAM is a non-profit founded in 2007 that explores worker-friendly solutions to challenges such as job creation, infrastructure investment, international trade, and global competitiveness.


1. PROGRAM

Here’s a preview of some of the people you’ll hear from at the Summit. Stay tuned - there’s more to come.

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Mitch Landrieu

Former Mayor of New Orleans, LA

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Toni Blackman

Rapper, Actress, and Writer

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Dan Pfeiffer

Co-Host of Pod Save America, Former Senior Advisor to President Obama

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Dr. Kira Banks

Associate Professor of Psychology at St. Louis University, Expert on Unconscious Bias

Malcolm Kenyatta

Democratic Nominee for Pennsylvania State House

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John King

Former US Secretary of Education

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Rebecca Rhynhart

City Controller of Philadelphia

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Michael Tubbs

Mayor of Stockton, CA

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Chrissy Houlahan

Candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania


2. TRAINING OPTIONS

If you’ve been to a Summit before, things will be a little different. You will choose your training options in advance. We’ll also cap attendance on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register before July 20, and you’ll get priority access to pick your training when signups open at the end of July. Here’s a preview of some of the options:

HIP HOP, POLITICS, & YOUR VOICE
In this workshop, you’ll participate in a cypher aimed at building creativity, confidence, and self-expression. Led by hip hop artist and educator Toni Blackman, you’ll connect the ideas of history and hip-hop, and participate in performative activities.

TAKING ACTION FOR THE 2018 MIDTERMS
When we meet in Philadelphia, we’ll be only 61 days out from the critical 2018 midterm elections. You’ll learn about how you can help get out the vote, and then you’ll take immediate action. You’ll leave realizing that volunteering is easier and more fun than you might think.

UNCONSCIOUS BIAS
Everyone has it, yet only a few know how to keep it in check. In this session, you’ll explore how our personal and social identities influence our unconscious biases. You’ll learn about the root causes of unconscious bias and how to de-bias.

PLANNING A POST 2018 RUN
Thinking about running for office, but don't know where to start? In this session, you’ll walk through the first steps of planning a run and learn where to find useful resources to kickstart your campaign.

WORKING ON A 2020 CAMPAIGN
2020 is primed to be an historic election cycle. In this session, you’ll learn how to be a part of the action by working directly on a campaign. Whether you've worked on campaign before, or are just starting out, we will help you create a plan for joining a campaign.

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT THROUGH SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Entrepreneurship is a key factor in local economic development. In this training, you’ll learn how local businesses got off the ground, and work in small groups to design business models that have measurable social impact goals.


 Check out the space where we'll share dinner as a community on Friday 9/7.

Check out the space where we'll share dinner as a community on Friday 9/7.

3. VENUE

The Summit will be held at The Pennsylvania Convention Center in Downtown Philadelphia.

There are plenty of hotels and Airbnbs within easy walking distance.

We definitely recommend you check out the Reading Terminal Market across the street before you leave town.


4. OFFICE HOURS

Office Hours is an opportunity to meet and learn about organizations doing great work to move our democracy forward.

Office Hours will be held on Saturday during lunch.

Interested in representing your organization at Office Hours? Get in touch.


We’re excited to see you in Philadelphia. Grab your ticket and join us.

Lee Pedinoff