THE ARENA NASHVILLE AGENDA

December 9 - 10, 2016

FRIDAY

4:30pm – Welcome, Norms & Overview

Jason Green

4:45pm – My Political Journey

Stephanie Murphy – U.S. Congresswoman-Elect (Florida)

5:05pm – Anatomy of Movements

Mark Fraley – Senior Advisor for Leader for Educational Equity (LEE)
Stacey Shells – CEO of ReGeneration Schools

6:25pm – Our Vision & Goals

Ravi Gupta

6:45pm – Keynote and Q&A

Jason Kander – Secretary of State (Missouri)

7:30pm – After Party

SATURDAY

8:00am – Breakfast & Self-Organized Interest Group Chats

8:30am – Making a Difference in Politics

Karl Dean – former Nashville Mayor

8:45am – Enabling the American Dream for All

Renata Soto – Executive Director (Conexión Americas), Chair (National Council of La Raza)

9:05am – Don’t Wait Your Turn: A Conversation with Governor Martin O’Malley

Martin O’Malley – Former Maryland Governor
Lauren Underwood

10:00am – Anatomy of the Political Space

Jon Berkon – Attorney (Perkins Coie)

10:30am – Lightning Talks

Erin Pettigrew – formerly Gawker Media and Presidential Campaigns
Angelica Morales – Data Scientist (Messina Group)
Colin Rogero – Founder (Revolution Political Media)
Scott Goodstein – CEO (Revolution Messaging), Chief Digital Strategist (Bernie Sanders for President)
Michael Tubbs – Mayor-Elect (Stockton, CA)
Tony Schwartz – Co-Author (Art of the Deal)

11:30am – Training Session 1 (Choose One)

Making an Impact While Holding a Day Job, Side Hustles and Advocacy
Private Self to Public Figure: Building a Public Narrative
Campaigns 101: How a modern campaign is organized
Organizing an Issue-Based Movement
How Do I Finance a Race?
What Do I Need to Know About Policy?

12:25pm – Training Session 2 (Choose One)

Making an Impact While Holding a Day Job, Side Hustles and Advocacy
Private Self to Public Figure: Building a Public Narrative
Campaigns 101: How a modern campaign is organized
Organizing an Issue-Based Movement
How Do I Finance a Race?
What Do I Need to Know About Policy?

1:15pm – Lunch with Cohort

2:05pm – Training Session 3, Policy Focus (Choose One)

Navigating the Education Wars
Blue State Federalism in the Trump Era
The Future of Obamacare
How the Lines are Drawn: Why Redistricting Matters
Will There be Work? Trade, Technology and the Future of Jobs
The President’s Candidate’s Daily Brief: What Every Candidate Should Know about National Security

3:15pm – Next Steps, Driving Towards Action

6:00pm – Closing