Meetings & Conferences



Our 2019 State Strategy Forum will be held Friday, July 12 at 6pm through Sunday, July 14 at 1pm at the Capital Hilton Hotel just three blocks from the White House in Washington D.C. For more information, contact Bernie Horn at


Friday, July 12

6 – 8 pm  Welcome cocktail reception

Saturday, July 13

8 – 9 am Breakfast buffet

9 – 10:30 am OPENING PLENARY: States Driving Bold, Progressive Policy


Opening Keynote: Maryland Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Panel Discussion: Connecticut Senator Matt Lesser, Pennsylvania Representative Joanna McClinton, Oklahoma Representative Emily Virgin

10:45 – 12:15 Strategy sessions

  • A path to prosperity: Policies that support working families
  • Rise up: Protect the Earth for the next generation
  • Strong schools, strong communities
  • Skills session: Social media training

12:15 – 1:45 Lunch buffet, presentation by pollster Celinda Lake

2 – 3:30 Strategy sessions

  • Making healthy families our priority
  • Fair share economics
  • Keep black families and communities strong
  • Skills session: Voicing Our Values and communications training

3:45 – 5:15 Strategy sessions

  • All in for women’s health: Protecting and expanding abortion rights
  • Stop the madness: Innovations to deal with debt collections and other wayward business practices
  • This is home: Integrative policies immigrants need
  • Skills session: Preparing to Win advocacy training

5:15 – 7:30 Cocktail reception

Sunday, July 14

8:30 – 9:45 am Breakfast buffet

9:45 – 11:15 Facilitated action planning breakout sessions

11:30 – 12:15 Planning session report-outs

12:15 – 1 pm Lunch with Closing Keynote by Alex Trevino, Earth Guardians

Our 2018 State Strategy Forum was be held Friday, July 13 at 6 pm through Sunday, July 15 at 1 pm at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington DC, just a few blocks north of Dupont Circle.







For a copy of the conference agenda, click on “download PDF” in the upper right of this page.

Our 2017 State Strategy Forum was held Friday, July 7 through Sunday, July 9, at the Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th Street NW, Washington DC, just three blocks from the White House.

To see the 2017 conference agenda, click here.

Pictures from the 2016 State Strategy Forum