Take Back America 2008 Sessions

Session Grid

Monday, March 17, 2008
Time Session Name Track Location Attending?
10:30 AM
Ends: 11:30 AM
Opening Plenary: THE PROGRESSIVE PLAN FOR VICTORY
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Blue Room Log in
11:45 AM
Ends: 1:00 PM
Real Security: Emerging Challenges
Session Photos


Palladian Log in
11:45 AM
Ends: 1:00 PM
Healthcare for All: The Plan to Get There
Session Videos


Diplomat Log in
11:45 AM
Ends: 1:00 PM
The Crackup of Conservatism


Blue Room Log in
11:45 AM
Ends: 1:00 PM
Hope Is in the States: Leading the Way on Health Care and Immigration Reform


Hampton Log in
11:45 AM
Ends: 1:00 PM
Angles of Vision: Big Media People's Media


Empire Log in
2:45 PM
Ends: 4:00 PM
Election 2008: The Map


Empire Log in
2:45 PM
Ends: 4:00 PM
Global Warming: Meeting a Real and Present Danger
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Blue Room Log in
2:45 PM
Ends: 4:00 PM
A New Social Contract: Preserving the American Dream


Diplomat Log in
2:45 PM
Ends: 4:00 PM
Media Reform and High-Speed Internet for Everyone
A high speed Internet connection will soon deliver nearly all media - television, radio, phone service, and of course, blogs and the Web. Join senior policy directors to Senator...

Palladian Log in
4:15 PM
Ends: 5:30 PM
Millennials Rising: Young Voters Revitalizing Democracy


Diplomat Log in
4:15 PM
Ends: 5:30 PM
Out of Iraq: The Strategy to End the War


Palladian Log in
4:15 PM
Ends: 5:30 PM
Debt and Debacle: America in the Global Economy
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Hampton Log in
4:15 PM
Ends: 5:30 PM
Does Your Vote Count? Fixing A Flawed Election System
The right to vote is a foundational principle of our democracy, however, millions of voters in this country are disenfranchised every election cycle. A strong democracy, and a ...

Empire Log in
5:30 PM
Ends: 6:00 PM
Meet the Authors Coffee Break
FEATURING Campaign for America’s Future authors: Rick Perlstein, Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus David Sirota, Hostile...

Ambassador Log in
6:00 PM
Ends: 7:30 PM
Progressive Majority Reception
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Blue Room Log in
7:00 PM
Ends: 8:00 PM
Pizza & Pasta Dinner


Log in
8:00 PM
Ends: 10:00 PM
Film Night
Featuring: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song – introduced by Lara Bergthold & Body of War – introduced by Phil Donahue

Log in
9:15 PM
Ends: 12:00 AM
NEXT GENERATION'S PROGRESSIVE ST. PAT'S PARTY
Join young progressive leaders for an evening of networking, comedy, drinks and more. Hosted by Young People For, Living Liberally, CPL's New Leaders Program, Rock the Vote, ...

Diplomat Room Log in
1:00 PM
Ends: 1:15 PM
Book Signing
Eric Boehlert, Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush Joe Cirincione, Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons Jacob Hacker, The Great Risk Shift: The Ne...

Book Signing Ambassador Log in
2:30 PM
Ends: 2:45 PM
Book Signing
Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism Robert Kuttner, The Squandering of America: How the Failure of Our Politics Undermines Our Prosperity Jona...

Book Signing Ambassador Log in
1:00 PM
Ends: 2:30 PM
Out of the Hole: An Economy that Works for Working People
Session Videos


Luncheon Regency Log in
11:45 AM
Ends: 1:00 PM
Preparation: What to do to Position Yourself to Run and Win
This session will provide the A,B,Cs that go into one’s thinking and decision-making on whether to run for office. While each state has its own unique set of rules and l...

Progressive Majority Training Track Log in
11:45 AM
Ends: 1:00 PM
Six Fail Safe Steps to Developing and Delivering your Stump Speech
This session will cover the basic elements of giving speeches, and will be offered at the beginning of the conference so candidates can then work individually with a specialist.

Progressive Majority Training Track Log in
11:45 AM
Ends: 1:00 PM
Campaign Planning 101: Developing the Right Campaign Plan to Win
This session will cover the fundamentals of organizing - how to identify progressive voters, communicate with those voters, get them out to vote on election day and create the r...

Progressive Majority Training Track Log in
2:45 PM
Ends: 4:00 PM
Fundraising 101: Building your Base
This session will cover the fundamentals of creating and implementing a political fundraising plan.

Progressive Majority Training Track Log in
2:45 PM
Ends: 4:00 PM
Voter Contact 101: Connecting with Voters, Part I
This session will cover the basics of connecting with voters by mail, phone, Internet and in the Field.

Progressive Majority Training Track Log in
2:45 PM
Ends: 4:00 PM
Progressive Values 101: The Politics of Conviction, Part I
This session will cover frameworks, messages and examples of how progressives can harness true political power and build a lasting political majority.

Progressive Majority Training Track Log in
4:15 PM
Ends: 5:30 PM
Politics the Wellstone Way: Field and Base Vote Organizing


Progressive Majority Training Track Log in
4:15 PM
Ends: 5:30 PM
Six Fail Safe Steps to Developing and Delivering your Stump Speech
This session will cover the basic elements of giving speeches, and will be offered at the beginning of the conference so candidates can then work individually with a specialist.

Progressive Majority Training Track Log in
4:15 PM
Ends: 5:30 PM
Fundraising 101: Building your Base
This session will cover the fundamentals of creating and implementing a political fundraising plan.

Progressive Majority Training Track Log in
12:00 PM
Ends: 1:00 PM
Cool Cars, Green Grid: Plugging Vehicles into Renewable Energy to Reduce Oil Dependence and Climate Change
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles are coming. Come hear how electricity can replace oil, how renewable energy can replace fossil fuels, and how electric cars can make renewable e...

Self-Organizing Session Room One Log in
12:00 PM
Ends: 1:00 PM
What are Progressive Values? Tell Your Personal Story
At the core of every movement is a set of values. Filmmakers Edwin Rutsch and Joan Kuenz will lead a discussion on the question, "What are Progressive Values?" We'll go through ...

Self-Organizing Session Room Two Log in
2:45 PM
Ends: 3:45 PM
GRAND THEFT JESUS - How the Right Kidnapped Jesus & Progressives Can Win Back Religious Voters
Join Rev. Ray Dubuque and Robert McElvaine for this session to discuss themes common to Bob's new book, Grand Theft Jesus and Ray's web site Liberals Like Christ: how the wolves...

Self-Organizing Session Room One Log in
2:45 PM
Ends: 3:45 PM
The Single Payer Health Care Movement and the Plans of the Democratic Presidential Nominee
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Many progressives believe that the only solution to America's health care crisis is a single payer/Medicare-For All system like H.R. 676 which has been introduced in Congress by...

Self-Organizing Session Room Two Log in
4:00 PM
Ends: 5:00 PM
The New American Dream
There is now clear expert consensus that the American Dream is spinning us towards environmental and social catastrophe. Leading scientists report that the impact of industrial-...

Self-Organizing Session Room One Log in
4:00 PM
Ends: 5:00 PM
A Shared Agenda for The Great Lakes Region
America's post-industrial Midwest is fast becoming the Resurgent Rust Belt through innovative economic development, community organizing and progressive political networks. Many...

Self-Organizing Session Room Two Log in
5:15 PM
Ends: 6:15 PM
Brainstorming for Effective Activitism
Panel and Audience will brainstorm on the most effective activism techniques for awakening our fellow citizens and influencing our "less-than-reponsive" government.

Self-Organizing Session Room One Log in
5:15 PM
Ends: 6:15 PM
Tapping the Power of Stories to Strengthen Your Stump Speech or Organizational Message
Any talk that has stories included in them will hold attention and touch the listener far more powerfully than a talk that is just about facts and issues. This presentation will...

Self-Organizing Session Room One Log in

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