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The 2017 Ideas Conference







While it’s early in the Trump administration, it’s clear that progressives will need to resist and respond aggressively every single day. It is in this spirit of resistance that progressives will be able to protect the gains we’ve made in the past eight years, and work toward further progressive change in the future.

Charting a path for progressives in 2017 and into the future is one of our highest priorities at the Center for American Progress. The Ideas Conference brings together national leaders of the progressive cause. This daylong conference will be our signature event of the year. We will host leading elected officials, thought leaders, movement leaders, and others to discuss their ideas to move the country forward and address the needs of all Americans, covering topics from economics to energy, national security to the rise of the Resist movement.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

To view the Ideas Conference agenda, please click here.

Confirmed speakers include:
Senator Cory Booker, D-NJ
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY
Senator Kamala Harris, D-CA
Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-MN
Senator Jeff Merkley, D-OR
Senator Chris Murphy, D-CT
Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-MA
Governor Steve Bullock, D-MT
Governor Roy Cooper, D-NC
Governor Terry McAuliffe, D-VA
Representative Keith Ellison, D-MN
Representative Adam Schiff, D-CA
Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles, CA
Ambassador Susan Rice
Leah Greenberg, Vice President and co-founder, Indivisible
Jason Kander, founder, Let America Vote
DeRay Mckesson, activist
Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, founder and publisher, Daily Kos
Astrid Silva, activist and DREAMer

Additional speakers will be added as they are confirmed.

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