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Arena Summit

Join us April 18-21 in Atlanta, Georgia for 2024’s most important convening of progressive changemakers.

Arena Summit

From April 18-21 in Atlanta, Georgia, at Loudermilk Conference Center, Arena will convene progressive changemakers to strategize about how to secure Democratic victories in 2024 and build lasting progressive power in the state and across the country. Throughout Arena Summit, we will exchange best practices, spotlight effective strategies from Georgia, and innovate for the future.

Arena Summit is not just a conference, it is a convening to brainstorm and collaborate outside of the everyday urgency of movement work. There will be intentional time to build community, grapple with difficult questions, and learn from seasoned leaders and rising stars.

There are two paths for participants to choose from at Arena Summit: the Arena Academy Path and the Changemaker Path.

Registration for Arena Summit is now closed.

If you are registered for Arena Summit visit www.arena.run/ga for event details.

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CHANGEMAKER Path

If you’re not looking for campaign staff training but you do want to be at the forefront of progressive change this cycle, register for the Changemaker Path. You’ll join Arena Summit for April 20-21, taking part in two days of collaboration and conversation about the challenges and opportunities ahead. The Changemaker Path will include activists, organizers, movement leaders, donors, and elected officials—all coming together to learn from and strategize with one another.

Past Arena Summits have kick-started new organizations, turned activists into organizers, and inspired changemakers like Congresswoman Lauren Underwood and Judge Lina Hidalgo to run for office. We can’t wait to see what this Arena Summit brings!

Registration for the Changemaker Path is now closed.

Arena Academy Path

If you want to break into politics or level up your career, apply to the Arena Academy Path, taking place April 18-21, 2024! If accepted you will attend four days of programming. The first two days will focus on training, providing you with the skills you need to deliver victories up and down the ballot. You’ll get to focus on campaign management, finance, digital, data, communications, or organizing, and hone your skills with the best trainers in the business. For the second two days, you’ll have the opportunity to join folks on the Changemaker Path for panels and workshops across a wide variety of topics with ample time to network.

Applications for the Arena Academy Path are now closed. 

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Keynote Speakers and Trainers

Maurice Mitchell

National Director, Working Families Party
Keynote Speaker

Mandela Barnes

Founder, The Long Run PAC and President, Power to the Polls Wisconsin
Keynote Speaker

Simone Bell

Former Georgia State Representative and Georgia Organizing Icon
Keynote Speaker

U.S. Representative Jasmine Crockett

Texas’ 30th Congressional District
Panelist

Senator Nabilah Islam Parkes

Georgia State Senate District 7
Panelist

Representative Reena Szczepanski

New Mexico House District 47
Panelist

AJ Kahle

Co-Founder/CEO, Winnable & Blueshift Technologies
Trainer

Alexandria Coburn

National Radical Education Field Manager, Working Families Party
Organizing Track Trainer

Ali Mortell

Director of Research, Blue Rose Research
Trainer

Ash Sharma

PACs Associate, Act Blue
Trainer

Ashlee Bruner

State Director, Georgia, Vote Run Lead Action
Trainer

Ben Resnik

Deputy Director, Tech Strategy, Zinc Labs
Panelist

Betsy Hoover

Managing Partner, Higher Ground Labs
Panelist

Bianca Mounce

Partnerships Manager, Community Tech Alliance
Trainer

Brionté McCorkle

Executive Director, Georgia Conservation Voters
Panelist

Cam Hicks

Training Manager, ActBlue
Trainer

Canaan McCaslin

Former Campaign Manager
Campaign Manager Track Lead

Canyon Woodward

Co-Director, Dirtroad Organizing
Trainer

Carli Stevenson

Assistant Director of Communications, Politics, SEIU
Communications Track Lead

Cayana Mackey Nance

Digital Strategist
Trainer

Chloe Maxmin

Co-Director, Dirtroad Organizing
Trainer

Dayanara Ramirez

Civics Outreach Manager, Google
Trainer

Dom Kelly

Co-Founder, President and CEO, New Disabled South Rising
Panelist

Dom Leon-Davis

Deputy Director, Program and Strategy, Kairos Fellowship
Trainer

Emily Zahn

Assistant Director, Movement, Issue, & Charitable Organizations, Act Blue
Trainer

Han Pham

Executive Director, Her Term
Panelist

Gabriel Cabán Cubero

Campaign Director, People’s Budget Birmingham
Panelist

Jocelyne soto

Civic Engagement Director, Mi Familia Vota
Panelist

Krystal Barrett

Programs Coordinator, Center for Artistic Activism
Trainer

Leah bae

VP, Programs & Partnerships, Higher Ground Labs
Panelist

Madeline Smith

DPG Disability Caucus Chair, Democratic Party of Georgia
Panelist

Maggie Chambers

Executive Director, Emerge Georgia
Panelist

Marisa Pyle

Tactical Communications Lead, Cop City Vote
Panelist

Mary Lou Akai-Ferguson

Organizer & Strategist, Akai Strategies
Trainer

Mike Brenner

AV Director of Partnerships, Democratic Data Exchange
Trainer

Natalie austin

Civics Outreach Manager, Google
Trainer

Paul Kim Bradfield

Southern Regional Director, Run For Something
Panelist

Phi Nguyen

Director of Democracy, Demos
Panelist

Rachel Gita Karp

Program Director, Unstoppable Voters
Trainer

Rachel Mohler Roberts

CEO and Co-Founder, Raise More
Trainer

Regina Monge

Former Campaign Manager, Jessica Cisneros for Congress
Fundraising Track Lead

Ryanne Brown

Digital Paid Media Director, Priorities USA
Trainer

Sally Gillis

Media Planning and Buying Director, Priorities USA
Trainer

Shripal Shah

IE Director, House Majority PAC
Trainer

Sonya Reynolds

Director of Special Projects, The Movement Cooperative
Panelist

Susi Durán

Chair, National Lawyers Guild, Atlanta chapter
Panelist

Tarah Marshall

Chief of Staff, Democratic Data Exchange
Trainer

Terry Bermea

Executive Director, Battleground Texas
Panelist

Vonne Martin

Deputy Chief of Campaigns, Center for Popular Democracy
Panelist
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Movement Builders

Thank you to our Movement Builders. Their generous contributions help make scholarships possible.

  • Michael St Louis
  • Amy Chiou
  • Caroline Welles
  • Anneshia Hardy
  • Gabriel Cabán Cubero
  • Meera Marti
  • Caroline Welles
  • Amira Valliani
  • Kate Catherall
  • Ralph Figaro
  • Esoso Osa

 

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