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Your time at arena summit

Arena Summit is 2024’s most important convening of progressive changemakers! Over four days, hundreds of campaign staff, activists, organizers, movement leaders, and elected officials will convene in Atlanta, Georgia to learn, plan, and connect. We can’t wait to see you!

If you are joining us on the Arena Academy Path, we’ll see you from April 18-21.

If you are joining us on the Changemaker Path, we’ll see you on April 20-21.

This site will help you navigate your time at Arena Summit, it includes answers to frequently asked questions, information about our generous sponsors and local partners, and previews of the event session. You’ll find your full agenda, speakers, and fellow participants in the app.

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Agenda

You can find your full agenda, including trainers, panelists, and speakers in the app.

Arena Summit is four days of trainings, workshops, panels, and networking. Training topics include Telling Your Personal Story, Pathway to Victory, Digital Fundraising, Developing and Amplifying Your Core Message, Targeting Theory, and more!

Alongside trainings, we will offer careers and ActBlue office hours, and have assembled panels on building progressive political power in the South, organizing in marginalized communities, rural organizing, and other urgent issues. You’ll hear speakers from New Disabled South Rising, Georgia Conservation Voters, Mi Familia Vota, the Working Families Party, and more. During our time together, we’ll get to know Georgia elected officials, meet candidates fighting for a brighter future, and connect with one another.

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The Arena Summit event app is the place to find and customize your agenda, learn more about speakers, and connect with other participants. 

We’ll be using Zoom Events for an app. You may be familiar with this platform in the online setting. It works similarly in the offline setting. You can view the available sessions, bookmark the ones you want to attend, and get alerts when they are about to start. Unlike in the virtual environment, when your event is about to start you’ll head to the actual room your session is in at Loudermilk Conference Center.

For tips on how to log into the app and make the most of it watch this short video or follow these instructions for desktop instructions or mobile instructions.

If you are registered for Arena Summit, you received an email with instructions about how to log in with the subject line containing “Arena Summit Agenda.”

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
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  • Caroline Welles
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  • Gabriel Cabán Cubero
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