Schedule of events

Thanks to everyone who attended the Summit this year!

Friday, October 16th, 2015

3:00 PM – Conference registration opens 

4:00 PM – Hotel check-in

7:00 PM – Friday Night Reception

Opening night reception with remarks from Senator Jeff Merkley.

Evening Until Late - Hospitality Suites

Various hosted festivities around the complex; details will be provided on the day of.
Note: not sponsored or organized by the DPO

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

8:00 AM – Breakfast & Welcoming Remarks

Remarks from Jesse Beason of Northwest Health Foundation and ColorPAC, Secretary of State Jeanne P. Atkins, Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.

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9:45 AM – Morning workshops

  • Motor Voter and Voter Registration in a New Era
  • Building Oregon's Economy: Strength Through Diversity
  • The Rising Latino Electorate
  • The Schools Our Students Deserve:  Expert Educators Look to the Future

See full workshop and presenter details.

11:15 AM – Lunch & National Update

Remarks from A'Shanti Gholar, Director of African American and Youth Engagement at Democratic National Committee, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, Congressman Kurt Schrader, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, and Congressman Peter DeFazio.

    

1:00 PM – First afternoon workshops

  • Oregon Healthcare: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Fight for the Future: Oregon Initiatives
  • Next Generation: New Trends, Candidates and Campaigns
  • Effective Communications Programs

2:30 PM – Second afternoon workshops

  • Reproductive Health and Racial Justice
  • Running for Local Office: Change From the Ground Up
  • Organizing for the Future: Pushing Back Against Republican Attacks on Labor
  • LGBT Organizing: Celebration and Next Steps

See full workshop and presenter details.

6:15 PM – Keynote Dinner Reception

7:15 PM – Keynote Dinner

Introductory remarks from special guest speaker Mayor Javier Gonzales of Santa Fe, NM, Representative Jessica Vega Pederson, Senator Jeff Merkley, Senator Ron Wyden, and Keynote Speaker Celinda Lake of Lake Research Partners.

    

Evening Until Late - Hospitality Suites

Various hosted festivities around the complex; details will be provided on the day of.
Note: not sponsored or organized by the DPO

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

8:15 AM – Breakfast & Oregon Legislative Update

Remarks from House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson and Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick.

 

9:45 AM – Morning workshops

  • Environmental Justice for Healthy Communities
  • Getting Your Message Out: Oregon's Diverse Media Landscape
  • Delegate Selection and Community Involvement Plan 2015/2016
  • Engaging the Grassroots: Organizing for Change

See full workshop and presenter details.

11:15 AM – Secretary of State Debate

Featuring announced and prospective candidates for Oregon Secretary of State: Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, Representative Val Hoyle, and Senator Richard Devlin.