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How the NHL’s Legislative Affairs Strategy Supports The League’s Social Impact Efforts
Rob Wooley, Senior Director of Legislative Affairs, Public Policy and Partnership Development, NHL & Jeff Scott, VP of Community Development and Growth, NHL
Learn about the NHL’s success in lobbying for a Congressional Medal for the first Black player in the NHL, Willie O’Ree. You’ll also hear about the league’s social impact work and where this Congressional Medal fits into their wider strategy.
Interactive Session: Building a Campaign Plan in 60 Minutes Or Less
Alex Dickinson, Senior Vice President, Beekeeper Group
Join Alex Dickinson from the Beekeeper Group for an interactive session where you’ll leave with a plan for your next lobbying or advocacy campaign — all in under an hour.
Incorporating Media Relations Into Your Public Affairs Strategy
Jonathan Scharff, Director of Insights, Kivvit & Arielle Goren, Managing Director, Kivvit
Your public affairs strategy includes meetings with officials, grassroots campaigns, and stakeholder events, but are you properly incorporating the media into your outreach plans? Hear from leading strategic communications firm, Kivvit, to build your media relations strategy.
Building AI Across America
Austin Carson, Founder & President, SeedAI
Learn how Austin helps translate complex topics for policymaker audiences. Do you have trouble communicating your issue to members of Congress and state lawmakers who aren’t experts on your issue? Learn from Austin how to make it accessible.
Pull Up Your CHAIR: Growing Your Career in Public Affairs
Cicely Simpson, Founder & CEO, Summit Public Affairs
Cicely Simpson has a long career in both public affairs and career coaching, and here she brings the two together. The Great Resignation has changed the way folks approach job hunting and career growth — how can public affairs professionals prepare for their next move? Join for a chance to win a copy of Cicely’s book, Pull Up Your C.H.A.I.R — Five Strategies to Change the Trajectory of Your Career.
Brussels vs. Washington D.C.: What Works, What Doesn’t, And Why?
Nick DeSarno, Director, Digital and Policy Communications, Public Affairs Council & Joao Sousa, Managing Director, European Office, Public Affairs Council
US and EU public affairs teams often use different strategies to achieve their goals. For example, grassroots advocacy hasn’t quite caught on yet in Europe. Join to hear what US teams can learn from EU teams, and vice versa. This will be a discussion-heavy session, so bring your questions!
Communicating About Cannabis: Lessons from New Jersey’s Legalization
Toni-Anne Blake, Director of Communications, New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission
Everything about this communication is new – even the language. Communicators will have to navigate around federal regulations, internet blocks, political winds to deliver messages to stakeholders with sometimes conflicting interests. Learn from Toni-Anne’s experience in New Jersey and how political communicators can learn from her efforts.
A Look Back: New Product Updates in Quorum in 2022
Jonathan Marks, Co-Founder & CTO, Quorum
Quorum’s product leader, Jonathan Marks, will share an overview of new features and products that have been added to the product suite in 2022. If you’ve seen a demo of Quorum before and want to see what’s new, or you’ve never seen a demo and are looking for some of our cutting-edge updates, this session is for you!
Shoe Leather Lobbying in the States: Prepping for New Faces in State Legislatures
Pierce Haley, Partner, Serlin Haley LLP
With new lawmakers elected in the midterms and new priorities passed down from the Supreme Court, hear from state lobbying expert Pierce Haley on how to maximize your state legislative affairs efforts in 2023.
How to Build and Grow an Effective Key Contact Advocate Program
Austin O’Boyle, Senior Manager, Grassroots Advocacy & Stakeholder Engagement, National Apartment Association
Over the past year, the National Apartment Association has grown its Key Contact program and learned a number of lessons along the way. Learn from what they’ve seen in building out new grasstops and what their next steps are to make an impact with key contacts.
Building a 50-State Grassroots Strategy From Scratch
Mindy Barham, Government Relations Manager, Western Governors University
Looking to use grassroots to make an impact on your organization’s issues at the state level? Learn how Mindy Barham and Western Governors University are building high-impact campaigns across all 50-states.
From GR to Corporate Communications: Building the Skills That Support Both Functions
Michelle Erbeyi, Manager, Global Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Mary Kay Inc & Suzanne Swink, Head, Content and Creative Communications, bp
Hear from two speakers who have transitioned their careers from lobbying to corporate communications, and how the transition was made easy by key overlapping skills. Lobbying and communications departments are working closer than ever with the growth of corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and ESG efforts, and you’ll learn how to prepare for that shift in this session.
KEYNOTE: Politics and Policy Briefing with Punchbowl News
Jake Sherman, Founder, and Anna Palmer, Founder and CEO, Punchbowl News
How Everytown for Gun Safety Tracks Key State Legislation
Megan Simmons, Law and Policy Coordinator, Everytown for Gun Safety & Pete Vujovich, Regional Director, State Government Affairs, Everytown for Gun Safety
Everytown for Gun Safety has state legislative affairs professionals across the country managing state government affairs for different regions. See how they share strategies across the country with their state bill-tracking workflow.
Expanding PAC Engagement with Employee Resource Groups
Michael Kennedy, Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations and Public Policy, VMWare
See how VMWare has brought Employee Resource Groups into the strategy building for their Political Action Committee in order to grow their impact.