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Local Progress Sixth Annual Convening (Austin)

July 28 @ 9:00 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm


Join us July 28-29th, 2017 for the sixth annual Local Progress convening in Austin, TX.

Our challenges in the year ahead are many– from defending immigrant communities and communities of color, to building sustainable cities and fighting climate change, to defending public education and shoring up working families with better economic justice policies and affordable housing. Now, more than ever, our collective efforts must be harnessed to protect and empower our communities. Register here.

With more than 15 breakout sessions and skills trainings and over 100 elected officials, our conference will be a critical space for us to come together as a network to discuss, create, and continue shared strategies for the year ahead. Our sessions in the past focus on a range of topics including:

  • Immigrant Rights in the Age of Black Lives Matters
  • Climate Solutions that are Proactive, Not Reactive
  • Tools for Equity in the “On-Demand” Economy
  • Beyond Community Benefits Agreements

and many more….

It will also be a space to support each other in continuing to build Local Progress to improve our cities, towns, and counties and resist harmful policies seeking to create fear and division in our communities.

Learn more about our topics and sessions by viewing our 2016 convening agenda here.

2017 Agenda Block Agenda (view pdf here)

Thursday: July 27th

9:00-4:30pm School Board Day

9:00-4:30pm Wellstone Day

6:00-7:30pm Women’s Caucus Reception

Friday: July 28th

8:00-9:00am: Breakfast / Registration

9:00-9:45am: Welcome and Introductions

9:45-11:00am: Opening plenary

11:00-1:00pm: Convening Sessions

1:30-3:00pm: Lunch and communications training

3:30-5:00pm: Convening Sessions

6:00-7:30pm: Reception

Saturday: July 29th

8:00-9:00am – Breakfast

9:00-10:15am: Plenary

10:30-11:30am: Campaign Breakouts

12:00-1:15pm: Plenary

1:15-1:30pm: Group Photo

1:45-3:15pm: Convening Sessions

3:30-5:00pm: Skills Breakouts


Register here.

Financial assistance is available to help offset hotel and travel costs. Please contact Tarsi Dunlop ( with any questions.


July 28 @ 9:00 am
July 29 @ 5:00 pm


AT&T Conference Center
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705
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