Presenters

Elected Officials, Government and Policy

Campaigns, Political Strategy, and Research

Advocacy, Non-Profits, and Foundations

Academia and Journalism

 

Elected Officials, Government and Policy

Adam Petkun, Policy Analyst at Education First Consulting

Andrew Scott, Financial Planning Manager at the City of Portland

Governor Barbara Roberts

Barbara Smith Warner, Labor Liaison for U.S. Senator Ron Wyden

Ben Cannon, Education Policy Advisor for Governor John Kitzhaber

Ben Unger, former Chief of Staff for Oregon Attorney General John Kroger

Ben Westlund, former U.S. Senator

Bryan Johnston, former State Representative for Oregon House District 31

Councilor Carl Hosticka, Portland Metro Council District 3

Charlene McGee, Health Educator at the Multnomah County Health Department

Charlie Burr, former Deputy Communications Director for Governor Ted Kulongoski

Cheryl Myers, Director of the Office of Economic and Business Equity for the State of Oregon

Representative Chip Shields, State Representative for Oregon House District 22

Cindy Becker, Director of Human Services for Clackamas County

Claudia Black, Co-Director of Government Relations for Multnomah County

Danny Santos, former Senior Policy Advisory for Governor Ted Kulongoski

Cyreena Boston Ashby, Deputy Director of the Office of Economic and Business Equity for the State of Oregon

David Bragdon, former President of Metro Council

Congressman Earl Blumenauer, U.S. Representative for Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District

Elon Hasson, former Senior Policy Advisor for Secretary of State Bill Bradbury

Emily Kintzer, former Legislative Assistant to Oregon State Senator Suzanne Bonamici

Erik Sten, former Portland City Commissioner

Hank Stern, Staff Assistant at Multnomah County

Holly Armstrong, Communications Director for Governor Christine Gregoire

Ian Greenfield, Deputy Communications Director for Governor John Kitzhaber

Representative Jefferson Smith, State Representative for Oregon House District 47

Jennifer Yocom, Chief of Staff for Portland Mayor Sam Adams

Joe Smith, Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon and former State Representative

Governor John Kitzhaber

Representative Jules Bailey, State Representative for Oregon House District 42

Secretary Kate Brown, Oregon Secretary of State

Laura Patten, former Legislative Aide to State Representative Suzanne Bonamici

Representative Lew Frederick, State Representative for Oregon House District 43

Lucy Palmersheim, Legislative Assistant to State Representative Jefferson Smith

Senator Mark Hass, State Senator for Oregon Senate District 14

Secretary Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State of Minnesota

Michael Simon, former Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice

Mike Greenfield, Department of Administrative Services for Governor Kitzhaber

Nick Kahl, former State Representative for Oregon House District 49

Parag Mehta, Public Liaison for Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team

Patty Wentz, Communications Director for Governor Ted Kulongoski

Secretary Phil Kiesling, former Secretary of State of Oregon

Reverend Renee Ward, Chief of Staff for Oregon State Senator Chip Shields

Rich Rodgers, Policy Advisor for Former Portland City Commissioner Erik Sten

Mayor Sam Adams, Mayor of the City of Portland

Sarah Giles, Programs and Communications Coordinator for Policy Consensus Initiative / National Policy Consensus Center

Sarah Masterson, District Aide for U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer

Steve Novick, Policy Director for Governor Ted Kulongoski

Susan Castillo, Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Oregon Department of Education

Governor Ted Kulongoski

Ted Wheeler, Oregon State Treasurer

Tracy Russo, Director of New Media at the U.S. Department of Justice

Representative Vicki Berger, State Representative for Oregon House District 20

Wayne Kinney, Aide to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden

 

Campaigns, Political Strategy, and Research

Adam Davis, Founding Partner and President at Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall, Inc.

Alexandra Acker-Lyons, former Executive Director of the Young Democrats of America and Democratic GAIN

Anna Richter Taylor, Principal at Gallatin Public Affairs

Beth Bernard, Executive Director of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association

Evyn Mitchell, Campaign Manager for Charlie Hales for Mayor

Hiram Sachs, Principal at Hopkins and Sachs, Inc.

Jake Weigler, former Principal at Grant Park Strategies

Jelly Helm, Creative Director at Wieden + Kennedy

Jenny Smith, Communications and Projects Coordinator at Our Oregon

Joe Cortright, President and Principal Economist at Impresa

Jon Isaacs, Principal/Co-Owner at Innovative Campaign Strategies LLC

Kevin Neely, President at C&E Systems

Kristen Leonard, Principal at C&E Systems

Leah Barbaree, Finance Director for John Kitzhaber for Governor

Lee Weinstein, Founder & Principal at Lee Weinstein & Associates

Lisa Grove, Owner at Grove Insight, Ltd.

Liz Fuller, Account Manger at Gard Communications

Mark Weiner, Principal and Founder of Winning Mark

Maura Roche, Principal at StrategyWorks NW LLC

Melissa Unger, Executive Director of FuturePAC, Oregon House Democrats

Michele Rossolo, former Executive Director of FuturePAC, Oregon House Democrats

Mike Webb, Phone Bank Coordinator for Portlanders for Schools

Niki Terzieff, Legislative Director at Strategies 360

Pete Forsyth, Principal at WikiStrategies and Founder of WikiProject Oregon

Rebecca Ball, Associate at Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall, Inc.

Samantha Alloy, Campus Organizer at Oregon Working Families Party

Stacey Dycus, Consultant at Stacey Dycus Communications and Politics

Tom Manatos, Senior Advisor to the Chair at the Democratic National Committee

Tom Powers, Executive Director of the Senate Democratic Leadership Fund

Trent Lutz, Executive Director at the Democratic Party of Oregon

 

Advocacy, Non-Profits, and Foundations

Alex Aronson, former Organizing Director at the Oregon Bus Project

Alex Tischenko, former Data Management and Targeting Coordinator at the Oregon Bus Project

Alvin Ma, Political and Organizing Associate at the Oregon Bus Project

Amber Phillips, Field Mentor at the Oregon Bus Project

Andrea Cooper, Public Affairs Consultant at the Oregon Education Association

Andrea Paluso, Executive Director at Family Forward Oregon

Anna Gilbert, Conservation Organizer at the Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Art Towers, Executive Director of Oregon Service Employees International Union

Aubrey Harrison, Program Director at Basic Rights Oregon

Beth Cohen, Public Policy Advocate at the Oregon Food Bank

Bob Stacey, former Executive Director of 1000 Friends of Oregon

Caitlin Baggott, Executive Director of the Oregon Bus Project

Chris Dearth, Senior Project Manager of Small Wind and Renewable Energy at the Energy Trust of Oregon

Chris Hagerbaumer, Deputy Director of the Oregon Environmental Council

Christopher Hewitt, Organizer at Oregon AFL-CIO

Cuong Hoang, Director of Programs at Mott Philanthropic

Dan Carol, Senior Fellow for Innovation and Clean Energy at NDN/New Policy Institute

Dana Hepper, Oregon Advocacy Director at Stand for Children

Dani Bernstein, PolitiCorps Director at the Oregon Bus Project

Dan Petegorsky, Special Projects Director at Western States Center

Dave Rosenfeld, Executive Director of the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group

David Rogers, Executive Director of the Partnership for Safety and Justice

Elizabeth Good, former Development Associate at the Bus Project

Elsa Porter, Member of Tax Fairness Oregon

Felisa Hagins, Political Director at SEIU Local 49

Francisco Lopez, Executive Director of Causa Oregon

Garrett Downen, former Operations Director at the Oregon Bus Project

Gary Hirsch, Co-Founder of On Your Feet: Improvisation for Business

Greg Wolf, Executive Director of the National Policy Consensus Center

Hannah Lowen, former Operations Manager at the Oregon Bus Project

Helena Huang, Director of Oregon Voice

Henry Kraemer, Political and Organizing Director at the Bus Project

Inger McDowell, Community Organizer at the Urban League of Portland

Jack McGowan, Executive Director of SOLV

James Johnson, Civic Engagement Coordinator for the Colorado Progressive Coalition

Jeana Frazzini, Executive Director at Basic Rights Oregon

Jeremy Rogers, Project Director at the Oregon Business Council

Jesse Beason, Executive Director of Proud Ground

Jesse Bontecou, Campaign Director for NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon

Jessica Lee, Racial Justice and Alliance Building Manager at Basic Rights Oregon

Jessica Ventura, Field Organizer at Basic Rights Oregon

JoAnn Bowman, Executive Director of Oregon Action

Joe Baessler, Political Director at AFSCME Council 75

John Branam, Director of Programs for Grantmakers for Education

Jonah Edelman, former Executive Director of Stand for Children

Jose Artiga Executive Director of SHARE

Josh Berezin, Director of Targeting and Analysis at Our Oregon

Julie Duryea, former Program Manager at the Oregon Bus Project

Kalpana Krishnamurthy, Gender Justice Program and RACE Program Director at the Western States Center

Kari Chisholm, Owner of Mandate Media

Kevin Looper, Executive Director of Our Oregon

Kyle Cady, former Organizing Director at the Oregon Student Association

Laura Schmidt, Statewide Field Organizer at Our Ocean

Laura Taylor, Executive Director of Emerge Oregon

Laura Westwood, Grants Manager at Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Leslie Wright, Political and Organizing Associate at the Oregon Bus Project

Lindsey Capps, Assistant Executive Director for the Center for Teaching & Learning at the Oregon Education Association

Liz Baxter, Executive Director of the Archimedes Project

Liz Shuler, Secretary Treasurer of AFL-CIO

Lorena Landeros Sabalza, former Oregon Students of Color Coalition Field Organizer at the Oregon Student Association

Lynn Lundquist, Executive Director of the Oregon Business Association

Lynn Moracco, former Voter Registration Program Director at the Oregon Bus Project

Malia Lazu, Executive Director of the Gathering for Justice

Mario Parker-Milligan, Equal Rights Organizer at the Oregon Student Association

Martin Taylor, Director of Public Policy at CareOregon

Mel Rader, Co-Director at Upstream Public Health

Meredith Shield, Oregon Conservation Network Director at Oregon League of Conservation Voters

Mollie Ruskin, former Communications and Outreach Coordinator at Upstream Public Health

Nate Gulley, Training Coordinator at OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon

Nicholas Kessler, Education Coordinator for the Liberators and Teaching Associate with Portland Center State

Nina Narelle, Volunteer Grant Evaluator at Community Grants Program

Noah Manger, Director of Special Projects at the Oregon Bus Project

Phil Smith, National Political Director at the Concord Coalition

Rachel Gilmer, Policy Analyst at the Office of Equity and Inclusion, Oregon Health Authority and Healthy Kids Coordinator at the Urban League of Portland

Rachel Loskill, Equal Rights Organizer at the Oregon Student Association

Randy Miller, Board Member of PGE Foundation

Reyna Lopez, Health Policy Coordinator/Organizer at CAUSA Oregon

Rick Ray, Technology and Content Manager at the Archimedes Movement

Ryan Friedrichs, former Executive Director at State Voices

Scott Duncombe, Data and Technology Manager at the Bus Federation

Scott Moore, Communications Director at Our Oregon

Scott Stein, Development Director at the Oregon Bus Project

Seth Purdy, Data and Targeting Associate at Oregon Voice

Shannon Campion, Executive Director at Stand for Children Washington

Sophie Thomson, Voter Registration Organizer at the Oregon Bus Project

Susan Allen, Director at Our Ocean

Sybil Ackerman, Executive Director of the Lazar Foundation

Tara Sulzen, Outreach Coordinator at 1000 Friends of Oregon

Tess Fields, Field Director at Planned Parenthood

Thomas Wheatley, Organizing Director at Basic Rights Oregon

Wendy Willis, Deputy Director for National Programs at the National Policy Consensus Center / Oregon Solutions

 

Academia and Journalism

Chet Orloff, Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University

Chris Lydgate, Reporter for the Willamette Week, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Oregon Business, Portland Monthly, and the Portland Tribute

Christopher Zinn, teach of History and English at the Portland Waldorf School, former Assistant Professor of English & Humanities at Reed College

Courtney Dillard, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Media Studies at Willamette University

Ed Whitelaw, Professor of Economics at the University of Oregon

Ethan Firpo, Field Coordinator at the Oregon Bus Project

Jocelyn Benson, Associate Law Professor at Wayne State University Law School

Larry Lessig, Professor of Law at Harvard University

Larry Wallack, Professor of Community Health and Dean of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University

Mary Moller, Director of Local and Federal Government Relations at Portland State University

Matt Yglesias, Business and Economics Correspondent at Slate Magazine

Nigel Jaquiss, Pulitizer Prize winning political journalist for the Willamette Week

Richard Clucas, Professor of Political Science at Portland State University

Ron Buel, Founding Editor & Publisher of the Willamette Week

Russ Dondero, Professor of Political Science at Pacific University

Steven Reed Johnson, Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University

Tanyel Taysi, Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Kurdistan-Hawler

Trung Tu, Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School