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CAP Ideas Conference 2018: Big Ideas Start Here.

1:00 - 9:00 PM EDT

Thank you for your interest in CAP’s 2018 Ideas Conference. Unfortunately, due to overwhelming demand, new attendee registration has now closed. Please contact [email protected] with any further inquiries.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Washington, DC
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Times subject to change

For the past 15 years, the Center for American Progress has served as a creative engine for introducing bold solutions that advance progressive values on nearly every possible front. In the past year alone, we have defended the Affordable Care Act; outlined policies to create workplaces that support women and families; discussed the impact of race across a wide range of issue areas; and helped drive opposition to President Donald Trump’s tax plan.

At CAP, we believe that ideas are the heart of all progressive change, but we also know that ideas aren’t enough. It takes grassroots advocacy and real leadership supporting those ideas to create true progressive change.

As we celebrate our 15th year of big ideas, CAP is bringing together elected officials, policy experts, cultural influencers, and grassroots activists at the 2018 CAP Ideas Conference, where we will explore and unveil new ideas that can make America a place for every single one of us to thrive.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only and invitations are nontransferrable.

Confirmed speakers include:
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Julián Castro, Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York, NY
Ryan Deitsch, Activist and Student, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center
Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL)
Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-MA)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Paul Krugman, economist, Nobel laureate
Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO, Voto Latino
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA)
Sarah McBride, Author and National Press Secretary, Human Rights Campaign
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)
Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ)
Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL)
DeJuan Patterson, Founding Partner/CEO, The BeMore Group
Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Sen Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Sally Yates, former acting U.S. Attorney General

Stay updated on the conference at CAPideas.org

Founded in 2003, the Center for American Progress (CAP) is celebrating 15 years of providing big ideas that improve the lives of all Americans. We combine bold policy ideas with a modern communications platform to help shape the national debate. Our objectives include improving shared prosperity, restoring trust in government, building healthy communities, and more.