Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: On Its 15th Anniversary, Center for American Progress to Convene the 2018 Ideas Conference
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ADVISORY: On Its 15th Anniversary, Center for American Progress to Convene the 2018 Ideas Conference

Washington, D.C. — 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, CAP has defended the Affordable Care Act; helped drive opposition to President Donald Trump’s tax and infrastructure plans; and discussed the impact of race across a wide range of issue areas.

On May 15th in Washington, CAP will convene its signature event, the 2018 Ideas Conference—which will bring together elected officials, policy experts, cultural influencers, and grassroots activists—to explore and unveil new ideas that can make America a place for every single one of us to thrive. Speakers will preview and sharpen the best arguments for rejecting far-right conservatism and for enacting progressive policies at the federal, state, and local levels; highlight the successes of the resistance; and outline the path forward for progressives in 2018 and beyond.

Additional speakers and details will be announced in the coming days, and the most current agenda can be found at Join us on social with the hashtag #CAPIdeas2018.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS (in alphabetical order):

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
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
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)
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)
Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ)
DeJuan Patterson, Founding Partner/CEO, The BeMore Group
Cecile Richards, former President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL)
Delaney Tarr, activist and student, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Sally Yates, former acting U.S. Attorney General


Center for American Progress 2018 Ideas Conference


Renaissance Hotel
999 9th Street NW
Washington, D.C., 20001


Tuesday, May 15, 2018
9:00 a.m. ET

Information about press registration times and broadcast camera preset times will be announced at a later date.


This event is open to invited media only and space is limited. To request credentials, contact Allison Preiss at