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ADVISORY: CAP IDEAS Conference Set for October 25 at The Howard Theater

ADVISORY: CAP IDEAS Conference Set for October 25 at The Howard Theater

Washington, D.C. — The 2023 IDEAS Conference will bring together elected leaders, advocates, and rising stars in the progressive movement to set a course for inclusive American progress in 2024, 2025, and beyond. 

The 2023 conference comes as the Center for American Progress marks its 20th anniversary. This will serve as a moment for CAP and the progressive community to reflect on the accomplishments of the past two decades, while also charting a path forward for challenges facing American society today, including the economy, infrastructure, AI, climate change, and growing existential threats to American democracy itself. 

CAP will also award the inaugural John D. Podesta Award for Leadership to an up-and-coming leader in the progressive movement. 


Confirmed speakers include: 

Amanda Ballantyne, Director, AFL-CIO Technology Institute and Working for America Institute

E.J. Dionne, Columnist, The Washington Post

Patrick Gaspard, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center

Sherilynn Ifill, Vernon E. Jordan Jr., Esq. Endowed Chair in Civil Rights, Howard University, President and Director-Counsel Emeritus, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Senior Fellow Ford Foundation

House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

State Sen. Sarah McBride (D-DE)

Ari Melber, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent, Host of “The Beat with Ari Melber”

Dr. Alondra Nelson, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Tom Perriello, Visiting Scholar, Stanford University

John Podesta, Founder, Center for American Progress

Gov. JB Pritzker (D-IL)

Gov. Josh Shapiro (D-PA)

Liz Shuler, President, AFL-CIO

Taren Stinebricker-Kauffman, Founder, AI Impact Lab

Neera Tanden, White House Domestic Policy Advisor

Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

Gov. Tim Walz (D-MN)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

… and many more to be announced

October 25, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

The Howard Theatre
620 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

To attend the event in person, please RSVP at this link.
To watch the event online, please RSVP at this link.

For more information or to speak to an expert, contact Julia Cusick at [email protected]

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