2007 Campus Progress National Student Conference - Home
Finally, as we gear up for next year’s conference, we need your feedback if you attended this year’s conference (you could win a $50 gift certificate to Powell’s Books if you respond by July 25th). Next year’s conference is on July 8, 2008 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington D.C. – save the date!
If you can’t download the program from our multimedia page, you can check out the speaker bios here. Don’t forget that we have an awesome Events team that allows you to bring any of these conference speakers, and more, to your conference for FREE! Apply now for a speaker to come to your campus today.
Scenes from the 2007 Student Conference
Click on any image for a larger version. Watch videos of the conference here.
Above photos by the amazing Ralph Alswang.
Photos by Shereen Hall and Ben Regenspan, the web team dynamic duo (aka “nerds”) of Campus Progress.
Missed the conference but want to check out the program for speaker bios and other great information?
Past speakers have included:
- Sen. Barack Obama
- President Bill Clinton
- Paul Begala
- Rep. Tammy Baldwin
- Rapper Joseph “Fat Joe” Cartegena
- Samantha Power
- Rep. John Lewis
- Thomas Frank
- Carol Browner
- Ted Leo
- Other leaders from politics, activism, journalism, and the arts
Campus Progress would like to thank everyone for attending our third annual National Student Conference, on Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. This exciting one-day event featured remarks by leading politicians, activists, journalists, and policy experts; issue discussions; training sessions on communications, media, and other skills; networking opportunities; hands-on activism to take back to your campus; breakfast, lunch, and an evening reception. The keynote was Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and you can view her speech, and others, on our multimedia page.
Additional speakers included:
- Senator Russell Feingold of Wisconsin
- Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota
- Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle
- Journalists Seymour Hersh and Asra Nomani
- Public interest activists Wade Henderson, Van Jones, Maria
- Teresa Petersen, Jon Soltz, and Ralph Nader
- Hip-hop artist M1 of Dead Prez
The theme for this year’s conference was “Our Time is Now.” With young voters turning out in record numbers in 2004 and 2006, and with young advocates creating new vehicles for change every day, our generation now has the power and the voice to move America in a more positive, progressive direction right now. The National Student Conference continues to be an opportunity for college and university students to come together with other young progressives from all across the nation and collaborate on the issues you’re passionate about.
What people are saying about the Campus Progress National Student Conference:
The Campus Progress National Student Conference has received extensive press coverage, including articles in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune.
2006: “Campus Progress has made good on its commitment to be a big tent for young progressive activists…. Students from a variety of races, classes, religious and ethnic backgrounds, across the ideological spectrum of the student left, came together to discuss, debate, and most importantly, organize. There was a definite sense in the air that, come this fall, progressive student activism could reach heights not seen for decades on campuses.”
—The Nation (7/13/06)
2005: “For one day, for the first time in 30 years of progressive organizing, there were students from Ivy League schools and community colleges, students from Tennessee and Florida—all seeing each other as part of a cohesive whole. Public service seemed like a hip thing to do. And most participants were challenged to focus on what the progressive movement agrees on and stands for, rather than what it is that divides the various factions.”
The National Student Conference and related events are all free for attendees.
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