2021 Summit

February 6 & 7, 2021

Join Us Virtually!

Sister District is thrilled to invite you to the fourth annual Sister District Summit! Join our staff and volunteers from around the country as we celebrate our successes, learn from each other, and strategize for the 2021-2022 election cycle. Every year, attendees leave with more energy, more skills, and more connections to each other. Leaders and volunteers from both teams and affiliates are welcome!

Overview

  • Saturday February 6, 9:00AM-1:30PM PT / 12:00PM-3:30PM ET
  • Sunday February 7, 9:00AM-1:30PM PT / 12:00PM-3:30PM ET

Who Should Attend?

This year, the Sister District Summit is open to all volunteers who work with Sister District. While this event is specially designed for leaders, much of our programming will also be valuable to general volunteers interested in building their organizing skills and learning more about Sister District’s work.

Is there a cost?

As the Summit is a virtual event this year, there is no required ticket purchase. However, if you’re able, please consider a donation of $20.21 to cover the costs of the event and to help us continue our work building progressive power in the states.

Schedule

Saturday, February 6

All times displayed are Pacific.

TIME (Pacific)MINUTESTOPICSPEAKER(S)
9:00-9:10 AM10Welcome to the 2021 Summit!
9:10-9:35 AM25State of Sister DistrictFounder & Executive Director Rita Bosworth
9:35 - 10:15 AM402021-2022 Strategy
Q&A
Co-Founder and Political Director Gaby Goldstein
10:15 - 10:35 AM202021 RoadmapCo-Founder and Director of Engagement and Partnerships Lala Wu
10:35 - 10:45 AM10Break
10:45 - 11:15 AM30Keynote AddressAnat Shenker-Osorio
11:20 - 12:00 PM40Breakout Sections:
- All Levels: Recruitment Sister District Style*
- All Levels: Fundraising Success Stories Panel
- All Levels: Social Media Workshop
- Leaders: Speed Networking (2-3 people, 5 rounds)
12:00 - 12:10 PM10Break
12:10 - 1: PM60Plenary Panel: Sister District Alumni Panelists:
Kathy Tran, VA
Faith Winter, CO
Ricky Hurtado, NC
Regina Lewis-Ward, GA
1:25 - 1:30 PM5Closing

Sunday, February 7

TIME (PT)MINUTESTOPICSPEAKER(S)
9:00 - 9:10 AM4Welcome to Day 2!
9:10 - 9:55 AM45Research UpdateGaby Goldstein and Sister District Action Network Associate Director of Research Mallory Roman
10:00 - 10:40 AM40Breakout Sessions:
All Levels: Phonebanking Success Stories Panel*
Leaders: Resource Library Orientation
All Levels: SDAN Research & 2020 Analysis Q&A
Leaders: Speed Networking (2-3 people, 5 rounds)
10:40 - 10:50 AM10Break
10:50 - 11:35 AM
(1:50 ET - 2:35 pm ET)
45Plenary Panel: Campaign Manager InsightsBrooke Condrey (Campaign Manager, Shea Roberts), Gowri Buddiga (Campaign Manager, Brittney Rodas)
Alexander Myers (Campaign Manager, Nancy Guenst)
11:40 - 12:05 PM25Break: Sister District Roll Call
12:05 - 12:30 PM252021 Messaging: Why It Still Starts With StatesCo-Founder and Director of Communications Lyzz Schwegler
12:30 - 1:25 PM55Plenary Panel: What's at Stake in Virginia
Jaime Reimers - Executive Director of the VA House Democrats
Tram Nguyen - Co-Executive Director of New Virginia Majority
Andrew Whalen - EMILY’s List
VA Delegate - Joshua Cole
1:25 - 1:30 PM
5ClosingRita Bosworth

Staff Office Hours

Staff will host virtual “office hours” to answer questions, troubleshoot problems, workshop ideas, and deep dive on state legislatures and organizing principles. We are excited to meet and work with you!