Organizing 2.0 Conference 2015- April 10-11

The next Organizing 2.0 training conference has a date:  April 10-11. And we’re proud to be returning to the site of our first conference ever, way back in 2009: The Murphy Institute. Once again, we’ll be bringing together the labor and organizing world’s most enthusiastic trainers in organizing, digital strategy, social media, grassroots fundraising and advocacy.

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The Organizing 2.0 Conference (our 6th!) brings organizers together for workshops, trainings, discussions, consulting and networking, visionary speakers, and thoughtful debates about our strategies and practices.

Over two days in Manhattan hundreds of people will come together to learn from each other, share stories and build our skills, organizations and movements.

Featured tracks include online to offline organizingdigital strategy on a budgetmember engagementand grassroots fundraising. (We’re still accepting ideas for speakers and workshops – let us know what you need and/or what you can offer.)

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The cost is $100 for the two full-days. Scholarships are available. This year’s conference is brought to you by our partners:  The Murphy Institute for Worker Education (CUNY)New York State AFL-CIONew York City Central Labor Council, and the New York Civic Engagement Table. Dozens of other organizations, sponsors, volunteers and donors will be announced in the coming days.

The conference will be held at the The Murphy Institute, 25 West 43rd St. Conference is wheelchair accessible.

Where is America? Where is the Working Class?

There’s an event this Friday we’ll be attending, and you should come. Working America and the AFL-CIO have been speaking around the country about the 2010 elections. Now that the primaries are behind us, it’s time for a reality check: Where is America? Where is the working class?

For those of us interested and engaged in the upcoming elections, it’s a wonderful opportunity to get deep insights about the state of electorate. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to secure a seat.

Friday, September 24, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 51 Astor Place.

Moderated by Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor & Publisher, The Nation

Confirmed panelists:

  • Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
  • Karen Nussbaum, Executive Director, Working America
  • Eric Alterman, Journalist & Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
  • Bob Herbert, The New York Times

Please send a note to so they know how many to expect.

And that’s not all…

The New York Metro Labor Communications Council, the local affiliate of the International Labor Communicators Association, is having an afterparty / happy hour right afterwards – and you’re invited. It will be at Colors, 417 Lafayette St., very close to Cooper Union.

There’s a lot going on in the country right now, and a lot of it is scary. Makes me want to hang with my friends and get inspired. How about you?

See you there,

Charles Lenchner & Elana Levin