Opening Keynote: Surround Sound Advocacy from the Targets’ Point of View

2024 Buzz Advocacy Summit

What it is like to be on the receiving end of a Surround Sound advocacy strategy? Is it an effective way to reach lawmakers and their staff? Former Congressman Earl Pomeroy and former Chief of Staff Jen Daulby join us for a conversation on the tactics that resonated with him while on the Hill, and […]

Deep Dive Breakout 1: Cutting Through the Noise with a New Congress

2024 Buzz Advocacy Summit

The 118th Congress has been messy and its unclear whether the 119th Congress will be any better. What are some strategies to build visibility and awareness when a new Congress is in session? How do you assess changed committee and party leadership? How can you begin successful relationships with new members and their staff, and […]

Deep Dive Breakout 3: Engaging Your Grassroots Network in Regulatory Advocacy

2024 Buzz Advocacy Summit

Regulatory issues can be wonky and hard for potential advocates to comprehend. This session will look at ways to demystify regulatory advocacy and channel high-quality public comments to regulators. We will also discuss ways to build successful relationships with career regulators.

Lunchtime Speaker: Curtain Up! Audience Engagement Strategies from Stage to Seat

2024 Buzz Advocacy Summit

In an increasingly digital world, theater lives or dies by its ability to give its audience a visceral and memorable experience that is quintessentially analog. Hear from Shonali Burke, one of the country's leading growth strategists, on how theaters small and large in the DC Metro area have successfully engaged, retained, and converted audiences through […]

Deep Dive Breakout 2: Engaging Advocates On Election Topics

2024 Buzz Advocacy Summit

GOTV and voter education case studies can inform practitioners' approaches to the upcoming election. Panelists will share ideas and resources for educating advocates pre- and post-election, their GOTV campaigns, and how to communicate about election implications in a helpful (and compliant!) way.

PAC Practitioner Parlay

2024 Buzz Advocacy Summit

What are the role of PACs in a Surround Sound strategy? Join for an informal discussion on PAC work, working with internal advocacy teams to see the value of PAC, and the latest strategies to be effective and compliant.

General Session: From Mess to Message: Advocating for Change through Songwriting and Embracing Your Superpowers

2024 Buzz Advocacy Summit

Transform your personal challenges into powerful messages for social change. Through embracing your story and recognizing the power of your voice, Emma G will help us explore advocacy in anti-racism, community diversity, and disability health. Learn to reframe disempowering labels into superpowers and use your voice to inspire. This session includes a reflective exercise to […]