“The Arena provides money, infrastructure and a kind of campaign boot camp to its chosen candidates who often lack the resources and savvy to take on political veterans.”

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Arena Summit is a convening of up-and-coming political leaders from across the country.

Since 2016, Arena Summits have been attended by over 2,500 up-and-coming political activists and candidates from around the country. Past speakers have included Jason Kander, Brittany Packnett, Danica Roem, Mitch Landrieu, DeRay Mckesson, Pete Buttigieg, Jennifer Granholm, Martin O’Malley, and many more.

As one attendee put it: “I have never seen more people more excited to take control of our democracy. No one was waiting around for someone else to save the day.”

We will host Summits in states of major electoral significance in 2019 and 2020. Our first will be in South Carolina in the Spring of 2019. This is will be your chance to experience, first hand, the genesis of what will inevitably be a wildly important — emphasis on the “wild” — presidential campaign cycle. We will demystify the primary process, connect you will local activists, and give you an opportunity to plug in to presidential primary campaigns. We will also hold summits in Nevada and New Orleans before the 2020 election.

Dates & Locations

Spring 2019

South Carolina

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September 7 – 8,
2018

Philadelphia

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December 8 – 9,
2017

Phoenix

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June 9 – 10,
2017

Detroit

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March 24 – 27,
2017

Raleigh

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December 9 – 10,
2016

Nashville

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Pragmatic Programming

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1. Keynote Speakers

We motivate attendees with speeches and interviews with values-aligned politicians and civic leaders. We focus on programming that builds skills and relationships.

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2. Training

We offer training along two tracks: (i) those who wish to become civic activists or entrepreneurs; and (ii) those who want to run for office. These trainings are not meant to be comprehensive, but are meant to help our attendees take the first few steps in their civic and political journeys.

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3. Community

Attendees meet in regional communities, where they plan out their goals through the 2020 election. Each attendee makes an action pledge that the community will support them to accomplish.

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