Agenda

The 2013 Democracy Convention begins Wednesday, August 7 and ends Sunday, August 11 and will take place at the downtown campus of Madison College (211 N. Caroll St.) in central Madison unless otherwise noted.

Following is the overall program schedule for the Democracy Convention, subject to change. The programs for each of the nine Convention conferences will be posted on their respective conference pages as they are finalized. Please note that there will be a one day training on Tuesday, August 6th, associated with the Education for Democracy Conference.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7

8:00am - Registration Opens at Madison College
9:00 - 10:30am Education for Democracy Plenary
11:00am - 12:30pm Conference Sessions
12:30 - 2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00 - 4:00pm Conference Sessions
(please note that only the Education for Democracy conference will hold sessions during the day on Wednesday. All other conference sessions will begin on Thursday)

4:30 - 5:30pm Opening Ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda featuring Head-Roc and Call for Peace
5:30 - 7:00pm Dinner Break
7:00 - 9:00pm Convention Opening Plenary at the Madison Masonic Center
(301 Wisconsin Ave - two blocks from Madison College)
Keynote Speaker: Gar Alperovitz
Honorary Chair: Medea Benjamin
Wisconsin Welcome: Bryan Kennedy

9:00 - 11:00pm Evening Social at Brocach Irish Pub (7 W Main St) hosted by the Green Shadow Cabinet

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

8:00am Registration Opens at Madison College
9:00 - 10:30am Conference Sessions
11:00am - 12:30pm Conference Sessions
12:30 - 2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00 - 4:00pm Conference Sessions
4:00 - 5:30pm Conference Sessions
5:00 - 7:00pm WILPF Peace and Freedom Dinner at Bethel Lutheran Church (312 Wisconsin Ave)

7:00 - 9:00pm Convention Roundtable Plenary at the Inn on the Park
(22 S Carroll St - three blocks from Madison College)
Panelists: Dr. Jill Stein, Victoria Collier, Rich Monje, George Friday, Margaret Flowers, Roshan Bliss, Leah Bolger, Norm Stockwell, and Leland Pan with moderator Ben Manski

9:00pm - 11:00pm Evening Social at Brocach Irish Pub (7 W Main St) hosted by Move to Amend

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

8:00am Registration Opens at Madison College
9:00 - 10:30am Conference Sessions
11:00am - 12:30pm Conference Sessions
12:30 - 2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00 - 4:00pm Conference Sessions
4:00 - 5:30pm Conference Sessions

6:00 - 8:00pm Economic Democracy Plenary at the Inn on the Park (312 Wisconsin Ave)

9:00 - 11:00pm Evening Social at Osaka House (505 State St) hosted by the Economic Democracy and Representative Democracy Conferences

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

8:00am Registration Opens at Madison College
9:00 - 10:30am Conference Sessions
11:00am - 12:30pm Conference Sessions

12:30 - 2:00pm Lunch Break/ Rally outside the State Capitol building to Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership
(State Street side steps - Intersection of State St and E Mifflin St)
2:00 - 4:00pm Conference Sessions
4:00 - 5:30pm Conference Sessions, Representative Democracy Plenary, Local Food Democracy Reception in back of Madison College
5:30 - 7:00pm Dinner Break

7:00 - 11:00pm Evening Social at The Rigby (119 E Main St) hosted by the Earth Democracy Conference

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

8:00am    Registration Opens at Madison College
9:00 - 10:30am     Conference Sessions
11:00am - 12:30pm     Conference Sessions
12:30 - 2:00PM      Lunch Break

2:00pm - 4:00pm Convention Closing Plenary at the Inn on the Park
(22 S Carroll - three blocks from Madison College)
Keynote Speaker: Debra White Plume
The keynote address will be followed by a participatory report back from each conference.

4:00 - 6:00pm Open Space for Meetings

If you haven't already done so, be sure to register now!

Date: 
August 7, 2013 - 12:00pm - August 11, 2013 - 6:00pm
Session type: 
General

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