PR conference for progressives

Here’s info about a conference I’m organizing Jan 31 – Feb. 1, 2008:

A National Conference on Media Relations for Progressives

True Spin Conference, Jan. 31 …• Feb. 1, 2008, Denver, CO

Join some of America’s best progressive PR practitioners for two days of panels, workshops, networking, and fun.

This conference brings together flacks from progressive advocacy groups around the country to exchange ideas and learn new and creative PR tactics.
Officials from giant corporations meet all the time to share their latest and greatest media relations strategies. This is our turn. It’s the only national conference of its kind.

Keynote Speakers:

Lori Dorfman, Berkeley Media Studies Group;
Alan Jenkins, The Opportunity Agenda;
David Sirota, Author, Hostile Takeover;

Other Faculty:

Medea Benjamin, Code Pink;
Andy Bichlbaum, Yes Men!;
Kathy Bonk and Emily Tynes, Authors, Strategic Communications for Nonprofits;
Beach Codevilla, Spitfire Strategies;
Martin Kearns, Green Media Toolshed;
Robert Perez, Fenton Communications;
Rashad Robinson, GLAAD;
Heath Wickline, SPIN Project.

Read more about these folks and other faculty here.


The last True Spin Conference was held in 2006 and sold out. We had about 200 registrants from around the country, including PR people from all types of progressive organizations. Click here to read more about the 2006 event.

To register, visit our website.

Session topics include:

  • How to Work with Hollywood;
  • How to Deal with EDs who Just Don’t Get it;
  • YouTube: Show and Tell;
  • Strategic Media Planning;
  • Be like GLAAD;
  • New Communications Technologies;
  • Theatrical Protest: A Case Study in Pink;
  • How to Collaborate with the Netroots and Bloggers;
  • Connecting PR to Fundraising;
  • See preliminary program here

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