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Women's Summit, Flip Virginia Blue

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Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Women's Summit, Flip Virginia Blue

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Registration - EARLY BIRD
Early Bird rate ends on June 15th. Scholarships Available - please email Robbin at with SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line.
Jun 15, 2017 $35.00 $2.92
Registration - AFTER JUNE 15th Not Started $50.00 $3.74
Registration with Table at Advocacy & Resource Fair - EARLY BIRD
Price includes table and registration for one person with full conference access (including lunch).
Jun 15, 2017 $35.00 $2.92
Registration with Table at Advocacy & Resource Fair - AFTER JUNE 15TH Not Started $50.00 $3.74
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Event Details

Women’s Summit, Flip Virginia Blue is a #HearOurVote strategy planning and team building event for women and men leading the grassroots initiatives to flip Virginia blue. This one-day event will focus on what it takes to win with inspiring speakers, working sessions on pertinent topics for action, and information and networking opportunities. 

Prepare to build community: The Summit is a perfect opportunity to come together to learn, listen, and build our Virginia community. Please join our Facebook Group and sign up for event newsletter


PROGRAM  (subject to change)

Friday - June 23, 2017

Pre-Summit Happy Hour: "Reclaim, Refresh, Reconnect"  
7pm - 11pm  - Black Olive  Bar  at the National Conference Center.  Please consider staying the night for a full retreat experience. This is a unique opportunity to build community:


Saturday - June 24, 2017

8:00 am

Advocacy & Resource Fair Opens

8:00 – 9:00am

Coffee, yoga, networking

9:30 – 9:40

Welcome - What it Takes to Win

9:40 – 10:05

Women and Their Place in Political History; Then and Now: When Women Commit, We Win
Deborah Hughes‐President and CEO, Susan B. Anthony Museum
Julie Jakopic, Chair Virginia’s List


Panel discussion An Unlikely Victory: How Commitment, Organization and Strategy Beat the Odds in Virginia and How We’re Going to Do it Again.

  • Moderator Danica Roem, Journalist and Candidate HD13
  • Jackie Smith, newly‐elected Clerk of Court, Manassas
  • Michael Bizik, Super Canvasser
  • Marilyn Karp‐Indivisible, NOVA, West


As Goes Virginia, So Goes the Nation: Why This Election Matters to America (awaiting keynote speaker of one of our newly nominated leaders!)

11:05 - 11:20

Organizing to Win: We Have the Best Field of Candidates, the Best Technology, the Best Message; All We Need Is You
Catherine Vaughan, Founder of Flippable; 
arah Dohl, Chief Communications Officer of Indivisible

11:25 - 12:00

Candidate Forum [all invited candidates‐ 2 minutes on how we can help] Candidates will be available during lunch for meet and greet  Introduction by Senator Barbara Favola

12:00 – 1:15

Lunch, Making Connections, and Advocacy & Resource Fair

1:15 - 1:30

Guide to Afternoon Workshops

Session 1
1:40– 3:00pm

Session 2

Workshop Sessions

When We Organize, we WIN
How to connect with people, Organizations and the Democratic Party in your District to Bring in a Win.
Julie Emery, Executive Director of Virginia Civic Engagement 
David Pala, Political Director New Virginia Majority

When we Tweet, we WIN
Learning to use social media and technology to influence election results.
Catherine Read, Creative Read, Inc and Jenny Couch, Loudoun 
Young Democrats

When we Strategize, we WIN
How any activist, in state or out, can participate in our local elections and help tip a seat to the left.
Postcards4VA, Robbin Warner; Mini‐VAN training, Paul Berry, Campaign manager, Del Lopez; State of the art phone bank training, Derek Smock, Field Director Del. Bell; Allen Kramer, Mobilize; Jessica David, Virginia House Dems

When we Take Back Democracy, we Will WIN
How gerrymandering has corrupted our system of government and how we can fix it.
Brian Cannon, Executive Director, One Virginia 2021; Chris Tallient, National Campaign Director,; Grassroots efforts with OMG! Huddle, voter registration techniques with Fairfax County Democrats

When we go for the Rural Vote, we WIN
Techniques and discussion about how to achieve. Vee Frye, Rural Democratic Caucus; Barbara Leach, My Rural America; Linda Mann, Bridging the Political Divide

When we Spread the Vote, we WIN
Spread The Vote (STV) will launch their initiative to fight voter suppression by helping citizens of states with Voter ID laws get the IDs they need to vote.


4:40 – 5:00

From Now to November 7th, Bringing in a Win.

Jill Caiazzo, Virginia Democratic Party Women’s Caucus,


Reporting out of Workshops, Call to action, Takeaway campaign kits, Closing Remarks


Advocacy & Resource Fair and Sponsorships

Resource Fair - Networking will be a big part of the day. If your organization would like to have a table at the Resource Fair to inform and connect with attendees, please email Renise at with the words RESOURCE FAIR in the subject line. 

Sponsorship Opportunities - If you would like to be a sponsor of this historic day, please email with the word SPONSORSHIP in the subject line or telephone (703) 203-8510.

  •     Workshop - $250 - Name displayed on workshop signage
  •     Power Lunch - $1,000 - Name displayed on luncheon signage
  •     Resource Fair - $1500 - Name displayed on swag bag at fair

Disclaimer: The Women’s Summit is not a fundraiser. Event organizers will not enure any monetary benefit from monies collected.  All funds will be used to pay the program’s expenses.


Summit Location Details

Location: The Summit is being held at the National Conference Center in Leesburg,VA The NCC is one of the largest and most technologically advanced conference centers in the nation.  Tel: 703.724.598;

Dining: Your ticket for the Summit includes morning coffee,  a delicious lunch, and beverages. You may also purchase food and beverages at locations within the center. There is a pub called Black Olive Bar and Grill where you can enjoy cocktails and light fare, as well as an in-house Starbucks.

Guest Accommodations: Summit attendees are welcome to stay June 23rd, 2017. We have a special rate of $109.00  (for a full size bed) or $158 for a queen bed and a pull out couch for both Friday and Saturday nights.  For reservations call: 703-724-6170 or easily reserve online at


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The National Conference Center
18980 Upper Belmont Place
Leesburg, VA 20176

Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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