About

EconCon 2020 will feature keynote addresses, plenary panels for all conference registrants, and smaller breakout sessions that facilitate deeper engagement and conversation on specialized topics. We are currently in the process of lining up a phenomenal group of speakers and presenters and trainers from diverse backgrounds who share the common goal of building an economy that works for all of us. Speakers will include members of Congress, visionary thinkers, leading activists, policy experts, movement leaders and celebrities who are lending their voice and their life’s work to our shared progressive economic worldview.

Breakout sessions will focus on shifting the public conversation beyond neoliberalism, how progressives can think and talk about balancing public and private power, how to win people over with an inclusive progressive agenda, and more. Sessions will include (full list coming soon):

  • “It’s January 2021, now what?: The day one economic agenda.”
  • “Organizing to defeat corporate power: lessons from recent victories.”
  • “Should progressives focus on identity or the economy? Yes!!: Rejecting false choices to build a strong and multiracial post-neoliberal economy.”
  • “A debate we can win: How to engage people around a new economic paradigm.”
  • “Moving from the next quarter to the next century: How short-termism is jeopardizing our economy and our climate and what we can do to stop it.”
  • “Race, power and the economy.”

Mission

EconCon 2020 is a movement-wide convening that brings together organizers, campaign professionals, researchers, experts, communicators, and advocates from across the country and the movement. Attendees will build connections, discuss pressing issues of the day, plan for the future, and learn how to fit a wide range of policy debates into a coherent progressive economic worldview. Together, and by using every channel available, will we be able to advance an economic vision that delivers shared, sustainable growth and true prosperity for all.

FAQ

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When will the conference take place? Where is it located?


EconCon 2020 will take place March 26-27, 2020 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park – 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C., 20008

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How can I register? What are the registration rates?


Please visit the registration page for deadlines, rates, and other registration information.

  • $75 – EconCon 2019 attendees discounted rate from December 2, 2019 – January 5, 2020
  • $90 – Early Bird from December 2, 2019 – January 5, 2020
  • $140 – General from January 6, 2020 – February 2, 2020
  • $190 – Last call from February 3, 2020 – onward
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How can I reserve a hotel room and what are the rates?


We have negotiated a limited, competitive room rate at $249/night. Please use this link or call 877-212-5752 to reserve a guest room at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park (our host hotel). Note that this negotiated rate will expire Wednesday, March 6th at 6:00pm OR once inventory is exhausted. We encourage you to book your hotel room as soon as possible.

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Is the conference schedule available?


Details will be posted on our website as they are confirmed. A full conference schedule including conference sessions, will be available on our website in early January.

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What services are available for special needs and requests?


We want to make sure everyone has what they need to enjoy and make the most of this year’s EconCon. When you register, you will have the opportunity to make special requests for things like ASL interpreter services, prayer rooms, nursing mothers rooms, dietary preferences, or anything else you might require.

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Is there funding available to help with travel/registration costs?


We have limited funds available to support those require assistance with travel/registration costs. Please click here for information about how to apply for financial support. 

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What is the cancellation policy for the conference?


Registrations are not refundable. Please note that EconCon is not responsible for problems beyond our control such as weather conditions, travel difficulties, health issues, etc.

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My question is not listed here. Who should I contact?


Please reach out to info@econcon2020.org for assistance.

Financial Support

Please click here to see our financial support.