Campaign Bootcamp is a three-day nonpartisan training that gives young people the opportunity to experience a practical introduction to what it's like to work on and run a political campaign.
Hands-on workshops are taught by active political professionals on topics such as campaign management, finding your campaign narrative, crafting your field plan, volunteer management, fundraising, and more.
The New Politics Forum's Campaign Bootcamp also features a unique, interactive component where participants work together on mock campaign teams to craft a real-life campaign plan for their candidate. At the end of the weekend, teams present their plans to our mock "Texas Campaign Commission" of political professionals to try and win their endorsement.
Here are our speakers from the 2010 Campaign Bootcamp:
James Aldrete. President, Message, Audience & Presentation
Matt Angle. President and Owner, Angle and Associates
Daniel Becka. Director of Advocacy, Texas Exes
Kevin Burnette. CEO, Gulf Direct
Liz Chadderdon. President, The Chadderdon Group
John Doner. President, JDA Research and John Donor & Associates, Inc.
Will Franklin. President, Franklin Strategy Group
Matt Glazer. Executive Director, Austin Young Chamber of Commerce
Mark Harkrider. Independent Lobbyist
Eva Hernandez-Simmons. Senior Field Organizing Manager, Sierra Club
Frank Guerra. CEO, Guerra DeBerry Coody
Dr. Roderick Hart. Dean, Moody College of Communications at The University of Texas at Austin
Will Ikard. Associate, Masciola Campaign Consulting LLC
Ramey Ko. Attorney, Jung Ko PLLC
Rebecca Leal. Partner, Rylo Consulting
Susan Lilly. President, Lilly & Company
Karl-Thomas Musselman. Owner, Burnt Orange Report
Katie Naranjo. CEO and Founding Partner, GNI Strategies LLC
Bill Noble. President and CEO, Noble Strategic Partners
Chris Perkins. Partner, WPA Opinion Research
Howard Prince, II. Clinical Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin
Jenifer Sarver. Chief of Staff to Karen Hughes, Burson-Marsteller Austin Office
Julie Shussler. Corporate Communications Coordinator, Spurs Sports & Entertainment
Matt Smelser. Senior Communications Manager for Gulf and Southeast Oceans Program, Environmental Defense Fund
Tim Sorrells. Partner, The Tuggey Group LLP
Jason Stanford. Owner, Stanford Campaigns
Tayna Tarr. Director of Legislative & Political Mobilization, Texas American Federation of Teachers
Genevieve Van Cleve. General Consultant, Sarah Eckhardt for Travis County Judge