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EARN Conference 2011

September 12 - 14
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
333 West Kilbourn Avenue,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA 53203
Tel: 1-414-276-1234 Fax: 1-414-276-6338

Transportation options from airport to hotel

Major League Baseball Outing: Brewers vs. Rockies

Other Milwaukee Sights

Please contact Mary Gable at mgable@epi.org with any conference-related questions.


Updated 9/30/2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

4:00 - 5:30 pm              Registration

5:30-7:00 pm                Dinner
Regency AB

7:10-8:40 pm                Opening Plenary Session

Lessons from Wisconsin
  Regency CD
  Speakers: John Nichols, Peter Rickman, Bruce Colburn, Cristine Neumann-Ortiz, Sen. Lena Taylor, Mary Bell, Adrienne Pagac, Laura  Flanders (moderator)

8:40-11:00 pm              Welcome Reception (with Preview/Discussion of the Laura Flanders show)
Regency AB                                             

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

7:30-8:30 am                Breakfast - An Introduction to New Web Resources: Fighting the Right, One                                               PDF at a Time

(Demonstration of Building the Middle Class Website, PayWizard.org Wage Indicator Website , ALEC Exposed)
  Regency AB
Speakers: Colin Gordon, Paulien Osse, Mary Bottari,    Richard Freeman

8:40-9:50 am                Plenary Session

Fighting the Attack on the Public Sector
  Regency CD
  Speakers: Dean Baker, Elaine Mejia, Donald Cohen, Paul    Booth, Laura Dresser (moderator)

10:00-11:10 am           Session 1.1

Attacks on Public-Sector Collective Bargaining: What We've Seen, What Works, and What's Next
  Lakeshore A
Speakers: Paul Booth, Doug Pratt, Christine Silvia-DeGennaro, Ed Muir, Doug Hall (moderator)

Health Care: Affordable Care Act Implementation, Bold Ideas from Vermont, and the Dangers of Fake Insurance
  Lakeshore B
Speakers: Colin Gordon, Judith Solomon, Paul Cillo, Noah    Berger (moderator)
Clean Energy Economy
  Lakeshore C
Speakers: Brian Lombardozzi, Matthew Howard, Dave   Palmer, Darlene Lombos, Carol Zabin, James Irwin (moderator)

Privatization and Government Performance
  Gilpatrick Room
Speakers: Steve Herzenberg, Phineas Baxandall, Zach    Schiller, Jane Kiser

Media Training for Policy Experts: Part 1
  Regency CD
Speakers: Michelle Ringuette, Gordon Lafer

11:20 am-12:50 pm     Lunch ( 11:20-11:40 am) and Plenary Session (11:40 am-12:50 pm)

The Fight for a Fair Economy
  Regency AB
Speakers: Steve Kest, Lauren Cumbia, Vanessa Johnson

1:00-2:10 pm                Session 1.2

Economic Development in Hard Times: TIFs, CAPCOs, and Other Bad Ideas
  Lakeshore A
Speakers: Greg LeRoy, Kathy White, Julia Sass Rubin,    Deborah Howlett

Paid Sick Days / Family Leave Insurance
  Lakeshore B
Speakers: Marilyn Watkins, Ellen Bravo, Lindsay Farrell,    Vicki Shabo

Fighting Voter Suppression
  Lakeshore C
Speakers: Cristina Francisco-McGuire, Steve Carbo, Amy    Hanauer (moderator)

The Right's New Frontier: The Attack on "Job-Killing" Regulations
  Gilpatrick Room
Speakers: Katherine McFate, Mary Botarri

Financing Good Infrastructure
  Regency CD
Speakers: Joel Rogers, Michael Likosky, Bennett    Johnson, Scott Bernstein

2:20-3:30 pm                Session 1.3

Better Budget Choices Through Progressive Revenue Options
  Lakeshore A
Speakers: Matt Gardner, Laurel Lucia, Nicole Tichon, Ken    Taylor, Jack Norman (moderator)

Pro-Immigrant Labor Policy: Defending Immigrant Workers to Protect All Workers
  Lakeshore B
Speakers: Fran Berstein, Mary Bauer, Karen Woodall,    Daniel Costa (moderator)

Innovative Unionization
  Lakeshore C
Speakers: Dan Schlademan, Rick Sloan, Steve    Herzenberg

Fighting Foreclosure and Beyond
  Gilpatrick Room
Speakers: Dean Baker, George Goehl, Steve Meacham,    Joel Rogers (moderator)

Media Training for Policy Experts: Part 2
  Regency CD
Speakers: Michelle Ringuette, Gordon Lafer

3:40-5:00 pm               EARN Directors' Meeting
                                            Regency CD

7:10 pm                        EARN at the Ballpark: Brewers vs. Rockies
                                            Miller Park

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

7:30-8:30 am                Breakfast - Preview of SEIU Corporate Research Training
Regency AB

8:40-9:50 am                Session 2.1

State Budget Deficits: "It's the Economy, Stupid, not Public Sector Workers or Collective Bargaining"
  Lakeshore A
Speakers: Sylvia Allegretto, David Madland

Attacks on the Private Sector: Right-to-Work, Project Labor Agreements, Prevailing Wage Laws
  Lakeshore B
Speakers: Gordon Lafer, Dale Belman, Giz Kaczarowski - Document 1, Document 2

EARN on the Web: BuildingtheMiddleClass.org
  Lakeshore C
Speakers: Colin Gordon

Unemployment Insurance: A Tool for Job Preservation, Income Support, & Economic Stimulus
  Gilpatrick Room
Speakers: Dean Baker, Judy Conti, Mike Evangelist

10:00-11:10 am           Session 2.2

Education for Democracy: From Early Care to Higher Education
  Lakeshore A
Speakers: John Burbank - Presentation 1, Presentation 2, Broader & Bolder Education Document, Steve Herzenberg

EARN on the Web: PayWizard.org / Wage Indicator Website
  Lakeshore C
Speakers: Paulien Osse

Democratizing Campaign Finance
  Gilpatrick Room
Speakers: David Donnelly, Mike Dean, Mike McCabe, Joel    Rogers (moderator)

Immigrants and Communities of Color in the Recovery
  Regency CD
Speakers: Algernon Austin, Catherine Singley, Nicole     Woo, John Schmitt (moderator)

11:20 am-12:30 pm    Session 2.3

Confronting the Wage Crisis: Organizing for Quality Jobs
   Lakeshore A
Speakers: Jen Kern, Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel, Tsedeye    Gebresalassie

Retirement Security
  Lakeshore C
Speakers: Dean Baker, Llana Boivie, Steve Kreisberg,    John Burbank (moderator)

Localizing Finance
  Gilpatrick Room
Speakers: Anthony Gad, Tim Keane, Keith Welks, Joel    Rogers (moderator)

12:40-2:00 pm             Lunch (12:40-1:00 pm) and Closing Plenary Session (1:00-2:00 pm)

                           What's Next? EARN's Strategy for 2012 and Beyond
                               Regency AB
                                Speakers: Amy Hanauer, Joel Rogers, Wade Buchanan, Allison Rowland