Jan 21-22, 2010
True Spin 2010
True Spin Conference, 2010
About 125 public-interest communicators attended the third True Spin Conference in 2010.
Keynote Faculty in 2010
Andy Goodman of the Goodman Center
Jed Alpert of Mobile Commons
Real Life Success with Facebook, Twitter, and Cell Phones
True Spin Conference, 2008
About 225 people attended the second True Spin Conference, held Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2008, in Denver, CO.
Progressive communicators attended the conference from around the country, including representatives from: Alaska Conservation Alliance, American Humanist Association, American Rights at Work, Artserve Michigan, Bread for the World, Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood, Center for Constitutional Rights, Center for Rural Affairs, Chelsea Green Publishing, Children’s Defense Fund California, Colorado Common Cause, Colorado Trust, Consumers Union, Drug Policy Alliance, Earthjustice, Economic Opportunity Institute, Free Press, Free Speech TV, Gill Foundation, Global Response, Good Food Strategies, Guttmacher Institute, Health Foundation of South Florida, Hershey Cause, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Liberty Hill Foundation, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, Media Consortium, Media Education Foundation, Montana Conservation Voters, National Council of La Raza, National Immigration Law Center, National Priorities Project, Natural Resources Defense Council, North Star Fund, Northern Plains Resource Council, Oceana, Oil Change International, Oregon Center for Public Policy, Piton Foundation, Population Action International, PR for People and the Planet, Progress Now, Progressive Future, Progressive States Network, Progressive Technology Project, Pro-Media, Public News Service, Represent Agency, RL Stein Group, Ruckus Society, Southern California Watershed Alliance, The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, The Schott Foundation for Public Education, Tree People, Valerie Denney Communications, Western Conservation Foundation, Wild Lands CPR, Youth Media Council, Youth Rights Media, and others.
Keynote Faculty in 2008
Lori Dorfman of Berkeley Media Studies Group
John Amos of SkyTruth
How to Deal with EDs Who Just Don’t Get it
2008 Conference Photos
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2008 Conference Audio Recordings
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True Spin Conference, 2006
The first True Spin Conference, held in 2006, sold out.
It attracted 200 registrants from around the country, including PR people from all types of progressive organizations including the ACLU, American Friends Service Community, American Indian College Fund, American Federation of Teachers, Breast Cancer Fund, Center for Community Change, Century Foundation, Community Media Workshop, Drug Policy Alliance, Economic Policy Institute, Forest Ethics, Free Press, Free Speech TV, Gill Foundation, Iowans for Sensible Priorities, Izaak Walton League, League of Young Voters, Marijuana Policy Project, Metro Organizations for People, Presbyterian Church, Progress Now, PR Watch, Rainforest Action Network, SEIU, Spin Project, Trout Unlimited, U.S. PIRG, Vanguard Communications, WAND, White House Project, Working Assets, and many more.
Keynote faculty in 2006
Ben Cohen of Ben and Jerry’s
Kathy Bonk of the Communications Consortium Media Center
Marty Kearns of Green Media Toolshed
Lisa Witter of Fenton Communications.
David Barsamian of Alternative Radio
Andrew Boyd of Billionaires for Bush
Lark Corbeil of the Public News Service
Valerie Denney of Valerie Denney Communications
Lori Dorfman of the Berkeley Media Studies Group
Heather Holdridge of Care 2
Lisa Lange of PETA
Greg Nelson of CTSG
Holly Minch of Spitfire Communications
Brian Smith of Earthjustice
Bill Walker of the Environmental Working Group, and others.
Do Progressives Suck at PR?
Journalists turned Flacks
Using Web Tools to Megaphone and Hone your Message
Be like PETA!
Pranks with a Purpose: A Report from the Front Lines of the New Creative Activism
Loud and Clear in an Election Year: 501(c)3s and Elections
Can Progressives Unite Under one Frame?
Make Your Advertisements Newsworthy
How to Publicize a Report
Strategic Communications: We Know More than We Do
The News Value of Culture Jamming
Stop Being a Bore: How to Create Newsworthy Visuals