CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

(will be updated as speakers are added)

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Rufus Gifford, USA   Rufus has been the US Ambassador to Denmark (2013-2017), a candidate for Congress, and the Finance Director of Obama For America, 2012..

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Rufus Gifford, USA

Rufus has been the US Ambassador to Denmark (2013-2017), a candidate for Congress, and the Finance Director of Obama For America, 2012..

John Del Cecato, USA   John has worked at the highest levels of Democratic politics for two decades with clients such as President Barack Obama, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Andrew Cuomo, and Rahm Emanuel.

John Del Cecato, USA

John has worked at the highest levels of Democratic politics for two decades with clients such as President Barack Obama, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Andrew Cuomo, and Rahm Emanuel.

Emilia Van Gilse, Denmark   Emilia is the Communications Director for the Danish Foodworkers Union.

Emilia Van Gilse, Denmark

Emilia is the Communications Director for the Danish Foodworkers Union.

Celinda Lake, USA   Celinda is the founder of Lake Research Partners, a polling firm, whose clients have included Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, and the Democratic National Committee.

Celinda Lake, USA

Celinda is the founder of Lake Research Partners, a polling firm, whose clients have included Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, and the Democratic National Committee.

Kristina Wilfore, USA   Kristina is a leading campaign strategist in the US, Turkey, Ukraine, and elsewhere, working to advance democratic institutions and progressive policies.

Kristina Wilfore, USA

Kristina is a leading campaign strategist in the US, Turkey, Ukraine, and elsewhere, working to advance democratic institutions and progressive policies.

Alan Rosenblatt, USA   Alan is Director of Digital Research at Lake Research Partners and a professor of digital politics.

Alan Rosenblatt, USA

Alan is Director of Digital Research at Lake Research Partners and a professor of digital politics.

Stefano Origlia, Italy   Stefano co-founded Momentum in Milan, a strategic communications firm for campaigning and advocacy.

Stefano Origlia, Italy

Stefano co-founded Momentum in Milan, a strategic communications firm for campaigning and advocacy.

Quintin Oliver, UK   Quintin leads Strategem International, a campaigning firm specializing in referenda. He has worked just about everywhere.

Quintin Oliver, UK

Quintin leads Strategem International, a campaigning firm specializing in referenda. He has worked just about everywhere.

Melissa Cressey, Sweden/USA   Melissa is the Vice President of Global Strategies at DSPolitical and member of the board of IAPC.

Melissa Cressey, Sweden/USA

Melissa is the Vice President of Global Strategies at DSPolitical and member of the board of IAPC.

Eva Guidarini, USA   Eva is member of Facebook’s Politics and Government team.

Eva Guidarini, USA

Eva is member of Facebook’s Politics and Government team.

Eric Sundström, Sweden   Eric is the Director of Communications for the Swedish union LO. He has been a speechwriter for PM Steffan Loeven & an advisor to the Foreign Ministry.

Eric Sundström, Sweden

Eric is the Director of Communications for the Swedish union LO. He has been a speechwriter for PM Steffan Loeven & an advisor to the Foreign Ministry.

Ankica Lamešić, Croatia   Ankica is a political consultant and advisor to the former president of Croatia for her firm faket.

Ankica Lamešić, Croatia

Ankica is a political consultant and advisor to the former president of Croatia for her firm faket.

Gloria Totten, USA   Gloria is the founder and president of the Public Leadership Institute, she was previously at Progressive Majority PAC.

Gloria Totten, USA

Gloria is the founder and president of the Public Leadership Institute, she was previously at Progressive Majority PAC.

Kevin McTigue, USA   Kevin is a consultant with Rising Tide Interactive and political strategist with the Democratic Governors Association.

Kevin McTigue, USA

Kevin is a consultant with Rising Tide Interactive and political strategist with the Democratic Governors Association.

Max Kamin-Cross, USA/Canada   Max is COO of FactSquared, an AI powered data company providing real time analytics in politics and finance.

Max Kamin-Cross, USA/Canada

Max is COO of FactSquared, an AI powered data company providing real time analytics in politics and finance.

Vitali Shkliarov, Belarus/USA   Vitali is a campaign strategist who has worked on campaigns across the former Soviet Union and for Obama and Sanders.

Vitali Shkliarov, Belarus/USA

Vitali is a campaign strategist who has worked on campaigns across the former Soviet Union and for Obama and Sanders.

Laurie Watkins, USA   Laurie is a veteran of both Barack Obama’s campaigns in the state of Florida and the author of   Go from Stressed to Strong  , a award-winning book.

Laurie Watkins, USA

Laurie is a veteran of both Barack Obama’s campaigns in the state of Florida and the author of Go from Stressed to Strong, a award-winning book.

John Neffinger, USA   John has been the DNC’s Communications Director, and prepared Hillary to debate Trump.

John Neffinger, USA

John has been the DNC’s Communications Director, and prepared Hillary to debate Trump.

Vuk Vukovic, Croatia/UK   Vuk is the CEO of  Oraclum Intelligence Systems Ltd , using social networks & machine learning to predict elections.

Vuk Vukovic, Croatia/UK

Vuk is the CEO of Oraclum Intelligence Systems Ltd, using social networks & machine learning to predict elections.

Pia Nargundkar, USA   Pia is a Senior Associate at ALG Research, working many Democratic campaigns, including Hillary for America.

Pia Nargundkar, USA

Pia is a Senior Associate at ALG Research, working many Democratic campaigns, including Hillary for America.

Walter Ludwig, USA   Walter is the managing partner of Indigo Strategies, and has worked on campaigns in the US and EU.

Walter Ludwig, USA

Walter is the managing partner of Indigo Strategies, and has worked on campaigns in the US and EU.

Valerio Riavez, Italy   Valerio is a political campaign manager at Liegey Müller Pons.

Valerio Riavez, Italy

Valerio is a political campaign manager at Liegey Müller Pons.