Quad Cities Campus

Ready to Run® Illinois 2019

Program Agenda

Ready to Run® Illinois program speakers include local, state, and congressional elected officials, Illinois party leaders and expert campaign consultants. Program content is nonpartisan, focused on the how-to of running for office. Participants will be trained in a variety of skills and will learn the key aspects of running successful campaigns. Training topics include preparing to run, public speaking/communication, fundraising, accessing party resources, media/press, message development, voter outreach, and running a judicial campaign.   Ready to Run 2019 Event Program PDF File

2019 Session Information

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Location: Hyatt House/Hyatt Place, 111 Ben Blvd, East Moline, IL

Registration: 1:00 PM

Welcome: 2:00 PM

Workshops 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Session A: Campaigning After #MeToo
  • Session B: Rural v Urban Campaigning
  • Session C: The Latino Vote

Closing Keynote: 4:30 PM

Networking Reception to follow in the River Room.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Location: Western Illinois University-Quad Cities, 3300 River Drive, Moline, IL

Registration: 7:45 AM

Welcome and Opening Keynote: 8:30 AM

Networking Break: 10:15AM

Training Session: 10:30 AM

  • Session A: Researching and Networking
  • Session B: Engaging Your Community - Panel
  • Session C: Developing a Campaign Plan

Luncheon Plenary - Fundraising 101: 12:15 PM

Training Session: 2:00 PM

  • Session D: Communications & Messaging for Women
  • Session E: Navigating Political Parties - Panel with QC Area Party Representatives
  • Session F: Getting Started: What you need to know

Networking Break: 3:30 PM

Closing Keynote - Political Communications 101: 3:45 PM

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