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Friday, April 16 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Influencing the Influencers

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Long before "Insta-Influencers" cluttered up the scene and distorted the meaning of "influencer," even long before the internet, there were political influencers who convinced people to change their opinions about issues and candidates, or at least take action on opinions they already held. Since the rise of social media, many old-school influencers and a host of new influencers leverage social media to dramatically increase the scale of their influence to reach citizens, voters, and activists to shape their views and move them to action.

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Alan Rosenblatt

Partner, Turner Strategies
I am passionate about social media and politics. The Internet has ALWAYS been about connecting people. I saw that 20 years ago when a friend showed me Mosaic. I've been working to integrate it into politics, advocacy and media ever since. I taught the world's first college course... Read More →

Amelia Burke-Garcia

Program Area Director, Public Health Department at NORC at the University of Chicago
Dr. Amelia Burke-Garcia is a seasoned health communications professional with nearly 20 years of experience in health communication program planning, implementation and evaluation, with specific expertise in developing and evaluating digital health communications campaigns and intervention... Read More →

Craig Johnson

Managing Partner, Unfiltered Media
Craig is co-founder and managing partner of Unfiltered.Media. In his first decade as a political and issue-advocacy digital strategist and tactician he has worked with several  Members of Congress, including Speaker Pelosi. He led national campaigns against the Tax Cuts and Jobs... Read More →

Friday April 16, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT