Third Global Progress Conference

Monday, October 17, 2011 - 09:00 to Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 12:00

Location: Madrid

Organizers: Ideas Foundation and Center for American Progress

The third Global Progress conference will convene this Fall, in Ma-drid, Spain. Hosted almost a year after the last meeting in New York City, the gathering will bring together some 300 progressives from across five continents, including members of the New Leadership Network, the Global Progress Council, and the world’s leading progressive campaign strategists and policy analysts. Bill Clinton, Fr. President, USA; among others.

Focused on a new agenda for Shared Prosperity, these intergene-rational discussions will be informed by policy memos that present ideas on how to:

  • Create greater employment opportunity for the millennial generation

  • Invest in new technologies and re-vitalize industrial policy

  • Reform the welfare state into an opportunity state

  • The power of politics and the quality of democracy

As we head into an important electoral cycle in 2012, the confe-rence provides progressives with the opportunity to chart a path to victory together. The leaders invited include Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spain; Alfredo P. Rubalcaba, PSOE Can-didate, Spain; Luis Inázio Lula da Silva, Fr. President, Brazil; Felipe González, Fr. Prime Minister, Spain; Thabo Mbeki, Fr. Pres-ident, Southafrica; Hellen Clark, Fr. Prime Minister, New Zealand; Alexander Kwasniewski, Fr. Prime Minister, Poland; Ed Miliband, UK Labour Party Leader; Helle Thorning Schmidt, Denmark Socialdemocratic Party Leader; Bill Clinton, Fr. President, USA; among others.

What we stand for: 
Global Governance