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Wednesday, April 19 • 10:00am - 5:00pm
Think Before You Make, sponsored by Upstatement and CQ Roll Call

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'Think Before You Make,' sponsored by Upstatement and CQ Roll Call: This pre-conference workshop is dedicated to team-building, design problem-solving and organizational communication. We’re ditching our laptops and heading outdoors for small-group conversations at the beautiful U.S. National Whitewater Center. Oh, and did we mention the ropes course? An additional $125 registration fee applies for this event. Transportation to USNWWC and a free lunch will be provided.

9:00 AM Meet in Sheraton Charlotte Lobby  
9:15 AM Travel from Hotel to U.S. National Whitewater Center via bus, provided by SND
9:45 AM Welcome
10:00 AM Part I: Approach, Information Gathering, & Synthesis
11:00 AM Lunch
11:45 AM Part II: Designing & Facilitating a Workshop
1:45 PM Break
2:00 PM Part III: Building, Testing, & Iterating
2:45 PM Wrap-up
3:00 PM Zipline and Pre-Reception Break
6:00 PM Reception at the Whitewater Center

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Upstatement

Upstatement
We’re a free-thinking, fun-loving digital shop that’s boutique by design. Each client collaborates closely with a multi-disciplinary team of designers, developers, and strategists. Everyone here does a little bit of everything, which helps us move fast to make innovative products. Research... Read More →
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CQ Roll Call

CQ Roll Call
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of timely news, objective facts and analysis, and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, we keep our fingers on the pulse of the legislative process and give our clients the tools they need to maximize their influence. We are the ultimate insider, and our unmatched network of relationships and expertise has powered the productivity of those who rely on us since 1945. Our Commitment to Our Customers We at CQ Roll Call will respond to your request and/or concern immediately. We are committed to employing professional courteous staff and qualified resources to answer your question or pursue your problem or request until it is resolved. During this process, we will actively listen to your requests, questions and concerns and proactively communicate with you on an ongoing basis the status of the solution. Our Mission In a world of media spin and special interest bias, CQ Roll Call has stayed true to its roots. From Capitol Hill hearing rooms to campaign war rooms, from the White House to the House and Senate floors, CQ Roll Call covers Congress, inside and out. As the leading provider of congressional news, legislative tracking and advocacy services, CQ Roll Call is the only media company that connects policy professionals and opinion leaders with the information and tools they need to understand and influence Congress. With the largest press corps on Capitol Hill, CQ Roll Call has earned a reputation for delivering comprehensive, accurate and objective congressional reporting. We help you track and understand the people, the politics and the... Read More →

Speakers
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Holly Copeland

Design, Upstatement
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Matt Mansfield

Chief Innovation Officer, CQ Roll Call
Mansfield is tasked with digital strategy and innovation across The Economist Group’s government brand as he brings together product, editorial, design and business development. In his new role, Mansfield will build a team of product and user experience designers, as well as oversee editorial teams responsible for data reporting and visualization, design, graphics, photography and video. | | Mansfield recently joined CQ Roll Call after spending a year as a Visiting Professor at Northwestern... Read More →
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Mike Swartz

Partner, Upstatement
I'm one of those people who's interested in lots of things. I've had a TON of jobs and have picked up a lot of interesting experience along the way. I was interested in art and design early on, and have drawn all my life. I enjoy writing and communicating, and that led me to jour... Read More →
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Emily Theis

Producer, Upstatement


Wednesday April 19, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm
U.S. National Whitewater Center 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214

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