National Strategy Conference – August 22nd through 24th, 2014

Join Us in Oakland, CA!

You are invited to join activists from around the country for a weekend of inspiration and strategy to win single-payer national health insurance! For the first time this year, three major national organizations for single-payer advocacy will be combining their annual conferences. We anticipate that over 300 attendees will converge on Oakland from Healthcare-NOW!, the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Health Care, and the One Payer States coalition. This will be a unique opportunity to learn from the most effective single-payer organizing around the country, to build relationships between community and labor groups, and to strengthen state and national organizing efforts together.

You can register here for the One Payer States/Healthcare-NOW! track of the conference, which for $60 gains you admission to the One Payer States programming on Friday night and Saturday morning, as well as all the joint reception, plenaries, keynotes, and workshops Saturday afternoon through Sunday.

If you wish to register for the Labor Campaign/Healthcare-NOW! track of the conference, go to the Labor Campaign’s registration page, which for $75 will gain you admission to the Labor-specific programming Friday night and Saturday morning, as well as all joint events Saturday afternoon through Sunday.

You can support the conference and our movement by buying an ad in the conference booklet that all participants will receive – each ad you buy includes one free registration. Information below.

When: Friday, August 22 through Sunday, August 24, 2014

Time:
Friday, 7PM-10PM and Saturday, 9AM-12PM – TWO TRACKS:
- (Track #1): One Payer States plenaries and workshops
- (Track #2): Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Health Care plenaries and workshops
Saturday, 12PM-6PM – Joint keynote, plenary, and reception for all three organizations
Sunday, 9AM-2PM – Joint Healthcare-NOW!/Labor Campaign workshops and closing plenary

Where: ILWU Local 6 Hall, 99 Hegenberger Rd., Oakland, CA 94621
One Payer States programming Friday 7-10PM and Saturday 9AM-12PM will meet at:
California Nurses Association HQ, 2000 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Food: Registration includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Attendees are encouraged to visit local restaurants Saturday night after the reception!

The registration and ad deadline is Friday, August 15. All ads come with one free registration.

Agenda: download here (agenda will be updated regularly as details are finalized – check back here!)

Transportation Guide: download here.

Uptown Oakland Restaurant Recommendations: download here.

Please Follow these 4 Steps

STEP 1 – Please Register for the Conference

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

Email Ben@Healthcare-Now.org if you have any questions.

Filling out this form does NOT reserve you a room. Please follow step 3 for room reservations.

STEP 2 – Pay the Registration Fee

Registration ends on August 15. All registration payments are due no later than August 15. Due to catering fees, we can no longer accept same-day registrations or payments.

Pay Online
Go here to pay online with a credit card.

Pay by Check
Send checks for your registration with “Oakland Strategy Conference” in the memo made out to Healthcare-NOW!, 1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. The registration fees above apply.

Pay By Phone
Call Healthcare-NOW! at 800-453-1305.

Scholarships
Healthcare-NOW! can waive the registration fee for a very limited amount of single-payer activists coming to the conference. We cannot, however, pay for your travel or hotel. Please contact Ben@Healthcare-NOW.org if you’d like a scholarship to the conference.

STEP 3 – Room Reservations

You can book discounted rooms at the unionized Hilton Oakland Airport, until August 8. Located at One Hegenberger Rd (Oakland, CA 94621), the Hilton is one block away from the ILWU Hall. You can book rooms with a single king-sized bed or two double beds for $129 per night by visiting the Single Payer Conference registration page here, or by calling 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667) and using the booking code “SPC” (the rooms are held under the name “Single Payer Conference”). The hotel arranges free transportation to and from the airport.

STEP 4 – Sponsor the Strategy Conference


Will you or your organization sponsor an ad in our conference booklet to support the Healthcare-NOW! Strategy Conference? All ads include one free registration to the conference.

Pay for the ad online, or fill out this form (.pdf) and mail it to us.

Ads Prices
$50 – Your name listed with a one sentence note of congratulations for the honorees.
$250 – Quarter-page ad (2.25″ x 3.75″)
$500 – Half-page ad (4.75″ x 3.75″)
$750 – Full-page ad (4.75″ x 8″)
$1,000 – Full-page ad on inside front cover or back cover (4.75″ x 8″)

You can download last year’s agenda booklet with ads here (.pdf).

If you already paid for your registration, you can add $50 to buy a name listing.

For questions, just email Jeff M. at jeff@healthcare-now.org.

If you paid for your ad online, please email it to jeff@healthcare-now.org in PDF form.

Getting to the Center/Conference from the Airport

Hilton Oakland Airport provides free transportation to and from the airport for guests – call 1-510-635-5000 to make arrangements.