National Strategy Conference – October 5th and 6th, 2013

Join Us in Nashville, TN!

You are invited to join Healthcare-NOW! activists from around the country to plan our strategy to win guaranteed single-payer national health insurance. By learning and sharing with one another we can build on the tremendous successes of the last year and develop the plan to push Congress to implement single-payer national health insurance NOW.

You can now buy an ad in the conference booklet that all participants will receive–each ad you buy includes one free registration. Information below.

When: Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Saturday, 2pm – 9pm – Strategy Conference
Sunday, 9am – 4pm – Strategy Conference continues

Where: Scarritt-Bennett Center, 1008 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37212

Fee: Registration is $60 for everyone. A very limited amount of scholarships are available (see below).

Agenda: You can download the first draft here (.pdf)

Food: Dinner will be provided on Saturday night. Breakfast and lunch on Sunday.

The registration and ad deadline is Friday, September 27th at 8pm Eastern!

Please Follow these 4 Steps

STEP 1 – Please Register for the Conference

Registration has ended.

Filling out this form does NOT reserve you a room at the Scarritt-Bennett Center. Please follow step 3 for room reservations.

STEP 2 – Pay the Registration Fee

Registration ends on September 27. All registration payments are due no later than September 27. 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 “Nashville 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.

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 if you’d like a scholarship to the conference.

STEP 3 – Room Reservations

Scarritt-Bennett Center offers comfortable, affordable overnight accommodations to groups and individuals. Guest rooms are $50 plus tax. More information here.

Rooms include wireless internet access with a television in common area lounges. Once a college campus, the Center’s converted residence halls have private bedrooms with shared baths. Only single rooms are available.

For reservations or more information:
call 866-420-5486
Mon. through Sat. 8 am to 9 pm
Sun. from 8 am to 4 pm

If you’re not interested in a single room or sharing a bathroom, there is a Loews Hotel and a Comfort Inn nearby. Prices vary.

Solidarity Housing

We’re working on organizing solidarity housing and will update you if any becomes available.

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.

Ads are a great way to congratulate one of 2013′s honorees. This year we will be honoring Tim Carpenter, of Progressive Democrats of America, with the Marilyn Clement Award for the Pursuit of Healthcare Justice. Also, the Divestment Campaign for Healthcare will receive the Healthcare-NOW! Organizational Achievement Award.

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

If you paid for your ad online, please email it to in PDF form.

Getting to the Center/Conference from the Airport

The Scarritt-Bennett Center is 9 miles to Nashville International Airport. Shuttle Service from and to the airport is available through In-Shuttle Transportation, Inc. Reservations can be made by calling (615) 255-3519 or online here. The shuttle costs $11 for one-way and $17 for round trip.

Taxis are available on the meter for about $30 one way.