Annual Hyde Park Conference

Date & Time

July 29, 2019 9:00 AM

In the past year, we’ve seen some inspiring moments: the highest Midterm turnout since 1914, felon re-enfranchisement in Florida, an overhaul of criminal justice in New York,  and progressive policies like universal basic income, the abolishment of the electoral college, free healthcare have taken a prominent role policy debates. Networks like ours must continue organizing, training and developing the emerging leaders that will change who writes the rules.


Hyde Park is the network’s annual conference that brings together students and alumni from across the country for a weekend of training, planning, and networking. It’s the time where students are trained with the skills needed to grow your chapter, support and advance policy work, and where you’ll deepen your own personal leadership skills. The conference is open to our 2019-2020 national leadership cohort and a chapter representative from each network chapter.

Logistics & Details

Hyde Park runs from July 29th to August 4th. The week is broken up by the national leadership Retreat and Leadership Summit.

National Leadership Retreat

Our national leadership team is made up of student-led regional and policy teams, who help to ensure the network’s success each year by organizing our people, strategizing and supporting policy projects, communicating our message, and influencing decision-makers. At the national leadership retreat, the 2019-2020 National Leadership cohort is trained to help lead the network in the coming year. The retreat takes place from July 29th-July 30th.

Leadership Summit

In addition to preparing the national leadership team for their roles, Hyde Park is also a time to train and prepare the network’s chapter leadership. The leadership summit convenes our student chapter leadership representatives from across the network to help prepare them to lead successful chapters in the year to come. The summit takes place from August 1st – 4th.


All students will be housed at a motel within walking distance of the FDR Presidential Library. Student housing is covered by Roosevelt for all national leadership member and chapter representatives. Additional housing information will be provided following registration.


All student travel to Hyde Park will be pre-booked and paid for by national staff. Students flying to New York, should expect to fly to New York City, and take Metro North train to Poughkeepsie. Additional travel logistics will be communicated following registration.


National Leadership members and 2019/2020 chapter heads will be contacted by national staff with registration information.

Alumni @ Hyde Park

Alumni at Hyde Park coincides with the weekend of the student leadership summit. The weekend brings together alumni of the network for a weekend of networking, organizing, and celebrating. Over the course of the weekend, our alumni community will come together to think about how we can leverage the collective power of a network like ours to ensure that rules are getting rewritten, and we’re changing who gets to write them.