IDEAS Shifts the Power

This past October 18-21 saw the largest gathering of IDEAS leaders, staff, and professionals gathering in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the Power Shift 2013 conference. IDEAS sent over 50 attendees to take part in seminars with topics ranging from organizing, to food, to divestment, and even hip hop’s part in sustainability.

Chapters attending include: University of Florida, Binghamton University, University of Central Florida, Florida International University, and several from International Chapters. Members also enjoyed keynote speakers such as Phillip Agnew, Michael Brune, Tom Steyer, Josh Fox, and Bill McKibben.

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, famous music acts such as BIG K.R.I.T. and Talib Kweli performed at the Power Shift Concert Series. In addition, IDEAS members met like-minded folks in their states in state breakout sessions on Sunday. On Monday, several members stayed for the Monday Day of Action to challenge Pittsburgh to build a green economy.