Momentum Conference

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The Momentum Conference is an "invitational forum" organized by the Tides Foundation "where some of the most creative minds in the progressive movement come together to challenge, inspire and energize each other." [1]

July 2008 Conference

Speakers [2]

Evening Presentations

Neighborhood Plenary

Democracy Plenary

  • Alex Gibney, Oscar-winning director and producer of Taxi to the Dark Side and No End in Sight
  • Drew Westen, professor of psychology at Emory University and author of The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation
  • Debra Bowen, California's 30th Secretary of State
  • Eboo Patel, founder of the Interfaith Youth Core
  • Lawrence Lessig, founder of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School

Health Plenary

  • Robert Ross, president and CEO of The California Endowment
  • Jacob Hacker, Resident Fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University and a fellow at the New America Foundation
  • Stephen Lewis, co-director of AIDS-Free World and former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa
  • Joel Solomon, president of Renewal Partners seed capital firm and the Endswell Foundation and founding board member of Tides Canada
  • America Bracho, director and founder of Latino Health Access

Money Plenary

Wars Plenary

Media Plenary

The Earth Plenary

2006 Conference

The 2006 conference was sponsored by: [3]


Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. About, Momentum, accessed July 18, 2008.
  2. 2008 Speakers, Momentum, accessed July 18, 2008.
  3. Momentum 2006, Momentum, accessed July 18, 2008.