Convention Agenda

Illinois for Bernie People’s Convention Agenda

Registration / check-in begins for early caucus meetings: 10:30am
Breakout #1 (by caucus): 11:00am-12:00pm

**Caucus meetings are where members of a specific constituency group will discuss voter outreach to that constituency group. We kindly ask that if you are not a part of a constituency group, that you refrain from attending that particular caucus meeting (i.e. if you are not a student or young person, don’t attend the Student/Youth Caucus meeting). Thank you!**

  • Labor Caucus – Salon A
  • LGBTQ Caucus – Plaza 2
  • Senior Caucus – Plaza 1
  • Student/Youth Caucus – Salons B-D (Ballroom)
  • Veterans Caucus – Salons B-D (Ballroom)
**OFFICIAL DOORS OPEN TIME / Regular registration begins: 11:30am** (only arrive earlier than this if you are attending the Labor, LGBTQ, Senior, Student or Veterans Caucus meetings)
**OFFICIAL EVENT START TIME: 12:00pm** (only those meeting in the 11:00am caucus meetings should arrive before 11:30am)
Networking time: 12:00-12:25pm – Salons B-D (Ballroom)
Rally: 12:25-1:15pm – Salons B-D (Ballroom)
  • Shana East (emcee), Illinois for Bernie founder and Steering Committee member
  • Anthony Clark – DSA member and Brand New Congress endorsed candidate
  • Allan Axelrod – Member, Graduate Employees’ Organization Local 6300
  • Germaine Light – Chair, Vermilion County Democratic Party
  • Dominique Coronel – Board Member, Students for Sensible Drug Policy
  • J.J. Wett – Vice Chair, DeKalb County Democratic Party
  • Keynote Speaker: Cori Bush – Brand New Congress endorsed candidate and star of the Netflix documentary ‘Knock Down the House’
BREAK: 1:15-1:30pm
Breakout #2 (by Congressional District): 1:30-2:15pm – Salons B-D (Ballroom), Salon A, Plaza 1 & 2, East Lobby
  • CDs 1-8 – Salons B-D (Ballroom)*
  • CDs 9-10 – Salon A
  • CDs 11 & 14 – Plaza 2
  • CDs 16-17 – East Lobby
  • CDs 12, 13, 15, 18 – Plaza 1

*this will be split into 5 separate breakout groups: CDs 1-3, CD4, CD5, CD6 and CD7. Each breakout facilitator will hold up a corresponding sign so you know where to go!

BREAK: 2:15-2:30pm
Breakout #3 (by caucus): 2:30-3:30pm
**Caucus meetings are where members of a specific constituency group will discuss voter outreach to that constituency group. We kindly ask that if you are not a part of a constituency group, that you refrain from attending that particular caucus meeting (i.e. if you are not disabled, don’t attend the Disability Caucus meeting). Thank you!**
  • Black Caucus – Plaza 2
  • Disability Caucus – Plaza 1
  • Latinx Caucus – Salons B-D (Ballroom)
  • Wild Card Caucus – Salons B-D (Ballroom)
    • Anyone is welcome to attend the Wild Card Caucus meeting!
  • Women’s Caucus – Salon A
BREAK: 3:30-3:45pm
Reconvening & calls-to-action: 3:45-4:15pm – Salons B-D (Ballroom)
Afterparty: 5:00-8:00pm – location will be released to convention attendees via email a couple days prior to the event. The venue is within a 10 minute drive of the Edward Hotel and is a 10 minute walk from the Rosemont Blue Line stop.