June 6th
Powerful IDEA Awards Ceremony and Reception

Capital Turnaround - 700 M St SE, Washington DC 20003 and Virtual
5:30pm | Doors Open
6:00pm – 6:30pm | Nominee/Awardee/Sponsor VIP Reception
6:30pm – 7:30pm | Powerful IDEA Awards Ceremony
7:30pm – 9:00pm | Powerful IDEA Awards Afterparty
Join us on June 6th at the Capitol Turnaround in Washington, DC as we celebrate the people and organizations that power Progressive politics. Meet other activists and professionals as we honor the winners of the Powerful IDEA Awards. Registration is required.


Limited street parking and paid lots are available. There is a Nationals game going on so we strongly encourage guests to use the Metro and/or rideshare services.

Metro Access

Take the Green Line to Navy Yard-Ballpark and walk 10 minutes east on M Street or take the Blue, Orange or Silver Lines to the Eastern Market station and walk 11 minutes south along 7th Street.

June 7th and June 8th
Virtual Expo and Career Panels

12:00pm – 4:00pm | Career and Political Services Expo Marketplace, plus career panels with experts in our field!

Career panels with some of the biggest names in the industry will talk about the upcoming cycle, working in progressive politics, and making a career and a living doing what you’re passionate about.

We’re also offering our first Progressive Political Services Expo for Consultants, Vendors, Technology Companies, and nonprofit organizations that offer services to and programs for campaigns and advocacy organizations

All Democratic & Progressive identifying consultants, vendors, tech companies and nonprofit organizations are invited to showcase their products and services as well as any jobs they have to advertise. The online expo will open during our first event online for folks to browse and learn about these organizations. Consultants can staff the booths live or just submit materials to be included in it. Organizations and candidates can then stop by and visit consultants, campaign services vendors, and progressive organizations to learn about services and available jobs. Think of this as a virtual mall. Some organizations and firms may also have staff in the booth that you can chat with, some may not.

What are thePowerful IDEA Awards? about

The Powerful IDEA (Impact on Democracy, Elections, Advocacy) Awards are GAIN POWER’s new progressive political communications & leadership awards. The Powerful IDEA Awards are designed to recognize the most impactful people, organizations, technology, communications, and other resources that power progressive politics, advocacy, and our democracy. We will honor bold, brave, creative, impactful leaders, campaigns, and advocacy organizations. Awards will go to powerful people, campaigns, technology, communications, and organizations that had a significant impact. We aim to elevate and shine a spotlight on the people and programs that powered progressive politics, fight to save our country through running for office, advocacy campaigns, elections, civic engagement, participatory events, and public communications.



    Recognizing transformational talent. The people who do the work to impact our democracy, elections and advocacy. These include the candidates, campaign and organizational staff, and dedicated artists, and activists.


    Creative communication or pieces of content using video, print, digital, audio, other other media for the purposes of communicating with members, voters, donors, activists, or other niche audiences.


    Recognizing the technology built to organize, mobilize, fundraise and communicate with members, voters, donors, or activists.


    Thousands of organizations from nonprofit educational and advocacy campaigns, party committees, political action committees, and social impact companies are dedicated to protecting our democracy, running electoral and legislative issue campaigns, voter education, and of course electing leaders who share our values. These awards will recognized the most inspirational and impactful ones.


    Critical programs events are run by formal and informal, organized and organic collectives and coalitions, single individuals and organizations. These awards will recognized the most powerful and impactful ones this past year.