Got plans this October? Now you do! Head to the Windy City on October 29 and 30 for the eighth annual Public Policy Action Institute (PPAI) conference. You’ll be in the company of non-profit leaders, policy advocates, and communications specialists, and you’ll learn how to strengthen your organization’s voices in order to more effectively impact policy decisions. Click here for full conference details and to register.

Speaking of communications specialists, I’ll be at PPAI speaking on a panel that Sunday, the 30th. Make sure to come by the Advocacy 2.0: New Thinking, Not Just New Tools session to hear from me, Brad Fitch of the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF), and Ben Rattray of Change.org. Learn more about the speaker lineup here.

Oh, and don’t forget the event hash tag for live-tweeting. You’ll want to use #ISPPAI to see keep track of what others are learning during the conference and to spread new insights to your networks. Hope to see you there!