May 9-11, 2023
Park MGM, Las Vegas
The Road Ahead conference – BISC’s signature, invitation-only, annual event – will feature state-based advocates, ballot measure experts, inspiring movement leaders, funding partners, and so much more — all focused on how ballot measures can build power and make change in our communities.
This year’s conference theme is People. Power. Purpose. It is also BISC’s 25th anniversary year. We are celebrating the last five years of growth and dreaming into the next 25 years. BISC can only do this work alongside the people who make up our beloved community – to build power together as we reflect, focus, and are guided by our shared purpose.
Road Ahead is more than just your traditional conference – it’s actually the only gathering of its kind. State and national advocates, organizational leaders and funders, deepen relationships, learn from each other, and challenge each other. It is the only space where this trailblazing group of ballot measure and issue campaign leaders can come together to focus on building state-based power and investing in BIPOC organizations and leaders.
What you’ll find at Road Ahead ’23 –
An impactful agenda –
Get ready for three days of disruptive ideas and ground-breaking insights – we’re really proud of the speakers, panels and “Digging Deeper” strategy sessions we’ve put together for you.
Meaningful connections –
Be ready to meet other brilliant minds, exchange ideas, network, and lay the foundations for new, fruitful partnerships.
Bright lights, brilliant minds –
We carefully selected our speakers and keynotes with the goal of bringing thought-provoking, hyper-relevant and innovative ideas to the table.
Experiencing Road Ahead your way –
With an array of session themes provided, you can choose which ones you want to join and create your own schedule.
We’ll call it a “reception” but it’s really a party – and this year it’s our 25th anniversary 90’s themed BISCuit Jam – and we’ve got our friend, DJ Carmen ‘Spindiego’ Berkley back on the 1s and 2s. Nobody can spin the best jams, rock the mic, and talk about building political power like Carmen. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate with us!
Lastly, we know safety is top of mind. To attend Road Ahead ’23 you must be COVID-19 vaccinated and have at least one booster shot. Physical distancing and masking are optional but there will be face masks and rapid antigen tests on site available to attendees.
Please note – Road Ahead is an invitation-only event. If you think you or your organization would benefit by attending Road Ahead, please email us at [email protected].
If you are interested in sponsoring Road Ahead – please contact BISC’s Development Director, Elizabeth Schilling, at [email protected]
Learn more on our Road Ahead ’23 FAQ page.