Calling all women looking to run for elected office between now and 2020!

Now is the time for your leadership.
The #RunAsYouAre National Training will help get you there.


This three-day intensive conference combines our best tools and trainers from across the United States to prepare you to run for local and state office. We have specialized sessions for rural women leaders, office-specific content, and regional groupings that will sustain you well past the training.
If you’re thinking about running for elected office between now and 2020, then YES, you should DEFINITELY attend. If you’ve already identified which office you’re running for, #RunAsYouAre National Training will help you craft a customized campaign plan. If you’re ready to run, but haven’t decided which office yet, we will help you target an office and build a plan to enter your local political scene with a purpose.
VoteRunLead women are as diverse as women everywhere. Women from around the country will be at #RunAsYouAre National Training – women who’ve run for office before, women who are new to the idea, rural women, city women, women from across political parties and ideologies – but all women who’ve decided now is their time to lead.

November 17th- 19th

The Millenium Hotel MN

1313 Nicollet Mall

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Contact The Millenium Hotel MN

612.332.6000 or 800.522.8856

Room blocks for $119 under “2017 Vote Run Lead”

1313 Nicollet Mall

Minneapolis, MN 55403

$195 registration fee

$165 Early Bird special until September 29th

$119 Room Rate

We offer stipends for hotel, transportation or child care during #RunAsYouAre National Training. For more information, email


November 17

5:00 – 9:00pm CT

Welcome Reception

Meet elected officials, political pros, VRL staff and board, #RunAsYouAre trainers and fellow ambitious women from around the country.

You’re the One We’ve Been Waiting For

An evening of inspiration and tools to accelerate your political leadership.

November 18

8:30am – 6:00pm CT

Why Are You Running?

It’s the most-asked question on the campaign trail – and you’ll be prepared to answer it.

Essential Campaign Elements

It’s more than name recognition and yard signs. You’ll conduct a landscape assessment to better understand your district. 

Real Talk: What It’s Really Like to Run

Conversations about campaign life and realistic expectations with women who’ve done it before. 

Take the Field

Craft a winning field plan, understand voter identification tools, and practice your pitch.

November 19

8:30am – 3:00pm CT

Real Talk: Fundraising

Conversations on our relationship to money, building solid campaign coffers, and calling donors with confidence.

Fundraising Plan

Build your own donor list, understand fundraising tools, and practice your ask.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Breakout sessions related to specific offices, regions, and interests.

Now, Go Run AS You Are!


November 17 – 19, 2017

Millennium Hotel Minneapolis
1313 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 332-6000
Room Rate- $119




Speakers coming soon…