Ready To Run: political campaigning conference

Blavatnik School of Government
Open to the public
June 2019

From the rise of nationalist politics in countries across the world to threats of electoral interference, and the wave of women, minorities, and non-binary candidates winning elected office, political campaigns are becoming ever-more important. Social media is an important campaign tool, but what are the effective communications strategies in the digital era to target and message the right audiences? How should campaign operatives leverage ethnic, racial, gender, and intersectional identities? How can campaigns mitigate concerns of misinformation and bots, while maintaining electoral integrity? 

The students of the Blavatnik School of Government are pleased to invite you to the school's first student-led conference on political campaign management that seeks to address these questions. The conference will bring together campaign operatives to engage with leading academics, policymakers, and students from the University of Oxford. 

Programme agenda: 

12:30 - 1:00 | Conference registration

1:00 - 1:30 | Opening remarks

1:30 - 2:30 | Panel 1 - Capturing the hearts and minds: communication strategies in the digital age

2:30 - 3:00 | Coffee break

3:00 - 3:45 | Breakout sessions

4:00 - 5:00 | Panel 2 - Campaigning for the future: smaller parties, women and minority candidates

5:00 - 5:15 | Closing remarks

*Programme agenda is subject to change. Full list of panellists to be announced soon.

Registration is free and open to all, and includes refreshments for participants.

Follow the link on the right hand side to register.