Each summer we host a weekend of learning, action, and connecting with advocates across the country and around the globe. From June 12 to 13, 2021, we hosted a special virtual, digital program followed by a week of advocacy, with coordinated, powerful advocacy meetings with members of Congress.
Hundreds of attendees were tuned in on phones and laptops from all over the world at the opening of the first virtual RESULTS International Conference in late June. Some were wrapping up their day in Kenya; some were up well past their bedtime in Australia; others were preparing their morning coffee in Alaska.
“If you want to meet incredible advocates from all over the country and the world, if you want to learn new skills and sharpen the ones you have, and if you’re eager to take the issues you care about straight to your members of Congress on Capitol Hill, there is no better opportunity than the International Conference.”
“The RESULTS International Conference was an eye opener for me. I realized that anyone and everyone can be an advocate for issues that matter. I never thought I’d go to the U.S., much less Capitol Hill. But on the last day of the RESULTS International Conference, that’s exactly where I found myself. Standing in front of the Capitol dome with hundreds of other advocates, all I could think was, ‘This is a central place of power. Decisions are made here. And here I am.”
“I was so inspired at the International Conference. There were such amazing speakers and everyone there was so supportive. To see people my age caring about these issues was awesome.”
“When I attended the RESULTS International Conference for the first time, I had no advocacy experience. Now, I walk into meetings with members of Congress feeling confident, informed, and empowered.”
“The people at the International Conference were so amazing. Before that, I wasn’t really aware of the way different government policies impacted me. But RESULTS gave me a whole new perspective.”
“At the International Conference, a lot of like-minded people come together to change lives, change their environment, and change the world. That’s what is so exciting to me. Some people say they want to do this or that, but they never take the action to do it. But at the International Conference, you get that motivation to go back home and do what you said you’re going to do.”
“I left the conference feeling inspired, appreciated, and happy that I had such a productive time in just five days. It is an experience that will stay with me for the years to come as I continue my work as an activist.”
“You never know when an experience will change the trajectory of your life. In 2014, I attended the RESULTS International Conference in Washington, DC for the first time. It was incredible – I met people from all over the country and the world working together to end poverty.”