Ed Coper is recognized a leading expert on communications for impact. He has used cutting edge story-telling techniques to build social change initiatives, advocacy campaigns and political movements. He pioneered techniques that harness the power of new media and communications to mobilize and empower movements for impact. From building Australia's largest political movement, GetUp, to powering Change.org's global expansion into over 18 countries, Ed's groundbreaking work has featured in several museum exhibitions. Ed founded a NYC-based creative and strategic agency that has serviced multiple Nobel Peace Laureates, political leaders and grassroots movements -- all geared towards creating impact through their communications.
Kate Albright Hannah
Kate is a writer, award-winning documentary filmmaker and progressive activist. She recently ran for state representative in western Massachusetts after having served as director of video for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and communications director for Zephyr Teachout's 2014 gubernatorial campaign. At CNN, she covered the erosion of civil liberties after the 9/11 attacks, the rise of the Netroots during the Howard Dean presidential campaign, and police shootings of unarmed civilians fleeing the floods after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. She covered the Tea Party's militia movement for VICE, and the Occupy movement as a producer at MSNBC. She currently writes about politics for City and State Magazine in New York and talks about politics on the Vaya con Munoz radio show on WHMP in Northampton, Massachusetts. She serves on the Board of Directors for Rural Organizing, a national organization dedicated to supporting progressive activists in rural areas across the United States.
Liz is a producer and director for film and performance in New York City. She directed, produced, and designed evening length performances for Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Danspace Project, NYLA/DTW, and The Chocolate Factory that were reviewed as "imaginative...both lovely and disturbing" by The New York Times. Liz has directed dance shorts for Helen Simoneau Danse, Sleepdance and more. She is in production for "12 Turtles" a feature documentary about aging parents and disabled siblings, and an experimental feature about identity, adoption and luck at Union Docs Summery Documentary Lab. Producer of the viral "Pantsuit Power" Dance; Producer/Art Director for Gojira 'Silvera' music video Best Music Video Revolver Music Awards; "Denys & Antonina's Perfect Journey" for TUMI and TriBeCa Film Festival, Producer/Production Designer "Tango on the Balcony" (2016); Art Director Oxfam International PSA "The International Arms Trade Spares No-One" (2013); and Production Manager for the feature "Behind the Mirror" (2015).