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Advocating is an increasingly important – and relevant – part of a society’s activities. As mission-based organizations, advocacy – and sometimes lobbying – is core to a society. What should societies be doing now? How should they be advocating for their communities in today’s environment?

Society Street Virtual 2020


March 26, 2020


Embracing the Mission. Thank you to everyone who attended our Virtual Conference. Particular thanks to our speakers who were so generous with their time and their ideas. Special thanks goes to our sponsors who supported the event and enabled us to offer it free to our community. Feel free to watch and listen to the sessions and sign up if you would like to be alerted when we run more events.

Cindy Sparrow


Acting Deputy Chief - Community & Support Services, Red Deer Emergency Services

(Speaker in 2020)

Elizabeth Landau


Director, Public Affairs - American Geophysical Union

(Speaker in 2020)

Seth Denbo


Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives - American Historical Association

(Speaker in 2020) Seth Denbo is director of scholarly communication and digital initiatives at the American Historical Association, where he oversees the publication department and works on digital projects to enhance the Association's mission. He earned his PhD from the University of Warwick in the cultural history of 18th-century Britain and has taught in universities in the US and UK. Before coming to the AHA he played a key role in several major international digital humanities projects.

Susan Dentzer


Senior Policy Fellow - Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Washington, DC

(Speaker in 2020) Susan Dentzer is one of the nation's most respected health policy thought leaders and a frequent speaker and commentator on television and radio, including PBS and NPR, and an author of commentaries in the New England Journal of Medicine and other prominent publications. A longtime journalist, she is now a Senior Policy Fellow at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, a Washington, DC-based arm of Duke University, where she focuses on health system transformation, biopharmaceutical policy, and other key policy issues. A member of the National Academy of Medicine, she also previously served as senior policy advisor to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Session 3: Advocacy

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM