Onward Virginia, Sorensen's collaboration with Virginia FREE, is back for 2019! This year's event will look at the post-election climate in Virginia and will be a lens into 2020. Join us on Dec. 4 to hear more from our dynamic slate of pollsters, politicos, delegates, and data experts! Register Now
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(reception to follow)
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
David Mills and Shaun Kenney, former executive directors of the state parties, will reflect on the 2019 elections, what will occur in the 2020 General Assembly... and is Virginia in play for 2020?
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Chris Wilson of WPA Intel will break down how campaign polling/modeling works and what new technologies are popping up.
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Dr. Fabrizio Fasulo of VCU's Wilder School will take a look at demographic and economic shifts in Virginia's metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), focusing on suburban areas.
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Dr. Rachel Bitecofer of CNU's Wason Center and Dr. Farrah Stone of VCU's Wilder School will break down their polls from 2019 and what those results mean for 2020 elections.
6:15 pm – 7:00pm
Delegates Jay Jones (Norfolk) and Emily Brewer (Isle of Wight) on public service vs. private life back at home - what we learned in our first term.