APIEL values collaborative problem-solving. During the conference, we offer lunch-time hackathon cacuses. Innovate together at APIEL.

Hackathon Caucuses

Caucuses will be held during lunch on Saturday. 

You may sign-up for a caucus online by October 19 or on-site. 


Want to address Climate Change? Come to an interactive session to explore responses to Climate Change.

Climate Change: Mobilize Today
Facilitated by 
Dr. Cliff Cockerham

Dr. Cockerham is National Campaign Director for The Climate Emergency Coalition.

Join us for a discussion concerning contemporary energy topics.

Issues in Energy
Facilitated by 
Grace Stranch

Grace is an attorney at Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings PLLC. She is also an APIEL co-planner. 

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This session will provide a forum for discussion on the challenges and opportunities in organizing across race and class differences, as well as tools and practices to improve success in cross-class and cross-race organizing.

Organizing Across Differences
Facilitated by 
Jacqui Patterson

Jacqui Patterson is director of the NACCP's Environmnetal and Climate Justice Program.

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A discussion and strategy session about environmental legislation in the state, including SOCM’s bill to reform oil and natural gas severance taxes as a means of strengthening rural Tennessee.

Legislative Strategy 2017
Facilitated by 

Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment  (SOCM) is a member-run organization that encourages civic involvement and collective action.

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According to law professor Scott L. Cummings, globalization is one of the four critical developments shaping the future of public interest law. In this interactive caucus, Shelby will facilitate a dialogue about how global trends shape local water law practice and organizing.


Read Professor Cummings’ “The Future of Public Interest Environmental Law” article here.

Cosmopolitan Water Law
Facilitated by 
Shelby Ward

Shelby is Staff Attorney at Tennessee Clean Water Network

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2019 APIEL Conference.