On November 29, 2006 Open Society Institute held a roundtable discussion entitled "How Do Progressives Connect Ideas to Action?"
- Individuals and organizations with similarly progressive goals often dilute their power by working alone or even working at cross-purposes. As Americans who are politically left of center move forward, questions of infrastructure, communication, and collaboration are particularly important.
Participants included several key leaders of the "progressive" movement:
- Deepak Bhargava Center for Community Change
- Robert Borosage Campaign for America's Future.
- Rosa Brooks Open Society Institute
- Anna Burger Service Employees International Union
- Eric Foner Columbia University, Department of History
- Michel Gelobter Redefining Progress
- Hendrik Hertzberg The New Yorker
- Alan Jenkins Opportunity Agenda
- Gara LaMarche Open Society Institute
- Jal Mehta New Vision Institute for Policy and Progress
- David Moss The Tobin Project
- Iara Peng Young People For
- Stephanie Robinson The Jamestown Project at Yale
- Joel Rogers University of Wisconsin Law School
- Andrea Batista Schlesinger Drum Major Institute for Public Policy
- Katrina vanden Heuvel The Nation editor.
- John Podesta Center for American Progress
- Michael Waldman The Brennan Center for Justice
- Matthew Yglesias The American Prospect