County & Township Executive Directors and Chairmen are invited to the

 Surus Summit on August 17th

During this bi-annual event we invest in bringing together the leadership of current Surus county and township partners from across the state, Executive Directors who are working in these geographies to help rebuild or improve these organizations, and Citizen Farmers. We lead a day of programming with some great speakers to share and discuss best practices across a variety of disciplines.

In bringing these organizations together, we provide the opportunity:

  1. For camaraderie and community building, 
  2. To deliver relevant and meaningful education and best practices with a focus on where we are in the election cycle, and 
  3. To discuss key learnings and new product and services developed through our work together over the last several months and as we launch our expanded Battle Program

We encourage you to stick around the following day for Republican Day at the State Fair!

To confirm your attendance, please RSVP below!

Attendance is mandatory for all Executive Directors, and Chairmen are highly encouraged to attend. Dress code is business casual. There is no cost to attend this event.


11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. | Check In

Freeport Room | President Abraham Lincoln Hotel

701 E Adams St, Springfield, IL 62701

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Lunch

12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m | Prayer, Pledge & Introduction

Barrett Davie | Surus Founder

12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Communications Best Practice Session

Brian Timpone | Newsdesk

1:00 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. | Case Study: 1

Vernon Township Republican Organization | Distributed Leadership

1:10 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. | Mobilizing for Success

Sasha Duncan | Nationbuilder

1:55 p.m. to 2:05 p.m. | Case Study: 2

McLean County Republican Organization | Living Out Your Strategic Plan

2:05 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. | Break

2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Recruiting Volunteers to a Mission

Shannon Adcock | Awake Illinois Founder

3:00 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. | Case Study: 3

Chicago GOP | Building Out a Membership Program

3:10 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. | Surus Solutions

Data & Dashboards

Nationbuilder Training

Voter Integrity Initiative

3:40 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. | Breakout Sessions

Connect and learn more about getting involved with the following initiatives

4:10 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. | Battle Program Launch

Presenting the Battle Program after an 18 month pilot

4:40 to 4:50 p.m. | Closing Remarks

Barrett Davie | Surus Founder

4:50 p.m. to 5:30 | Break

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Cocktails & Conversation

Historic Parlors | Inn at 835

835 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Dinner

Conservatory | Inn at 835

Panel with members of Citizen Farmers


August 17, 2022 at 11:30am - 9pm
President Abraham Lincoln Hotel
701 E Adams St
Freeport Room
Springfield, IL 62701
United States
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