Tuesday, October 29th – Wednesday, October 30th

Please join us October 29-30 for the 2019 Annual Conference on Citizenship in College Park, Maryland located 20 minutes from downtown Washington, DC. This year’s theme is Keeping the Republic: Next Generation Strategies for Civic Renewal!” The Conference will take place from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The conference will be hosted in partnership with The University of Maryland School of Public Policy.  Together, we are inviting speakers and attendees alike to examine a wide range of issues including current efforts and recommendations in democratic reform, civic learning and education, and challenges facing our civic and political cultures. 

This year we are also co-hosting pre-conference summits and workshops held for Bridge Alliance members and NCoC’s CHI Partners. Specific registration information for those groups will be sent in separate emails.

Announcing our 2019 Conference Keynote Speakers and Awardees

We are delighted to announce that John King, Former U.S. Secretary of Education and President & CEO of The Education Trust will be our keynote speaker for our session on Civic Learning.

On Wednesday, we will present NCoC’s Citizen of the Year award to Desmond Meade, the founder and Executive Director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. Meade was instrumental in helping pass Florida Amendment 4, a state initiative that restored voting rights to over 1.4 million Floridians with previous felony convictions.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Come prepared to share your stories and your work to strengthen our democracy with a remarkable array of activists and reformers.



For those interested in booking a hotel room, we’ve set up a block of hotel rooms at the College Park Marriott. Rooms can be reserved using this link.


There is ample free parking at the College Park Marriott 3501 University Boulevard East, Hyattsville, MD, 20783.


The closest Metro station is the College Park metro on the green line.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

After you enter your personal information in the registration fields, you are able to indicate any dietary restrictions. We will pass on this information to our caterer so there will be sufficient alternatives. Contact the event organizer with any questions or concerns.

What is the dress code?

The dress code is business casual.

2019 Conference Sponsors

If you need any assistance, please contact the NCoC Office Manager, Angela Holden, at aholden@ncoc.org.

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