We’re so fortunate to offer an amazing array of speakers and topics for our network of civic leaders to advance democracy. More details below:

Democracy Measurement: Exploring the Tools and Landscape of Civic Measurement

March 9, 2023

NCoC takes a deep dive into Mapping Civic Measurement: How Are We Assessing Readiness and Opportunities?, the product of a partnership between the Institute for Citizens and Scholars and the Democracy Innovation project at NCoC. In addition, we talk with experts about other critical aspects and initiatives of civic measurement. 

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The Critical Role of Civic Leaders

September 14, 2022

Local civic leaders play critical roles in strengthening networks and solving problems. They are as diverse as the communities they live in, including elected officials, neighborhood leaders, businesspeople, faith leaders, educators, librarians, city managers, and many others.

How are local civic leaders faring, in the midst of a global pandemic, a more polarized political environment, and a changing technological landscape? How are they bringing people together, online and in-person? How have their experiences with different civic opportunities – voting, volunteering, public deliberation, political activism – affected their thinking and planning?

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Exploring Voter Education With ActiVote

Sara Gifford, ActiVote, joins us to lead a collaborative session on the different ways community leaders are providing reliable information to voters.



Wednesday April 20th, 2022, 2-3:00pm ET

The Pillars of Democracy: How the Census Affects Redistricting & Voting

Democracy experts share how the equity and accuracy implications of the 2020 Census impact redistricting & voting.


Tuesday, April 26th, 2022, 3-4:00pm ET

America Talks and the National Week of Conversation

Together with dialogue experts, we will examine key findings & challenges from America Talks, a large online conversation event.


Wednesday. April 27th, 2022, 2-3:00pm ET

How to Facilitate Productive Conversations on Public Issues

Expert practitioners in dialogue share tips on facilitating productive conversations on public issues for National Week of Conversation 2022



Two Essential Ideas: Civic Infrastructure & Asset-Based Community Development

Join the National Conference on Citizenship with two titans from our field: John McKnight, who developed the theory and practice of asset-based community development with his colleague Jody Kretzmann (Building Communities from the Inside Out, 1993), and Harold McDougall, who coined the concept of civic infrastructure (Black Baltimore: A New Theory of Community, 1993).


Local and National Efforts to Get Out the Vote in 2022

Wednesday, March 16th, 2-3:00pm ET 

If the last few elections have prepared us for anything, it’s that leaders should over prepare and get their GOTV plans together early – especially in a non-presidential election year. Join experts from HeadCount, CivicGeorgia, and Civic Nebraska to discuss their latest efforts to increase voter turnout. 


How Do Different Groups Perceive Civic Language?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2-3:00pm ET

How do different types of people perceive the words “civic engagement,”  “democracy,” and other common terms in civic language? Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement’s Language Perception Project seeks to understand peoples’ perceptions of all the terms associated with “civic engagement and democracy” work.


All National Conference on Citizenship Learning Circles will take place as collaborative zoom calls. Register for the event to receive the call details and updates on the call.

About the National Conference on Citizenship

The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) is dedicated to strengthening civic life in America. We pursue our mission through a nationwide network of partners involved in a cutting-edge civic health initiative, our cross-sector conferences and engagement with a broad spectrum of individuals and organizations interested in utilizing civic engagement principles and practices to enhance their work. Connecting people for the purpose of strengthening civic life is our goal. At the core of our joint efforts is the belief that every person has the ability to help their community and country thrive. Learn more at ncoc.org.