2019 Annual Conference on Citizenship

 “Bright Spots: Local Leaders Inspiring Hope in America”


October 29

8:00 am – 4:30 pm – Bridge Alliance Summit Pre-Conference events. Please contact Cheryl Hughes at cheryl@bridgealliance.us for more information.

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm -Convenings with Democracy Entrepreneurs, Civic Health Index Partners, and local leaders. These events are invite only, if you are interested in these events or would like more information, please contact conference@ncoc.org.

5:00 – 6:00 PM Opening Reception 

  • Artist performance & Dinner

6:00 – 6:40 pm – Welcome 

6:40 – 7:05 – HOOAH Award Induction

  • Presenter: Brenda Sue Fulton
  • Recipient: Mike Washington 

7:10 – 7:50 – “How Democracy Entrepreneurs Support Bright Spots” 

7:50 – 8:00 Closing

  • Artist performance

October 30: Celebrating Bright Spots and Taking Action in 2020

7:00 – 7:45 Morning Walk – *optional

7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast 

8:30 – 8:40 Welcome 

8:45 – 9:15 Ignite Talks – Challenges of 2020

  • Introduction: Nicco Mele, NCoC

Ignite Talks 

  • The 2020 Election and the Movement for Full Participation (Sam Novey)
  • Ensuring a Complete Count in the 2020 Census (Kyla Fullenweider) 
  • Facebook’s Civic Agenda (Crystal Patterson) 
  • Democracy Entrepreneurship (Alan Khazei) 
  • Facing History (Steve Becton) 

9:15 – 9:30 Musical Performance 

9:30 – 10:15 PLENARY: What can YOUR community do to advance full participation in 2020 and beyond? 

  • Introduction: Jennifer Rice
  • “Fireside chat” 
    • Moderator – Emma Vadehra 
    • Respondent – John King, former U.S. Secretary of Education
  • Response: Karen Nussle 

10:15 – 10:30  Coffee Break 

10:30 – 12:00 Sector Workshops

  • Topics include: Higher Education, K-12 Education, Municipal Government, Corporate Engagement, Race & Citizenship

12:00 – 12:40 The Civvys: American Civic Collaboration Awards

12:40 – 1:10 Lunch 

  • Artist Performance

1:10 – 1:45 Citizen of the Year Award Presentation

  • Awardee: Desmond Meade

1:45 – 2:25 The Role of Faith Based Institutions in Democracy 

  • Moderator: John Bridgeland
  • Panelists
    • John Dilulio
    • Melissa Rogers
    • Wilson Goode Sr. 
    • Marianne Budde 
    • Ryan Eller 

2:25 – 2:45 Networking & Coffee Break

2:45 – 4:00 Deep Dive Workshops

  • Communities Respond to Misinformation
  • First Digital Census
  • Facing History: Race and Citizenship
  • Local Leadership Simulation
  • Facebook and Google’s Plans for 2020

4:00 – 4:30 The Spectrum of Voter Engagement

  • Sam Novey, Mile 22

4:30 – 5:00 – Closing Keynote

  • Eric Liu, Citizen University

5:00 – 5:15 – Artist Performance and Closing Reflection

5:15 – 6:00 Closing Reception 

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