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The Annual Conference on Citizenship is NCoC's signature event. Held in proximity to Citizenship Day (also known as Constitution Day), NCoC convenes leaders in the field of civic engagement to exchange information and to discuss ways to progress our shared mission of encouraging Americans to become fully involved citizens.

In addition to the Annual Conference, NCoC partners with institutions to host and sponsor programs, events, webinars, and discussions throughout the year.

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NCoC seeks venue host for 2011 ConferenceThe National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) seeks a partner organization to serve as venue host for the 66th Annual National Conference on Citizenship on or around Citizenship Day (September 17, 2011). November 16, 2010
NCoC’s 66th Annual Conference to be Held in ArizonaSave the Date: September 22-23, 2011We are pleased to announce the 66th Annual National Conference on Citizenship will be held on the campus of Arizona State University on Thursday and Friday, September 22-23, 2011. The Conference will ... February 3, 2011
Communicating with CongressNCoC and SparkAction to host research webinarThe Internet has made it easier and cheaper to contact Congress than ever before. However, technological developments have been so rapid, these communications may not be truly effective. NCoC and SparkAction ... February 21, 2011
The Road to Democracy: My Reflections on the Egyptian RevolutionNCoC, Civic Enterprises, and Atlas Corps invite you to a panel discussion where four Egyptian Atlas Corps Fellows will share and reflect on their experiences during the Revolution. They will also relate ... March 31, 2011
66th Annual National Conference on CitizenshipSeptember 15-23, 2011This year, for the first time, the Conference is being held outside Washington DC. The 2011 Conference will consist of a series of events to be held during Citizenship week, beginning September 15 in Philadelphia ... May 31st, 2011
Jean Case and Steve Case to receive “Citizen of the Year” AwardIt is with great pleasure the National Conference on Citizenship announces that Jean and Steve Case will be honored with the 2011 Joseph H. Kanter Citizen of the Year Award. It will be presented in ... August 18, 2011
In Review: 66th Annual National Conference on CitizenshipSeptember 15-23, 2011This year, for the first time, NCoC’s Annual Conference was held outside Washington DC. The 2011 Conference consisted of a series of events during Citizenship week; they began September 15 in Philadelphia ... October 7, 2011
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In Review: 2010 National Conference on CitizenshipThe 65th Annual National Conference on Citizenship was held September 17 in the Library of Congress. As the Conference was streamed online for people across the country to participate, participants ... September 28, 2010
Civic Innovators ForumA pre-conference event to the 65th Annual National Conference on CitizenshipThe Civic Innovators Forum will be held on September 16 at the Newseum in Washington, DC in partnership with the Case Foundation, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement, and SplashLife August 11, 2010
Justice Ginsburg to address National Conference on CitizenshipIt is with great honor NCoC announces that Ruth Bader Ginsburg , Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, will participate in a keynote conversation at the 2010 National Conference on Citizenship. ... April 26, 2010
2010 National Conference on CitizenshipBIG Citizenship: Citizens as Catalysts and InnovatorsThe 2010 National Conference on Citizenship will be held September 17 at the Library of Congress. Stay tuned to this page to be updated with the latest information regarding speakers, program, and logistics ... April 12, 2010
2009 Conference Save the Date: 2010 National Conference on CitizenshipBIG Citizenship: Citizens as Catalysts and InnovatorsIndividuals everywhere are self-organizing to meet community needs, demanding transparency and accountability from elected officials and greater social responsibility from corporations. The 2010 National ... March 24, 2010
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Maya Enista SmithMaya Enista Smith currently serves as Advisor for Youth + Community to Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation. In this role, she contributes her deep experience working with Millennials to the powerful vision ...
Jacob SoboroffExecutive Director, Why Tuesday?Jacob serves as the Executive Director of Why Tuesday?, a non-partisan organization committed to finding solutions to increase voter turnout.
Jake BrewerChief Strategy Officer, FissionJake works with political groups, businesses and nonprofits to build networks of people who translate big ideas and good intentions into effective, responsible reality.
John BridgelandChairJohn Bridgeland is President & CEO of Civic Enterprises, a public policy development firm.
Stefan Byrd-KreugerNew Media and Outreach Director, Concord CoalitionStefan Byrd-Krueger serves as the New Media and Outreach Director for The Concord Coalition. Mr. Byrd-Krueger is responsible for building working relationships and finding opportunities to collaborate ...
Kristen CambellProgram AdvisorKristen is a Program Advisor to NCoC and offers strategic guidance to the organization's programs, partnerships, and special initiatives. Kristen previously served as NCoC's Chief Program Officer for nearly ...
Margaret CoadyCommittee for Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, DirectorMargaret Coady is in charge of leading CECP's long–range strategic and operational planning, authors quantitative and qualitative research reports, runs the annual Corporate Philanthropy Summit and Excellence ...
Jeff CoatesResearch and Evaluation DirectorAs a member of the Civic Renewal Team, Jeff Coates is responsible for organizational priorities that include conducting research, performing data analysis as part of the Civic Health Index initiative, ...
Lattie CoorChairman, Center for the Future of ArizonaDr. Lattie Coor founded the Center for the Future of Arizona in 2002 with the goal of creating an Arizona in which there are opportunities and quality of life for all citizens, now and in the future.
Jennifer Domagal-Goldman National Manager, American Democracy ProjectJennifer Domagal-Goldman is the National Manager of the American Democracy Project at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
Eric K. Federing AMHonorary Director, National Japanese American Memorial FoundationEric K. Federing, of Maryland, serves as Honorary Director of the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation, which is focused on Washington, DC’s National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism ...
Christopher T. GatesExecutive Director, PACEChris Gates is the first Executive Director of PACE, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement, a learning collaborative of foundations that works to bring attention and focus to the issues of civic engagement.
Garrett GraffEditor, Politico MagazineGarrett M. Graff is a Editor for Politico magazine. In 2009, he became just the third editor of The Washingtonian in the magazine 40-plus year history. Prior to becoming editor, Graff spent four years ...
Megan HootChief of Staff, Civic EnterprisesMegan Hoot is the Chief of Staff of Civic Enterprises, where she manages the project portfolio, operations, and staff.
Abby KiesaYouth Coordinator, CIRCLEAbby Kiesa is Youth Coordinator & Research at CIRCLE (Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement), one of the nation’s leading research centers on youth civic engagement.
Gail Leftwich KitchCOO, Voter Participation CenterGail Leftwich Kitch is chief operating officer of The Voter Participation Center, a research-driven, results-oriented nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing participation in our democracy.
Eric LiuFounder, Guiding Lights NetworkEric Liu is an author, educator, and civic entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Citizen University, which promotes and teaches the art of great citizenship through a portfolio of national programs ...
Ted McConnellExecutive Director, Campaign for the Civic Mission of SchoolsTed McConnell is the Executive Director of the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, and is responsible for all aspects of the Campaign's operation.
Decker NgongangDirector, Community Engagement and Organizing, Teaching FirstDecker Ngongang is Director of Community Engagement and Organizing, at Communities for Teaching Excellence.
Kari SaratovskyPrincipal, KDS StrategiesAs Principal of KDS Strategies, Kari provides solutions to national and local organizations with a focus on innovative program design, strategic communications, and social media strategy development with ...
Thomas SusmanDirector of Governmental Affairs, American Bar AssociationTom Susman, of Washington, is the Director of the American Bar Association's Governmental Affairs Office. He took this position in early 2008 after serving as a partner at the law firm of Ropes & Gray, ...
Alysa UllmanExecutive Director, Citizenship CountsAlysa Ullman is Executive Director of Citizenship Counts, whose mission is to educate students on the tenets of citizenship, inspire their pride in America and encourage them to participate in community ...
Michael WeiserChairmanMichael Weiser was elected chairman of the National Conference on Citizenship in January, 2008. An investor and writer, Mr. Weiser is a frequent commentator on issues relating to finance, citizenship and ...
Alison YoungVice President of Public Engagement, National Constitution CenterAlison Young is Vice President of Public Engagement at the National Constitution Center, the preeminent resource for discussion, debate, and education about the U.S. Constitution and its contemporary relevance.
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2011 Corporate Philanthropy Summit: Envisioning Business at its BestJune 5-6 in New York CityEach year at this event, CECP shares cutting-edge research, provides the opportunity to hear the CEO perspective in panel discussions, and featured keynote speakers. June 5-6, 2012
League of Women Voters Convention 2012June 8-12 in Washington, D.C.The theme of this year’s convention is “Power the vote! Imagine, Commit, Act!” June 8-12, 2012
Citizenship and Sustainability ConferenceJune 20-21 in Washington, D.C.The Management Challenge of Ethics, Citizenship, and Sustainability: A New Business Model June 20-21, 2012
Aspen Ideas FestivalJune 27-July 3 in Aspen, ColoradoEntering its eighth year, the Aspen Ideas Festival will gather some of the most interesting thinkers and leaders from around the US and abroad to discuss their work, the issues that inspire them, and their ... June 27-July 3, 2012
Generations: Rethinking Age and Citizenship ConferenceMarch 29-31 in Detroit, MIThe Center for the Study of Citizenship’s 2012 Ninth Annual International Conference in Citizenship Studies will examine the relationship of generations and citizenship in the past, present, and future. March 29-31, 2012
2012 Independent Sector Annual ConferenceNovember 11-12 in San FranciscoSave the date! November 11-12, 2012
D.C. Data DiveMarch 2-4 in Washington, D.C.The 2011 American Express NGen Fellow, convened by Independent Sector, are providing an opportunity for D.C.-based nonprofits to receive free help from leading data scientists, developers and digital do-gooders! March 2-4, 2012
American Democracy Project 10th Annual MeetingJune 6-9 in San AntonioThis year’s theme, Civic Engagement 2.0: Re-Imagining, Strengthening and deepening Our Civic Work, is inspired by web 2.0 applications (e.g., social media, blogs, Wikis) that inspire collaboration, information ... June 6-9, 2012
Personal Democracy ForumJune 11-12 in New York CityPersonal Democracy Forum, the world’s leading conference exploring and analyzing technology's impact on politics and government, returns to the NYU Skirball Center June 11-12, 2012. June 11-12, 2012
Council on Foundations - 2012 Annual ConferenceApril 29-May 1 in Los AngelesThis conference encourages engagement, creativity, and innovation. Time and space is dedicated to peer exchange, experiential learning, interactive sessions (beyond Q&A), and robust debate. You will leave ... April 29-May 1, 2012
2012 National Conference on Volunteering and ServiceJune 18-20 in ChicagoA program of Point of Light Institute, this annual event provides attendees with an opportunity to learn, connect and be inspired through a wide range of exciting and informative plenary sessions, workshops, ... June 18-20, 2012
Guiding Lights WeekendMarch 8-10 in SeattleDavid Smith and Kristen Cambell will speak at and participate in the Guiding Lights Weekend, March 8-10 in Seattle. March 8-10, 2012
2011 Corporate Citizenship AwardsBusiness Civic Leadership CenterUntil June 24th, the U.S. Chamber BCLC is accepting applications for the 2011 Corporate Citizenship Awards (aka The Citizens). May 9, 2011
Ronald Reagan Foundation: Civic Engagement Through Social MediaMay 11 in Simi Valley, CAKristen Cambell to speak on a panel at the Annenberg Learning Center at the Reagan Foundation and Library on civic engagement through social media. April 12, 2011
Independent Sector Annual Conference: R-Evolutionary TimesOctober 30-November 1, 2001 in ChicagoDavid Smith and Kristen Cambell will attend the Annual Conference of Independent Sector in Chicago this fall. April 8, 2011
American Democracy Project Annual Meeting: Beyond Voting: Active Citizenship in the New EraJune 2-4, 2011 in OrlandoKristen Cambell will attend the ADP Annual Meeting this summer, where she will participate in a Featured Discussion on the Civic Health Index. April 8, 2011
National Conference on Volunteering and Service: Champions of ServiceJune 5-8, 2011 in New OrleansKristen Cambell will attend and speak at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service. April 8, 2011
CECP: Corporate Philanthropy SummitJune 1-2, 2011 in New York CityKristen Cambell will attend the Committee for Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy’s Summit in New York this June. April 8, 2011 Target 2020 SummitApril 15-17, 2011 in CaliforniaDavid Smith will speak at’s Target 2020 Education Summit. March 31, 2011
Guiding Lights Weekend: Event ReflectionMarch 24-26, 2011 in SeattleDavid B. Smith, Executive Director, spoke at and participated in the Guiding Lights Weekend. Here is his reflection: March 28, 2011
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