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You’re Invited: Citizens’ Civility Symposium next month

The Citizens’ Civility Symposium will take place in DC on Monday, July 22nd and Tuesday, July 23rd, and members of the NCDD members are encouraged to attend!

InstituteForCivilityInGov-logoThe symposium is a bi-partisan gathering of national and community leaders examining the importance, challenges, and opportunities for practicing civility in the current culture of partisanship and polarization. Come learn about the civility landscape, hear from experts and practitioners in the civility movement, and listen to past and present members of Congress discuss civility on Capitol Hill.

The event is being organized by the Institute for Civility in Government, an organizational member of NCDD. Twenty-six members of Congress from both sides of the aisle have signed on as honorary co-hosts for this event.

Early registration (by July 4th) is only $85.  Late registration is $115.  The event will take place at the Rayburn House Office Building on Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street in Washington, DC. Register online at www.instituteforcivility.org/conference2013/.

Featured Speakers include:

Cassandra Dahnke and Tomas Spath
Co-Founders, The Institute for Civility in Government

Dr. Cornell W. Clayton
Director, Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service

Mary Jacksteit, JD, MS
Associate, Public Conversations Project

Dr. Bertie Simmons
Principal, Furr High School, Houston, Texas

Kay Granger (R-TX, Invited) and Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO, Invited)
Current Members of Congress

Tony Hall (D-OH) and Sue Myrick (R-NC)
Former Members of Congress


For more information on the symposium, contact Cassandra Dahnke at info@instituteforcivility.org.

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  1. John Backman says:

    I can’t speak for the structure of this year’s conference, but the 2010 conference was one of the best event experiences I’ve had. Among other leading lights, the panelists included former 9/11 Commission co-chair Lee Hamilton, as well as a giant in the field of civility (P. M. Forni) and one of evangelical Christendom’s foremost thought leaders (Os Guinness). To be able to hear these folks speak was one thing; the fact that several of them hung around to talk one-on-one at the reception was quite another. That access to great thought leaders made the conference a standout for me.

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