TDC Opportunities for Members

Registration Open for TDC/ADP National Meeting: June 6-8, 2013 | Denver, CO

By Amee Bearne, National Coordinator, The Democracy Commitment

Registration is now open for The Democracy Commitment’s 3rd and the American Democracy Project’s 11th Annual National Meeting June 6-8, 2013, in Denver, Colorado. You’ll find important information below about dates and registration fees, how to reserve a room at the Marriott City Center, and how to submit a proposal.

Each year, the American Democracy Project (ADP)/The Democracy Commitment (TDC) Joint National Meeting brings together a community of individuals committed to civic renewal, while also envisioning together new signature pedagogies and practices to strengthen our democracy. In a time of bitter partisanship and deep concerns about the future of our country, our work today is more important now than ever!

Registration Open for Annual Meeting

June 6-8, 2013 | Marriott City Center | Denver, Colorado

“21st Century Citizens: Building Bridges, Solving Problems”

The annual meeting begins on Thursday, June 6 with day-long pre-conference workshops and an opening plenary at 3:30 p.m. The meeting culminates with a closing speaker followed by a closing reception with dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 8.

Registration Fees:
The registration fee includes all program sessions and materials; wine and cheese reception on Thursday; breakfast on Friday; and lunch and closing reception on Saturday.

  • Individual Fee: $545
    Register as an individual if only one person from your ADP/TDC campus is attending.
  • Team Member Registration Fee: $485
    If more than one person from your ADP/TDC campus is attending the meeting, you may use the Team Member Registration Fee.
  • Student Registration Fee: $395
    Registration rate for full-time undergraduate and graduate students at AASCU/ADP/TDC colleges and universities.
  • Non-Member Registration Fee: $625
    Register as a non-member if you or your organization are not AASCU/ADP/TDC campus members.

How to Register:
Please select among the three options below:

Call for Proposals (CFP)

Read the CFP (download pdf)

Submit a proposal online
(Please Note: You will not be able to save your proposal, please copy and paste your responses into a Word document for your own records.)


Denver Marriott City Center
1701 California Street
Denver, Colorado 80202

Phone: 303-297-1300
Toll-free: 800-228-9290
Fax: 303-293-3736

Hotel accommodations for the 2013 ADP/TDC National Meeting can be booked directly with the hotel by calling 506-474-2009 or toll-free 877-303-0104 and referring to the group rate for the ADP/TDC Annual Meeting (please use the acronyms for the group name).

You may also reserve your room online here

Room Rate

The special conference rate is $169 (single/double/triple/quad) plus 14.85% tax (current tax rate may change). To obtain this rate, you must call the hotel by May 14, 2013.

  • Check-in at the hotel is at 4 p.m., and check-out is at Noon.
  • High-speed internet is available in your guest room at $12.95 a day. There is free wireless internet in hotel’s public areas.
  • Valet parking fee: $29/day.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellation Fee: $150
If you must cancel your registration, you will receive a full refund if the cancellation is before 5 p.m. EST on Friday, May 31. There will be a $150 cancellation fee after that date. Special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis. Guest meals should be cancelled by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, May 31 for a full refund; no refund is available after that date.

Show off your work at the Campus and Friends Showcase

Campus and Friends Showcase (Instructions)

Saturday, June 9

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Campus and Friends Showcase is a wonderful opportunity to share and celebrate your work and help others learn how to promote civic engagement on their campuses. For the seventh year in a row, we will feature the ever-popular Campus and Friends Showcase!  There is no cost to participate.  Simply complete this registration form no later than Monday, May 7th to reserve your spot.

The Campus and Friends Showcase will take place on Saturday, June 9th 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  The Showcase is designed as an exhibit hall with tables available for presenters. People love to see what other campuses have done with the American Democracy Project and other democratic learning programs on campus.  The Showcase also serves as an important networking opportunity for project participants to connect with national leaders in the civic engagement movement.

This year the Showcase will occur simultaneously with the TDC/ADP Poster Session.

Information about materials you should provide, the set-up, and the structure of the showcase attached to the “Instructions” link above. Please feel free to contact Jill Gately ( if you would like additional information.

If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to register for The Democracy Commitment/American Democracy Project National Meeting, June 7-9, 2012. To register for the meeting visit our conference website.