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American Democracy Project and The Democracy Commitment Joint National Meeting

“Forging Civic Pathways for Students Between Our Institutions”
8 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014
Marriott Louisville Downtown • Louisville, Kentucky

Please join us in Louisville, Kentucky for the American Democracy Project’s (ADP) 12th annual national meeting and The Democracy Commitment’s (TDC) 4th annual national meeting at the Marriott Louisville Downtown.

The meeting begins on 8 a.m., Thursday, June 5 with a series of meetings and workshops, a campus and friends showcase, a late afternoon opening plenary, and a reception; it concludes with a dinner Saturday evening, June 7.


The ADP/TDC National Meeting is an annual conference that brings together 600 attendees, including provosts, other administrators, faculty members, students and community partners. The focus of each annual meeting is on sharing civic learning and engagement ideas, best practices, research and curricular and co-curricular programs.

The conference structure includes four plenary sessions, a poster session, a series of concurrent sessions, workshops, lightning rounds, teaching demonstrations, panels and roundtables discussions with multiple presenters.

Each year a meeting theme is chosen around which a variety of speakers and sessions are dedicated. Please note, however, that while we seek proposals that address the meeting theme we also welcome all proposals related to broader civic learning and engagement topics.

The 2014 meeting theme is “Forging Civic Pathways for Students Between Our Institutions” and addresses the many ways in which we foster and might build more coherent civic learning and engagement experiences for students on our own campuses and transferring between our two-year and four-year institutions.

Please note: Meeting registration will open soon!
Early-bird registration rates will be the same as last year’s rates.