By Caitlin Reilly, Program Associate, The American Democracy Project

Heading to Louisville for #ADPTDC14? Over the next two weeks leading up to our June 5-7 ADP/TDC Joint National Meeting in this City of Compassion, we’ll be highlighting reasons that we’re #LovinLouisville.

Reason #6? Student-focused programming!

We’re super excited by the student participation we get at ADP/TDC national meetings. Thus, we wanted to take a minute to highlight some of the student-specific programming and ideas we have planned for Louisville, Ky.

[Stu] The Student Strand:

Introducing thematic strands this meeting has allowed us to point out sessions that might be of particular interest to students.  Watch out for programming labeled with “Stu.”  This indicates that the session especially created with you, the students, in mind.  Of course, as with all other strand designations, the student strand is merely a suggestion—all are welcome to come to these sessions.

That said, here are some student-focused sessions we think you should look out for:

Student Breakfast on Saturday, June 7 @ 7 a.m.
Get an early start on Saturday June 7 with the Student Breakfast from 7:00 to 8:15 a.m.  This is session provides a great chance to get to know your peers, network and share ideas about how to organize for our movement. Also, we’re not saying there will be a speed-dating like exercise, but…we’re not saying there won’t be.

Please note: We request an RSVP for this event. You likely checked this box when you registered, but if not, please send an email to Cait Reily at [email protected] to RSVP.

Mini-Featured Session
on Saturday, June 7 @ 2:45 p.m.
Student Journalism Fellowships:  Global Reach, Local Resonance
Join our Saturday Plenary speaker, Mark Schulte, for this session on student journalism fellowships.  College students interested in training as journalists or just sharpening their communications skills in an exciting global context can apply for Pulitzer Center student reporting fellowships as part of our campus consortium. Come learn more about how you can cover the world with our help!
Presenter:  Mark Schulte, Education Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Concurrent Session on Saturday, June 7 @ 3:30 p.m.
Student Feedback Laboratory: Student Review & Critique Session for Proposed Civic Workshop
Student input is solicited to refine structure and content for a new workshop on service and volunteerism. This workshop is intended to help disenfranchised students consider how their own interests and lived experiences can be applied in a powerful way to meet community needs.
Presenter:  Alberto Olivas, Director of the Center for Civic Participation, Maricopa Community Colleges (Ariz.)

Posted in #ADPTDC14 Update on May 27, 2014
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