2017 Voter Engagement Symposium: Engaging Locally & Strategizing Digitally

Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront | Baltimore, Maryland
Conference Hall TBA
Thursday, June 8, 2017
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Civic education is the most effective vaccine against apathy, serving as a catalyst for democracy. Accordingly, there is consensus that higher education should prepare students for both career and citizenship. We hope you join us in the belief that engagement in the electoral process is critical to being an active citizen and, therefore, a core responsibility of higher education institutions.

Students who receive an education in civics are better prepared for both career and citizenship, not to mention building a better society. You can provide that education to your students by engaging them in the electoral process. Please join TurboVote, our partner colleges and universities, and other nonprofit organizations for an interactive symposium on what it takes to engage student voters in not one, but all of their elections. 

Together, we will: 

  • learn about specific nonpartisan tactics for institutionalizing voter registration on campus and making voting a default student experience. 
  • discuss action items that can be implemented in a non-presidential year to create a more democratically engaged campus and community.
  • collaborate with peer institutions to formulate, compare, and discuss plans for engaging the necessary stakeholders on campus to sustain this work year-to-year.

TurboVote partner institutions, non-partner institutions, and all other interested parties are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided, as saving democracy tends to work up quite the appetite! 

To RSVP, please register online for CLDE and simply add ‘2017 Voter Engagement Symposium’ to your registration. If you’re already registered, no problem! Please email Felicia Durham at durhamf@aascu.org and let her know you’d like to attend the TurboVote Symposium on June 8.