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BIG Citizenship: Citizens as Catalysts and Innovators

The 65th Annual National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) will be held September 17, 2010 at the Library of Congress. Registration is available here.

The Conference is an annual event that focuses on the state of civic engagement in America. It brings together 400 civic leaders, educators, CEOs, and representatives from each of the three branches of government to address issues related to our nation’s civic health.

Entitled, “BIG Citizenship: Citizens as Catalysts and Innovators,” this year’s Conference will explore the powerful role civic innovators are playing in fostering societies that are informed, engaged, giving and trusting. Here are a few of the program’s highlights:

  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will participate in a keynote conversation
  • TIME Magazine Managing Editor Rick Stengel will receive the “Citizen of the Year” award for the integral role he has played in elevating America’s dialogue on national and community service
  • A discussion on how institutions are supporting citizen-driven solutions, will feature elected officials and representatives of our country’s leading corporations, foundations, and media outlets
  • A discussion on the “Civic Health Assessment,” produced for the first time in partnership between NCoC and the Corporation for National and Community Service, will highlight progress and challenges facing our country’s civic life
  • For the third year, Chief Judge Royce Lamberth will perform a naturalization ceremony welcoming America’s newest citizens

Registration is complimentary and available here.

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