National Conference on Citizenship

Each year, the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) is held in proximity to Constitution Day and designed to bring together civic leaders, educators, CEOs, and representatives from each of the three branches of government to address issues related to the nation’s civic health.

Over the past three years, NCoC's conferences have featured Justice Anthony Kennedy, Senator Robert Byrd, Senator Lamar Alexander, David McCullough and other prominent citizens dedicated to enhancing our civic life.

This year’s agenda is as follows:

Monday, September 22, 2008

9 AM to 12:30 PM
National Archives

Welcome and Introduction

Michael Weiser (Chairman, NCoC) and Allen Weinstein (Archivist of USA)
Presentation of 2008 America's Civic Health Index
John Bridgeland (CEO, Civic Enterprises), Peter Levine (Director, CIRCLE), and David B. Smith (Executive Director, NCoC)

Discussion on Role of Internet in Civic Engagement

William Galston (Senior Fellow, Brookings, Clinton Policy Advisor) and Sean Parker (Founding President, Facebook/Napster/, moderated by Joe Trippi (Author/Consultant, Dean Campaign Manager)

Intergenerational Panel on Engagement and Action "Beyond the Vote"  

Tom Nelson (COO, AARP), Alan Khazei (CEO, Be the Change), Bob Edgar (CEO, Common Cause), Maya Enista (CEO,, and Ian Rowe (VP, MTV), moderated by Joe Klein (TIME Magazine)

Keynote Address

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor sits down for a one-on-one interview about civic engagement

Presentation of Joseph H. KanterCitizen of the Year Award

Justice O'Connor presents award to Eugene Lang (Philanthropist, Founder of Project Pericles/I Have a Dream Foundation)

Naturalization Ceremony

Welcoming 25 newly naturalized citizens into our great nation

Space is limited, and NCoC already has 200 RSVPs and the Archives can only hold 300. To RSVP, fill out the online registration form. For questions about the event, please contact Morgan Corr at [email protected] or call 202.331.2098.

About the National Conference on Citizenship
The National Conference on Citizenship is a congressionally-chartered nonprofit organization focused on strengthening citizenship and civic participation.