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Conversations with the Next Generation

National Journal & The Atlantic at 2012 Conventions

Conversations with the Next Generation

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Charlotte, September 5, 2:30 - 4:30 PM Free  
Tampa, August 29, 2:30 - 4:30 PM Free  

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National Journal and The Atlantic will host "Conversations with the Next Generation" Town Halls that bring together top leaders for a dialogue on important issues facing America's young and emerging workforce. Young voters, who were critical voices in the election four years ago, are struggling even more today due to concerns about jobs, education and lack of opportunity. Yet, they remain a pivotal voting bloc for the candidate who will best speak to their issues.

In addition to the live events, the Town Halls will be simulcast on Xbox LIVE and the National Journal and The Atlantic websites.

Underwriter: Microsoft

Please note: Doors will open 30 minutes before the listed start time for all events.


Improv Theatre, Ybor City, 1600 East 8th Avenue


Discovery Place, 3D Theatre, 301 North Tryon Street



George P. Bush, Partner, Pennyback Capital, LLC (Tampa)

Dr. Ronald Carter, President, Johnson C. Smith University (Charlotte) 

MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent, Hillsborough County Public Schools (Tampa) 

America Ferrera (Charlotte) 

Brian Goff, President, USF System Student Advisory Council (Tampa) 

Charles Hauser, Student, Johnson C. Smith University (Charlotte) 

Andrew Jenks, Correspondent, MTV’s Power of 12 (Tampa+Charlotte)

Kal Penn, Actor and Former Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement (Charlotte)

Michelle Rhee, Founder and CEO, StudentsFirst (Tampa+Charlotte)

Josh Romney  (Tampa) 

Aaron Schock, U.S. Representative (IL) (Tampa)

Matt Segal, President and Co-Founder, (Tampa+Charlotte)

Rod Snyder, President, Young Democrats (Charlotte)

Lisa Stickan, President, Young Republicans (Tampa)


Chelsea Clinton, Correspondent, NBC (Tampa+Charlotte)

Chris Frates, Correspondent, National Journal (Charlotte)

Jim Tankersley, Correspondent, National Journal (Tampa)

Chuck Todd, Chief White House Correspondent, NBC (Tampa + Charlotte) 


NOTE TO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES:  In deference to the letter and spirit of applicable ethics regulations, this educational event is not intended for state and local government employees. A description of this event - written for government ethics office review - may be requested by writing

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RNC Convention, Tampa FL; DNC Convention, Charlotte NC


National Journal & The Atlantic at 2012 Conventions

The 2012 Democratic and Republican Conventions provide a rare opportunity both to connect with the country’s leadership ranks and to participate in one of the nation’s most cherished traditions. These spirited gatherings are equal parts policy, politics, and celebration and attract the power centers of each party, including state, local, and federal officials, senior party leadership, national media, and business leaders.


National Journal and The Atlantic will combine their brand strengths at the 2012 conventions for special on-site events in Tampa, Florida, and Charlotte, North Carolina. From breaking news and probing analysis of Washington policy and politics to thoughtful reconnaissance on the big ideas shaping the national conversation, National Journal and The Atlantic will provide a panoramic perspective on the world of American policy and politics during this pivotal election year.

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