West Tennessee Campus Civic Summit Memphis, TN

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Register: West Tennessee Campus Civic Summit 2020

Friday, February 2020 | 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Memphis, TN

The registration is free with breakfast, lunch, and materials provided.

Deadline to register is Monday, February 17th.

Join us at University of Memphis in Memphis, TN for one day of empowering talks, insightful breakout sessions and unexpected connections that will supercharge a collective effort to break down barriers for student voting in Tennessee.

Administrators, faculty, students and community partners will convene for a one day regional summit which examines how Tennessee’s institutions of higher education make civic learning and civic engagement central, not peripheral, on their campuses. Incorporating democratic engagement plans into campus life creates structures and stability for students as they explore their political beliefs and their responsibilities in our participatory democracy. Increasing student civic learning and voting embeds habits of citizenship that last far beyond the collegiate experience. Tennessee Campus Civic Summit 2020 will address the goals and the strategies needed to reach 100% campus civic participation. The Summit provides workshops and learning sessions with leading students, faculty and legislators. The Summit hosts panels of local and national experts in student voting, campus organizing, and civic education.

Featured Speakers List: Verdis L. Robinson, Felice Nudelman, Abby Kiesa

Deadline to register is Friday, February 14th.

Members of the planning committee include:
Christian Brothers University
East Tennessee State University
Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
Lane College
Middle Tennessee State University
Rhodes College
Tennessee State University
University of Memphis
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Vanderbilt University
Tennessee Campus Democracy Network
Memphis Public Library
The Andrew Goodman Foundation
Campus Election and Engagement Project
Campus Vote Project
Scholars Strategy Network
Students Learn Students Vote

Sponsored by
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, University of Tennessee Knoxville;
Office of Student Leadership and Involvement, University of Memphis;
Middle Tennessee State University, American Democracy Project a program of the University Honors College;
Scholars Strategy Network;
Tennessee Campus Democracy Network grant sponsored initiative by The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga and Students Learn Students Vote Coalition

As you prepare for the 2020 Tennessee Statewide Campus Civic Summit, there are a few things to know before you arrive! Please see the information below.


What can I bring into the event?

Reusable water bottle; NSLVE Data (request here), current copy of your Campus Civic engagement plan. If you don't have one (yet) you can check out example template here. The summit is a great opportunity to begin your plan and we will spend time helping your team develop one.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? // Tennessee Campus Democracy Network Coordinator

Conference Check In

You will be able to check in to the conference on Friday, February 21st beginning at 8:00 AM CST. Check in will be located at the University of Memphis, University Center.

Event Location Details: University of Memphis University Center

499 University Street Memphis, TN 38152

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Public Parking location:

Parking is free bring your ticket to the registration table to get a parking validation.

Zach Curlin Parking Garage 505 Zach H Curlin Street Memphis, TN 38152

Directions and Parking:

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, but not required

Can I update my registration information?


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, but the person taking the ticket must register onsite

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, the person will need to update their information at the event before joining the summit.

Online registration will be open now through 11:59pm on Monday, Feburary 17th.

We WILL have onsite registration offered on an as-available basis but we cannot guarantee lunch if you missed the registration deadline.

We look forward to seeing you Friday, Feburary 21st!

Tennessee Campus Democracy Network

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