Events

Want to find a time to connect with peers in your jurisdiction, your state, or across the country? Check out these events to find one right for you. Not all events listed are open to the public, some events are included to provide notice to potential speakers or those who want to connect with organizers.

  • 2022 EAC Board of Advisors Annual Meeting
    Date: May 16, 2022
    Location:
    Category: Virtual Meeting

    The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) will conduct a virtual annual meeting of the Board of Advisors to discuss EAC updates and upcoming programs, and discuss the implementation of the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) 2.0 and electronic poll book pilot program next steps, as well as threats against election officials.

    Agenda

    The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Board of Advisors will hold their 2022 Annual Meeting primarily to discuss next steps regarding the VVSG 2.0 and implementation, the status of the EAC’s e-poll book pilot program, and threats against election officials. This meeting will include a question-and-answer discussion between board members and EAC staff.

    Board members will also review FACA Board membership guidelines and policies with EAC Acting General Counsel and receive a general update about the EAC programming. The Board will also elect three members to the Executive Board Committee and consider proposed changes to the bylaws.

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  • Threats to American Democracy
    Date: May 17, 2022
    Location:
    Category: Virtual Event

    American democracy is under assault. The country is still reeling from the lasting effects of the January 6 insurrection and other coordinated efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Recent waves of voter suppression laws across the United States put minorities and other vulnerable populations at further risk, and the online ecosystem, rife with misinformation and disinformation, continues to sow distrust among our citizenry and threaten many of our democratic institutions.

    On May 17, as part of the thirteenth annual A. Alfred Taubman Forum on Public Policy, Governance Studies at Brookings will host a webinar to explore the various threats to American democracy and discuss policy options to prevent further backsliding and strengthen our democratic systems.

    Viewers can submit questions for speakers by emailing events@brookings.edu or via Twitter at
    @BrookingsGov by using #TaubmanForum.

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  • Facts in a Time of Fiction
    Date: June 10, 2022
    Location:
    Category: Webinar

    Journalists have long been charged with sorting fact from fiction through their reporting. But what happens when readers redefine what they see as truth and what they’ll accept as fact? New York Times writer and author Elizabeth Williamson is among journalists confronting the rampant rise and spread of conspiracy theories through her reporting and research. Her current work has focused around unraveling the targeted misinformation and lies spread after the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the surviving families’ lawsuits against Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, and the election disinformation fueling the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack. In this instructional program with the National Press Club Journalism Institute, Williamson will share her reporting and research process, along with insights she gained as she connected the dots on how conspiracy theories grow. Williamson, whose critically-acclaimed book “Sandy Hook: An American Tragedy and the Battle for Truth” published this spring, will describe how she threaded together more than 400 interviews, 10,000 pages of court testimony and other records, and on-the-ground reporting to trace a line from conspiracy theories around Sandy Hook to Jan. 6, 2021. Participants will learn to: Identify how misinformation and political conspiracy theories have spread; Work with sensitivity and clarity while reporting on conspiracy theories; Pre-bunk conspiracy theories through early reporting; Use trauma-informed reporting methods while working with people suffering tragedy; and Organize reporting and deep research to craft a long-form narrative. Where: Online. When: June 10, 11:30am Eastern.

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  • IGO Annual Conference
    Date: June 17, 2022
    to June 24, 2022
    Location: Indian Wells, CA
    Category: IGO
  • NASS Summer Conference
    Date: July 7, 2022
    to July 10, 2022
    Location: Baton Rouge, LA
    Category: NASS

    Join the National Association of Secretaries of State for their Annual Conference this summer. Check back here for more details and how to register.

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  • NASED Summer Conference
    Date: July 18, 2022
    to July 21, 2022
    Location: Madison, WI
    Category: NASED

    Twice a year, NASED members gather to discuss the latest developments in election administration.  Members of the public are welcome to attend at the non-member registration rate.

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  • Election Center Annual Conference
    Date: August 20, 2022
    to August 24, 2022
    Location: Denver, CO
    Category: National Association

    Join the National Association of Election Officials (The Election Center) for their 37th Annual Conference this summer.

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