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.

  • Geo-Enabling Elections: Strengthening election systems with GIS
    Date: May 6, 2021
    Location:
    Category: GIS

    The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) and the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) are hosting five free 60-minute training sessions exploring the use of geographic information systems (GIS) to increase the accuracy and reliability of election data. The series takes place over five consecutive Thursdays, May 6 to June 3. The content is a good fit for state and local election administrators with the staffing capacity to facilitate technically complex, cross-governmental partnerships, as well as GIS professionals seeking to understand the specific opportunities and challenges of working with elections offices and their data. Each course in this series highlights one of NSGIC’s five best practices for geo-enabling elections written by a team of election officials and their GIS partners.

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  • IGO 4th Annual Conference
    Date: July 15, 2021
    to July 21, 2021
    Location: New York, NY
    Category: IGO

    The IGO 4th Annual Conference is scheduled for July 15-21 at the Sheraton New York Times Square in New York City. Check please visit the IGO website for more information about agendas and registration.

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  • NASED Summer Conference
    Date: August 13, 2021
    to August 16, 2021
    Location: Des Moines, IA
    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. The Summer 2021 conference is scheduled for August 13-16 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown, Des Moines, Iowa. Check please visit the NASED website for more information about agendas and registration.

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  • NASS Summer Conference
    Date: August 13, 2021
    to August 16, 2021
    Location: Des Moines, IA
    Category: NASS

    Twice a year, NASS members gather to discuss the latest developments in election administration. The Summer 2021 conference is scheduled for August 13-16 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown, Des Moines, Iowa. Check please visit the NASS website for more information about agendas and registration.

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  • Election Security: Building on 2020's Lessons
    Date: April 26, 2021
    Location:
    Category: Virtual Event

    The 2020 elections drew record turnout with over 158 million Americans casting a ballot. Despite concerns regarding COVID-19 and foreign interference, election officials from federal agencies with oversight over election security, national organizations, nonprofits, and vendors described the election as “the most secure in American history.” Following the first part of this election retrospective that focused on lessons learned from the 2020 elections, a panel of election officials and experts will discuss what comes next for election security policy. To break down what policymakers need to know to prepare for future elections, experts will discuss voter turnout, conducting elections during uncertainty, voting by mail, in-person voting, audits, misinformation, ballot access and equity, and cybersecurity.

    Presented in partnership with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) Committee on Science, Technology, and Law (CSTL).

    Speakers:
    Duncan Buell, NCR Chair Emeritus in Computer Science and Engineering at University of South Carolina
    Bridgett King, Associate Professor in Political Science at Auburn
    Amber McReynolds, CEO of the National Vote at Home Institute
    Maggie Toulouse Oliver, New Mexico Secretary of State

    Moderator:
    Michael McRobbie, Indiana University, President and co-hair 2018 NASEM report, Securing the Vote

    Introduced by Anne-Marie Mazza, Senior Director, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and Steve Newell, Project Director, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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  • Voting Rights and Democracy Reform in the States and on the Hill
    Date: April 19, 2021
    Location:
    Category: Virtual Event

    With Georgia passing legislation to dramatically restrict voting access, and with similar legislation pending in other states, fundamental issues of voting and democracy are now front and center in Congress. A sweeping set of election reforms recently passed the House as H.R. 1 and are now before the Senate. The fate of these efforts, and the future of fundamental Senate procedures such as the legislative filibuster, could be decided in the weeks ahead. Join the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation as we convene advocates from the states and Capitol Hill to discuss what is at stake and the strategies being used in the fight for voting rights and democracy reform.

    Speakers include:
    Lisa Gilbert, Public Citizen
    Wade Henderson, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
    Representative John Sarbanes, Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District
    Tova Wang (Moderator), Harvard Kennedy School

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  • Collaborative Approaches to Cybersecurity & Incident Response Planning
    Date: April 14, 2021
    Location:
    Category: Webinar

    The National Association of Secretaries of State, with support from The Democracy Fund is presenting a three part webinar series on cybersecurity, media literacy and strategies for communicating #TrustedInfo—all topics we’ve heard that you’d like to hear more on! Webinar 1’s goal is to educate member offices and others on opportunities available for collaboration to improve statewide preparedness to prevent and respond to incidents impacting election administration and other state government operations. 2:30 to 4pm Eastern.

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  • Communication Strategies & Promoting Trusted Election Information
    Date: June 9, 2021
    Location:
    Category: Webinar

    The National Association of Secretaries of State, with support from The Democracy Fund is presenting a three part webinar series on cybersecurity, media literacy and strategies for communicating #TrustedInfo—all topics we’ve heard that you’d like to hear more on! Webinar 3’s goal is how election officials can effectively communicate to the media and the public about trusted election information. By using specific communications tools, leveraging media and having a robust communications strategy built on #TrustedInfo’s foundation, election officials can promote credible, accurate election information as well as build confidence in the process. 2pm to 4pm Eastern.

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  • Media Literacy Education
    Date: May 17, 2021
    Location:
    Category: Webinar

    The National Association of Secretaries of State, with support from The Democracy Fund is presenting a three part webinar series on cybersecurity, media literacy and strategies for communicating #TrustedInfo—all topics we’ve heard that you’d like to hear more on! Webinar 2’s goal is to define what public media literacy is, engage the national media literacy group and suggest resources/connections/examples for states. Featuring a nationally renowned expert on media literacy. 2:30 to 3:30pm Eastern.

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