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.

  • Democracy, where do we go from here?
    Date: September 13, 2021
    Category: Voting Rights

    The States United Democracy Center is a nonpartisan organization advancing free, fair, and secure elections. They focus on connecting state officials, law enforcement leaders, and pro-democracy partners across America with the tools and expertise they need to safeguard our democracy. They are more than a think tank—they are an action tank. They are committed to making sure every vote is counted, every voice is heard, and every election is safe. This Spotlight Speaker Series will feature Ambassador Norman L. Eisen (ret.), the Co-Founder and Executive Chair of the States United Democracy Center and  Joanna Lydgate is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the States United Democracy Center. 7pm Eastern

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  • Ranked Choice Voting Citizen Engagement Forum
    Date: September 28, 2021
    Category: Virtual Event

    Curious if there might be better alternatives to our elections system? Been hearing about Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) and want to learn more? Join us Tuesday night, September 28th (8pm-9pm ET) as we tackle the topic through a nonpartisan lens, with an opportunity to have your questions answered by those most familiar with RCV. Our volunteer moderated panel includes Cara McCormick, co-founder of The Committee for Ranked Choice Voting, the historic campaign that made Maine the first state in the nation to adopt ranked choice voting for its state and federal elections.

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  • NCSL Legislative Summit
    Date: November 3, 2021
    to November 5, 2021
    Location: Tampa, FL
    Category: National Association

    The Legislative Summit is NCSL’s premier annual event and provides a platform for legislators, staff and other public policy professionals to learn from the nation’s foremost experts, as well as each other, about solutions to the country’s most pressing issues. Watch for registration and hotel details in early June 2021. When: November 3-5. Where: Tampa, Florida

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  • NISGIC Annual Conference
    Date: September 20, 2021
    to September 24, 2021
    Location: Dallas, TX
    Category: GIS

    The 2021 NSGIC Annual Conference will be held September 20 – 24 as a hybrid event at the Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel and leveraging technology to provide for virtual participation, as well. The safety and comfort of conference participants are paramount. We will be following all guidance in place at the time of the conference and working closely with venues to ensure full care is given. We understand that not all conference attendees will be able to join us in person. Those participating virtually can expect a rich experience with interactive plenary presentations, networking opportunities, and participatory workshops and other sessions. (We’re so sure you’re going to enjoy the experience, we urge you to consider participating from home or another space where you can give it your full attention.) Whether you attend in-person or virtually, the NSGIC Annual Conference is the hub of critical connections for state, local, tribal, and federal GIS policymakers and coordinators, private sector partners and solution-providers, and other leaders in the geospatial ecosystem. Like nowhere else, the NSGIC Annual Conference is a place where relationships are built, information is shared, and collaborations are born. When: September 20-24. Where: Hybrid—Dallas & Virtual.

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