2012 American Democracy Project and The Democracy Commitment Annual Meeting

ADP/TDC 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012 to Saturday, June 9, 2012
Marriott Rivercenter • San Antonio, Texas

“Civic Engagement 2.0: Re-Imagining, Strengthening and Deepening Our Civic Work”

Please join us in San Antonio, Texas the American Democracy Project’s (ADP) 10th annual national meeting and The Democracy Commitment’s (TDC) 2nd annual national meeting at the Marriott Rivercenter. The meeting begins on Thursday, June 7 and ends with a dinner Saturday evening, June 9.

About the Conference

The theme for this year’s meeting, Civic Engagement 2.0: Re-Imagining, Strengthening and Deepening Our Civic Work, is inspired by web 2.0 applications (e.g., social media, blogs, Wikis) that are not only the next iteration of an existing application, but also facilitate collaboration, information sharing, and user-centered design. The theme poses the following set of questions: How can we make existing civic education and engagement efforts more student and citizen centered? What can we do to make ADP and TDC more interactive, participative and discovery driven? How can we harness new technologies to engage more students and/or to make our teaching and programming more effective? During our meeting in San Antonio, we will explore innovative ways in which to advance our civic work.

The 2012 meeting will be an outstanding program, with approximately 350 attendees, including provosts, other administrators, faculty members, students and community partners. The conference structure includes four plenary sessions, a set of featured speaker presentations and a series of concurrent sessions with multiple presenters.


For programmatic questions about the ADP National Meeting, please contact:
Jen Domagal-Goldman
National Manager, American Democracy Project
(202) 478-7833

For programmatic questions about the TDC National Meeting, please contact:
Amee Bearne
National Coordinator, The Democracy Commitment
(202) 478-4675

For registration questions about the ADP/TDC National Meeting, please contact:
Felicia Durham
Staff Associate, Academic Leadership and Change
(202) 478-4673

For logistical questions about the ADP/TDC National Meeting, please contact:
Jill M. Gately
Manager, ALC Meetings and Outreach Programs
(202) 478-4668

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Fees top

Registration Fee includes all program sessions and materials; wine and cheese reception on Thursday; breakfast on Friday; breakfast, lunch and closing reception on Saturday; and refreshments at all breaks.

Individual fee: $545
Register as an individual if only one person from your campus is attending

Team Member Registration Fee: $485
If more than one person from your campus is attending the ADP meeting, you may use the Team Member Registration Fee.

Student Registration Fee: $395 


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Register Online to attend the ADP/TDC National Meeting
Download Registration Form (pdf)

You may also contact Felicia Durham at (202) 478-4673 to register for this meeting.

Call for Proposals (CFP)

American Democracy Project
Read the CFP for ADP (download pdf)
To submit a proposal click here 

The Democracy Commitment
Read the CFP for TDC (download pdf)
To submit a proposal click here 

Accommodations top

Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA

Phone: 210-223-1000
Toll-free: 800-648-4462
Fax: 210-223-6239

Hotel accommodations for the 2012 ADP/TDC National Meeting can be booked directly with the hotel by calling 800-648-4462 and referring to the group rate for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities American Democracy Project National Meeting.
You may also reserve your room online 

Room Rate

The special conference rate is $175 (single/double) plus 16.75% tax (current tax rate may change). To obtain this rate, you must call the hotel by May 15, 2012.

Check-in at the hotel is at 4 p.m. and check-out is at Noon.
Public areas and guest rooms are equipped with wireless, high-speed internet.
On-site parking fee: $25/day; valet parking fee: $33/day.

Cancellation & Refund Policytop

Cancellation Fee: $150
If you must cancel your registration, you will receive a full refund if the cancellation is before 5 p.m. EST on Friday, June 1. There will be a $150 cancellation fee after that date. Special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis. Guest meals should be cancelled by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, June 1 for a full refund; no refund is available after that date.



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