CIVICS FORWARD

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062
United States

The U.S. Chamber Foundation's CIVICS FORWARD summit is a future-looking platform to explore civics education, civic engagement, and civil discourse in America. 

A democratic society relies on its citizens to be informed and active participants. It is more important than ever to ensure Americans have the knowledge and skills to participate in civic life. Informed and active citizens make for a stronger country, a stronger economy, and a stronger workforce. This is essential for our continued prosperity. 

The Founding Fathers emphasized the importance of preparing citizens for the awesome responsibilities they bear in a democracy, yet the United States has posted measurable declines in various measures of civic awareness and participation across generations. According to a 2018 survey, just 40 percent of Americans were able to pass a multiple-choice exam of civics questions taken from the immigration test, and less than a third of adults were unable to name even one of the three branches of government. 

Join us as we bring together leaders in business, education, and government to discuss this important topic and how we can solve this challenge for the next generation. 

Speakers and panelists will be announced soon!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND 

Business Leaders    
Educators
Foundations    
Government