Center for Politics to Host 15th Annual American Democracy Conference
December 5th, 2013
On Friday, Dec. 6, the University of Virginia Center for Politics will host the 15th annual American Democracy Conference. The conference, which will be held at Alumni Hall on the Grounds of the University of Virginia, will feature panels of leading journalists and political experts focused on the 2013 Virginia election outcome, the upcoming 2014 federal midterm elections and the future of the American electorate.
The event, which will begin at 9 a.m., is free and open to the public with advance registration, and the press is invited to attend. For more information or to register, please visit http://www.centerforpolitics.org/adc.html.
View a livestream of the conference below:
The panels are:
Panel I: Post-Gubernatorial Discussion
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.:
Moderator: Jeff Schapiro, Richmond Times-Dispatch political reporter and columnist
- Kellyanne Conway, Republican strategist and pollster
- Thomas Guterbock, U.Va. Center for Survey Research director
- James Hohmann, Politico national political reporter
- Ellen Qualls, senior adviser to Terry McAuliffe’s (D) gubernatorial campaign
- Geoffrey Skelley, Sabato’s Crystal Ball associate editor
Panel II: 2014 Midterms
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Moderator: Larry J. Sabato, U.Va. Center for Politics director
- Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard executive editor
- Christina Bellantoni, PBS NewsHour political editor
- Carl Cannon, RealClearPolitics Washington bureau chief
- Brit Hume, Fox News senior political analyst
- Dahlia Lithwick, Slate senior editor
- Michael Toner, former chairman of the Federal Election Commission
Panel III: Future of the American Electorate
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Moderator: Kyle Kondik, Sabato’s Crystal Ball managing editor
- Alan Abramowitz, Sabato’s Crystal Ball senior columnist and Emory University professor
- Josh Barro, Business Insider politics editor
- Rhodes Cook, Sabato’s Crystal Ball senior columnist and author of The Rhodes Cook Letter
- Sean Trende, RealClearPolitics senior election analyst
- Joe Trippi, Democratic strategist