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Center for Politics to Host 15th Annual American Democracy Conference

U.Va. Center for Politics 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

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


Panel II: 2014 Midterms

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Moderator: Larry J. Sabato, U.Va. Center for Politics director


Panel III: Future of the American Electorate

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Moderator: Kyle Kondik, Sabato’s Crystal Ball managing editor