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University of Virginia Center for Politics to Host 17th Annual American Democracy Conference in Washington

UVA Center for Politics November 17th, 2015


On Thursday, Nov. 19, the University of Virginia Center for Politics will host the 17th annual American Democracy Conference in Washington, DC. The conference will feature leading journalists and political experts discussing the Democratic and Republican presidential primaries as well as the overall political outlook for 2016.

The conference will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center’s Atrium Ballroom, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW. It will begin at 10 a.m. and 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 Tweet about the conference by using the hashtag #2015ADC.

The conference will also be livestreamed online at the following link:

The conference will feature:

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Panel I: The Democratic Presidential Primary

Moderator: Margie Omero, pollster with Purple Strategies


11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS)

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.:

Panel II: The Republican Presidential Primary

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


1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Panel III: The General Election Outlook

Moderator: Professor Larry J. Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics