Conference: Educating Students for Civic Engagement

Join more than 100 civic educators, researchers, and policymakers from across the country on March 13-14, 2024 as CERL releases the results of its three-year, independent report on the impact of the Project Citizen Research Program (PCRP) on teachers and their students. The report will serve as a foundation for presentations by prominent educators and scholars, panels, and roundtables.


During the two-day conference, presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions will cover topics including:

  • Educating for civic engagement in research and practice
  • The intersection of STEM skills and civics
  • Insights into civic education during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Nationwide civic education programs and movements
  • The state education policy landscape
  • The relevance of K-12 civic education for higher education


Begins: March 13, 2024 at 8:00 a.m.
Ends: March 14, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.

View a detailed¬†agenda¬†for the conference on the Center for Civic Education’s website.


The conference takes place at Georgetown University in the Copley Formal Lounge. See the campus map to locate Copley Hall. See also directions to Georgetown and visitor parking options.


If you can’t be there in person, join our livestream throughout the day on March 13, 2024, starting with our welcome session at 8:30 a.m. ET. Check the details on the agenda to see which sessions will be livestreamed.

The PCRP and the conference are funded by a generous grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, a part of the U.S. Department of Education.