Join Us

Our annual national conference is like no other civic gathering in America. Hundreds of changemakers, activists, and catalysts show up to learn about power, build their networks, and recharge their sense of purpose. They come from across the country, the political spectrum, and a wide range of domains — from immigrant rights to national service, voting reform to veteran re-integration, civic education to Hollywood and tech. They are you.

This is a time when citizens are solving problems in new ways, bypassing broken institutions, stale ideologies, and polarized politics. We are part of a movement to rekindle citizenship in America. We hope you’ll join us!

Lawrence Lessig


Friday, March 20th 6:30pm – 9pm: Welcome, meet and greet, keynote, panel.

Saturday, March 21 8:30am – 4:30pm: Keynote, workshops, panel, family-style lunch, networking and more!

Check back soon for more details and information on speakers, panels and breakout session.
Times may change.


Beautiful Seattle Center

2014 Partners & Sponsors

Thank You


Registration is Open

Pre-sale tickets on sale now.  Price increases Dec. 1, 2014 *Refund Policy: Before January 1 – Registrations are 100% refundable (minus transaction fees). January 1 – February 28 – Registrations are refundable at 50%. After March 1 – Registrations are NOT refundable. You can always transfer your registration to another person at no charge, even on the day of the event.

Accommodations: This is a very busy weekend in Seattle! We recommend you reserve your hotel rooms ASAP. There are many hotel options near Seattle Center. This is our favorite: Maxwell Hotel.

Opportunity: Outreach and Social Media Internship - Deadline November 21st.
As a key part of the Citizen University Conference team, you will reach out to community partners, groups and individuals; maintain a Citizen University presence on social media; participate in team meetings; and fulfill other programming and logistical duties before and during the conference.

Applicants should be based in or near Seattle, be goal-oriented, self-motivated, creative and ready to improvise. You will gain experience playing a crucial role in nonprofit event promotion and execution, make valuable connections with local and national leaders, and be part of an exciting movement to rekindle citizenship in America. 10-20 hours per week, mid-December through April. Flexible schedule. More information on Citizen University and our team can be found at To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Ben (at) citizenuniversity (dot) us by November 21.

Email Ben for general inquiries.
Email Alex to volunteer for this year’s conference.

Final Promo

America today is in the midst of a revival of citizen spirit.
Be part of it!