National Democracy Slam 2015 is a day-long conference that will explore 17 bold ideas for breaking partisan gridlock, ending gerrymandering, and improving America’s elections and politics. The conference will feature leading electoral reform thinkers and policy makers.
NBC’s Chuck Todd will moderate the final “Democracy Slam” with a high-powered panel, and Congressmen Mark Pocan and John Sarbanes will make keynote speeches. Other speakers include scholars Jamie Raskin and John Fortier, and civic leaders Harry Kresky, Trent England, Mickey Edwards, Rob Richie, and Mark Schmitt.
The conference will also present attendees with plenty of opportunities to engage with the reforms via a live polling system that will be used throughout the day. Since the conference is being broadcast via webcast, both in-person and online attendees will have an opportunity to weigh in on each of the 17 electoral reforms that are discussed, with real-time results for each poll.