Registration is open for the 2024 Civic Learning Symposium at Ball State

September 27-28 the 2024 Annual Civic Learning Symposium focusing on the role of dialogue and deliberation in our democracy features eminent speakers Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III and Harry Boyte. Register today and submit your proposal!

The Center for Economic and Civic Learning at Ball State is excited to announce that registration is open for the 2024 Civic Learning Symposium.


The central theme for the 2024 Annual Civic Learning Symposium revolves around the crucial role that dialogue and deliberation play in both our educational system and our democracy. In an era marked by polarization and division, fostering open, constructive dialogue and thoughtful deliberation is more important than ever. This theme emphasizes the need to build bridges across diverse perspectives, promote understanding, and cultivate a culture of civic agency.

    Date & Time: September 27th: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM & September 28th: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Location: Ball State L.A. Pittenger Student Center
    Dress Code: Casual attire is encouraged for all participants to ensure a comfortable learning experience.
    Accommodations: For those requiring overnight stays, we recommend booking rooms at the Ball State Hotel
    Meals Provided: Dinner on Friday, September 27th & Lunch on Saturday, September 28th

Please see the Event Website for more information and updates

We are proud and honored to announce co-sponsorship of the 2024 Annual Civic Learning Symposium by the Indiana Bar Foundation, the Center on Representative Government at Indiana University, and the Remnant Trust. Their generous support underscores the significance of civic learning and engagement in today’s society and contributes greatly to the enrichment of our symposium.

Proposal Submission: The 2024 Civic Learning Symposium invites educators, practitioners, students, and community leaders to submit proposals that explore and expand the practice of dialogue, deliberation, civics, history, and relaed topics within educational settings and democratic contexts. We welcome proposals for presentations, moderated discussions, training, workshops, case study discussions, as well as poster presentations.

Proposal Submission Deadline: June 15, 2024

Notification of Acceptance: July 7, 2024

Submit Your Proposal Here

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