The Bipartisan Policy Center, Unite America, and Smerconish.com are teaming up to bridge the partisan divide with the inaugural Un-Convention: a day-long series of candid conversations featuring viewpoints from across the political spectrum. October 7, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the National Constitution Center
The Un-Convention will feature interactive workshops on confronting what divides us, reforming our electoral system, protecting free and fair elections, understanding disengaged and Gen-Z voters, and creating a public policy agenda that works for all Americans. The day’s highlights will include:
U.S. Navy Retired Admiral James Stavridis will outline why the deep divisions in American society are a national security threat in the keynote address.
Michael Smerconish, host of SiriusXM’s “The Michael Smerconish Program” and CNN’s “Smerconish,” moderates a conversation with former cable TV heads Jeff Zucker and Phil Griffin about politics and the impactful role of the media.
BPC and SiriusXM’s Steve Scully will moderate a conversation with Kellyanne Conway and a Democratic strategist (to be announced later) on better understanding the values, beliefs, and motivations of voters on all sides of the partisan divide.
Additional confirmed speakers include:
- Leigh Chapman, Pennsylvania Secretary of State
- Hon. Amber McReynolds, Democracy and Voting Innovator; Governor, USPS
- Tara Setmayer, ABC News Contributor
- David Thornburgh, Ballot PA
- Stephen Richer, Maricopa County, Arizona
- Salena Zito, Washington Examiner
Note: Registration is open. Additional information on panel content and speakers is available at unconvention2022.com. Speakers will be available for interviews and there will be room on-site. Contact BPC Director of Media Relations Luci Manning ([email protected]) with questions.