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A Gathering of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents

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.