2019 HDC Fall Conference

The Healthy Democracy Coalition convenes business owners, investors, philanthropists, and grant-makers together with select allies for cross-partisan philanthropic learning and collaboration.
Our next National Conference will convene on October 27 & 28, 2019, in Washington, DC. The program will begin at 1:30pm on October 27th and conclude after 8:30pm on October 28th, 2019.

Conference Themes:
Common Ground on National Policy
Electoral Reform
Refining Investment Strategies
The Art, Media and Culture of Politics

Conference Venues: Our conference will convene across several different venues, including the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Center for American Progress, the Heritage Foundation, and the Charles Koch Foundation.

Together we will ask:
• How can we restore the sacred in our democracy and in our relationships?
• What is the value of cross-partisan connection and learning?
• What are leading examples of cross-partisan philanthropic collaboration on Criminal Justice, Immigration, Education, and Healthcare Reform?
• What is the role of old and new media channels in bridging or exacerbating political divides? What investments can be made to improve the systems and incentives involved?
• What cross-partisan opportunities exist to advance electoral reform, including on redistricting, election and voter integrity?
• Who is helping to bridge political divides? Who is helping to build policy consensus on critical issues and enrolling the relevant political constituencies to ensure legislative successes?
• How can cross-partisan philanthropists connect and collaborate, both locally and nationally?
• How can we set priorities as a national network?
• What issues should we focus on? Which should we avoid?
• How can we evaluate our work, learn from mistakes, and improve our investment strategies over time as a group?

Come explore these questions and much more.

Note that HDC events are by invitation and application only.

Not yet received an invite? Apply here.

Partial List of Fall Conference Speakers

Abigail Skeans, Charles Koch Foundation
Alex Wirth, Quorum
Alice Rhee, American Journalism Project
Amber McReynolds, VOTE at HOME
Arthur Rizer, R Street
Bill Smith, Civitas Public Affairs
Brian McClendon, McClendon Ventures
Brian Reich, Murmuration
Bruce Freed, Center for Political Accountability
Cara Dingus Brook, Foundation for Appalachia Ohio
Chris Sopher, WhereBy.Us
Clay Spence, Cicero Institute
David Nevins, Bridge Alliance
Daniella Ballou-Aares, Leadership Now Project
Daranee Petsod, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
Esther Dyson, Wellville
Evan Baehr, Teneo
Greg Mauro, Learn Capital
Holland Taylor, LibForAll Foundation
Ian Simmons, Blue Haven Initiative
Ja’Ron Smith, The White House
Jason Grumet, Bipartisan Policy Center
Jeff Prudhomme, Interactivity Foundation
Jeffrey Silverman, Civics Unplugged
Jill Soffer, Our Part
Joan Huffer, Voices of Progress
Joseph Lindsley, Journalist
Josh Jones, HMC INQ
Kahlil Byrd, Invest America
Larry Zicklin, Neuberger Berman
Leslie Ramyk, Conant Family Foundation
Lisa Snell, Stand Together
Loren Bendele, Gell.com
Martha Toll, Butler Family Fund
Naomi Campbell, Right Questions Institute
Rachel Peric, Welcoming America
Rebecca Vallas, Center for American Progress
Rina Schneur, Elect535.org
Robert Mosbacher Jr., Mosbacher Institute
Romina Boccia, Heritage Foundation
Sarah Field, Stand Together Foundation
Steve Lipscomb, Gamers.Vote
Stephen Shaya, J&B Medical
Sophia Chitlik Abram, Durham Public Schools Foundation
Theresa Brown, Bipartisan Policy Center
Tony P. Hall, Alliance to End Hunger
Wesley Panek, New Media Ventures
William Ruger, Charles Koch Foundation

The full agenda for our October conference is not yet available, though our 2019 Spring event can serve as a reference.

For any questions, please write to: info@democracycoalition.org