Our nation is in a civic education crisis. Most American adults would fail the U.S. citizenship exam and only 39% can name all three branches of government. Lack of civic understanding is a recipe for polarization, demonization, and tyranny.

Join us at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on May 6-7 for the National Civics Expo, a special two-day event focused on improving civic health in America.

Continuing the conversation from our inaugural civic education event, "Investing in a Civic Renaissance," this conference will offer donors from across the country scalable solutions to improving civic understanding in their own cities.

National and local philanthropy networks, working with leading practitioners, can renew civic life in the city and the nation.


10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Expo presentations
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Breakout sessions
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Buffet lunch
1:30 - 1:45 p.m.
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
High-impact city projects
2:45 - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Optional tour: National Constitution Center
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Networking breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
School site visit


Registration Rate: $195

Registration opens: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Registration closes: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Register here

Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs. Please feel free to contact Mary Margaret Holden at mholden@PhilanthropyRoundtable.org if you have any questions. 

Conference location:

National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106


Canopy by Hilton

1180 Ludlow St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Click here for reservation details


Transportation is not provided to the Canopy by Hilton. This hotel is located 12.5 miles from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and 1.9 miles from 30th Street Station (Amtrak).

Ride-sharing services and rental cars are available at both the airport and Amtrak station.

The dress code for meeting sessions is business casual attire. Due to varying temperatures between the outside weather and meeting areas, you may want to bring a sweater or light jacket.
The dress code for dinners is cocktail attire.
During the month of May, the temperature in Philadelphia ranges from average lows of 57°F to average highs of 75°F.