Pew and our partners frequently host events to inform media and interested parties about our work. Upcoming events, with their locations, are listed on the Events Calendar; you can also view events by topic or location.

These events include press briefings, panel discussions or teleconferences, and are generally only open to journalists and the policy community. When a text transcript is available, it will be posted on this site.

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Date Event Location
  • October 25, 2007
  • (Thursday)
Make Voting Work Briefing - Pew Center on the States - Make Voting Work

Make Voting Work and the Overseas Vote Foundation present new software to address voting problems.

  • Washington, DC
  • Pew DC Offices
    1025 F Street NW, 9th Floor
    Washington, DC
  • February 23, 2008
  • (Saturday)
The Way We Choose: A Symposium on the Future of American Election Law - University of Virginia School of Law

Symposium at UVA includes  a panel on voter fraud and administrative reform featuring Doug Chapin of The Pew Charitable Trusts'

  • Charlottesville, VA
  • University of Virginia School of Law
    580 Massie Road
    Charlottesville, VA
  • April 3, 2008
  • (Thursday)
Assessing the State of Democracy in America - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The Forum for the Study of Democracy and Autocracy is hosting a free symposium of academics, American political reformers, and democracy promotion practitioners.

  • Washington, DC
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
    Washington, DC
  • April 4, 2008
  • (Friday)
Technology and Democracy Converge as U.S. Voting Outreach Goes Global - Overseas Vote Foundation

Overseas Vote Foundation Hosts Annual Summit in Munich

  • Munich, Germany
  • Literaturhaus
    Salvatorplatz 1
    Munich, Germany
  • September 15, 2008
  • (Monday)
Democracy at a Distance - Pew Center on the States

Democracy at a Distance:  A Summit to Make Voting Work for Military and Overseas Voters by the Pew Center on the States and its partners.

  • Washington, DC
  • Reserve Officers Association
    1 Constitution Ave., NE
    Washington, DC
  • October 21, 2008
  • (Tuesday)
Electionline to Release November 4 Preview -

12 States to Watch for Election Challenges

  • Washington, DC
  • National Press Club
    Zenger Room
    529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
    Washington, DC
  • December 8, 2008
  • - December 10, 2008
  • (Monday)- (Wednesday)
Voting in America: The Road Ahead - Make Voting Work

Leading policymakers, election officials and experts across the field come together to present research, build partnerships and encourage discussion aimed at shaping the future of American elections in 2009 and beyond.

  • Washington, DC
  • Newseum
    555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
    Washington, DC
  • January 29, 2010
  • - February 1, 2010
  • (Friday)- (Monday)
National Association of Secretaries of State 2010 Winter Conference - Pew Center on the States

The Pew Center on the States' David Becker and John Lindback will participate in a session on voter registration modernization at the National Association of Secretaries of State 2010 Winter Conference in Washington, DC.


  • Washington, DC
  • JW Marriott Hotel
    1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC
  • October 1, 2010
  • (Friday)
10th Annual Program on Law and State Government Fellowship Symposium - Indiana University School of Law

Doug Chapin, director of Pew Center on the States' Election Initiatives, will be the keynote speaker at the Indiana University School of Law symposium “Public Entrepreneurship in State Government” in Indianapolis. His speech will address the role of data in state and local election reform.

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Wynne Courtroom (Room 100), Inlow Hall
    530 West New York Street
    Indianapolis, IN
  • July 14, 2011
  • (Thursday)
Upgrading Voter Registration in California - Pew Center on the States

This one-day conference will feature dynamic panel discussions with respected leaders on the need to bring California’s voter registration system into the 21st century to better serve all Californians.

  • Sacramento, CA
  • California State Capitol
    Room 4202
    Sacramento, CA
  • January 27, 2012
  • (Friday)
Summit 2012: The Overseas and Military Voting Event of the Year - The Pew Charitable Trusts

This summit focuses on the challenges, progress, and potential solutions to ensure that Americans abroad have adequate time and resources to fully participate in our democracy. The 2012 event will explore new technologies and innovative ways of approaching problems in overseas and military voting.

  • Washington, D.C.
  • The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
    1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
    Washington, D.C.