Upcoming Events

The Center for American Progress is continually monitoring the development and impact of the global spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The safety and well-being of our panelists and audiences are of the utmost importance to us.

Out of an abundance of caution, all upcoming public events at the Center for American Progress will only be available via an online livestream. Please RSVP to be reminded to watch live on the specific event page. Viewers are welcome to submit audience questions to each event and will be notified of individual event hashtags after they RSVP. As always, we will continue to live caption our event livestreams so that they remain accessible to all.

Protecting College Students

College students are facing new challenges to completing their degrees in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please join the Center for American Progress for a timely conversation with leading higher education experts to discuss the importance of accountability during a pandemic, students' current concerns, and what actions policymakers should take to ensure that students have access to high-quality programs and borrowers are protected from financial distress.

Past Events

The Center for American Progress also sponsors Reel Progress, a progressive film series.

The First 100 Days

Please join the Center for American Progress for the exclusive release of “The First 100 Days: Toward a More Sustainable and Values-Based National Security Approach.”

Increasing Federal Investment in K-12 Public Education With an Equity Lens

One of the most fundamental challenges facing the K-12 education system is the existence of inadequate and inequitable systems of school funding. Please join the Center for American Progress to discuss different policy ideas for achieving greater and more targeted investment in K-12 education.

Competing at Full Strength in 5G

The growing competition with China presents both risks and opportunities for the United States. The global shift to 5G is proving to be a key battleground, and it is one in which the United States has more advantages than many observers realize.

Waiting and Watching: What To Expect From Election Night 2020

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion with Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, U.S. EAC Chairman Benjamin Hovland and Amanda Terkel from HuffPost about ballot counting processes in November and why electoral results may not be known until well after Election Night.

From Education to the Workforce

Please join the Center for American Progress to discuss how K-12, higher education, and industries can partner to establish pipelines and policies to ensure LGBTQ youth have access to training, mentorship, and good-quality, high-wage jobs.

Child Care: It’s Essential for Young Voters

The coronavirus pandemic continues to have an enormous impact on every aspect of society—including by deepening the child care crisis, which is affecting Millennials and Gen Zers. While other industries have received large bailouts to ensure that they survive the pandemic, child care has yet to see the major investments needed to stabilize the industry during the crisis and faces a potentially permanent loss of nearly half its pre-COVID-19 capacity. Please join the Center for American Progress and Next100, in collaboration with Generation Progress, for an online event discussing the importance of child care as a voting issue for Millennials and Gen Zers.

‘All In: The Fight for Democracy’

Please join CAP's Reel Progress program for a virtual screening of "All In: The Fight for Democracy”, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and voting rights experts.

By Us for Us: Youth Voice in Education Policymaking

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion about the concept of community-informed policymaking through the lens of youth leaders who are working to ensure that there are participatory forms of government and who are taking up the mantle to advocate for safe, supportive, and culturally responsive school environments.

The Opportunity and Counseling Corps

The emotional and learning effects of the coronavirus pandemic on students, as well as effects on young adults just entering the workforce, will be felt for years to come. Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion that will explore the Corps proposal and what it would look like for young people and new social workers.

Building a Racially Diverse Teaching Workforce

There is clear evidence that a diverse teaching workforce is beneficial for all students—and particularly for students of color. Please join the Center for American Progress, Learning Policy Institute and New America to discuss the importance of districts partnering with minority-serving institutions in creating a racially diverse teacher workforce.