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.

CAP Event Series: Ensuring a Quality Education for Every Child

Join CAP September 18, 2020 – October 16, 2020, experts from across the education field will discuss how to build a racially diverse teaching workforce, how to help students and young adults recover from the coronavirus crisis, the need for youth voices in education policymaking, how to improve education and workforce outcomes for LGBTQ youth, and how a major new federal investment can increase equity in education and opportunity.

Past Events

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

Beyond the Talking Points: Charter School Policy and Equity

Charter schools have been the source of some contentious debates in the education policy space, often centered on the growth of charters and their impact on traditional public school systems. Please join the Center for American Progress to discuss charter policy in a broader context than the often debated talking points, with specific emphasis on how equity can be infused more holistically into charter policy.

Preparing K-8 Students for the Future of Work

Automation and artificial intelligence are transforming the economy. Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on ways to expand opportunity and build equitable access in education and how the current COVID-19 crisis affects the future of work.

Ensuring Safe Voting for Veterans During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Please join the Center for American Progress for an online event with the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Sen. Jon Tester, as well as veterans Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Rep. Jason Crow. They will discuss lessons learned from how service members stationed abroad vote successfully by mail and the importance of extending a vote-by-mail option to all Americans, including veterans at higher risk of contracting COVID-19.

A Federal Right to Education: From Brown to Rodriguez and What Lies Ahead

In observance of the 66th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the Center for American Progress will be discussing the history of the federal government’s role in providing equal access to high-quality education to all students. A panel of experts and scholars in the field of education policy and law will discuss their experiences and understanding of the current state of equal educational opportunity in America.

Managing the Transition to Virtual Schooling

Across the nation, schools have closed in response to COVID-19, leaving many educators navigating a sudden move to remote learning. Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with educators about their ongoing experiences with remote learning and how they are addressing the needs of all students and centering equity during this difficult time.

CAP Event Series: Ensuring a Quality Education for Every Child

This 5-part online event series will explore the five key issue areas that a new public education agenda should include. Every Wednesday, from May 6, 2020 - June 3, 2020, experts from across the education field will discuss how educators are adjusting to virtual schooling, the federal government’s role in providing equal access to high-quality and equitable education to all students, preparing students for the future of work, what charter policy could look like in the future that puts equity at the forefront, and the need for greater and more targeted federal investment in education.

States Lead on Climate

Please join the Center for American Progress, the League of Conservation Voters, and state leaders for an online event highlighting successful state leadership against the climate crisis—and what it means for future federal climate action.

What’s Next for U.S. Policy in the Middle East?

Please join the Center for American Progress for an online event to assess U.S. policy in the Middle East and analyze the new Israeli government announced this past week. The discussion will focus on the likely impact of the new Israeli government on regional dynamics in a time of increased uncertainty due to the coronavirus crisis, and the speakers will offer their perspectives on next steps for U.S. policy.

Second Chances in the Age of Coronavirus

Please join the Center for American Progress for an online event on the steps we need to take now at the federal, state, and local levels to ensure that people with criminal records and their families are not left behind in the nation’s COVID-19 response.

Elections in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Please join the Center for American Progress for an online event with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, and Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. The speakers will examine state election preparedness during the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss the federal resources states need to safeguard free and fair elections.