February 25, 2016

The conference program is available here, accompanied by a rich text format version here. Also available is the conference program book here, which includes speaker biographies and full panel descriptions. Please note that slideshows and video of every session is not available.


Modernizing Elections: Strategies from California, Colorado, and Oregon

Oath: Language Accessibility Advisory Committee and Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee


New Research by Future of California Elections Members and Partners

Fostering State and Local Government Collaboration

Moving to the Future: Legislative Policies and Practices to Support Voter Turnout

  • Moderator: Vince Hall, Executive Director, Future of California Elections
  • Senator Ben Allen, 26th Senate District, Chair of the Senate Elections and Constitutional
  • Amendments Committee
  • Kathay Feng, Executive Director, California Common Cause
  • Scott Maisin, District Director for Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, 54th Assembly District, Former Chair of the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee
  • James Schwab, Chief of Legislative Affairs, Office of the California Secretary of State

Funding Democracy: The Future of Sustainable Election Funding and Governance – Session A

Voting for Revolution: The Role Civic Engagement Plays in Modern Day Movements – Session B

Designing for the Voter Experience – Session C

The Youth Vote: Engaging Our Future Voters – Session D

Voter Registration Modernization – Session E

Moving the Electorate: Reflections and Insights on Civic Engagement – Session F

  • Moderator: Jess Jollett, Communications Strategist, ACLU of California Voting Rights Project
  • Whitney May, Director of Government Services, Center for Technology and Civic Life
  • Eren Mendez, Election Outreach Coordinator, Elections Division, Contra Costa County
  • Kenya T. Parham, Political Strategist, Assistant Project Leader, African American
  • Civic Engagement Project
  • Karla Zombro, Field Director, California Calls

Accessible Voter Information for Everyone – Session G

Districting What? Understanding the Power of Line Drawing in Your Community – Session H

Reducing Barriers to the Voting Booth – Session I

  • Moderator: Lori Shellenberger, Director, ACLU of California Voting Rights Project
  • Ben Hamatake, Community Outreach Manager, Orange County Registrar of Voters
  • Cristin Hanson, New Voter, San Diego County
  • Terri Lantz, Case Manager, United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles
  • Fred Nisen, Supervising Attorney for Voting Rights, Disability Rights California

Workshop: Making Information for Voters Easy to Understand – Session J

  • Drew Davies, Designer, Center for Civic Design
  • Nancy Frishberg, Researcher, Center for Civic Design
  • Whitney Quesenbery, Co-Director, Center for Civic Design