Urgency of Civility 2021 Virtual Conference

About The Conference

The Urgency of Civility Conference is an action-oriented opportunity to facilitate connections, build bridges, and apply the transformative power of civility within your community. Be a part of the discussion and solutions. Learn from authors, political figures, Mayors, organizers, professionals, and professors.

Super Early Bird Tickets will be available on March 1st. Be sure to purchase the early discounted price of $175 and save your spot for this event! Student pricing also available, with limited scholarship opportunity.

Tuesday - Repairing Society

Edgar Cahn, ‘Elements of Civility’
Robert Thurman, ‘Mindfulness’
David Sawyer, ‘Tactics of Trust’

Ted Wetzel, ‘Fighting To Understand’
Richard Gillett, ‘How to Survive Thrive In Divisive Times’
Tara Suwinayttichaiporn, ‘HOT TOPICS–COOL HEADS’ (Civil Dialogue)

Wednesday - Building Bridges

Mike Neben, Coordinator
David Sawyer, Moderator

Dune Lankard of the Native Conservancy, ‘(un)common ground’
Mina Lee
Trabian Shorters – CEO, BMe Community

Rick Raddatz, ‘Political Harmony’
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver
Mayor Heidi Harmon


Invited Guest

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver

Emanuel Cleaver, II is now serving his ninth term representing Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District, the home district of President Harry Truman. He is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services; Chair of the subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy; member of Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance; member of the House Committee on Homeland Security; member of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security; and member of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress.

Influence Legislature

A convention, in the sense of a meeting, is a gathering of individuals who meet at an arranged place and time in order to discuss or engage in some common interest. The most common conventions are based upon industry, profession, and fandom. Trade conventions typically focus on a particular industry or industry segment, and feature keynote speakers, vendor displays, and other information and activities of interest to the event organizers and attendees.

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Moderators & Speakers

Edgar Cahn
Elements of Civility
Heidi Harmon
Tactics of Trust
Robert Thurman
Russ is co-founder of Channel Islands Group, providing financial and wealth management advice to individual and business clients.
Russ Charvonia
Clark D. Olson is a Professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University where he has taught since 1984.
Clark D. Olson
Ph.D Professor