[PAST EVENT] American Evolution: Forum on the Future of Representative Democracy

July 30, 2019 - August 1, 2019
Kaplan Arena
751 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Learn about American democracy where it all began – Virginia. The 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution has partnered with leading Virginia organizations to present events and programming commemorating 400 years of American democracy.

In the summer of 1619, 22 legislators in the Virginia Colony met and made history. Their gathering marked the first representative legislative assembly in the New World and became a model for American democracy. 

American Evolution will host captivating discussions about civic engagement and the current, as well as future, state of democracy around the world. Programming includes ceremonies, forums, tours, and public programming. Signature events including The Global Pathfinder Summit, 400th Anniversary of the First Representative Legislative Assembly and the American Evolution Forum on the Future of Representative Democracy commemorate the 400-year arc of American democracy.

Confirmed speakers include former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates; philanthropist David Rubenstein; Andrea Mitchell; Dr. Jeffrey Rosen and other thought leaders on the evolution of democracy. 


American Evolution: (757) 253-4219