The theme of this year's Conference on Citizenship is "Bright Spots: Local Leaders Inspiring Hope in America." It will be held at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Sponsored by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCOC) and the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy, the conference will focus on maximizing civic engagement, including voter participation and the 2020 U.S. Census. Among the topics to be discussed are the role of faith-based institutions in democracy and the role of technology in improving civic engagement. Full details.