Reclaiming Our Civil Society

Saturday, february 16, 2019

PVCC Main Campus | Bolick Center | Main Building

Free & Open to All PVCC Students

The Civic Engagement Conference was created to promote student awareness on the importance of local government in their everyday lives. The title of this years event is "Reclaiming our civil society."  This will also be the 4th year of the Civic Engagement Conference at PVCC.

What does being politically active mean? What does it involve? and how does it impact our democracy? Our various panelists and speakers will attempt  to tackle these questions and many others. We bear witness to a degradation of civility in our society and a public who is not active enough to change this.  Our speakers will use the past and present to hopefully give an understanding behind the problem. They will also give their ideas of how we move forward in the best direction.

The conference will consist of an assortment of events.  First off, there will be a keynote speaker in the morning along with breakfast, next, a series of panelists during the mid-morning to noon period, there will be a break for lunch around noon, during lunch there will also be another panel, then after lunch there will be a deliberative dialogue on all matters.  Breakfast will be catered by Bodos and lunch will be catered by Sticks.

Details are subject to change. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will food be provided?

Yes, breakfast will be catered by Bodo's Bagels. Lunch will be catered by Sticks.

Where will the conference be held?

The conference will be held at PVCC's Main Campus (501 College Drive, Charlottesville) in the Bolick Center located in the Main Building.

Is the conference open to the public?

No, the conference is exclusive to students enrolled at PVCC (including Dual Enrollment students).

How can I get involved?

The PAC team is looking for volunteers to help set up the conference. Any interested students may contact

Is there a fee to attend the conference?

No, the conference is free.