The Atlantic and National Journal hosted Conversations with the Next Generation Town Halls at the Republican and Democratic Presidential Conventions, bringing together top leaders for a dialogue on important issues facing America's young and emerging workforce. Young voters, who were critical voices in the election four years ago, are struggling even more today due to concerns about jobs, education and lack of opportunity. Yet, they remain a pivotal voting bloc for the candidate who will best speak to their issues.
In addition to the live events of more than 400 attendees, the Town Halls were simulcast on Xbox LIVE and the
Chuck Todd interviews Josh Romney:
Actor Angus T. Jones talks to Chelsea Clinton and Jim Tankersley:
George P. Bush:
StudentsFirst's Michelle Rhee:
MTV News' Andrew Jenks:
Congressman Aaron Schock:
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Democratic National Convention Town Hall, September 5th, Charlotte NC:
Kal Penn on Youth Engagement:
Alanta Mayor Kasim Reed:
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Confronting the Skills Gap: The Texas Experience
The Atlantic will bring together educators, employers and policy makers in Texas – one of the most diverse and economically prosperous states in the nation – for a discussion about workforce development efforts in the Lone Star State.
Early Childhood Education: The San Antonio Experience
The Atlantic will host Early Childhood Education: The San Antonio Experience, a Next America forum bringing together local and national leaders for a wide-ranging discussion about expanded access to full day pre-kindergarten in San Antonio and its national implications.
City Makers Summit
The Atlantic will explore how technological growth contributes to – or curtails – workforce development in dense urban areas. The day’s conversations will cover topics like job training and education, inequality and the rise of Dallas entrepreneurship and corporate innovation.