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Presidential Conventions

Tampa, Florida / August 25 – September 7, 2012

For the first time, National Journal and The Atlantic will combine their news talent and brand strengths at the conventions to inform media coverage and special on-site events in Tampa and Charlotte.

The 2012 Democratic and Republican Conventions provide a rare opportunity both to connect with the country’s leadership ranks and to participate in one of the nation’s most cherished traditions. These spirited gatherings are equal parts policy, politics, and celebration and attract the power centers of each party, including state, local, and federal officials, senior party leadership, national media, and business leaders.

The Atlantic and National Journal will combine their brand strengths at the 2012 conventions for special on-site events in Tampa, Florida, and Charlotte, North Carolina. From breaking news and probing analysis of Washington policy and politics to thoughtful reconnaissance on the big ideas shaping the national conversation, The Atlantic and National Journal will provide a panoramic perspective on the world of American policy and politics during this pivotal election year.

Please join the conversation online by following @Atlantic_LIVE and @NationalJournal and viewing our event live on CSPAN. Due to technical difficulties, we're unable to stream the program today but will have archived video up shortly and encourage you to watch on CSPAN.

A sampling of The Atlantic and National Journal's events at the 2012 Conventions includes:

Events will be held at the National Journal/The Atlantic Convention Headquarters, except where noted, and will be live-streamed online at NationalJournal.com. Please note, doors will open 30 minutes before each listed start time for all events. Additional events will be announced in coming weeks.

Convention Events Headquarters, Tampa
Carne Chophouse in Ybor City
1536 E. 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605

Convention Events Headquarters, Charlotte
McColl Center for Visual Arts
721 N Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

DAILY BRIEFINGS
TAMPA: AUGUST 27-AUGUST 30
CHARLOTTE: SEPTEMBER 3-SEPTEMBER 6
9:30-11:00AM
*Monday, September 3 event timing: 1:30-3:00PM*

National Journal and The Atlantic, along with CBS News, will hold live briefings each morning in Tampa and Charlotte that draw an engaged audience of convention attendees. The briefings will feature informed insight on the latest convention developments with incisive analysis from leading reporters from all three organizations.

• Social Media in Politics (Monday)
• Pollsters (Tuesday)
• Congressional Races (Wednesday)
• Campaign Managers/Insiders (Thursday)

Tampa Underwriters to date: Credit Union National Association, Pfizer, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, United Technologies, Vote4Energy

Charlotte Underwriters to date: Credit Union National Association, Pfizer, United Technologies, Vote4Energy

RSVP at http://NJAtlanticDailyBriefings.EventBrite.com

NIGHTLY WATCH PARTIES
TAMPA: AUGUST 27-AUGUST 29
CHARLOTTE: SEPTEMBER 4-SEPTEMBER 5
7:30-10:30PM

National Journal and The Atlantic will host festivities each night in Tampa and Charlotte that offer a relaxed atmosphere to view the convention speeches and meet other enthusiastic convention stakeholders. The Nightly Watch Parties are invitation only events.

Tampa Underwriters: Credit Union National Association, Pfizer, United Technologies, American Gas Association, National Retail Federation, Public Notice

Charlotte Underwriters: Credit Union National Association, Pfizer, United Technologies, American Gas Association, Public Notice, Vote4Energy

To request more information, please email conventions2012events@atlanticmediacompany.com

BUILDING HEALTHIER CITIES
TAMPA: MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2:00-3:30PM
CHARLOTTE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 3:00-4:30PM

Join National Journal and The Atlantic as we explore how investment in community health can be optimized through partnerships between the public and private sector, spotlighting innovative care delivery models that can improve health outcomes for all citizens. Through panel discussions we will highlight specific and anecdotal examples of effective collaborative strategies for healthier communities.

Underwriter: Johnson & Johnson and AFT

To request more information, please email lelsass@theatlantic.com

R+D AND AMERICA'S ENERGY OUTLOOK
TAMPA: TUESDAY, AUGUST 28
CHARLOTTE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
9:30-11:00AM

Technological innovation and significant public and private sector investment are critical to ensuring that the United States maximizes its capacity for domestic energy production. Recent advancements in a variety of energy technologies, including natural gas extraction, nuclear energy development, coal gasification, and renewable energy production, offer new ways to power our world. Developing a comprehensive energy plan that will strengthen our national security, grow the economy, and protect the environment requires a strategic mix of conventional and alternative energy sources. Join National Journal and The Atlantic as we examine the emerging technologies and development opportunities the United States should pursue in an effort to make the way we work, move, and power our economy more reliable, affordable, and efficient.

Underwriter: Southern Company

To request more information, please email shallett@nationaljournal.com.

PATH TO POWER LUNCHEON
TAMPA: TUESDAY, AUGUST 28
CHARLOTTE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
12:30-1:30PM

Hosted by National Journal and The Atlantic, this invitation only event will gather the parties’ powerful elite to discuss strategy on how to win the White House. Leaders from current and past administrations will examine the governing style of each candidate and discuss the impact of the next four years of presidential leadership will have on the country. The discussion will be moderated by National Journal Editorial Director Ron Brownstein.

Underwriter: Bank of America

To request more information, please email mthomas@theatlantic.com.

COMPARE THE CANDIDATES
TAMPA: TUESDAY, AUGUST 28
CHARLOTTE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
3:00-4:30PM

With the two presidential nominees sharply diverging on key policy issues such as the economy, workplace policy and foreign policy, President Obama and Governor Romney will provide the American public with the starkest contrast since 1984 if not 1964. Join National Journal and The Atlantic as we examine this clash of policy ideas, each candidate’s vision for America and a broad range of public policy issues destined to define the 2012 general election cycle.

Underwriter: Society for Human Resource Management

RSVP at http://NJAtlanticCompare.EventBrite.com

CONVERSATIONS WITH THE NEXT GENERATION
TAMPA: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29
CHARLOTTE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
3:00-4:30PM

Young voters, who turned out in record numbers in 2008–but whose 2012 counterparts are less engaged due to concerns about jobs, education, political accountability, and how to face the nation’s biggest challenges, remain a critical voting bloc for the candidate that best speaks to their issues. In each convention city, National Journal and The Atlantic will host “Conversations with the Next Generation” Town Halls that will bring together top leaders from politics, media, business, and social policy for a dialogue on critical issues with students and America’s young and emerging workforce.

Underwriter: Microsoft

RSVP at http://NJAtlanticYouthTownhall.EventBrite.com

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