Frontiers of Democracy 2014

The 2014 Frontiers of Democracy conference is now over!

Many thanks to all the thoughtful, committed civic leaders, thinkers, and practitioners who joined us here at Tisch College and Tufts University for a productive conference. You can watch videos of the conference’s “short takes” speeches below. You can also check out the online conversation. If you’re already looking forward to next year’s conference, see the links below to stay in touch with us and receive timely information. See you in 2015!

Frontiers 2014: The State of the Civic Field

Civic work is proliferating: many different kinds of people, working in different contexts and issue areas, are expanding the ways in which citizens engage with government, community, and each other. It is increasingly clear that growing inequality, social and political fragmentation, and lack of democratic opportunities are undermining our efforts to address public priorities such as health, education, poverty, the environment, and government reform. The 2014 “Frontiers of Democracy” conference, in downtown Boston, was an invigorating, argumentative, civil discussion on the state and future of the civic field.

For the full conference agenda and for details on each speaker and panelist, please see the 2014 Frontiers of Democracy agenda.

See what you missed

The following playlist includes all ten “short take” speeches from the 2014 Frontiers of Democracy conference. Watch individual speeches on our YouTube channel.

Join us next year

If you want to add your name to the “Frontiers” email list for very occasional updates, you may enter your information here. You can also click here to join the Tisch College contact list and learn more about the ways Tisch College promotes civic engagement on the Tufts campus and beyond.


July 16-18, 2014, 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111
Frontiers of Democracy
was hosted by the
Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University, and co-sponsored by
the Democracy Imperative, and the Deliberative Democracy Consortium