Summit 2013 LogoTHURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013

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Summit 2013 brought the diverse election community together to openly discuss the challenges of improving the franchise for overseas, military and domestic voters. OVF and US Vote revealed the newest post-election 2012 research results and the audience enjoyed stellar line-up of speakers.  [Go to Summit 2013 Agenda]

Jack Morton AudtioriumDate and Location
The Seventh Annual Summit 2013 was held at the Jack Morton Auditorium at George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW, Washington, D.C., on Thursday, January 24, 2013. Doors opened at 8:00 a.m for the full-day conference followed by a reception lasting until 8:00 p.m.

Expand the Conversation!
Our Annual Summit has addressed the voting and election participation issues of our military voters and American citizens abroad for the past six years. In this landmark seventh year, we added domestic voting issues to the agenda, which lead us to the year’s theme: Expand the Conversation.
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Expanding the conversation means more than new topics. It means new approaches and depth to our thinking about voter registration and absentee ballot electoral challenges for all voters: domestic, overseas and military, in-person and absentee.

Building on last year’s highly successful format, selected high-level keynote speakers gave leadoff presentations on relevant topics in three sessions. Their presentations were followed by professionally moderated Meet the Press- style conversations, where audience interaction was encouraged. View our Summit 2013 Agenda

Recent Success
Our 2012 Summit, held last January in Washington, D.C., was received with overwhelming enthusiasm. 100% of survey respondents found the Summit valuable and 95% cited their desire to attend future OVF Summits.
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The participants included Secretaries of State, Chief Election Officers, federal agency officials including DOD, DOJ, and DOD IG, as well as U.S. corporations, technologists and academics, congressional staffers from both the House and Senate, other NGOs and overseas American organizations. The event received extensive media coverage including the New York Times and Army Times. CSPAN was on site to record the morning sessions.

A Unique Networking Opportunity
Summit 2013 continued our endeavor to combine a content-rich agenda with the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of stakeholders involved with Survey Graphicdesigning, developing and enacting electoral policies, programs, research and technologies. The event featured the release of the 2012 Post Election Survey Reports covering the experiences of military and overseas voters, as well as domestic and domestic absentee voters. OVF Research findings have supported many important decisions in recent electoral reforms at both the federal and state levels.

Pew LogoSummit 2013 Reception
Many joined us for a post event reception - generously hosted by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew's Election Initiatives team enjoyed engaging with you at Summit 2013.

Summit 2013 Registration is now closed

Delegate Fees
We made concerted effort to significantly reduce the Summit conference fees. Thank you so much for your contribution, which helps us to keep this important conference program going. The delegate fee included welcome coffee, breaks, and lunch.

  • Summit 2013 Delegate - $75
  • Election Official Delegate - $55
  • Student Delegate - $25

Questions and Contact
If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact: or call +1 (202) 470 2480

Summit Sponsorships are key to the success of the event. OVF genuinely appreciates the support provided by our Summit Sponsors.  To receive a sponsorship package or further sponsorship information, please contact:

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We invite you to be part of the Seventh Annual Summit 2013!

About the Foundation
Overseas Vote Foundation and U.S. Vote Foundation assist U.S. voter participation in U.S. elections by providing public access to innovative voter registration tools and services. Overseas Vote Foundation (OVF) is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. U.S. Vote Foundation (US Vote) is wholly owned and operated by OVF.