Peoria's Third Annual PACE Conference is offering special discounts to
Arizona State University students. Hosted by the city of Peoria and Arizona
State University, the PACE Conference, or Positive Action through Civic
Engagement, is designed for citizens seeking to become, or stay engaged in their
community, leaders in the business, education, and government communities, and
elected officials. The conference will demonstrate ways for engagement which are
positive, constructive, and that makes a difference. The event is Thursday,
February 7, 2013 at the Arizona Broadway Theater in Peoria.
Arizona State University students receive a special discount rate of $59 to
attend this year’s conference. Students to register at www.peoriaaz.gov/PACE and
enter code PACE2013ASU.
This year's conference features keynote speakers John Quiñones of the ABC
Primetime news show "What Would You Do?" and Pearl Chang Esau, President and CEO
of Expect More Arizona, will be the afternoon speaker. In addition to the
keynote presentations by Quiñones and Esau, Emily Nottingham, Ph.D., mother of
Gabe Zimmerman, who was killed in the January, 2011 mass shooting in Tucson at a
community event hosted by former Congress woman Gabriel Giffords, will speak
about the role of public service in communities.
The 2013 PACE Conference includes panel discussions featuring local and national
leaders in their professional fields. The morning presentation, "Influence of
the New Media," will discuss how social media impacts civic engagement and
conversation. Panel members include public relations expert David Leibowitz,
former Arizona Republic vice president Michael Ryan, Director of New Media for
ABC-15, Chris Kline and internationally recognized author and leader in new
media journalism, Dan Gillmor of Arizona State University.
The afternoon panel discussion, "Managing Civil Discourse–Effective Compromise,"
features Cathy Eden, Director Ramsey Executive Education ASU, Will Gonzales,
City of Phoenix prosecutor, Dr. Thomas Catlaw, ASU professor, Jane
Prescott-Smith, Managing Director, Institute of Civil Discourse and, Rev. Oscar
Tillman, president, Maricopa County Branch NAACP
For more information about the 2013 PACE Conference and registration, go to