Civic Days 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010 - Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Location: Center for Inquiry Office of Public Policy

621 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
United States

Civic Days 2010

Join the Center for Inquiry Office of Public Policy in Washington DC for our Third Annual Civic Days at the Capitol April 24th-27th. Every year, we host Civic Days to bring secular humanists, skeptics, and freethinkers from across America to Washington to engage in citizen lobbying on important issues (and also to have a little fun!) But don’t take our word for it; ask our previous Civic Days participants:

“Your Civic Days have been beautifully done projects, and I hope you get another good group this year.” – Elaine Lynn, New York City, NY

“Civic Days exceeded my expectations in every way. The presentations and tours were beautifully designed to ‘open the curtain’ on what goes on behind the scenes in DC—and that’s just what I hoped for.” – Pat Lambert, Schenectady, NY

“I felt the entire event was very valuable. I learned so much in such a short amount of time. The lobbying on the Hill was at first intimidating, but being able to be part of process and work in conjunction with a great organization was the most valuable part of the weekend.” - Kristin Christian, Anoka, MN

Sightseeing and Other Events:

Sunday afternoon we will be exploring two exhibits on evolution at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum: Since Darwin: The Evolution of Evolution, and the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins. Sunday evening will feature Coffee, Dessert, and Conversation with Doug Crandall. Monday morning will feature a tour of Robert Ingersoll’s life in Washington DC led by Steve Lowe. On Monday afternoon, we will be exploring the Capitol Visitor Center. Don’t miss it!

A full schedule of events is available here:


Cost: $100.00 per Person, $ 25.00 per Student, $90 for Friends of the Center.



We had previously arranged for a block of rooms to be available at the Donovan House Hotel at a discount rate, but that rate expired on March 31st. While we can no longer guarantee rates or availability, we still encourage participants to book with the Donovan House for ease of transit to and from events. For reservations, contact the hotel at 800-383-6900, Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time. Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card. An email confirmation will be provided. April is a busy month in Washington, so make a reservation as soon as possible!

There is a 24-hour cancellation policy in order to avoid cancellation fees for the hotel reservation. The Donovan House is located at 1155 14th Street NW in downtown Washington—just blocks from the White House—and has easy access to the Metro system.

For our student participants, we are pleased to offer the option of staying at a hostel that is close to both the Donovan House and the Metro – Hostelling International Washington DC. Room prices range based on selections and reservation timing, but will generally be less than $40 per night. Students wishing to book accommodations are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. To make a reservation, contact the Hostel at 202-737-2333, or reserve online at

To register for Civic Days, please visit our online registration page at: For more information, contact Matt Separa at 202-546-2330 or We have been working hard to ensure this year's Civic Days are the best yet! We hope for your participation!


Not included: Transportation to or from Washington or accommodations, meals, or transportation while in the city. Everything, including all times, agenda, and pricing are subject to change.

Cancellation Policy: All funds are non-refundable for any reason. Cancellation policy is strictly enforced.

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