Upcoming Events

Join us for Close Up Conversations, student deliberations, nationwide conferences, and more!


Close Up hosts and takes part in a variety of events, both in person and online, to help students and teachers discuss policy issues and connect with members of our nationwide community. These discussions, deliberations, and presentations allow participants to hear different perspectives from experts and each other, and consider new approaches to engaging with current issues. 


Climate Change & Environmental Policy

Date and Time: March 8 | 6:00pm (EST) / 3:00pm (PST)

Close Up and Earth Force will co-host a panel discussion about community resilience to environmental disasters and climate change. Students and teachers will consider how communities should plan for and respond to threats such as wildfires, earthquakes, and other extreme weather events and will evaluate the role of federal, state, and local governments as well as the role of non-profits and private industry in creating more prepared and resilient communities.



Student Reflection: Climate Change & Environmental Policy

Date and Time: March 8 | 7:15pm (EST) / 4:15pm (PST)

Join students from across the nation to reflect on the ideas and proposals from the panel participating in the Close Up Conversation on Climate Change & Environmental Policy. Led by Close Up’s Student Ambassadors, this reflection will allow you to weigh the pros and cons of different approaches, and to share your thoughts about this important issue.




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Civic Education In Georgia

Videos | October 28, 2022

During this #CloseUpConversations webinar Close Up and an expert panel talks about the Importance of Civic Education in Georgia.

The ERA 50 Years Later

Videos | March 24, 2022

During this #CloseUpConversations webinar Close Up is commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Criminal Justice Issues and Reform

Videos | March 3, 2022

During this #CloseUpConversations webinar we focus on current issues such as bail reform, sentencing reform, and decriminalization of drugs with guest speaker Margaret diZerega.

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