Formerly Unrig Summit, American Democracy Summit is the premier right-left event to solve America’s political crisis. It’s the brightest minds from across the political spectrum working together to reform our broken system.

With inspiring speakers and trainers, star-studded live entertainment, current and former members of Congress, cultural influencers, educators, academics, and attendees from all 50 states, American Democracy Summit is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect directly with the most engaged and invested members of the American democracy movement.

Whether you’re looking to build your skills as an activist, learn more about policy solutions, or connect with others from across the United States who are ready and working to unrig the system, ADS has something for everyone looking to get involved and fight for change. If you have any questions, please email us at

Right now, American democracy faces multiple threats. State lawmakers from across the country have adopted policies that would suppress election participation. Partisan actors are being installed as election administrators to subvert the will of voters. And politicians are incentivized to care more about their political party and big-money campaign donors than about those who elected them. 

The good news is we can solve America’s political crisis. At ADS, organizers, activists, politicians, and everyday people from across the political spectrum gather to connect with peers, build their skills, and learn the issues… so we can win.

Since the inaugural Unrig Summit in 2018, participants have gone on to lead the largest wave of democracy reform victories in American history, including spearheading anti-gerrymandering initiatives in four states (MI, UT, CO, MO); winning ethics, transparency, and campaign finance reforms in cities and states across the country; and restoring the vote to 1.4 million citizens in Florida.

About the 2023 Summit

American Democracy Summit will take place over the course of 3 days, September 27th – 29th, 2023.

It begins at 9:00am Pacific on Wednesday Sept. 27th and ends at 2:15pm Pacific on Friday Sept. 29th.

For more information about our list of speakers, trainers, and performers, visit our speakers page.

American Democracy Summit will take place in Los Angeles, CA at the Magic Box LA. Magic Box is conveniently located in downtown LA and is accessible to multiple hotels and transportation options so you can take advantage of all that ADS and Los Angeles have to offer.

Over the course of three days, ADS 2023 will shine a bright light on the most vital and pressing issues of our time through dynamic content, inspiring speakers, expert trainers, and world class entertainment. Programming will include live music, dynamic speakers, interactive collaboration, and movement awards to recognize and honor the folks who put it all on the line to demand a better democracy.

To see the full agenda, visit our schedule page.

Yes, please! We offer free registration to those who sign up to volunteer their time. We often supplement staff with skilled volunteers who pitch in at ADS in a way that fits their interest and experience. Please register to volunteer using this link.

Ready to attend American Democracy Summit 2023 in a few weeks? We are using an online platform called Whova for our event. You can Download the Whova app to access the event to:

  • View the event agenda and plan your personal schedule
  • Find who else is attending this event and reach out to people ahead of time
  • Plan some social activities such as a morning runcoffee hours, or meet-ups with your fellow attendees. 
  • Receive updates such as last minute session changes and announcements from the organizers

Click here to download the app.

For transportation options around the LA area and estimated costs, please refer to our transportation fact sheet.

In the ADS Cafe you’ll find light breakfast fare each morning starting at 8am, and beverages all day. Lunch trucks will offer a range of options from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., and you’ll be able to pre-order using the event app. Light appetizers and sweets will be provided during the Opening Night Reception on Wednesday and the ADS Live Reception on Thursday. Beverages will be available for purchase at the cash bar for each event (for those age 21 and over).

Yes! Credentialed media are welcome to attend ADS. Please visit our media page for more information and to register to receive a complimentary media pass for the three-day event.

American Democracy Summit will follow federal and local guidelines for COVID or any other public health emergencies, including guidelines offered through the Centers for Disease Control. If you have any questions, please email us at

Registrations are fully refundable until Saturday, August 26, 2023.  Please email Dionisios Meis to request a refund.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lauren Bartolozzi, Vice President of Development.

Code of Conduct for a Successful ADS

American Democracy Summit is a nonpartisan event that aims to provide a safe and dynamic environment for respectful discourse, increased understanding of divergent points of view, and options for growth and engagement. RepresentUs and all participating movement organizations support this goal.

Read our full Code of Conduct »

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General Admission Ticket

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Income-Adjusted Ticket

Finances should not be a barrier to participating in democracy or in ADS.




Special pricing for attendees age 28 and younger.

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