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The Big Event

September 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm


Leadership Howard County presents its annual Big Event luncheon featuring speaker Eric Liu, co-founder and CEO of Citizen University, which works to build a culture of powerful, responsible citizenship across the country. Liu will present “The Challenge of American Unity: How to Create an Engaged, Responsible Community,” weaving his personal and professional experiences into a message to leaders in every sector that this is the time to build a stronger culture of civic responsibility.

In addition to leading Citizen University, Liu directs the Aspen Institute’s Citizenship and American Identity Program, which explores the question of what it means to be an American. He wrote “The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker,” “The Gardens of Democracy,” co-authored with Nick Hanauer, “You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen” and his most recent, “Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility, and Democracy.” Liu served as a speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and later as the president’s deputy domestic policy adviser. He has served as a board member of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Washington State Board of Education and the Seattle Public Library and co-founded the Alliance for Gun Responsibility.

The Big Event brings together more than 400 leaders from business, government and nonprofit organizations in Howard County. Proceeds from the event support Leadership Howard County programs and scholarships.

Through April 12, general admission tickets cost $110 and $75 for students, veterans and employees of small nonprofit organizations. Beginning April 13, all tickets will cost $125. To register or learn more, visit LeadershipHC.org or call 410-730-4474.

Leadership Howard County provides innovative programs designed to empower and connect community leaders and keep them engaged in the critical issues facing Howard County and the region.


September 11, 2020
11:00 am - 1:30 pm


Turf Valley Resort
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042 United States