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THE CONVENTIONS: Josh Romney, Chuck Todd Added to 'Conversations with the Next Generation' Event in Tampa

Todd Joins Chelsea Clinton & Jim Tankersley as Co-Moderators; Romney Joins George P. Bush, Rep. Aaron Schock, Michelle Rhee, MTV’s Andrew Jenks & Others as Guests

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 23, 2012 – National Journal, The Atlantic, and Microsoft announced today that Josh Romney and NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd will be joining their "Conversations with the Next Generation" event on Wednesday, August 29, at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Romney joins a featured speakers list that includes George P. Bush, Rep. Aaron Schock, MTV's Andrew Jenks, the national chairman of the Young Republicans, and others. Todd joins as a co-moderator alongside NBC's Chelsea Clinton and National Journal's Jim Tankersley.

Young voters, who were critical voices in the election four years ago, are struggling today due to concerns about jobs, education and lack of opportunity. Yet, they remain a critical voting bloc for the candidate that will best speak to their issues. The "Conversations with the Next Generation" Town Halls will feature next generation leaders, policy experts, journalists, and featured guests , wrestling with these issues in a dialogue with younger Americans and students gathering at the Republican National Convention. (A "Conversations with the Next Generation" event will also take place a the Democratic National Convention.)

In addition to the live events, the Town Halls will be simulcast on the National Journal and The Atlantic websites.

The event is invitation-only, but members of the media may request to be added to the press list. Please RSVP to and indicate the media outlet you will be representing.


Conversations with the Next Generation - Tampa
Wednesday, August 29
Improv Theatre, Ybor City, 1600 East 8th Avenue

Chelsea Clinton, Special Correspondent, NBC
Jim Tankersley, Correspondent, National Journal
Chuck Todd, Chief White House Correspondent, NBC News

Confirmed Guests:

George P. Bush, Partner, Pennyback Capital, LLC
MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent, Hillsborough County Public Schools
Brian Goff, Student Body President, University of South Florida-Tampa
Andrew Jenks, Correspondent, MTV’s Power of 12, and Documentary Filmmaker
Michelle Rhee, Founder and CEO, StudentsFirst
Josh Romney
Aaron Schock, U.S. Representative (IL)
Matthew Segal, President and Co-Founder,
Lisa Stickan, Chairman, Young Republican National Federation

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