The 2017 Public Affairs Conference theme is Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: Perspectives on Self-Government. The conference will help all of us talk about our rights and responsibilities as citizens in a modern democracy.
- What: Public Affairs Conference
- When: April 4-7, 2017
- Where: Plaster Student Union and Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts at Missouri State
- Who: Plenary speakers, guest artists and presenters
- No tickets required
- All events are free and open to the public
Share your story
Help us discuss the Public Affairs Conference by sharing it on social media. Posts with the #CitizenBear hashtag will be pulled to the #CitizenBear Tagboard.
Make your post social media savvy
- Tag your posts with the official Public Affairs Conference hashtag, #CitizenBear
- Follow Missouri State University on Facebook or @missouristate on Twitter
- Tag your posts with the Springfield, Missouri hashtag: #SGF
- When you post to Facebook and Twitter, boost your status update by sharing it with a photo or video
- Nothing beats a first-hand perspective. Share a photo from or quote about your experience
The university will live stream four conference events on YouTube.
Watch Sonja Lyubomirsky plenary
Click or tap the images below to save these #CitizenBear GIFs to your computer or device. They’re great for sharing on Twitter.
Sample social media posts
- Join the @MissouriState community for its Public Affairs Conference April 4-7. http://bit.ly/1HFHLnl #CitizenBear #SGF
- What does it mean to be a citizen in a democracy in 2017? http://bit.ly/2mOlgNe #CitizenBear #SGF
- These events at @MissouriState will help you become a more informed citizen. http://bit.ly/1BM0PvB #CitizenBear #SGF
Tuesday, April 4
- I’m with @DorisKGoodwin at @HammonsHall. Let’s talk about that wild 2016 election. http://bit.ly/2mf10mq #CitizenBear #SGF
Wednesday, April 5
- How do we pursue the American dream in an age of global terrorism? http://bit.ly/2n7EetY #CitizenBear #SGF
- Why it’s important to stand up against governmental attempts to suppress free speech. http://bit.ly/2mcnbrx #CitizenBear #SGF
Thursday, April 6
- How you can achieve happiness with a little bit of effort. http://bit.ly/2lP3Yue #CitizenBear #SGF
Friday, April 7
- From @JDVance1: Why the American dream is no longer a sure thing for many Americans. http://bit.ly/2lP8A3C #CitizenBear #SGF
Sample Facebook posts
Pair either of these suggestions with a photo from the Facebook section.
- I’m a #CitizenBear at the Missouri State University Public Affairs Conference April 4-7. It’s free, and all are welcome. Check out the lineup of speakers: http://bit.ly/1HFHLnl #CitizenBear
- Explore how to be an ethical citizen at the Missouri State University Public Affairs Conference. See this list of great presenters at the conference: http://bit.ly/1HFHLnl #CitizenBear