United Facts of America: A festival of fact-checking

United Facts of America: A festival of fact-checking

EVENT DATE: Sept. 27-29, 2022

LOCATION: Online event

TIME: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time

TICKETS: $35 Early Bird through Aug. 14; $50 General Admission Aug. 15-Sept. 29

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Celebrate facts with the Poynter Institute and its Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking enterprise PolitiFact at United Facts of America Sept. 27-29, 2022. 

Streaming live from the heart of Washington, D.C., straight to your devices, this second annual festival of fact-checking features three forward-thinking days of meaningful discussion about the role of facts in our everyday lives. 

Members of Poynter and PolitiFact’s teaching, reporting and executive teams will host leading voices from a variety of perspectives to discuss disinformation campaigns ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, the importance of fact-based voting, and holding the powerful to account — especially during times of crisis. 

Tune in as experts from journalism, academia, politics, big tech and health care shed light on the issues concerning voters from the economy and inflation to climate change and gun laws. Get the facts about key topics dominating headlines directly from subject matter experts. 

This virtual festival is for everyone interested in fact-based expression, civic engagement and the role of facts in a free society. Grab your ticket to come celebrate facts with us!

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The Poynter Institute is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating journalism for those who create and consume it. Proceeds from this event support Poynter’s Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact and strengthen journalism’s role in helping citizens govern themselves. Learn more at poynter.org/support

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Each day of the festival features more than two hours of lively conversations about facts. Sessions will fall under daily themes such as democracy, health care, technology and culture.

Last year’s roster of marquee speakers included notable journalists, policymakers, technologists, health care professionals and household names like CNN’s chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour, White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. 

Poynter and PolitiFact will announce the 2022 headliners in the coming weeks. Speakers will be added as they are confirmed. This schedule is subject to change. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, Sept. 27

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time

Wednesday, Sept. 28

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time

Thursday, Sept. 29

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time

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