2024 Shape of the Region Conference

Feb 9, 2024 7:30 AM

2024SOTRBanner ImageSocial Trust and Civic Healing

Friday, February 9, 2024 | Hybrid Event

7:30 am: Breakfast & Registration (in-person)
8:30 – 11:30 am: Conference Program (hybrid)
George Mason University's Johnson Center
Dewberry Hall (Lower Level)
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION - $75: in-person. Breakfast begins at 7:30am.
**Advanced in-person registration is now closed and will be available onsite Friday morning.

VIRTUAL REGISTRATION - $25: Zoom Webinar (Link to be shared upon registration)
“America is fractured and living a quiet crisis of disconnection. We have lost our trust in each other and our institutions. Divided, we face uncertainty, social turmoil, and political gridlock. Yet, within every community lies an answer.” -David Brooks
Join us and our partners to tackle the problem of broken social trust that has left Americans divided, lonely, and in social gridlock. This year's conference will highlight The Aspen Institute's Weave: The Social Fabric Project. Weave helps communities connect, support, and invest in local leaders who are weaving a new, more inclusive social fabric.


Drew Wilder

NBC4 Northern Virginia Reporter

Keynote Speaker:

David Brooks

Author and New York Times Columnist

Indicators of Social Trust in Northern Virginia:

Denise Bellows, PhD

Senior Director of Insight Region®, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Weaving Our Communities Together


Frederick J. Riley, Panel Moderator

Executive Director, The Aspen Institute's Weave: The Social Fabric Project


Thank you to the following sponsors to date:

Venue Sponsor:

Community Sponsor:


Engagement Sponsors:

 Adler Family Fund

APA Foundation CMYK

Bob and Pamela Kipps

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Additional Support Provided By:

Lou and Wendy Brown
Loren and Birgit Hershey
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**Advanced In-Person Registration is now closed, and will be available Friday morning at the door.

Online registration is closed for this event.