Events

Sorensen Leadership Awards

Nominations were open from November 15, 2018 to January 18, 2019 and produced excellent nominees from both sides of the aisle. Winners will be announced in mid-February, and awards will be presented at the Sorensen Gala on April 10.

Sorensen Legislative Reception is Feb. 11, 2020

Come join more than 200 Sorensen alumni, friends, business leaders, and Members of the General Assembly for food, drinks, and a great view from the 18th floor of Gateway Plaza.

Our Legislative Reception is in its 14th year and has become a must-attend gathering. The reception is FREE and open to all, but you must reserve your free ticket by Feb. 10 to attend.

Onward Virginia Is Back for 2019

Onward Virginia, Sorensen's collaboration with Virginia FREE, is back for 2019! This year's event will look at the post-election climate in Virginia and will be a lens into 2020. Join us on Dec. 4 to hear more from our dynamic slate of pollsters, politicos, delegates, and data experts! Register Now

Sorensen Institute Leadership Luncheon: Recap

On Thursday, November 15th we were joined by Rear Admiral John Kirby at our first annual Sorensen Institute Leadership Luncheon. RADM Kirby spent some time discussing his role as the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and his career in the United States Navy. Time afterward was spent with a discussion between RADM Kirby and guests on issues related to the U.S.

Four New Sorensen Events This Fall

Our Across the Aisle fundraisers bring together area civic leaders from all political parties and persuasions—elected officials and private citizens—for an evening of drinks, discussion and networking. Each event has its own regional flavor, with a handpicked speaker, distinguished local guests, and venue-specific extras you won't want to miss. Early Bird discounts are available today

Sorensen Institute 25th Anniversary Spring Gala

The Sorensen Institute invites you to celebrate our 25th Anniversary with us at the Spring Gala! We are also delighted to welcome the new administration—a quadrennial Sorensen tradition—at this year's soirée. Tickets are available now! You can also preview the items available to bid on during our silent auction.

Sorensen Event at Norfolk's Chrysler Museum

In today's bitter partisan environment, the Sorensen Institute's vision is more important than ever: trust, civility and respect in politics. Join us on Oct. 12 for an evening of drinks, discussion and networking with area political junkies to support the Sorensen Institute.