2015 Regional Government Affairs Conferences

With the policy landscape constantly shifting, staying up to date can be a challenge for chambers across the country. What issues affect your members most? What public policy programs and tools work best in the new policy environment?

This year’s conferences will be jam-packed with valuable advocacy workshops, a look at the 2016 political landscape, and an overview of the issues that matter the most at the local, state, and federal levels.

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Dates

September 30–October 2, 2015       
The Mirage Hotel
Las Vegas, NV


 

October 14-16, 2015
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
Nashville, TN

Speakers

Tom Ridge
Former Secretary of Homeland Security &
43rd Governor of Pennsylvania
Featured Keynote Speaker at Las Vegas conference

As our first Secretary of Homeland Security, a former two-term Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a Congressman, and a soldier, Tom Ridge will discuss the ins and outs of protecting the economy, the country, and YOUR members from threats across borders and beyond them and outline best practices, update national trends and Federal legislative initiatives. 

Dan Schnur
Director, Unruh Institute of Politics
University of Southern California
Confirmed for Las Vegas and Nashville conferences

Break bread with a leading political analyst on the Left Coast as we discuss the trends in the already-hot Presidential race and how it will affect down-ballot contests in your neck of the woods.


John Stanton
DC Bureau Chief
Buzzfeed.com
Confirmed for Las Vegas conference

Explore the nexus of “New Journalism” and how its emergence has changed the coverage of politics and policy…and forced the practitioners of both to adapt as well.


Charles Hurt
Political Columnist
Washington Times
Confirmed for Nashville conference

As a news columnist for The Washington Times, Charlie will share one reporter’s views on the current state of national politics, fiascos of media bias and the various criminal activities of politicians and bureaucrats. He has covered Washington for a variety of newspapers for nearly 15 years and traveled extensively with the presidential campaigns of John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. His column appears on RealClearPolitics and the Drudge Report, where he is also an editor.

 

Hotel Information

Las Vegas Conference

The Mirage
3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Reserve hotel room at the Mirage

Note: You can also make your reservation by calling 1-800-627-6667.

Discount Room Rate:  $180
(Deadline for discount rate is September 4)

Nashville Conference

Loews Vanderbilt
2100 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203

Reserve hotel room at the Loews Vanderbilt

Note: You may also make a reservation by calling the Reservations Department at 1-800-23-LOEWS and referencing the id code USCO13.

Discount Room Rate: $229
(Deadline for discount rate is September 14)

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