I am pleased to invite you to the American Legislative Exchange Council Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas this summer, from July 30 - August 1, 2014. Our staff is working hard to fill the program with exciting and informative sessions and you will find it well worth your time to attend. We have also made time for plenty of networking opportunities, so you can exchange ideas with one another and catch up with old friends.
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Below is a brief overview of our agenda:
Subcommittee meetings will be held on Wednesday morning and are listed below. Other subcommittee meetings will be announced closer to the 35-day mailing; please check our website for updates.These groups serve as advisory bodies to ALEC Task Forces, and all Task Force members are strongly encouraged to attend their Task Force's subcommittee and working group meetings.
The Annual Meeting officially kicks off on Wednesday, July 30, with our Opening Luncheon. We have a terrific keynote speaker planned for this event, whom we hope to announce next week. Following the Opening Luncheon are a variety of workshops on topics ranging from Communications to Energy. Wednesday evening, we have a Texas-sized party planned for you, with everything from world-famous BBQ to armadillo races and a country band. This Welcome Reception will be the event of the summer that you surely won't want to miss.
The Thursday and Friday schedules are similar, as both days begin with a Plenary Breakfast followed by workshops and Lunch. Our keynote speakers include the Honorable Newt Gingrich, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, Dr. Art Laffer and several others whom we will be announcing soon in the coming weeks. Task Force Meetings will follow the luncheons and are listed below. Various receptions and networking opportunities will take place in the evenings. I also encourage you to venture downtown and experience the great restaurants Dallas has to offer! Don't forget - Friday is State Night. Contact your State Chair for more information.
Wednesday Subcommittee Meetings (more to be announced soon)
Thursday Task Force Meetings
- Energy Subcommittee
- Agriculture Subcommittee
- Environmental Health Subcommittee
- Labor and Business Regulation Subcommittee
- Financial Services Subcommittee
- K-12 Reform Subcommittee
- Digital Learning Subcommittee
- STEM Education Subcommittee
- Higher Education Subcommittee
- Public Pension Reform Working Group
- Fiscal Policy Reform Working Group
- Education Finance Joint Working Group
- Health and Human Services Special Presentation
- Justice Performance Project
- International Relations
- Health and Human Services
- Energy, Environment and Agriculture
- Tax and Fiscal Policy
Friday Task Force Meetings
- Communications and Technology
- Civil Justice
- Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development