Preliminary Conference Agenda
The Westin Austin Downtown | October 5, 2017
Breakfast & Exhibitor Networking
Featuring: Clay Jenkins, Dallas County Judge
|9:30am-10:15am||The Future of Texas Party Politics: A Deep Dive into the GOP
Many people thought the 2016 election cycle foreshadowed the downfall of the Republican Party as we know it. While it’s true that there are notable tensions within the Party, some would argue that they’ve come out stronger than ever. The GOP’s recent successes may give them a sustained advantage over Democrats for the near future, but both have their work cut out as they navigate the road ahead. Don’t miss this riveting discussion as key Republican Party committee representatives share insight into what the future holds for the Texas GOP.
Moderator: Beth Cubriel, Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
|10:15am-10:45am||Break & Exhibitor Networking|
|10:45am-11:30am||The Future of Texas Party Politics: What are the Dems up to?
Following the 2016 election cycle and the growing divisions within the Republican Party, there is vehement debate as to what this means for the Democratic Party and how top leaders and officials should be responding. Furthermore, while there is an abundance of Democratic candidates running for Congress in Texas, the candidate pool for statewide offices is not as robust. Reversing trends and gaining a stronger presence in this historically red state is no easy feat. Join us for this unique opportunity to hear key Democratic operatives and campaign principals share efforts that are currently underway for the 2018 Texas midterms and beyond.
Moderator: Lisa Turner, Lone Star Project
|11:30am-12:15pm||One-on-One with Industry Legends
Snag your seat for this intimate interview with a legend in the business about the secrets to their success. Get motivated to move your business forward, optimize your opportunities for growth, and increase workplace productivity. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to ask your burning questions and walk away feeling inspired.
|12:30pm-1:30pm||Luncheon & General Session
Featuring: Dave Carney, Norway Hill Associates, Inc
|1:30pm-2:30pm||How Demographic Trends are Changing the Media, Political and Economic Landscapes
While many continue to wonder when the Hispanic vote will reach its potential at the ballot box, there’s no doubt the continued fast-paced growth of Texas’ Hispanic community is already disrupting traditional political coalitions and calculations. Join us as academic experts, Hispanic media executives and economic influencers share their research and insights into the generational attitudes of Hispanics, media use habits, and why business leaders are taking the long view on the changing face of Texas.
Moderator: Gerardo Interiano, Google
||Break & Exhibitor Networking|
||Strange Bedfellows: How Issues from Marijuana to The Bathroom Bill and Immigration are Putting Right and Left on the Same Page
Maybe politics today are not as polarizing as they seem. Issues from marijuana decriminalization to bathrooms and immigration are bringing together coalitions from both sides of the aisle. Listen to consultants and operatives share case studies on how they worked together, or in close coordination with partners from the opposite side of the spectrum. You might just find that the consultant you defeat in November is the consultant who creates a business opportunity for you in January.
Agenda is subject to change
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