Legislative Policy Forum


2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum

‘Wisdom, Justice, Transformation’

Date: Friday, October 13, 2017

Location: Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center

2450 Galleria Parkway; Atlanta, GA  30339

Time: 7:30-8 a.m. Coffee/Breakfast | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Program

Lunch included

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The entire event is open to the public, but registration is required.


7:30-8:00 – Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 8:50

  • Breakfast Keynote

9:00 – 10:15 Session One: Success Across the State: Examples of Health Care Transformation in Georgia

Rising health care costs pose a huge threat to federal, state and local governments; make health care increasingly unaffordable for the middle class; and make our businesses less competitive nationally and internationally. Georgia is fortunate to have many businesses throughout the state that are national models for improving quality and lowering health care costs. With the State of Georgia providing care for about one-quarter of the population, these businessess’ experiences and lessons learned are invaluable as lawmakers seek solutions.

  • Moderator: Don BettsEmployersLikeMe
  • Barbara Barrett, Langdale Industries (Valdosta, GA)
  • Lisa Evans, Southwire (Carrollton, GA)
  • Kim Johns, Mohawk (Calhoun, GA) (Invited)

10:20 – 11:50 Session Two: Laboratories of Democracy: Health Care Transformation through Federal Waivers

Within the Affordable Care Act is the State Innovation Waiver program, a mechanism that gives states great authority to restructure their health care markets. Georgia’s own Tom Price heads the agency that awards those waivers. Health care providers and policy leaders share their vision of how Georgia could lead the transformation of health care in the United States.

12:00 – 12:30 Breakout sessions

The breakout sessions on Health Care and Education provide informal discussion and Q&A opportunities with experts and analysts.

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

1:45 – 3:00 Session Three: Education Transformation: Unleashing the Teacherpreneurs and Edupreneurs

What is holding back innovation in education? How do we free teachers and school leaders to prepare our children for a world dominated by artificial intelligence? How does Georgia create the policies and ecosystems necessary to provide quality education to every corner of Georgia?

Registration: $125 (Early Bird registration is $100 until September 25)

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Sponsorship: Contact Benita Dodd (404-256-4050/benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org) for sponsorship opportunities.
Speakers, pictures and video from previous Georgia Legislative Policy Forums 2015201420132012 | 2011 | 2010


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