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2019 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum
‘Wisdom, Justice, Mobility’
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
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
7:30-8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome and Overview
8:15-9:00 Breakfast Keynote
8:15 Introduction of Breakfast Keynote Speaker
Building the foundation for a thriving individual starts far earlier than most understand. Katharine Stevens lays out the science of early development and the critical role of early childhood in boosting mobility for a life of success and well-being and breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty in disadvantaged communities.
9:10-11.05 SESSION ONE: Expanding Horizons
How can Georgians best position themselves in the right place at the right time? By being part of the skilled and accessible workforce that is key to attracting economic investment to Georgia. Expanding opportunities involves enhancing access to educational and job choices. A major component for Georgians is reasonable transportation options between jobs and homes. A toolkit that embraces innovation, both in technology and access, expands those horizons. What must Georgia do to take advantage of those opportunities?
Part 1: 9:10-10:05 Education and Upward Mobility (video)
Part 2: 10:10-11:05 Moving on Transportation Innovation (video)
11:15–11:50 SESSION TWO: Opening Doors
Regulations, ordinances, mandates and numerous archaic laws stand in the way of opportunity for Georgians. What needs to change? What needs to improve? What needs to go away? What is Georgia doing about it? State and national experts discuss the past and present and their optimism about the future.
Putting Georgians First (video)
12:00 – 1:15 Buffet Luncheon
12:15 Introduction of Luncheon Keynote Speaker
12:20-1:10 Lunch Keynote
Georgia’s Regulatory Environment (video)
James Broughel, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University
1:30-2:30 SESSION THREE: Healthcare Reform in Motion (video)
Georgia has an unprecedented opportunity to take the lead on state-focused healthcare reform. The state is seeking waivers from the federal government and has a chance to demonstrate success with bold ideas using both innovative and proven tools to enhance access to quality, affordable care.
2:40-2:55 Closing Thoughts
Rep. David Ralston, Speaker, Georgia House of Representatives (video)
|Sponsorship: Contact Kennedy Atkins at 404-256-4050/Kennedy@georgiapolicy.org for sponsorship opportunities.|
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