Georgia Legislative Policy Forum

2012 Legislative Policy Forum

2012 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum
“Wisdom, Justice and Innovation”

Bringing the nation’s top experts to Georgia to focus on innovative solutions to Georgia’s challenges

Hosted by the Conservative Policy Leadership Institute and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation

W Atlanta – Midtown
188 14th Street

Friday, September 21, 2012

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7:15-8:00 – Continental Breakfast

8:00 – Welcome

  • Jan Jones, Speaker Pro-Tempore, Georgia House of Representatives
  • Rep. Edward Lindsey, Chairman, Conservative Policy Leadership Institute

8:10 – Breakfast Keynote: The Seven Principles of Sound Public Policy

  • Lawrence W. Reed, President, Foundation for Economic Education

9:00-10:00 Session One: Health Policy after the High Court: Reforming Medicaid, Rethinking Medical Malpractice and Reaching the Uninsured

  • Grace-Marie Turner, Founder and President, Galen Institute
  • Dr. Joanna Bailey, Emory University School of Law

Moderator: Dr. Brian E. Hill, author of, “Stop the Noise: A Physician’s Quest to Silence the Politics of Health Care Reform”

10:15-11:15 Session Two: Policies to Encourage Innovation in the New Economy

  • Carter Burton, President, Spine360, Austin, Texas
  • Jake Hodesh, Executive Director, The Creative Coast, Savannah
  • Glenn McGonnigle, entrepreneur, venture capital specialist, IT expert and founder of several companies
  • Brooke Rollins, President and CEO, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Moderator: Craig Lesser, former Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development

11:20-11:50 Breakout Sessions on Health Care Reform, Medical Malpractice Reform and Economic Growth

12:00-1:45 p.m. Lunch

  • Keynote: Governor Bobby Jindal (invited)
  • Presentation of the Principles Award to A.D. Frazier

2:00-3:00 Session Three: Embracing Innovation in Funding, Choice and Digital Learning

  • Gerard Robinson, Former Florida Commissioner of Education
  • Rick Ogston, Founder and CEO, Carpe Diem Schools

Moderator: Dave Merlino, host of The Dave Merlino Show

3:00-3:30 Session Four: Getting Georgia Moving: Plan B for Transportation

  • Georgia Public Policy Foundation


Program and videos from last year’s program


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