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2011 SPN 19th Annual Meeting

Start:  Tuesday, August 23, 2011
End:  Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The SPN Annual Meeting is not a public event.  Registration is REQUIRED for admittance. We reserve the right to refuse registration.

Join 600 idea entrepreneurs for networking, professional development and strategic planning in Seattle. We'll have many specialized sessions, lively discussions and debates, hands-on workshops, and several awards, including the annual Roe Award.

...And fun! Music, film shorts, a speakeasy, and more.


Special Guests Include

Chip Heath
co-author, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Die and Others Survive and Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard.

De Hicks
Stuart Consulting Group - the principles and practices of building great leaders and organizations.

Kevan Kjar
ArrowHead3 - teaching organizations how to write their winning story and deliver it with skill and passion.

Arthur Brooks
author, policy maven, and president of the American Enterprise Institute.

Hotel Information

Host Hotel:

Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Tel: (425) 462-1234    Fax: (425) 646-7567

The room block is now open! Make your reservation today in the State Policy Network room block for only $142/night!

The room block is sold out. If you need to cancel your hotel room, email Rooms are still available at the hotel, but at a higher rate.

Transit, airport to hotel

Shuttle Express:  $19 each way.
o    Advance reservations strongly encouraged; the trip takes about 45 minutes.
o or T: 425-981-7000 
o    When asked (online or by phone) for "drop off destination" state: Hyatt Regency-Bellevue.

Nearby Alternative Hotels:

The Westin Bellevue
600 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, Washington 98004
Tel: (425) 638-1000

Availability at $259 a night, and located directly across the street from the Hyatt Regency.

Courtyard Marriott
11010 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, Washington 98004
Tel: (425) 454-5888

Availability at $209 a night, and located two blocks away from the Hyatt Regency.

300 112th Avenue SE
Bellevue, Washington 98004
Tel: (425) 455-1300

Availability at $209 a night, and located 1.3 miles away from the Hyatt Regency.

Red Lion
11211 Main Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
Tel: (425) 455-5240

Availability at $139 a night, and located 1.2 miles away from the Hyatt Regency.


About SPN

State Policy Network is made up of free market think tanks - at least one in every state - fighting to limit government and advance market-friendly public policy at the state and local levels. SPN and our members make the Founders' vision for the American Republic a reality as the nation's only 50-state distribution network for market-oriented public policy ideas. Our programs advance and defend American liberty and free enterprise by assisting new start-up organizations, growing existing state think tanks, recruiting talent to the think tank industry, developing strategic partnerships, and promoting the free-market state movement. Read More

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