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2012 SPN Networking Breakfast

From Concept to Culture

Start:  Thursday, April 26, 2012  08:30 AM
End:  Thursday, April 26, 2012  11:30 AM

Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available on the day of the event.  

Register today for State Policy Network’s annual Networking Breakfast on April 26th at 8:30 am.  It will be held in Colorado Springs, at the Broadmoor, immediately prior to the opening session of the Heritage’s Foundations 35th Annual Resource Bank.   

The program will include a panel discussion on how to turn policy work into compelling stories and into main stream culture.  The breakfast will be followed by three concurrent breakout sessions each focusing on creating stories and messaging on specific issues. 

Spreadsheet to Stories: A Panel Discussion
Broadmoor Hall A
8:30 am – 9:45 am

*Breakfast will be available starting at 7:30 am

Moderator: Tracie Sharp, President State Policy Network
Remy Munasifi, Go Remy & Reason TV
John Tillman, CEO, Illinois Policy Institute
Justin Keener, Granite Public Affairs

Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Personalizing Your Story
10:00 am – 11:30 am

  • Medicaid Reform led by Tarren Bragdon, Foundation for Accountable Government
    Colorado A
  • Education & School Choice led by Nicole Williams, Operation Geek Farm
    Colorado B
  • Public Sector Labor & Pension Reform led by Joseph Lehman, Mackinac Center for Public Policu
    Colorado C

In each of these sessions, attendees will discuss how to better evaluate and choose audience, create a story around an issue, and develop key messaging points for each issue.


Hotel Information

The Broadmoor at Colorado Springs
1 Lake Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 577-5775 or (866) 837-9520
*Room block under Heritage Foundation


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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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