The much awaited 2019 registration for the GRA 105th annual meeting is now LIVE! Make sure your organization takes advantage of early bird pricing by June 4th.

Florida TaxWatch invites you to the Governmental Research Association’s 105th Conference and Annual Meeting in St. Petersburg, FL, from July 21 – 24, 2019.

The host hotel is the beautiful Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club. A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at $179/night. The hotel has set up a special link for room reservations here.

If you prefer to make your reservation by phone, the hotel has set up special phone numbers for GRA reservations. They are: Toll Free: 1-888-789-3090; Local Phone: 1-888-303-4430.

New this year to the conference will be two separate tracks: policy sessions and skills sessions. Bring your whole organization! We want this conference to be the best professional development for your entire team from policy researchers to communications officers to executive directors. We promise it will be fun with opportunities for team bonding too.

Keynote: Thomas Ross, president of The Volcker Alliance, will be our key note speaker hitting on the hot topic of state government budgets.

Policy Sessions: Starting Wage Policy, Criminal Justice, Education with a Focus on School Leaders, Florida Energy Deregulation, Healthcare

Skills Sessions: Podcasts, Making Recommendations, Mapping, Events, Social Media, Surveying

Field Trips: Florida Environment Excursion, MLB Tampa Bay Rays v. Boston Red Sox, Dali Museum, Clearwater Aquarium and more

Feel free to contact Nate Barilich of EducationNC at for any questions or clarification.