GRA Reporter: Conference Registration and Awards

GRA Conference

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 St. Petersburg, FL, from July 21 – 24, 2019.

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.

We are happy to announce that Thomas Ross, president of The Volcker Alliance, will be our keynote speaker hitting on the hot topic of state government budgets. Take a look at our feature read this month from the Volcker Alliance. Within the report, readers can find interactive report cards evaluating individual states and their budgets. How does your state measure up?

GRA Annual Awards

The awards rules and submission guidelines can be found here. Submissions are due by June 7, 2019. Winners will be notified by July 8, 2019, and will be invited to make a presentation at the St. Petersburg conference. Organizations will complete an Ignite presentation where the speaker gets 5 minutes and must use 20 slides with each slide advancing automatically after 15 seconds. Honorable mention designations will be made at the Awards Dinner.

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