GEDI Policy Summit
Alabama Issues: Addressing Our Most Pressing Needs
February 19-20, 2019

This year’s GEDI Policy Summit’s theme is Alabama Issues: Addressing Our Most Pressing Needs. It will bring together Alabama state, county and municipal elected officials, administrators, employees and major stakeholders to discuss some of Alabama’s most important issues, including education, healthcare, criminal justice and taxes and finance. We will explore the issues through presentations and round table discussions, where participants can candidly share challenges, successes, best practices and plans for the future.

The Summit will be held February 19-20, 2019, at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center located at 241 S College St, Auburn, AL 36830.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning and a light continental breakfast will be provided from 7:00-8:00 a.m. The Summit will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Wednesday will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:00 noon.

Who Should Attend?

Alabama state, county and municipal elected officials, administrators, employees and major stakeholders; Chamber of Commerce executives, employees & members; Non-profit & faith based organization directors & board members; Community leaders & volunteers; Healthcare providers, educators & more.

Contact

For more information about the GEDI Policy Summit, please contact:

  • Government & Economic Development Institute
    Education and Training
    213 Extension Hall
    Auburn, Alabama 36849
    Phone: 334-844-4782
    E-mail: gedi@auburn.edu

This year’s Policy Summit: Alabama Issues: Addressing Our Most Pressing Needs will be facilitated by GEDI Executive Director Dr. Joe A. Sumners along with subject matter experts from around the state.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
8:30 A.M. Welcome
8:45 A.M. "A New Game Plan" – Joe A. Sumners, Ph.D., Executive Director, Government & Economic Development Institute, Auburn University
9:30 A.M. Break
9:45 A.M. Pre-K-12 Education
11:00 A.M. Break
11:15 A.M. Healthcare Access
12:30 P.M. Luncheon
2:00 P.M. Criminal Justice
3:30 P.M. Break
3:45 P.M. Budget and Taxes
5:00 P.M. Day One Wrap-Up – Joe A. Sumners
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
7:15 A.M. Breakfast
8:00 A.M. Alabama Issue Roundtables
10:00 A.M. Break
10:15 A.M. Current Issues
11:15 A.M. Final Thoughts and Next Steps
11:30 A.M. Adjourn
Registration Fee

The early course fee for both days is $150 per person.

The regular course fee for both days is $195 after January 10, 2019.

If you have three (3) or more persons attending from your agency or firm, you may qualify for a group discount of $150 per person. Please contact Leslie Hamby or call (334) 844-4782.

Luncheon/Continental Breakfast:

The registration fee includes a continental breakfast Tuesday-Wednesday and a luncheon on Tuesday.

If you will be bringing a guest to either breakfast and/or luncheon, please be sure to contact the GEDI office at (334) 844-4782. Please place advanced orders by 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

  • Additional Breakfast: $18 per person each day
  • Additional Lunch: $25 per person
Cancellation Rule:

Written cancellations, received fifteen (15) working days prior to the beginning of the program will be honored with a partial refund of the registration fee, less an administrative assessed fee of $50. Due to event commitments, late cancellations or non-attendance will not be refunded. Payment is due before the event starts unless a Purchase Order has been provided or special arrangements are made with the GEDI office. Substitutions for registered participants may be made at any time at no additional charge.

Dietary, Accessibility and/or Other Needs:

This program is designed to be accessible to all who wish to attend. Should you have a dietary, accessibility and/or other needs, please advise in advance by contacting the Government & Economic Development Institute by calling (334) 844-4782.

Auburn University is an equal opportunity educational institution/employer.

Hotel

The GEDI Policy Summit will be held at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center located at 241 S College St, Auburn, AL 36830.

Reservations

You may make reservations by calling (800) 228-2876 and referencing 181015gedi – GEDI Policy Summit. You can also click the link below to make online room reservations:

Directions

The Hotel at Auburn University is located just 4 miles from I-85 on College Street kitty corner to Samford Hall, the heart of campus and walking distance to downtown shopping, restaurants and nightlife!

Trip planner

Last Updated: October 29, 2018