November 15, 2010 •
Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors holds 2010 Conference and State and Federal was there!
Three of us from State and Federal Communications attended the Capitolbeat 2010 Conference in Phoenix, Arizona from November 11-13. When Ren Koozer, Jim Sedor, and I arrived, we were greeted by sunshine, palm trees, and seventy-five degree weather.
Capitolbeat is an organization for reporters and editors covering state and local governments. The conference this year offered 29 general and break-out sessions with topics ranging from the budget crisis in the states to redistricting in the state Legislatures and Congressional districts. There were amazing presenters from the Pew Center on the States, PBS Newshour, Moody’s Corporation, the Associated Press, the Census Bureau, and more. I did chin-ups on every word.
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson was a highlighted speaker on Saturday morning. He spoke on immigration law, the implications of the recent elections, and the crucial role that journalists have in holding state and local governments accountable. Richardson appeared happy to be there and peppered his speech with jokes – and if we didn’t respond, he said, “That was supposed to be funny,” which got him the laughter he was seeking.
Capitolbeat 2010 gave us the chance to meet many journalists from around the country, and they had a chance to get to know State and Federal Communications as well. I don’t know where the conference will be next year, but you can be sure we’ll be there. We look forward to seeing all of our old and new friends next year.
September 2, 2010 •
Plan to say hello at future events where State and Federal Communications will be attending and/or speaking regarding compliance issues.
We have an exciting calendar this fall. Maybe we will see you there?
- September 27-29, 2010 PAC State and Local Government Relations Seminar, Alexandria, Virginia
- October 5-6, 2010 Practising Law Institute Corporate Political Affairs Seminar, Washington, D.C.
- November 11-14, 2010 Capitolbeat Conference, Phoenix, Arizona
- November 20-23, 2010 SGAC Leaders’ Policy Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona
- December 5-8, 2010 2010 COGEL Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
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