January 3, 2014 •
Florida – 2014 PAC Conferences
I really can’t stay – Baby it’s cold outside
I’ve got to go away – Baby it’s cold outside
This evening has been – Been hoping that you’d drop in
So very nice – I’ll hold your hands, they’re just like ice
We all love the holidays with the lights, songs, and snow…But, it sure is cold out there. So this is a perfect time to plan your professional development for 2014, especially the Public Affairs Conference Grassroots and Political Action Committee conferences.
The Grassroots conference is in Miami Beach, February 3-6, and is full of programs. This year there are four new tracks to help with your needs—Core, Creative Solutions, Communications, and Challenges. The list of sessions includes:
How Do I Raise My Profile with Michael Jacobson, U.S. Travel Association;
How Capitol Hill is Changing the Way the Way It Listens to Constituents with Faiz Shakir, Office of U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid;
Can Siri Advocate with Michael Panetta, Beekeeper Group;
The Fly-In: Back with a Vengeance with Caitlin Donohue, National Restaurant Association; and
My personal favorite, Ethics, Gift Rules and Legal Updates for an Election Year with Ken Gross, Skadden Arps.
The PAC conference is in South Beach, March 3-6, and also has four learning tracks—PAC Management, Communications Strategies, Fundraising Tools, and PAC Plus. The list of sessions includes:
Looking at 2014 and Beyond with Sara Fagen, DDC Advocacy;
Managing Political Contributions at the State Level with Dominick Ciaraldo, Comcast;
How Data is Transforming Elections and Politics with Sasha Issenberg, author of The Victory Lab; and
Again, my favorites, Legal Guidance for Corporate PACs with Ken Gross, Skadden Arps and Legal Guidance for Association PACS with Michael Toner, Wiley Rein LLP.
I know it can be difficult to convince supervisors that conferences in Florida are a good investment. But, these really are a good investment of funds and time. Check out www.pac.org for more information.
On behalf of the staff at State and Federal Communications, we wish you a very Happy New Year. We look forward to continuing to be your trusted advisers in 2014.
Elizabeth Z. Bartz
President and CEO
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