January 4, 2012 •
Plan to say hello at future events where State and Federal Communications will be attending and/or speaking regarding compliance issues.
January 8-13, 2012 Public Affairs Council Institute, Laguna, Calif.
January 19, 2012 NCSL Executive Committee Meeting, Kaiwah Island, South Carolina
January 30 – February 2, 2012 National Grassroots Conference, Miami, Florida
February 25 – February 27, 2012 NGA Winter Meeting, Washington, D.C.
February 27 – March 1, 2012 National PAC Conference, Orlando, Florida
December 8, 2011 •
The most popular conferences for government relations professionals are around the corner and both are brought to you by the Public Affairs Council. The Grassroots Conference is in Miami Beach from January 30th to February 2nd and the National PAC Conference is in Orlando from February 27th to March 1st.
First, get past the fact both conferences are in Florida. The Council keeps us busy enough that we rarely get more than a few hours to mill around.
Second, what you need to know is the Council makes sure it has the top-of-the-line speakers for the programs and the sessions are mixed in with people in the field who are doing great things in both grassroots advocacy and PAC recruitment.
Finally, and most important, you will find State and Federal Communications involved with the conferences. We have been involved with the advisory board for each conference, sending a number of staff, and we are included in the Market Resource Program.
You can obtain more information about these conferences at www.pac.org.
Until next month, continue to plan for your professional development. There is nothing like developing the important skills for your organization.
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