Conference update | Speakers, accommodations + more!

The 2013 Bernard and Audre Rapoport State Conference is fast approaching and we’ve got some exciting things to share!

Speakers
Conference speakers have been added to the roll and include:

Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo
Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake
Tom “Smitty” Smith, Public Citizen
Laura Prather, First Amendment attorney, Haynes & Boone
Reeve Hamilton, Texas Tribune
James Drew, The Dallas Morning News
Craig McDonald, Texans for Public Justice
Brian Collister, KTRK-TV

These speakers will examine the 83rd legislative session, contemporary open government issues and higher education.

Stay tuned for our announcement of the conference keynote speaker!

Accommodations
Time to reserve a hotel room at the conference rate is running out. Sheraton Austin accommodations are currently available at a the low rate of $159 for nights beginning August 8th and ending August 10th. Rooms at this rate must be reserved by July 19th.

Registration
Early registration is available through July 26th. Early registration rates are as follows:

Conference + luncheon, $100
Luncheon only, $75
After the July 26th deadline, registration rates will be:
Conference + luncheon, $125
Luncheon only, $85

Registration is available by mail or through PayPal.

We look forward to seeing you on August 9th!