December 12, 2018
Indiana Convention Center | Indianapolis, IN
Join BGD for the most authoritative annual event focused on Indiana policy at the Indiana Convention Center on December 12, 2018. Scheduled only weeks before the Indiana General Assembly convenes, BGD LegCon offers first-hand information from decision makers, thought leaders, policy makers and engaged public servants from across the state. Participants mingle with Indiana's movers and shakers as they learn about the key issues set to be considered at the state legislature.
For 27 years, the event has attracted professionals in areas of law, business, industry, higher education, public education and government service including mayors, county and municipal leaders, legislators, lobbyists, school superintendents and the Statehouse Press Corps. The award-winning conference has hosted an impressive list of speakers and panelists, including David Gergen, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Governor Mike Pence, Mayor-Elect Joe Hogsett, Governor Mitch Daniels, and Chief Justice Loretta Rush, who delivered her first public address in office as our distinguished speaker in 2014.
2018 Luncheon Keynote Panel
Serving Indiana: Approaches to Effective Legislative Leadership in the New Political Era
Midterm elections typically garner much less attention and anticipation than do the high-profile, high-dollar campaigns run during Presidential election years. However, the 2018 midterm elections turned this tradition upside down as races across the country and the state attracted the attention of thousands of voters who, in any other political environment, may not have taken notice. With attention to the legislative process by Hoosiers and Americans alike at an all-time high, we will hear from four newly-elected officials from all levels of government as they take office following one of the most highly scrutinized and politically charged midterm election cycles in history. Join us in a moderated conversation about approaches to effective leadership in the current environment with Congressman-Elect Jim Baird (R), Indiana State Senator J.D. Ford (D), Indiana State Representative Christy Stutzman (R), and Vanderburgh County Commissioner-Elect Jeff Hatfield (D) just weeks before they undertake their new roles to serve Indiana.
This year's BGD Legislative Conference has been approved by the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 6.5 General credits, including 1.0 Ethics credit and 1.0 NLS credit.
Site & Hotel Information
Indiana Convention Center
100 S. Capital Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46225