The Texas Lyceum's 29th Public Conference

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February 11, 2015
The Texas Lyceum’s 29th Public Conference will take place on March 6, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at The Hilton Austin Hotel at 500 East 4th Street.
 
For many years, Texas has widely been considered the best place in America to own a business, relocate an existing company, and create jobs. People suggest this consideration is due to many reasons, some of which are a business-friendly regulatory environment, a skilled talent pool, a low tax burden, and a low cost of living. Given that other states are aggressively targeting Texas’ success, how can we ensure that the “Texas Miracle” continues? How do we remain a top competitor in the race for domestic and foreign companies to remain or locate here in the state?

The 2015 Texas Lyceum Public Conference (PubCon) will address some of the short and long-term challenges affecting Texas’ ability to remain a top competitor in the ever-changing global market. PubCon attendees will hear a variety of experts deliberate on important issues impacting our continued ability to compete, issues such as water, infrastructure, workforce and education. With a brand new slate of state leadership, as well as a new group of committee chairs in both chambers of the Texas Legislature, the 2015 PubCon will discuss short and long-term solutions, as we work collectively towards a sustainable economic strategy. This year promises to be a defining time in our state’s great history. With the threat of aggressive competition on both the domestic and foreign fronts, how can we make sure that Texas remains strongly competitive and is the location of choice for business both large and small? In 2015, more than any other year, the Texas Lyceum will have a unique opportunity to influence a new crop of Texas leaders and the direction our state is headed.
 
Featured Speakers
Andres Alcantar, Chairman, Texas Workforce Commission

Jeff Austin, III, Commissioner, Texas Transportation Commission
Dale Craymer, President, Texas Taxpayers and Research Association
Bill Hammond, Chief Executive Officer, Texas Association of Business
Woody Hunt, Advisory Committee Member, Texas Education Coordinating Board (Invited)
Kathleen Jackson, Board Member, Texas Water District Board
John Nau, III, President/Chief Executive Officer, Silver Eagle Distributors (Invited)
Raymund Paredes, PhD, Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Hon.
Charles Perry, Chair, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Hon. Robert R. Puente, President/Chief Executive Officer, San Antonio Water System
Leslie Ward, Chairman and President, Texas Economic Development Corporation Hon.
Michael Williams, Commissioner, Texas Education Agency
Phil Wilson, General Manager, Lower Colorado River Authority
Andrew Winston, Author of The Big Pivot, Winston Eco-Strategies
 
 
Conference Advisory Board Members:
Hon. Hope Andrade, Commissioner, Texas Workforce Commission
Jeff Austin, III, Commissioner, Texas Transportation Commission
Grant Billingsley, Executive Director, Scharbauer Foundation
Hon. Christi Craddick, Chairman, Texas Railroad Commission
Bill Hammond, Chief Executive Officer, Texas Association of Business
Hon. Todd A. Hunter, Texas House of Representatives
Larry Peterson, Executive Director, Texas Foundation for Innovative Communities
Hon. Eddie Rodriguez, Texas House of Representatives
Carlton Schwab, President/Chief Executive Officer, Texas Economic Development Council
Leslie Ward, Chairman and President, Texas Economic Development Corporation
Justin Yancy, Executive Director, Texas Business Leadership Council
 
 
To Register, go to: www.texaslyceum.org
Registration includes lunch.
$175 for Public Registration
$125 for TAB, Chamber of Commerce, Trade/Business Association Members and Texas Tribune subscribers
$25 for Students
Onsite registration the day of the conference will be $200
 
Questions?
Registration – Kathryne Hillier administrator@texaslyceum.org
Conference Co-Chairs
Megan Woodburn, CAE | (512) 652-8240 | megan@sam-firm.com
 
Aaron Seaman | (210) 842-3754 | aseaman@swbc.com
Gregory Durbin, Finance Chair | (806) 441-3901 | greg@sandiaconst.com


 
Contact:
Kathryn Hillier