FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ryan Lindsay, Lyceum VP Media, Ryan@JohnPalmerArt.com, 281-224-0968
AUSTIN—The Texas Lyceum, the premier non-profit, non-partisan statewide leadership organization, will convene its 31st Public Conference with the topic “What is the Proper Role of Government?” on Friday, January 27th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Austin, Texas. The conference will feature officials from all tiers of government, influential business leaders as well as members of the judiciary. The Texas Lyceum conducts periodic public forums, commissions The Texas Lyceum Poll, and convenes programs for its 96 directors to explore and discuss key economic and social issues of the state and nation.
“This conference will take place two weeks after the onset of the 85th Legislative Session of the State of Texas and one week after the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States at the ideal time and place for the Texas Lyceum’s exploration of the tension between local, state and federal authority,” said Renard Johnson, Texas Lyceum President. “The Lyceum exists to help build a deeper understanding of the complex and important public policy issues impacting Texas, and, with this conference we will explore policy areas in education, e-sharing, border control, pensions and much more.” Notable conference participants include: former Dallas Mayor and Ambassador Ron Kirk; former United States Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings; Matthew Dowd with ABC News; Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush; former Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos; Texas Mayors Sylvester Turner (Houston), Steve Adler (Austin), Betsy Price (Fort Worth) and Maher Maso (Frisco); Texas Legislators Rep. Donna Howard, Rep. Jeff Leach, Rep. Matt Rinaldi, Rep. Rafael Anchia, Sen. Don Huffines and Sen. Sylvia Garcia, four Justices on the Texas Supreme Court and top executives with AT&T, Uber and Chambers of Commerce.
The day kicks off at 8:15 am at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 208 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, Texas with a greeting from Austin Mayor Steve Adler.
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About The Texas Lyceum
The Texas Lyceum, a non-profit, non-partisan group is the premier statewide leadership organization focused on identifying the next generation of top Texas leaders. The Lyceum consists of 96 men and women from throughout the state who begin their six-year term while under the age of 46, and have demonstrated leadership in their community and profession, together with a deep commitment to Texas. For more information, please visit www.texaslyceum.org. The Texas Lyceum is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/texaslyceum and on Twitter @TexasLyceum http://twitter.com/texaslyceum