Conference & Webinars

Omaha, NE, USA

The Annual Conference is the largest gathering of state board of education members in the nation. Speakers will cover a wide range of topics important to state boards of education.

This year’s Annual Conference will take place October 16-19, 2019 in Omaha, Nebraska. Registration will open in July 2019.

The conference agenda includes sessions on:

  • Educating Our Most Vulnerable Students 
  • Creating Safe Learning Environments for All Students 
  • Building a Pipeline of Diverse, High-Quality Teachers 
  • Implementing SEL in Your State: Lessons from the Field (Colorado Ballroom
  • Strategies to Foster Resource Equity
  • The Power of Engagement
  • Leading for Coherence and Student Learning Featuring Michael Fullan, Global Leadership Director, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning
  • Getting to the Problems of Practice with Michael Fullan
  • Third-Grade Reading Matters: A Policymaker’s Role in Supporting Early Literacy
  • Preparing High School Students for College and Careers 

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, the Depot, 225 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 5540

The National Federation of Municipal Analysts (NFMA)  will host a Fall Advanced Seminar that will address the Changing Face of Healthcare.This seminar will focus on current issues facing the healthcare industry, including pressure on margins, technological changes and innovations, demographic pressures, the impact of the ACA and states’ expansion of Medicaid, as well as continued efforts to scale back the ACA, mergers and acquisition trends, medical education initiatives, and investor appetite.

Nashville Music City Center, 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, USA

The International City Management Association annual conference will be held on October 20-23, 2019 in
Nashville, Tennessee.

Registration Opens June 2019

Urban Institute, 500 L'Enfant Plaza Southwest, Washington, DC 20024, USA

The Urban Institute hosts its sixth annual housing finance symposium, Reimagining Housing: Closing the Equity and Supply Gaps.

“This day-long conference at Urban’s brand-new conference center in L’Enfant Plaza, will explore housing policy issues including rethinking the city, new building technologies and innovations in the face of climate change, the politics of housing policy, and how fintech can change the credit and tenure choice landscape. Past symposia brought together more than 200 government officials, housing finance policymakers, industry thought leaders, and academics.”

Featured Speakers

  • Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Brian Brooks, Chief Legal Officer, Coinbase
  • Kelly Thompson Cochran, Deputy Director, FinRegLab
  • Raj Date, Managing Partner, Fenway Summer Ventures
  • Lynn Fisher, Senior Advisor for Economics, Federal Housing Finance Agency
  • Edward Golding, Nonresident Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Lesli Gooch, Executive Vice President, Manufactured Housing Institute
  • Laurie Goodman, Vice President, Housing Finance Policy Center, Urban Institute
  • Solomon Greene, Senior Fellow, Research to Action Lab and the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute
  • Rohit Gupta, President CEO, Genworth
  • Regis Hadiaris, Executive Director, Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans
  • Adrienne Harris, Gates Foundation Senior Research Fellow at the Center on Finance, Law, and Policy, University of Michigan
  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
  • Elizabeth Kneebone, Research Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation at University of California, Berkeley
  • Jeb Mason, Partner, The Cypress Group
  • Jim Parrott, Nonresident Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Bharat Ramamurti, Economic Policy Advisor, Senator Elizabeth Warren
  • Jim Wehmann, Executive Vice President, Scores, FICO

Hilton Tampa Downtown, North Tampa Street, Downtown, Tampa, FL, USA

The CDFA National Summit brings together leaders in development finance to discuss best practices, innovation, trends, and solutions. A tentative agenda is on the site and the Summit is accepting presentation submissions through the end of June.

The Urban Institute, 500 L'Enfant Plaza Southwest, Washington, DC 20024, USA

The Urban Institute will host a one day program on building stronger cities by improving the broader development of resident financial health.  The program  is:

Thriving Residents, Thriving Cities: Propelling Inclusive Growth through Resident Financial Health

The Urban Institute, with support from JPMorgan Chase & Co.,  intends to explore the connections between financial health and inclusive growth.  “Throughout the day, leading policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and philanthropists from across the country will share their insights on building financial health into municipal resiliency planning, engaging underrepresented stakeholder perspectives in inclusive growth, creating partnerships between stakeholders in the financial health and inclusive growth fields to achieve shared goals, and harnessing economic growth for all.

“Conversations will be grounded in Urban’s evidence-based insights on the financial health of residents and innovative case examples from various communities. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with others in the financial health and inclusive growth fields.”


  • Don Baylor Jr., Senior Associate, Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Kevin Bush, Chief Resilience Officer, District of Columbia
  • David Eichenthal, Executive Director, National Resource Network
  • Nicole Ferrini, Chief Resilience Officer, City of El Paso, Texas
  • Holly Frindell, Program Director, National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders
  • Heidi Goldberg, Director, Economic Opportunity and Financial Empowerment, National League of Cities


Rice University's Baker Institute, Rice University - Houston, 6100 Main street, Houston, Texas 77005, USA

The Baker Institute Center for Health and Biosciences  will be hosting its seventh biennial conference on health care reform.

Four leading health economists will discuss  strategies for slowing health care cost growth, while improving access to high-quality health care in the U.S.

According to the Baker Institute  Program Announcement:

“Leading Democratic presidential candidates are proposing dramatic changes to federal and private health insurance coverage for 2021 and beyond. Yet the discussion lacks understanding of why health care has become so expensive, despite the fact that many researchers argue that as much as one-third of U.S. spending on health care is wasteful.”

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Follow @BakerCHB on Twitter, and join the conversation online with #BakerHealth.

Featured Speakers

David Chan, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine; Investigator, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research

Michael Geruso, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics, The University of Texas at Austin; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research

Jon Kolstad, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy, University of California, Berkeley; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

Fiona Scott Morton, Ph.D.
Theodore Nirenberg Professor of Economics, Yale University

The event is free but registration is required.

San Antonio, Texas

City Summit is for local leaders to convene and collaborate on solutions to the common challenges facing America’s cities. Each year, the confereced offers fresh and new best practices for government officials to improve the city conditions.

This year’s conference will take place in San Antonio, Texas.     More details are forthcoming

Last year’s conference in Los Angeles offered a broad and diverse agenda covering  issues ranging from Building a Culture of Health and the Threat of Preemption,  Redlining and Governing for Racial Equity, Big Ideas for Small Cities, The Housing Crisis: Strategies for Affordable,  Safe and Healthy Homes, What Your City’s Budget Says About Local Priorities, Building Broadband in Small Cities,  World Cafe: Strategies for Sustainable, Livable Communities, to Improve Your City with Data Driven Leadership as well as many more.