Past Events

Defending Freedom - The 8th Annual Preserving the American Dream Conference

August 3, 2010 in Events
Date: 
Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 - Saturday, September 25th, 2010
Time: 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Place: 
Doubletree Resort on International Drive
Orlando, Florida

Co-sponsored by the Reason Foundation, Washington Policy Center, Pacific Research Institute, Heritage Foundation, Competitive Enterprise Institute and others, this conference features dozens of distinguished speakers and tackles critical issues affecting you and your state.  Michael Ennis, WPC's Transportation Center Director, will be speaking at the conference. Click here for the draft agenda. The American Dream is still possible, and cities of the future can be built on the foundation of freedom! If you're looking for market-oriented solutions to these and other urban problems, this is the conference for you!

Association of Washington State Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Annual Conference

August 3, 2010 in Events
Date: 
Thursday, August 26th, 2010
Time: 
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Place: 
UW Botanical Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA, 98105

Washington Policy Center is co-sponsoring this all-day conference for 250 attendees featuring speakers and panel discussions in which nationally recognized experts will look into the future of Business, Politics, and Technology.  Carl Gipson, WPC's Small Business Center and Tech/Telecom Project Director, will be moderating a panel at the conference. Please join us!

Kennewick Rotary Club

August 18, 2010 in Events
Date: 
Wednesday, August 18th, 2010
Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: 
Leo's Catering
20 N Auburn St
Kennewick, 99336

Chris at Kennewick RotaryWPC Eastern Washington director Chris Cargill speaks to the Kennewick Rotary Club on August 18th in Kennewick. Members heard about transparency issues that clouded the latest legislative sessions, and WPC’s recommendations on a constitutional amendment to fix the problem.

Leavenworth Rotary Club

August 13, 2010 in Events
Date: 
Friday, August 13th, 2010
Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: 
Kristall's Restaurant
280 US Hwy 2
Leavenworth

Chris Cargill at the Leavenworth RotaryWPC Eastern Washington director Chris Cargill spoke to members of the Leavenworth Rotary on Friday, August 13th. Education and state budget issues consumed a majority of the conversation. More than two dozen Rotary members attended the meeting.

The Battle: How the Fight Between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's Future, with Arthur Brooks

August 13, 2010 in Events
Date: 
Friday, August 13th, 2010
Time: 
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Place: 
Harbor Club Seattle
801 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

In The Battle, Brooks outlines a new culture war – not the old struggle over guns or abortion or religion, but over two competing visions of America. In one, America continues as a unique and exceptional nation organized around the principles of free enterprise. In the other, America moves toward a European-style social democracy characterized by increasing bureaucracies, income redistribution, and government control of corporations. These two visions of America are not reconcilable. They represent the starkest of choices for the American people.

8th Annual Environmental Policy Conference & Luncheon

July 29, 2010 in Events
Date: 
Thursday, July 29th, 2010
Time: 
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Place: 
The Westin Seattle
1900 Fifth Ave
Seattle, WA, 98101

July 29, 2010
The Westin Seattle

Roger A. Pielke, Jr. has been on the faculty of the University of Colorado since 2001 and is a Professor in the Environmental Studies Program and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). At CIRES, Roger served as the Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research from 2001-2007. Roger's research focuses on the intersection of science and technology and decision making.

A Private Luncheon with bestselling author Philip K. Howard and WPC update on 2010 Ballot Proposals

July 21, 2010 in Events
Date: 
Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Place: 
The Rainier Club
820 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98105

This hosted event offered a unique opportunity to hear from Philip K. Howard, an advisor on legal and regulatory reform, including various 2008 presidential hopefuls.  In addition to writing periodically for The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and The New York Times, Howard is the author of Life Without Lawyers, The Death of Common Sense, and The Collapse of the Common Good. At the luncheon, he  discussed how America is losing its grip on one of the core principles of its culture – individual responsibility.

8th Annual Health Care Conference

June 4, 2010 in Events
Date: 
Friday, June 4th, 2010
Time: 
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Place: 
DoubleTree SeaTac
Seattle, WA

WPC hosted it's 8th Annual Health Care Conference, Featuring Keynote Speakers Harvard Business School Professor Regina Herzlinger and Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna.

Keynote Breakfast

Rob McKenna is serving his second term as Washington's 17th Attorney General. As the state's chief legal officer, he directs 500 attorneys and nearly 700 professional staff providing legal services to state agencies, boards and commissions.

Washington Policy Center's Legislative Wrap Up Reception: Bellingham

May 27, 2010 in Events
Date: 
Thursday, May 27th, 2010
Time: 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Place: 
Windows on the Bay
2625 S. Harbor Loop Dr.
Bellingham, WA

WPC hosted special receptions to wrap-up of the 2010 Legislative Session for supporters and those interested in learning more about WPC's work. WPC’s president and research center directors gave reviews of their work during Session, including presentations on the state budget, taxes, health care, education, transportation, and the environment.

Washington Policy Center's Legislative Wrap Up Reception: Yakima

May 7, 2010 in Events
Date: 
Friday, May 7th, 2010
Time: 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Place: 
Gilbert Cellars
5 North Front St.
Yakima, WA

WPC hosted special receptions to wrap-up of the 2010 Legislative Session for supporters and those interested in learning more about WPC's work. WPC’s president and research center directors gave reviews of their work during Session, including presentations on the state budget, taxes, health care, education, transportation, and the environment.