In February, hundreds of citizens, business leaders, and policymakers gathered in three cities as WPC officially kicked-off its full-time Eastern Washington office and introduced the new director, Chris Cargill.
WPC environmental director Todd Myers and policy analyst Brandon Houskeeper briefed legislators and staff and gave an overview of their latest research and analysis on the key environmental issues facing Washington citizens during the 2010 Session.
WPC’s Center for Education welcomed Rob Stein, Principal of Manual High School (Denver, CO) as our keynote speaker. Dr. Stein discussed both the Innovation Schools Act as well as his experiences with the newly passed legislation. WPC views Innovation Schools as a model to reform education in our state. Dr. Stein was introduced by Manual High graduate and former Seattle Mayor Norman Rice.
WPC research directors gave an overview of their latest research and analysis on the key issues facing Washington citizens this Session at the state capitol on January 27th. More than 100 legislators and staff attended.
This year’s conference was very well received by the over 250 attendees. Small business owners, legislators, and policymakers from all over Washington gathered in SeaTac on Tuesday, November 10th, to discuss the state's business climate at Washington Policy Center's 2009 Small Business Conference.
Washington Policy Center was part of the world record for the largest ever simultaneous film premiere by hosting a world premiere showing of Not Evil Just Wrong:The true cost of global warming hysteria.
Sometimes there is such a thing as a good problem to have, as we discovered Tuesday evening. More than 1,100 of our closest friends and supporters packed the Grand Ballroom at the Seattle Sheraton for our largest ever Annual Dinner. Though more wanted to attend, there simply wasn't any more room! Thank you to all who attended for making this our most successful event yet!
A Past President of the American Association of State Climatologists, Keynote Speaker Dr. Patrick Michaels discussed the globalwarming science they don't want you to know and his new book Climate of Extremes. Patrick Michaels is a research professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia, a contributing author and reviewer of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. His writing has been published in major scientific journals, including Climate Research, Nature, and Science.
Software innovator and philanthropist Scott Oki spoke at the Four Seasons Seattle Hotel before a crowd of over 300 friends, supporters, community leaders, and prominent politicians to discuss his ideas for improving public education by applying some simple common sense.
Dr. Steven Eastaugh, from the Department of Health Services Management and Leadership at George Washington University and a Health Care Advisor to President Obama, discussed Federal Health Care Policy Reform and Health Care Economics.