Past Events

2009 Annual Legislative Wrap Up Receptions: Tri-Cities

May 28, 2009 in Events
Date: 
Thursday, May 28th, 2009
Time: 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Place: 
Kennewick, WA

Washington Policy Center recently hosted special receptions for our supporters and those interested in learning more about our work. These hosted events offered a wrap up of the recently completed 2009 Legislative Session, focusing on how it will affect you and your business. WPC’s board members, president and research center directors gave reviews of their recent work during this legislative session, and a preview of the top issues to look for during the remainder of this year.

2009 Annual Legislative Wrap Up Receptions: Spokane

May 27, 2009 in Events
Date: 
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
Time: 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Place: 
Spokane, WA

Washington Policy Center recently hosted special receptions for our supporters and those interested in learning more about our work. These hosted events offered a wrap up of the recently completed 2009 Legislative Session, focusing on how it will affect you and your business. WPC’s board members, president and research center directors gave reviews of their recent work during this legislative session, and a preview of the top issues to look for during the remainder of this year.

2009 Annual Legislative Wrap Up Receptions: Tacoma

May 20, 2009 in Events
Date: 
Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
Time: 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Place: 
Tacoma, WA

Washington Policy Center recently hosted special receptions for our supporters and those interested in learning more about our work. These hosted events offered a wrap up of the recently completed 2009 Legislative Session, focusing on how it will affect you and your business. WPC’s board members, president and research center directors gave reviews of their recent work during this legislative session, and a preview of the top issues to look for during the remainder of this year.

2009 Annual Legislative Wrap Up Receptions: Bellingham

May 12, 2009 in Events
Date: 
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
Time: 
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Place: 
Bellingham, WA

Washington Policy Center recently hosted special receptions for our supporters and those interested in learning more about our work. These hosted events offered a wrap up of the recently completed 2009 Legislative Session, focusing on how it will affect you and your business. WPC’s board members, president and research center directors gave reviews of their recent work during this legislative session, and a preview of the top issues to look for during the remainder of this year.

WPC’s Earth Day Movie Premiere Event: Not Evil Just Wrong: The true cost of Global Warming Hysteria

April 22, 2009 in Events
Date: 
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
Time: 
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Place: 
Rachel Carson Elementary School
Sammamish, WA

Director Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinneyOn April 22, 2009 (Earth Day), the Washington Policy Center’s Center for the Environment hosted an audience of more than two-hundred for the debut showing of a new film “Not Evil Just Wrong: The True Cost of Global Warming Hysteria” at Rachel Carson Elementary School in Sammamish.

2009 Transportation Dinner

April 18, 2009 in Events
Date: 
Saturday, April 18th, 2009
Time: 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Place: 
The Hyatt Bellevue
Bellevue, WA

Mike Ennis at the 2009 Center for Transportation dinnerWPC’s Transportation dinner was a huge success. We heard from Dr. Samuel Staley, Urban Policy Director for Reason Foundation. Dr. Staley gave an enlightening presentation on how traffic relief can increase opportunity circles and improve business productivity, which is especially important in a globally competitive market. Dr. Staley also provided three broad solutions for Washington policymakers to fix traffic: manage the system more efficiently, build more capacity and redesign the transportation network.

Private Legislative Session Update Reception with WPC Research Center Directors

March 26, 2009 in Events
Date: 
Thursday, March 26th, 2009
Time: 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Place: 
Bellevue, WA

Washington Policy Center held a private reception with WPC board members and other key supporters on Thursday, March 26th in Bellevue. WPC’s research center directors discussed the issues being debated in Olympia as we entered the homestretch of our state’s Legislative Session. Topics included the state budget shortfall, transportation, small business issues, education and the environment.

Watch the videos:

Introduction by WPC President Dann Mead Smith

An Evening in the Desert with The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore

March 8, 2009 in Events
Date: 
Sunday, March 8th, 2009
Time: 
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Place: 
Palm Springs
Palm Springs, CA

Washington Policy Center held our third annual reception in Palm Springs. This year’s event, hosted by WPC and WPC board member Dave Maryatt, featured Stephen Moore.

CityClub's Education Series, Co-Presented by WPC: A Conversation with Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn

February 26, 2009 in Events
Date: 
Thursday, February 26th, 2009
Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: 
The Westin Seattle
Seattle, WA

In November, voters elected Randy Dorn for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, replacing 12 year Superintendent Terry Bergeson in a race that has become widely viewed as a directive for changes in the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL). How does Dorn see his leadership style and how has he been approaching the transition? Those questions were answered by the new Superintendent at this event.

WPC Annual Environmental Policy Briefing on the Capitol Campus

February 10, 2009 in Events
Date: 
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: 
Washington State Capitol
Olympia, WA

WPC's Center for the Environment held a lunch briefing on environmental issues facing our state this upcoming legislative session. Todd Myers, director of the Center for the Environment, led the briefing, covering:

  • Climate change policy options
  • 2009 Agenda for Effective Environmental Stewardship
  • Green-collar jobs