Past Events

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

WPC Annual Legislative Briefing Luncheon

February 4, 2009 in Events
Date: 
Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: 
Washington State Capitol
Olympia, WA

During this lunch event each center's research director gave an overview of our latest research and analysis on the key issues facing legislators this Session.

2009 Annual Small Business Day at the Capitol and Legislative Lunch

June 23, 2010 in Events
Date: 
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Place: 
Idaho State Capitol
Boise, ID

Michael Ennis was the key note speaker discussing Five Principles of Responsible Transportation Policy. He also moderated a panel on transportation issues.

First Annual Center for Education Luncheon

January 22, 2009 in Events
Date: 
Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Place: 
The Harbor Club
Seattle, WA

On Thursday, January 22, 2009, WPC's Center for Education held its formal kick-off event in Seattle. The event Professor Bill Ouchifeatured Professor Bill Ouchi (pronounced "OH-chi") of the Anderson School of Management UCLA, an expert in organizational design and a pioneer in the empirical study of K-12 public school management. His book,Making Schools Work (Simon and Schuster), which examined the management of six large urban school districts, found that those districts which allowed principals to control their budgets were able to significantly raise student achievement. He is currently at work on his next book, The Secret of Total Student Load, to be published by Simon and Schuster in the fall of 2009.

Free Leadership School

January 9, 2009 in Events
Date: 
Friday, January 9th, 2009
Time: 
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Place: 
Washington State Capitol
Olympia, WA

The Federalist Leadership Center teaches leadership courses nationwide based on the federalist ideas of America's Founders and held a half-day school in Olympia for college students and young activists. The school, co-sponsored by Washington Policy Center, was conducted by Professor Donald Devine, Ronald Reagan's head of the civil service when they cut 100,000 bureaucratic jobs and saved over $6 billion reducing bloated benefits. Devine, the former CEO of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, is director of the Federalist Leadership Center and professor at Bellevue University.

Regional Small Business Forums

November 1, 2008 in Events
Date: 
Saturday, November 1st, 2008
Time: 
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Place: 
Various Locations
Spokane, Tri-Cities, Bellevue, Wenatchee, Tacoma, and Vancouver

Over the past several weeks Washington Policy Center has held Small Business Forums in Spokane, Tri-Cities, Bellevue, Wenatchee, Tacoma, and Vancouver. We've been holding these forums for three years and 2008 brought the most participants ever!

Economic Bail-Out of 2008

October 24, 2008 in Events
Date: 
Friday, October 24th, 2008
Time: 
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Place: 
Washington Athletic Club
Seattle, WA

The Puget Sound Lawyers Chapter of The Federalist Society and Washington Policy Center presented a panel discussion on the economic bail-out.

Panel included:

Dr. John Lott, Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland Foundation,

Dr. Alan Hess, Professor of Finance and Business Economics, University of Washington,

Dr. Mike Siegel, long-time Seattle talk-radio host as moderator