2016 Western Washington Solutions Summit

WPC’s Solutions Summit will be the policy conference of 2016! This event combines our popular center-specific events into back-to-back half-day policy conferences in Bellevue and the Tri-Cities – each concluding with a national keynote lunch speaker. With the huge success of this year’s Solutions Summit, which brought together over 600 policymakers, business owners, community leaders and concerned citizens to discuss solutions to our state’s most pressing issues, we are sure to have another informative and high-quality event in 2016. 

For more information and to register for WPC's Eastern Washington Solutions Summit click here.  

Make sure to mark your calendar and to register for this important event today!


2016 Solutions Summit Agenda

7:45am – Keynote Breakfast with Kimberley Strassel, 
The Wall Street Journal


(concurrent breakout sessions begin)

8:50am – Transportation: “Redefining transit: What works and what doesn’t” with Tom Rubin, The Reason Foundation & Steve Marshall, Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Transportation & Energy Solutions

Education: “How Education Savings Accounts can improve schools” with Johnathan Butcher, The Goldwater Institute &
Senator Steve Litzow

10:00am – Health Care: “Meaningful Health Care Reform” with
Dr. Lanhee Chen & Representative Joe Schmick 

Small Business: “The Rebecca Friedrichs Story: How one teacher became a leader to end forced unionism” with
Rebecca Friedrichs, lead plaintiff in the 
Friedrichs v California Teachers Association lawsuit

11:00am – Government Reform: “How a state capital gains tax would affect business owners and workers” with Jared Walczak, Tax Foundation &  Matt McIlwain, Madrona Venture Group & Senator Andy Hill 

Environment: “Energy and water: current problems and future solutions” with Ted Norhaus, The Breakthrough Institute and Aubrey Bettencourt, California Water Alliance

(concurrent sessions end)

12:00pm – Keynote Lunch
Former Louisana Governor & presidential candidate Bobby Jindal




Featured co-presenter

Women of Washington

In 2015, former New York Governor George Pataki was the featured keynote luncheon speaker for the Bellevue conference. 


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