Registration Open for MLC Annual Meeting
The 2017 Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting will be held in the heart of downtown Des Moines from July 9-12. Iowa Sen. Janet Petersen, chair of the MLC, and her legislative colleagues will be hosting the four-day event. Through its mix of speakers, sessions on public policy, networking opportunities and professional development workshops, the MLC Annual Meeting gives attendees the unique chance to learn from and collaborate with their legislative colleagues from other states and provinces.
The family-friendly event also will offer a number of activities in the Des Moines area for the spouses, adult guests and children of attendees (separate registration required). During their four days in Des Moines, attendees and their guests also will see why this year's host city has been ranked No. 1 best city for families and No. 1 city with an up-and-coming downtown. The meeting will be held at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. Please contact CSG Midwest for more information or for questions about registration, which must be completed online.
Legislative attendees are encouraged to lead breakfast Table Topic discussions, which will be held on the mornings of July 10 and 11. Please note: Space for the these Table Topic discussions is limited and reserved on first-come, first-served basis.
Featured speakers lined up for 2017 MLC Annual Meeting
The MLC Annual Meeting in Des Moines will feature a diverse mix of featured speakers who will discuss topics ranging from the lasting impact of this country’s “great migration” of the 20th century to the future of the global food supply.
Here is the current list of confirmed featured speakers:
Isabel Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration”;
Harry Enten, senior political writer and analyst for the website FiveThirtyEight;
Denise Kiernan, journalist and author of “The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II”; and
Kenneth Quinn, former U.S. ambassador to Cambodia and current president of the Iowa-based World Food Prize Foundation, which awards the World Food Prize annually to recognize individuals working to improve the quantity, quality and availability of food.