• The Estuary at The Water Campus (map)
  • 1110 River Road
  • Baton Rouge, LA, 70802
  • United States

How can we make stronger investments in children, families and Louisiana communities? How can we reduce the economic and racial barriers that too often divide us? The Invest in Louisiana Policy Conference will bring together community leaders and activists from around Louisiana for a day of conversation and learning about how we can craft a stronger, more inclusive state economy that works for everyone. Featuring artist and scholar Clint Smith and Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins, the conference will be built around the Invest in Louisiana policy agenda and include workshops about the policies that should be front-and-center in the 2019 elections. 

Join the Louisiana Budget Project and partners for the Invest in Louisiana Policy Conference on Friday, August 16th from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm.

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Invest in Louisiana Policy Conference Agenda:

8:30 - 9:00 am: Registration and Breakfast 

9:00 - 9:15 am: Welcome and Overview: Invest in Louisiana
Welcome: Jan Moller, Executive Director, Louisiana Budget Project
Roadmap: Stacey Roussel, Policy Director, Louisiana Budget Project
Power: Ashley Shelton, Executive Director, Power Coalition

9:15 - 10:30: Building Power: The Road to Shared Prosperity
Ashley Shelton, Executive Director, Power Coalition (Moderator)
John Wilson, Vice President of Advocacy, Kansas Action for Children
Denise Collazo, Senior Advisor for External Affairs, Faith in Action
Rep. Emily Virgin, Minority Leader, Oklahoma House of Representatives

10:40 - 12:10:  Morning Workshop Session
Invest in Children: Funding Education from Cradle to Career
Invest in Workers: Winning and Expanding Worker Rights

Lunch Plenary: A Stronger Future: Race, Equity, and Inclusion in Policy
12:10 - 1:40: The Danger of Silence: Clint Smith

1:50- 3:20:  Afternoon Workshop Session
Invest in Communities: The Social Determinants of Health
Invest in Equity: Louisiana 2020

Closing Plenary: The Bottom Line: Put People First
3:30 - 3:50: Put People First: Investing Louisiana’s revenue
Jan Moller, Executive Director, Louisiana Budget Project

3:50 - 4:00:   Moving Forward from Here
Davante Lewis, Public Affairs and Outreach Coordinator,  Louisiana Budget Project

4:00pm - 6:00pm : New Path Forward Reception

We are please to offer a limited number of scholarships based on financial need. If interested, please contact Kayla Mims (kayla@labudget.org) for more information.