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CPG Fall Forum 2008
Who's Right? Who's Left? What's Next? Texas Politics and Policy Beyond 2008

Thu November 6, 2008 at AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center

The Center for Politics and Governance is proud to present Who's Right? Who's Left? Texas Politics and Policy Beyond 2008, a day-long forum devoted to the future of Texas politics and government in the aftermath of the 2008 elections.

This year's Forum follows a historic election with far-reaching implications for the State of Texas.  The Forum will analyze the election results and shed light on future elections and the upcoming 2009 legislative session. In addition to panel discussions throughout the day, special keynote sessions include:

Opening Keynote: Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst
Lunch Keynote: U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
Closing Keynote: Mayor Bill White, City of Houston


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9:00 - 10:00Registration
10:05 - 10:20  Opening Keynote: Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst
10:30 - 11:45Panel: The 08 Consequences for the 09 Session
Introduction: The Honorable Sherri Greenberg, CPG Fellow
Moderator:   Evan Smith, Texas Monthly
Senator John Carona
Representative Scott Hochberg
Representative Jerry Madden
Senator Florence Shapiro
Representative Sylvester Turner
Senator Kirk Watson
12:00 - 1:15Lunch Keynote: Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
1:30 - 2:45Panel Discussion : Forecast for the 2010 Elections
Moderator: Paul Stekler, CPG Director of Research Studies
James Aldrete, Message Audience & Presentation
Paul Burka, Texas Monthly
Kelly Fero, Fero Hewitt Global
Bryan Eppstein, The Eppstein Group
Christy Hoppe, Dallas Morning News
Dr.Sean Theriault, Associate Professor, Department of Government, The University of Texas at Austin
3 - 3:20Closing Keynote: Mayor Bill White
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