To prepare the research and background report for a three day, statewide Arizona Town Hall a research committee works with Arizona's three public universities and other subject-matter experts to prepare a concise, neutral and informative report that is written to provide all participants, including non-experts, sufficient background to comfortably and knowledgeably participate in the town hall discussions. Writing such a report is a time-consuming process that usually begins six to eighteen months before the town hall.
Discussions at Future Leader Town Halls and Community Town Halls generally take place in a more condensed time frame, lasting anywhere from an hour to half a day, with less opportunity for participants to "study up" on the topic before the event. For these abbreviated discussions Arizona Town Hall staff works with subject matter experts to prepare a one or two page background report that can be read and understood by participants on the day of the event.
Arizona Town Hall staff will work with you to develop a background report that is suitable for your event, considering the needs and abilities of the participants and your desired outcome for the event.