It is an exciting and challenging process. It forces you to listen to other points of view. - Patty

110th Arizona Town Hall
Funding preK-12 Education

November 12-15, 2017
Hilton Phoenix/Mesa, Mesa

Through the consensus-building process, the diverse participants will discuss how best to fund preK-12 education.

While anyone can register to be an observer or to attend a meal function, participation in the panel discussions at the Town Hall is by invitation only to ensure a diverse group of Arizonans are represented.

If you are interested in attending, please contact the Arizona Town Hall office.

Prior to the statewide Town Hall, Community Town Halls will be held on the same topic. For more information, visit our Community Programs page.

Date & Attendance Requirements: Attendees must block out on their calendars the entire period from Sunday evening to midday Wednesday. Active participation by each participant throughout the entire process is essential. The concluding plenary session on Wednesday morning is a critical phase of the Town Hall process during which participants finalize the Recommendations Report. This session should end by 12:30 p.m.  However, it has occasionally gone beyond that time.

Attendance is by invitation only. If you would like to receive an invitation, please contact the Arizona Town Hall office.

Meal Programs: All meal programs are open to the general public. To attend a meal program, register using the "Meal Functions ONLY" form and you may choose which meal programs you wish to attend. If you plan to attend the Town Hall as an observer, register using the "Observer" form and choose your meals.

Sunday Dinner: Welcome and Orientation

Monday Breakfast: Welcome - John Giles, Mayor, City of Mesa; Key Facts You Need to Know - Panel presentation by authors of the 110th Arizona Town Hall Background Report

Monday Lunch: Kristin Blagg, Researcher, Education Policy Program, Urban Institute

Monday Dinner: Michael Griffith, School Finance Strategist, Education Commission of the States

Tuesday Lunch: What Happens Next? - Presentations by Arizona Town Hall Board members

Tuesday Dinner: Connecting and Sharing Ideas - Community Town Halls, Future Leaders Town Halls and special recognition of student participants

*Table sponsorships are available for each meal program for $1000. Display Table opportunities are available for during Tuesday for $250. Please email Laura Parsons (LParsons@aztownhall.org) or call the Arizona Town Hall office for more information.

Participants spend the bulk of their time participating in facilitated discussions designed to build consensus for future action.Activities: Participants spend the bulk of their time participating in facilitated discussions designed to build consensus for future action. Meal programs will feature nationally recognized speakers on the topic, as well as other informative/entertaining presentations.

Scholarships Available: Thanks to a scholarship fund established by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), more Arizona small business owners will have their opinions heard when it comes to issues important to the state. The scholarship has been named after former Arizona Town Hall President, Shirley Agnos.

The BCBS scholarship fund is used to invite and engage small business leaders who might not otherwise be able to participate in the three-day Town Hall process. While many diverse individuals are invited, often the fees or time away from work prevents their participation. This scholarship fund will help to alleviate some of those issues.

Applicants/recipients must be able to share in the attendance cost (total cost est. at $800-$1200) and individual scholarships shall not exceed $500.

Download and print the Scholarship Form.

Other scholarships are sometimes available. Please contact the Arizona Town Hall office for more information.

Registration StepsThe concluding plenary session on Wednesday morning is a critical phase of the Town Hall process during which the participants finalize their recommendations report.

  1. RSVP - Please let us know whether you can or cannot attend.
  2. Complete your Biographical Information.
  3. Online Registration and payment.
  4. Hotel Reservations. (Book by October 27 for the discounted rate.)

The last day for cancellations and refunds is Friday, October 20, 2017.

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SPONSORS

    

Thanks to Additional Sponsors

Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
University of Phoenix
Arizona Water Company
Hufford Horstman Mongini Parnell & Tucker PC

For information regarding past Town Halls, visit our Past Town Halls page.

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