Date & Attendance Requirements: Attendees must block out on their calendars the entire period from Thursday evening to midday Saturday. Active participation by each participant throughout the entire process is essential.
The concluding plenary session on Saturday morning is a critical phase
of the Town Hall process during which participants finalize the
Recommendations Report. This session should end by roughly 12:30 p.m. However,
it has occasionally gone beyond that time.
Dress for the Town Hall is business casual.
Attendance is by invitation only. If you would like to receive an invitation, please contact the Arizona Town Hall office.
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.
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.
*Table sponsorships are available for each meal program for $1000. Display Table opportunities are available for $250. Please email or call the Arizona Town Hall office for more information.
Shirley Agnos Legacy Award: There will be the presentation of the Shirley Agnos Arizona Town Hall Legacy Award to this year's recipient. To see a list of past award recipients and more information on the award, click here.
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.
Other scholarships are sometimes available. Please contact the Arizona Town Hall office for more information.
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