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For over thirteen years, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation has been one of the nation’s top policy conferences, selling out each year while bringing together lawmakers, policy experts, and engaged citizens from across the political spectrum to discuss critical issues facing the Lone Star State and America. 

Policy Orientation 2016 will be held January 6-8 at the Hilton Austin. For more information and to register, please visit policyorientation.com.
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Featured Speakers

avatar for Commissioner George P. Bush

Commissioner George P. Bush

Texas General Land Office
Texas Land Commissioner
avatar for Governor Greg Abbott

Governor Greg Abbott

Governor of Texas
avatar for Jason Johnson

Jason Johnson

Ted Cruz Campaign
Chief Strategist
avatar for Benjamin Domenech

Benjamin Domenech

Publisher, The Federalist & Fellow, The Manhattan Institute
avatar for John Noonan

John Noonan

Jeb Bush Campaign
National Security Advisor
avatar for Avik Roy

Avik Roy

Marco Rubio Campaign
Advisor
avatar for Tim Teepell

Tim Teepell

Bobby Jindal Campaign
Media Director
avatar for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

Lieutenant Governor of Texas
avatar for Sgt Dakota Meyer USMC

Sgt Dakota Meyer USMC

Medal of Honor Recipient & New York Times Best-Selling Author of "Into the Fire"
avatar for Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison

Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison

Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
avatar for The Honorable Phil Gramm

The Honorable Phil Gramm

Former United States Senator, Texas
avatar for The Honorable Tom Coburn

The Honorable Tom Coburn

Former United States Senator, Oklahoma

Speakers

avatar for Representative Roberto Alonzo

Representative Roberto Alonzo

Texas House of Representatives
avatar for Jorge Klor de Alva

Jorge Klor de Alva

Nexus Research and Policy Center
President
avatar for Devon Anderson

Devon Anderson

Harris County District Attorney
avatar for Michael Barba

Michael Barba

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Policy Analyst, Center for Education Freedom
avatar for Representative Diego Bernal

Representative Diego Bernal

Texas House of Representatives
avatar for Senator Paul Bettencourt

Senator Paul Bettencourt

Texas State Senate
Chairman, Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief
avatar for Representative Dennis Bonnen

Representative Dennis Bonnen

Texas House of Representatives
avatar for Representative Greg Bonnen

Representative Greg Bonnen

Texas House of Representatives
avatar for Bech Bruun

Bech Bruun

Texas Water Development Board
Chairman
avatar for Senator Konni Burton

Senator Konni Burton

Texas State Senate
avatar for Senator Donna Campbell

Senator Donna Campbell

Texas State Senate
avatar for Derek Cohen

Derek Cohen

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Deputy Director, Center for Effective Justice & Right on Crime
avatar for Representative Garnet Coleman

Representative Garnet Coleman

Texas House of Representatives
avatar for The Honorable Susan Combs

The Honorable Susan Combs

Texans for Positive Economic Prosperity
Principal
avatar for Representative Drew Darby

Representative Drew Darby

Texas House of Representatives
avatar for John Davidson

John Davidson

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Director, Center for Health Care Policy
avatar for Doug Deason

Doug Deason

Deason Capital Services, Deason Foundation
President
avatar for The Honorable Chuck DeVore

The Honorable Chuck DeVore

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Vice President of National Initiatives
avatar for Chris Diamond

Chris Diamond

Sprague, Rustam & Diamond, P.C.
avatar for Scott Drenkard

Scott Drenkard

Tax Foundation
Economist and Director of State Projects
avatar for Shannon Edmonds

Shannon Edmonds

Texas District and County Attorneys Association
Director of Governmental Relations
avatar for Senator Craig Estes

Senator Craig Estes

Texas State Senate
avatar for Senator Sylvia Garcia

Senator Sylvia Garcia

Texas State Senate
avatar for Dr. Vance Ginn

Dr. Vance Ginn

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Economist, Center for Fiscal Policy
avatar for Greg Glod

Greg Glod

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Policy Analyst, Center for Effective Justice & Right on Crime
avatar for Alan Graham

Alan Graham

Mobile Loaves & Fishes
President & CEO
avatar for Rick Gray

Rick Gray

Gray & Becker, P.C.
Lawyer
avatar for The Honorable Kent Grusendorf

The Honorable Kent Grusendorf

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Senior Fellow, Center for Education Freedom
avatar for Theodore Hadzi-Antich

Theodore Hadzi-Antich

Pacific Legal Foundation
Senior Attorney
avatar for Senator Bob Hall

Senator Bob Hall

Texas State Senate
avatar for Senator Scott Hammond

Senator Scott Hammond

Nevada State Senate
avatar for Senator Kelly Hancock

Senator Kelly Hancock

Texas State Senate
avatar for John R. Hays, Jr.

John R. Hays, Jr.

Hays & Owens L.L.P.
Partner
avatar for The Honorable Talmadge Heflin

The Honorable Talmadge Heflin

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Director, Center for Fiscal Policy
avatar for The Honorable Robert Henneke

The Honorable Robert Henneke

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Director, Center for the American Future
avatar for Stacy Hock

Stacy Hock

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Board Member
avatar for Representative Donna Howard

Representative Donna Howard

Texas House of Representatives
avatar for Representative Dan Huberty

Representative Dan Huberty

Texas House of Representatives
avatar for Senator Don Huffines

Senator Don Huffines

Texas State Senate
avatar for Kathleen Hunker

Kathleen Hunker

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Policy Analyst, Center for Economic Freedom
avatar for Representative Jason Isaac

Representative Jason Isaac

Texas House of Representatives
avatar for Representative Eric Johnson

Representative Eric Johnson

Texas House of Representatives
avatar for The Honorable Cheryl Johnson

The Honorable Cheryl Johnson

Galveston County Tax Office
County Tax Assessor Collector
avatar for Dr. Elliot Justin

Dr. Elliot Justin

Justin MD, LLC
CEO
avatar for Representative Linda Koop

Representative Linda Koop

Texas House of Representatives
avatar for Representative Matt Krause

Representative Matt Krause

Texas House of Representatives
avatar for Bill Kuntz

Bill Kuntz

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Executive Director
avatar for Martha K. Landwehr

Martha K. Landwehr

Texas Chemical Council
General Counsel
avatar for Dick Lavine

Dick Lavine

Center for Public Policy Priorities
Senior Fiscal Analyst
avatar for Marc Levin

Marc Levin

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Director, Center for Effective Justice & Right on Crime
avatar for Rick Levy

Rick Levy

Texas AFL-CIO
Secretary-Treasurer
avatar for Dr. Thomas Lindsay

Dr. Thomas Lindsay

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Director, Center for Higher Education & Center for Tenth Amendment...
avatar for Mario Loyola

Mario Loyola

Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty
Fellow
avatar for Dr. Charles Luke

Dr. Charles Luke

Coalition for Public Schools
Coordinator
avatar for Representative Armando

Representative Armando "Mando" Martinez

Texas House of Representatives
avatar for Mike Mason

Mike Mason

Weathermatic
President and CEO
avatar for Dudley McCalla

Dudley McCalla

Jackson Walker LLP
Counsel
avatar for Fred McMahon

Fred McMahon

Fraser Institute
Resident Research Fellow
avatar for Luke Metzger

Luke Metzger

Environment Texas
Director
avatar for Camille Miller

Camille Miller

Texas Health Institute
President & CEO
avatar for Commissioner Sid Miller

Commissioner Sid Miller

Texas Agriculture Commissioner
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Institute for Justice
Managing Attorney, Texas Office
avatar for Kate Murphy

Kate Murphy

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Mental Health Policy Fellow contributing to the Center for Health...
avatar for Representative Jim Murphy

Representative Jim Murphy

Texas House of Representatives
avatar for Alex Nowrasteh

Alex Nowrasteh

Cato Institute
Immigration Policy Analyst
avatar for Randal O’Toole

Randal O’Toole

Cato Institute
Senior Fellow
avatar for Ursula Parks

Ursula Parks

Legislative Budget Board
Director
avatar for Max Patterson

Max Patterson

Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems
Executive Director
avatar for Bill Peacock

Bill Peacock

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Vice President of Research & Director, Center for Economic Freedom
avatar for Representative Gilbert Peña

Representative Gilbert Peña

Texas House of Representatives
avatar for William Perry Pendley

William Perry Pendley

Mountain States Legal Foundation
President
avatar for Dr. Billy Philips

Dr. Billy Philips

F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health
Executive Vice President and Director
avatar for Dr. Barry W. Poulson

Dr. Barry W. Poulson

University of Colorado Boulder
Emeritus Professor
avatar for James Quintero

James Quintero

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Director, Center for Local Governance
avatar for Cyrus Reed

Cyrus Reed

Lone Star Chapter Sierra Club
Conservation Director
avatar for Representative Matt Rinaldi

Representative Matt Rinaldi

Texas House of Representatives
avatar for Mari Robinson, J.D.

Mari Robinson, J.D.

Texas Medical Board
Executive Director
avatar for Dr. Bryan Shaw, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Bryan Shaw, Ph.D., P.E.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Chairman
avatar for Phyllis Snodgrass

Phyllis Snodgrass

Austin Habitat for Humanity
CEO
avatar for Annie Spilman

Annie Spilman

National Federation of Independent Business – Texas
Legislative Director
avatar for Geoffrey Tahuahua

Geoffrey Tahuahua

Home Builders Association of Greater Austin
Vice President of Public Policy
avatar for Senator Larry Taylor

Senator Larry Taylor

Texas State Senate
avatar for Leigh Thompson

Leigh Thompson

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Policy Analyst, Center for Energy and the Environment
avatar for Zoe Towns

Zoe Towns

The Pew Charitable Trusts
Manager, Policy Public Safety Performance Project
avatar for Dr. Ronald Trowbridge

Dr. Ronald Trowbridge

Lone Star College System
Trustee
avatar for Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair

Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair

Austin City Councilmember
avatar for Representative Chris Turner

Representative Chris Turner

Texas House of Representatives
avatar for Vincent Vernuccio

Vincent Vernuccio

Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Director of Labor Policy
avatar for Chris Wallace

Chris Wallace

Texas Association of Business
President
avatar for Representative James White

Representative James White

Texas House of Representatives
avatar for The Honorable Kathleen Hartnett White

The Honorable Kathleen Hartnett White

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence & Director, Armstrong Center...
avatar for Senator John Whitmire

Senator John Whitmire

Texas State Senate
avatar for Bob Williams

Bob Williams

State Budget Solutions
President
avatar for Adam Zerrenner

Adam Zerrenner

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Field Supervisor
avatar for Councilman Don Zimmerman

Councilman Don Zimmerman

Austin City Councilmember