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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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Thursday, January 7 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Keynote Luncheon: Education Freedom and the American Future

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Moderators
avatar for The Honorable Kent Grusendorf

The Honorable Kent Grusendorf

Senior Fellow, Center for Education Freedom, Texas Public Policy Foundation
The Honorable Kent Grusendorf is the Senior Fellow in the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Education Freedom. | | Grusendorf was born near Abilene in Stanford, Texas, grew up in Waco and went to Arlington to attend college with only a band scholarship and $90 in his pocket. He spent most of his professional life in Arlington as a businessman and successful entrepreneur. Three months after graduating from college he started his... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for The Honorable Phil Gramm

The Honorable Phil Gramm

Former United States Senator, Texas
Senator Gramm joined Lone Star Global Acquisitions as Vice Chairman in December of 2012. He served as ViceChairman of UBS Investment Bank from December 2002 to December 2011. At UBS he provided senior leadershipin such landmark IPOs as Visa, the Bank of China, the China Merchants Bank and LGPhillips in Korea. He wasinstrumental in the follow-on equity offering for the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the privatization ofTelstra in... Read More →
avatar for Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison

Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison

Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison is a husband, father and grandfather, constitutional lawyer, and business owner. Mark was sworn in as the 34th Lieutenant Governor of the State of Nevada on January 15, 2015. As Lieutenant Governor, Mark serves as the President of the Nevada State Senate, Chairman of the Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT), a member of the Board of Economic Development, a member of the Board of Transportation, and a member of... Read More →
avatar for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

Lieutenant Governor of Texas
Dan Patrick was elected lieutenant governor of Texas in 2014, winning the general election by almost 20 points, including historic levels of support from female and Hispanic voters. A principled and committed conservative, Lt. Gov. Patrick continues to lead the fight to secure the border, reduce property and business taxes, protect our Second Amendment, defend innocent life and address our state's infrastructure challenges to keep Texas... Read More →

Welcome & Invocation
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Commissioner George P. Bush

Texas Land Commissioner, Texas General Land Office
George Prescott Bush is a native Texan, born in Houston on April 24, 1976. He was elected Texas Land Commissioner on Nov. 4, 2014, earning more votes than any other statewide candidate on the ballot. Commissioner Bush took office on Jan. 2, 2015. As Texas Land Commissioner, Bush works to ensure Texas veterans get the benefits they’ve earned, oversees investments that earn billions of dollars for public education and manages state lands... Read More →

Thursday January 7, 2016 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Austin Grand Ballroom

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