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ALEC 45th annual meeting August 8-10 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside


Keynote Speakers Include: Secretary Elaine L. Chao, Secretary Alex Azar, and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards

ARLINGTON, Va. — A record-setting number of state legislators, business leaders, policy experts and citizen activists will meet in New Orleans August 8th-10th for the 45th American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Annual Meeting. Attendees will have the opportunity to share ideas and experiences and create research-based model policies focused on limited government, free markets and federalism.

During the conference, the American City County Exchange (ACCE) will also host its fifth Annual Meeting, which will bring together local elected officials and private sector members to develop public policy that promotes accountability, transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness. The ACCE schedule of events can be found at

ALEC members represent more than 60 million Americans and provide jobs to more than 30 million people in the United States. During the three-day conference, ALEC and ACCE members will attend workshops, plenary sessions and task force meetings to discuss and exchange ideas on policy in the states. Legislators will also come together to discuss school safety and what needs to be done to make schools more secure.

Throughout the conference they will hear from notable speakers including: White House Special Assistant in the Office of American Innovation Brooke Rollins, Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, and Mark Janus, the Plaintiff in the monumental Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case.

Meal Sessions and certain other programing will be livestreamed at

Complete Conference Agenda

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, August 8

12:30 AM-2:00 PM, Opening Luncheon LIVESTREAM

Keynote Speakers: Governor John Bel Edwards, Secretary Elaine L. Chao, White House Special Assistant in the office of American Innovation Brooke Rollins
2:15 PM-3:30 PM, Policy Workshops

Reviving Energy Infrastructure
Coming together on School Safety: The Need to Set Standards for Securing our Schools
3:45 PM-5:00 PM, Policy Workshops

Freedom of Association in the age of Intimidation
Thursday, August 9

8:00 AM-9:15 AM, Plenary Breakfast LIVESTREAM

Keynote Speakers: Mark Janus, the Plaintiff in the monumental Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case
9:30 AM-10:45 AM, Policy Workshops

School Choice in a Challenging Environment
Flexibility, Fuels and the Future: Affordable and predictable energy prices
11:00 AM-12:15 PM, Policy Workshops

Regulation through Local Government Litigation: How Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Are Sidestepping Legislative Authority on Opioids, Climate Change, Data Privacy and More
12:30 PM–2:00 PM, Plenary Lunch LIVESTREAM

Keynote Speakers: Department of Energy Deputy Assistant for intergovernmental and External Affairs Doug Little, Department of Interior, Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental enforcement Scott Angelle, and economist and white house advisor Stephen Moore.

Friday, August 10

8:00 AM-9:15 AM, Plenary Breakfast LIVESTREAM

Keynote Speaker: Honorable David Horowitz
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM, Policy Workshop

Electronics Recycling Policy – What is Working and What is Not
12:30 PM–2:00 PM Plenary Lunch LIVESTREAM

Keynote Speaker: Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar
The American Legislative Exchange Council is a 501(c)(3) educational organization that provides nonpartisan research, study and analysis. ALEC facilitates interaction between public and private sector leaders, think tanks and citizen groups through meetings and model policy development.

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