Public Affairs Institute

28 Sep, 2017

Public Affairs Institute,The premier educational and career-building program,for public affairs professionals

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January 8-11, 2018
Surf and Sand Resort
Laguna Beach, Calif.

For thirty-seven years, the Public Affairs Institute has brought together world-class faculty and senior-level public affairs professionals to discuss emerging political, economic, social and technological issues in a rigorous, innovative curriculum.

For thirty-seven years, the Public Affairs Institute has brought together world-class faculty and senior-level public affairs professionals to discuss emerging political, economic, social and technological issues in a rigorous, innovative curriculum.

Class sessions are led by faculty members, distinguished in their fields of expertise, in a mix of large group lectures and small group discussions, allowing for an interactive, personal learning environment. To enrich the classroom experience, participants are expected to complete the faculty-assigned readings, which allow for more in-depth discussion.

Beyond the classroom, the Institute creates unparalleled networking opportunities, as each class group meets with faculty members, takes meals and enjoys free-time activities together. Participants commit to attending one week-long session every year for three consecutive years.

Completion of the Public Affairs Institute strengthens a participant’s abilities as a strategic analyst, a counselor to senior management, and as a liaison with governmental policy makers, business and community leaders.

Please join us for the 2018 Public Affairs Institute, the professional learning experience of a lifetime.

The Public Affairs Institute prides itself on attracting the leading thinkers and practitioners in business, academia and government. Since its inception, participants have learned from renowned and respected ambassadors, cabinet members, members of Congress, business executives, university professors, authors, journalists, think tank specialists, and opinion leaders. This is the premier public affairs faculty in America.

Building Your Brand as a Leader

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Dorie Cark
Author and Entrepreneur, Duke University Fuqua School of Business

America’s Place in the World

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“Facts Still Matter”

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9:00 a.m. Managing Compliant Campaign Finance Programs

It‘s critical for organizations with a PAC to stay current on strict fundraising, solicitation and reporting requirements. Election law expert Ken Gross will provide an overview of federal campaign finance rules impacting your organization’s federal PAC activities, including:

  • Rules for establishing and operating a PAC, filing requirements, contribution limits and best practices for corporations or associations
  • Recent campaign finance law changes and how they impact PAC operations
  • Solicitation rules for the PAC, including who your organization can solicit and what constitutes a solicitation
  • Best practices for maintaining compliance with your PAC program, including your website, communications materials, gifts and incentives
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Testimonials

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“Excellent! Ken Gross was knowledgeable, intelligent and a great speaker; a very educational meeting.”

– Pat Douglass, vice president, government relations, Pacific Life Insurance Co.

“This overview presented essential information in a clear – and even entertaining – manner.”
– Joy Chandler, vice president, corporate relations, Kennametal Inc.

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Hotel and Travel

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Surf and Sand Resort
1555 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, Calif.
949.497.4477

Reservations (Deadline: December 1, 2017)
The Public Affairs Council reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Surf and Sand Resort. The discounted rate per night is $295. In a typical year, our room block sells out prior to the reservation deadline. Therefore, it is advisable to secure your room as soon as possible. Please call 800.837.9230.

At the time of reservation, a deposit equal to one night’s room and tax is required. Cancellations must be received 7 days prior to arrival. After 7 days prior to arrival, the deposit is non-refundable. Check-in time is 4pm. Check-out time is Noon.

Once the room block is full, the Public Affairs Council will manage a waitlist. Please contact Kristin Hanley at khanley@pac.org to place your name on the waitlist. Be sure to include your preferred check-in and check-out dates.

Alternative Accommodations
There are several hotels within walking distance to the Surf and Sand Resort. Here are a few recommendations.

Best Western Plus Laguna Brisas Spa Hotel
1600 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, Calif.
800.780.7234

Capri Laguna On the Beach
1441 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, Calif.
949.494.6533

Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa
2510 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, Calif.
949.494.2996

Transportation to the Hotel
The Surf & Sand Resort is located at the southern end of Laguna Beach, just 20 minutes from Orange County Airport, 55 minutes away from Los Angeles International and Long Beach Airports and 70 minutes from San Diego Airport.

From John Wayne Airport (Orange County) 
Driving time: 20 minutes

From Los Angeles International Airport
Driving time: 55 minutes (plus, during peak traffic times)

From the Long Beach Airport
Driving time: 45 minutes (plus, during peak traffic times)

From San Diego International Airport
Driving time: 70 minutes

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U.S. office:
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Public Affairs Council
2121 K St. N.W., Suite 900
Washington, DC 20037
(+1) 202.787.5950
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1000 Brussels
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