There’s still time to reserve your spot at Solutions Summit 2023!. This year’s summit will be held on March 9th at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. You can sign up here to reserve tickets.

Throughout the Summit, attendees will hear about Louisiana’s most pressing issues and discuss the roadmap for solving them. Our morning keynote will feature national leaders discussing how tax reform can bring jobs and opportunity back to Louisiana. The main lunch session will focus on the school choice wave sweeping the nation and how Louisiana can take bold action to ensure we give the same opportunity to Louisiana families. The afternoon’s main session will be a gubernatorial forum that will feature Senator Sharon Hewitt, Attorney General Jeff Landry, businessman Hunter Lundy, Representative Richard Nelson, and Treasurer John Schroder.

Additionally, breakout sessions throughout the day will feature state and national experts discussing a number of pressing issues!

Check out our agenda for the event:

7:30-8:00: Registration

8:00 a.m.: Breakfast buffet begins

8:30 a.m.: Breakfast session

Tax Reform to Bring Jobs & Opportunity

  • Moderator: Dr. Erin Bendily
  • Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform
  • The Honorable Vince Leach, Former President Pro Tempore, Arizona Senate
  • The Honorable Dan Dawson, Chairman of Ways & Means Committee, Iowa Senate

9:45 a.m.: Networking Break

10:00 a.m.: Morning Breakout Sessions

Smart Solutions to Address Crime

  •  Moderator: Scott Peyton, Right on Crime
  •  Josh Crawford, Georgia Center for Opportunity
  •  Ja’Ron Smith, Public Safety Solutions for America

Lessons Learned on Big Budget Fights

  • Moderator: Jamie Tairov, Pelican Institute
  • Dr. Vance Ginn, Pelican Institute
  • Jonathan Williams, American Legislative Exchange Council
  • The Honorable Jerome “Zee” Zeringue, Chairman of Appropriations Committee, Louisiana House of Representatives

11:15 a.m.: Lunch session

Bold Action for Kids and Families

  •  Robert Enlow, EdChoice
  •  Daniel Erspamer, CEO Pelican Institute

1:00 p.m.: Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Geaux Big for Kids: What States Are Doing on Education and How Louisiana Can Lead   

  • Moderator: Erin Bendily, Pelican Institute
  • Robert Enlow, EdChoice
  • Cara Candal, ExcelinEd
  • Veronica Brooks-Uy, National Assn. of Charter School Authorizers

(De)Regulators: Mount Up!

  • Moderator: Sarah Harbison, Pelican Institute
  • Daniel Dew, Pacific Legal Foundation
  • The Honorable Mark Wright, Louisiana House of Representatives
  • James Baehr, Pelican Institute

2:00 p.m.:  Networking Break

2:15 p.m.:  Gubernatorial Forum

  •  Moderator: Daniel Erspamer
  • The Honorable Sharon Hewitt, Louisiana Senate
  • The Honorable Jeff Landry, Louisiana Attorney General
  • Hunter Lundy, Founding Partner and former CEO, Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South L.L.P.
  • The Honorable Richard Nelson, Louisiana House of Representatives
  • The Honorable John Schroder, Louisiana State Treasurer

4:15 p.m.:  Breakout Sessions

Unleash Opportunity to Overcome Poverty

  • Moderator: Vance Ginn, Pelican Institute
  • Les Ford, Alliance for Opportunity
  • Mason Bishop, American Enterprise Institute

Big Tech Boogeyman

  • John Kay, Pelican Institute
  • Margaret Mire, Americans for Tax Reform
  • Bartlett Cleland, Innovation Economy Institute
  • Edward Longe, James Madison Institute

5:15 p.m.: Cocktail Reception

15th Anniversary Toast

6:30 p.m.: Event Ends