The 2016 COSC Annual Meeting will take place at the Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas, on October 5-7, 2016. This year, for the first time, in addition to meeting with our colleagues with the Association of State Chamber Professionals (ASCP) as we traditionally do, we are also combining our meeting with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Regional Government Affairs Conference.
By joining together, we will be able to deliver more robust training and opportunities to exchange information for CEOs, Government Affairs/Policy/Political professionals, Communications experts and our Membership/Marketing leaders. All attendees will be able to choose from programming tailored in four tracks aligned with these audiences. All of our traditional programming will continue—including the Best & Worst roundtables and annual awards dinner, with the first ever State Chamber of the Year award being presented.
Agenda highlights include Tom Donohue on the challenges and opportunities for the business community, Karen Hughes on leadership and communications, and 2016 elections outlook with Scott Reed. The agenda will also be jam-packed with valuable advocacy and communications workshops, a look at the implications of the presidential election, and interactive discussion on the issues that matter the most at the local, state, and federal levels.
The meeting will convene on Wednesday, October 5 at 11 am (CT) and conclude by noon on Friday, October 7. The COSC Board will meet the morning of October 5, and the Board & Past Chairs dinner will be held the evening of October 4.