State Government Affairs
State Policymaker Conferences in the Age of COVID-19
July 22, 2020 | Rob Shrum
The state policymaker conference season kicked off last week with the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) Annual Meeting, but unlike previous years, these gatherings are being held virtually in 2020. While the shift to online conferences is a necessary response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it dramatically alters how elected officials and government affairs professionals educate, engage, and interact with one another during these valuable events. What can attendees expect from a participation perspective, and how can they best maximize engagement opportunities to help their organizations and issues stand out from the crowd?