The University of North Texas is hosting an MPA Conference on April 29th at the Frisco Convention Center. Historically, this conference has been restricted to students and alumni, however this year the doors have been opened for anyone in the DFW local government profession to attend. It promises to be a big day for local govies.
Beginning at 9:00am is the conference. With a theme focused around innovative ideas and how they shape and define local government, the agenda boasts some heavy hitting speakers – Karen Thoreson, President of the Alliance for Innovation and Bob O’Neill, ICMA Executive Director.
Following the conference, UMANT, in partnership with the UNT Public Administration Student Association is hosting a post-conference mixer. Join conference attendees for drinks, local government trivia, and professional networking. The mixer starts at 2pm at the Cyprus Lounge at Embassy Suites (just a short walk from the Convention Center). No registration required.
Capping off the night is a ticketed event at the Frisco RoughRiders Baseball Game. Join all your local government friends and take in a minor league game under the shade of an outfield tent. Tickets are only $20 with food included in the price! As an added bonus, Bob O’Neill will be throwing out the first pitch! Grab your tickets at the UMANT website or click HERE.
We hope to see you at one or all of these events!