Forum 2017

About the Conference

NFBPA invites you to participate in four days of dynamic professional training, hear from thought-provoking keynote speakers, and share in creative idea-generating experiences. FORUM 2017 will offer over 30 sessions where conference attendees will learn from public sector experts and business leaders. There will be valuable networking opportunities and an informative Innovations Center to examine marketplace solutions.

FORUM 2017 professional development program has been designed to meet the learning needs of conference attendees at all levels to include emerging, evolving and experienced leaders in public service. Attendees’ learning experience will sharpen essential tools and develop new skills that will make them more valuable to their organizations. Hear first-hand about emerging trends and best practices.

The breadth and depth of subject matter covered at the conference provides quality programs for attendees whether you are a student pursuing a degree in public administration, an emerging leader, an evolving manager or an experienced executive.

FORUM 2017 will be anything but business as usual. We know you have limited time and limited dollars spend attending a conference. So we have planned a conference certainly well worth the money and definitely well worth the time!

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REASONS TO GO TO

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS

1. PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES

Encourage strategic thinking
Seek new approaches
Look at the possibilities for advancement

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2. HARNESS THE POWER OF LEARNING AND TEACHING

    Stretch your thinking
    Experience real success and lessons learned from failures
    Join one of the best public sector networks
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3. CONNECT WITH OTHER INNOVATIVE PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERS

Promote a shared vision
Discuss various approaches
Seek best practices
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Event Schedule

ELI FINAL PRESENTATIONS - PART I (TUE 04-18-2017)
  • 1:30 - 5:00 PM
  • Little Rock Marriott Hotel
FORUM REGISTRATION I (TUE 04-18-2017)
  • 5:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Exhibit Hall, Statehouse Con. Ctr
ELI FINAL PRESENTATIONS - PART II (WED 04-19-2017)
  • 8:30 - 11:30 AM
  • Little Rock Marriott Hotel
Golf Tournament (WED 04-19-2017)
  • 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Bus Departs 6:30 AM
  • Marriott & Doubletree Hotels
  • Granada Golf Course,
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas
FORUM REGISTRATION
  • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Exhibit Hall, Statehouse Con. Ctr.
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORIC TOUR
  • 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Bus Departs 8:30 AM Marriott
  • Off Site
NEW MEMBER/FIRST TIMERS ORIENTATION
  • 4:00 PM -6:00 PM
  • Little Rock Marriott Hotel
COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS MEETING
  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Little Rock Marriott Hotel
NATIONAL CORPORATE COUNCIL (NCC) RECEPTION (BY INVITATION ONLY)
  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
FORUM 2017 RECEPTION AND MEET UP EXHIBIT HALL OPENING
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Exhibit Hall, Statehouse Con. Ctr.
FINANCE AND BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
  • 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
  • Little Rock Marriott Hotel
FORUM REGISTRATION
  • 7:30 AM -5:00 PM
  • Exhibit Hall, Statehouse Con. Ctr.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
  • 7:30 AM -8:45 AM
  • Exhibit Hall, Statehouse Con. Ctr.
NATIONAL CORPORATE COUNCIL (NCC) MEETING
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Little Rock Marriott Hotel
OPENING PLENARY/PUBLIC POLICY FORUM
  • 9:00 AM -10:30 AM
  • Statehouse Convention Center Ballroom
EXHIBIT HALL
  • 10:00 AM -4:00 PM
  • Statehouse Convention Center
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
Give So Others Can Live
  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Statehouse Convention Center
WORKSHOPS
  • 10:45 AM -12:00 PM
  • Little Rock Marriott Hotel
CORPORATE LUNCHEON
  • 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Statehouse Convention Center Ballroom
DESSERT IN EXHIBIT HALL
  • 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Statehouse Convention Center
WORKSHOPS
  • 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Little Rock Marriott Hotel
UNIVERSITY POSTER CONTEST
  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Marriott Hotel
INNOVATION CENTER DEMONSTRATIONS
  • 2:45 PM -4:00 PM
  • Statehouse Convention Center
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Little Rock Marriott Hotel
LITTLE ROCK HOST CHAPTER OPENING RECEPTION
“Life Is Better With A Southern Accent”
  • 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • (Shuttles begin at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Clinton Presidential Center
FORUM REGISTRATION
  • 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Exhibit Hall, Statehouse Con. Ctr.
HALL OF FAME BREAKFAST
  • 8:00 - 10:00 AM
  • Statehouse Convention Center Ballroom
EXHIBIT HALL
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Statehouse Convention Center
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
“Give So Others Can Live”
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Statehouse Convention Center
WORKSHOPS
  • 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Little Rock Marriott Hotel
EMERGING LEADERS CHAT CAFÉ
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Little Rock Marriott Hotel
DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
"When The Nightmare is Real: Mass Casualty Attacks Against Soft Targets"
  • Noon – 5:00 PM Transportation
  • provided at Noon
  • From Marriott Hotel
  • Saint Marks Baptist Church
  • 5722 W 12th St., Little Rock
LUNCH AVAILABLE IN EXHIBIT HALL
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Statehouse Convention Center
WORKSHOPS
  • 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
  • Little Rock Marriott Hotel
WORKSHOPS
  • 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
  • Little Rock Marriott Hotel
PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION (BY INVITATION ONLY)
  • 6:00 PM -7:30 PM
  • TBD
ALL CHAPTERS NETWORKING
“Embracing the Past: Acknowledging the Present: Imprinting the Future #60LR9”
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Statehouse Convention Center
FORUM REGISTRATION
  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Statehouse Convention Center
ELECTED OFFICIALS ROUNDTABLE
  • 10 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Little Rock Marriott Hotel
ELI & MENTOR GRADUATION LUNCH
  • 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Statehouse Convention Center Ballroom
BUSINESS MEETING
  • 2:00 PM -3:00 PM
  • Little Rock Marriott Hotel
ELI ALUMNI NETWORK
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Little Rock Marriott Hotel
MARKS OF EXCELLENCE RECEPTION
  • 6:00 - 6:30 PM
  • Statehouse Convention Center Ballroom
MARKS OF EXCELLENCE GALA
  • 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Statehouse Convention Center Ballroom
POST GALA EVENT
  • 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Little Rock Marriott Hotel
ECUMENICAL SERVICE (SUN 04-23-2017)
  • 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Little Rock Marriott Hotel

TRAVEL AND HOTEL INFORMATION

Transportation

Allegiant, American, Delta, Glo, Southwest and United airlines offer more than 50 daily flights to Arkansas from major hubs.


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Hotel

FORUM 2017 will be served by three hotels. Deadline for hotel registration is March 18, 2017 . NFBPA has set aside a limited number of rooms at each hotel at a special conference rate.

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Facilities

FORUM 2017 events will take place at the Statehouse Convention Center. A beautiful, spacious facility physically attached to the Little Rock Marriott.

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