Latest Posts

Home

Facebook

Twitter

Search
About

Greetings From Nashville

This year’s annual meeting of the State Policy Network started yesterday in Nashville, Tennessee. SPN is the umbrella organization that serves state-based think tanks like American Experiment. Its annual meetings are a great way to learn about the latest developments in various policy areas, get training in skills useful to nonprofits, and exchange ideas with leaders of other policy organizations around the country.

The event is taking place at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, which must be one of the biggest hotels in the country with 2,880 rooms. After close to 24 hours here, we are still learning our way around. One of the hotel’s atriums has a light show reminiscent of the Bellagio’s, on a smaller scale:

img_4557

Kim Crockett, Peter Nelson, Samantha Peterson and I are representing American Experiment at this year’s annual meeting. We set up our booth in the area where member organizations display their wares:

img_4562

While activity at the SPN annual meeting tends to be intense, it is not all work. Last night Peter Nelson and I found time to watch the Vikings destroy the New York Giants on Monday Night Football, along with a couple of other SPN attendees, in a sports bar at the hotel.

8837207-xavier-rhodes-nfl-san-diego-chargers-minnesota-vikings

More to come, perhaps, before the event concludes on Thursday.

Comments

Subscribe

Categories

Upcoming Events

  • 2019 Annual Dinner Featuring Candace Owens

    Location: Hilton Minneapolis 1001 South Marquette Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

    From Brexit to Blexit… Britain’s exit from the European Union has not been smooth sailing. Since the leave date has been pushed back to October, Nigel Farage is now running for a seat in the European Parliament. That election date is May 23 which has forced him to cancel all American speaking engagements, including our Annual Dinner. Center of the American Experiment is pleased to announce that Candace Owens, the founder of the Blexit movement and host of The Candace Owens Show, will now be presenting the keynote address at our 2019 Annual Dinner on May 18. We are excited…

    Register Now