NASAA has now opened registration for the organization's 28th Public Policy Conference, which will take place on Tuesday, April 16 at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. The half-day program will provide an opportunity to join securities regulators, financial services industry representatives, legal professionals, academics, investor advocates and legislative and regulatory policymakers for an in-depth look at the key public policy issues facing investors, securities regulators and the investment industry.
Respected Washington observer James Thurber will keynote the conference with a luncheon address examining the current fiscal and political battleground in the 113th Congress. Thurber is University Distinguished Professor of Government and Founder and Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. He is an expert on campaigns and elections, presidential-congressional relations, and author of "Obama in Office" (2011). Thurber was previously legislative assistant to Senators Hubert H. Humphrey, William Brock, Adlai Stevenson III, and Representative David Obey.
Conference attendees may register on the NASAA website. Registration fees are $150.00 for federal government employees and $495.00 for representatives from the financial services industry and self regulatory organizations. Participants desiring hotel accommodations may book their reservations with the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel either online or by calling 1-800-HOTELS-1. Participants should provide the conference code "NASAA Spring Conference" in order to take advantage of the special discounted rate of $249 per night plus tax. The deadline for booking hotel accommodations is March 22.