Future of Florida Public Policy Summit

The Second Annual Robert A. Bryan

Future of Florida Public Policy Summit

Hosted by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida

Friday, Feb. 20 to Sunday, Feb. 22

For the first time the brightest young minds in Florida will gather in one place to discuss the modernization of voter registration in our state, and develop a comprehensive plan to address it. Students will come together for a weekend of meaningful discussion and deliberation to develop and advocate for a viable solution to improve voter registration in our state. Scholars and advocates from around the country will inform our civic engagement through comprehensive sessions about all aspects of this issue. Join the most able students in the state as we come together to empower the collegiate demographic and develop real answers for Florida’s future!

Online Voter Registration In Florida

Participants will learn about and engage in the following areas of advocacy:

  • Lobbying
  • Coalition Building
  • Messaging/Marketing
  • Social media

Event Information:
The conference is currently scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20 and conclude around noon on Sunday, Feb. 22. The event will be located in the Pugh Hall Ocora on UF’s main campus. Event check-in will begin at 4 p.m. in Pugh Hall. The Center is centrally located and easily accessible by car and foot. Sudents will be housed at the Holiday Inn University Center at 1250 W. University Ave. 

Student Organizing Committee:

  • Katy Burnett
  • Frances Chapman
  • Joseph DiPaolo
  • Nathan Harvey
  • Priya Kamath
  • Natalie Martinez


Preliminary Schedule:
All events are held at Pugh Hall unless otherwise mentioned. Meals will be served in the Pugh Hall Ocora.

  • Friday: Discussions on voting accessibility in Florida from leading experts
  • Saturday: Information sessions on advocacy and coalition building in the Florida legislature
  • Sunday: Formation of working groups to build a grassroots network of support for online voter registration


Conference Highlights

  • Discussions of the Florida Legislature with elected officials
  • Seminars on voting accessibility from preeminent scholars in the state
  • Comprehensive education on advocacy in the state of Florida