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What is it?

This annual conference, which routinely attracts more than 500 guests, is always a favorite summertime gathering for lawmakers, business leaders and government affairs professionals.

The Business Council of Alabama’s annual Government Affairs Conference, BCA 2021, is July 30th through August 1st at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama. The conference will begin on Friday evening and conclude Sunday morning.

The weekend provides a unique networking opportunity to discuss politics and policy with friends and colleagues in a beautiful, informal and relaxed setting.

Learn

Panel Discussions, Breakout Sessions, Board Meetings

Network

Welcome and Celebration Receptions, *Networking and Complimentary Refreshments - Pool, Golf Outing

Family Friendly

Family-Friendly Welcome Reception and Dinner, Children’s Pool Activities, Childcare options for ages 5-12

The premier government affairs conference in Alabama. A don't miss event for anyone working in state politics.

- Taylor Williams, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative

Schedule

Check below for a full BCA'21 Conference Schedule. The schedule will be updated as events and times are confirmed.

Friday, July 30th

9:00 a.m.

Conference Check-In Opens – Conference Center Lobby

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Executive Committee Meeting – Azalea A Room

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ProgressPAC Board Meeting – Magnolia 4 Room

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

BCA Board Meeting – Azalea Ballroom

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent BCA Policy Committee Meetings

  • Education and WF Development – Azalea D, E & F Room
    Dr. Eric Mackey State Superintendent of Education, Alabama State Department of Education

  • Environment and Energy – Azalea B Room
    Lance LeFleurDirector, Alabama Department of Environmental Management

  • Health – Magnolia 2 Room
    Dr. Scott Harris State Health Officer, Alabama Department of Public Health

  • Small Business – Magnolia 1 Room
    Rosemary ElebashState Director for Alabama, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

  • Tax and Fiscal Policy – Magnolia 7 Room
    Vernon Barnett Commissioner, Alabama Department of Revenue

  • Judicial and Legal Reform – Magnolia 3 Room
    Othni Lathram Director, Alabama Legislative Services Agency

  • Labor and Employment – Magnolia 6 Room
    Fitzgerald WashingtonSecretary of Labor/ Alabama Department of Labor

  • Federal Affairs Committee – Magnolia 5 Room
    Mike WardSenior VP, Government & Public Affairs, Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County
    Ronnie Chronister Sr Vice-President, Weapons Technology and Manufacturing, Dynetics, Inc.
    Bradley Hayes Legislative Director for Senator Tommy Tuberville

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Committee Cocktails on the Patio – Grand Ballroom Patio
Sponsored by: Intuitive Research and Technology

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Family-Friendly Welcome Dinner – Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by: Alabama Community College System, Brasfield & Gorrie, Maynard Cooper Gale, Medical Place, Protective Life, Verizon, and Yellawood

7:30 p.m.

Bonfire and S’mores

Saturday, July 31st

8:00 a.m.

Doors Open for Breakfast – Grand Ballroom

8:30 a.m.

Breakfast Program – Grand Ballroom

  • State Legislative Panel
    Sen. Bobby Singleton
    Sen. Greg Reed
    Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter
    Rep. Anthony Daniels

  • Federal Panel Discussion featuring the New Members of Alabama’s Congressional Delegation
    Rep. Jerry Carl

    Rep. Barry Moore
    Sen. Tommy Tuberville

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Issue Panels

  • Innovating Alabama for Tomorrow’s Economy – Magnolia 4 Room
    Charisse StokesPresident, Tidal IT Solutions TechMGM
    Bill PooleAlabama House of Representatives
    Greg CanfieldAlabama Department of Commerce
    Michael StaleyAlabama Clean Fuels Coalition
  • The Future of Healthcare and Medicaid in Alabama – Azalea C, D, E, & F Rooms
    Greg AlbrittonAlabama Senate
    Steve ClouseAlabama House of Representatives
    Don WilliamsonAlabama Hospital Association
    Owen Bailey CEO & Senior Associate VP for Medical Affairs, USA Health
  • Broadband: Advancing Alabama’s Connectivity – Azalea A & B Room
    Clay ScofieldAlabama Senate
    Bobby SingletonAlabama Senate
    Danny GarrettAlabama House of Representatives
    Dr. Eric Mackey – Alabama State Superintendent of Education

Lunch on your own

12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Golf Outing – Lakewood Golf Club – 5910 Lakewood Drive, Fairhope, AL 36532
Sponsored by: Abbeville Fiber

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Networking and Complimentary Refreshments at the Pool
Sponsored by: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama & Alabama Self-Insured Workers Compensation Fund

Children’s Pool Activities
3:00 p.m. – Build a sandcastle
4:00 p.m. – Popsicles offered poolside

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Celebration Reception – Grand Ballroom

Dinner on your own

Sunday, August 1st

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast – Lagoon Room

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Explore the area
Visit a local church service, shop downtown, enjoy Sunday brunch in the Grand Hall, indulge with a trip to the spa, play 18 at one of the many local golf courses, or take advantage of one of the many exciting events taking place in the area.

11:00 a.m.

The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa check out

My family and I look for forward to this conference every year. I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone again after a year of virtual zoom meetings.

- Robin Stone, Robin Stone Company, BCA Interim Executive Director

Sponsors

Our government affairs conferences wouldn't be possible without the contributions from our partnering sponsors.

Click here to view the many sponsorship opportunities available for BCA’21. Please contact Jean Elizabeth Miles to confirm your company’s sponsorship, or for more information.

Presenting Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Where is it?

The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & SpaOne Grand Blvd, Point Clear, AL 36564

Safety Precautions

BCA recommends you follow CDC COVID-19 safety recommendations. The BCA’21 Government Affairs Conference will have sanitation stations and disposable masks available at all conference events.