July 30th - August 1st


Point Clear, Alabama

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.


Panel Discussions, Breakout Sessions, Board Meetings


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


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

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Executive Committee Meeting

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ProgressPAC Board Meeting

Lunch on your own

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

BCA Board Meeting

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent BCA Policy Committee Meetings

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Committee Cocktails on the Patio

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Family-Friendly Welcome Dinner
Sponsored by: Alabama Community College System, Brasfield & Gorrie, 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

8:30 a.m.

Breakfast Program

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

Issue Panels

Lunch on your own

12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Golf Outing
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
2:00 p.m. – Popsicles offered poolside
3:00 p.m. – Build a sandcastle
4:00 p.m. – Popsicles offered poolside

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Celebration Reception

Dinner on your own

Sunday, August 1st

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 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.

  • Celebration Church of Fairhope – 8180 Dyer Rd, Fairhope, AL 36532 – 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • Fairhope United Methodist Church – 155 S Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532 – 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • First Baptist Church – 300 S Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532 – 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • Lebanon Chapel AME Church – 19796 Young Street, Fairhope, AL 36532 – 11:00 a.m.
  • St. James Episcopal Church – 860 N Section Street, Fairhope, AL 36532 – 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
  • St Lawrence Catholic Church – 370 S Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532 – 7:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church – 545 South Mobile Street Fairhope, Alabama 36532 – 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

12:00 p.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 meeting.

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


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