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MISSISSIPPI POLICY CONFERENCE

Thursday, August 9 – Saturday, August 11, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Conference Registration

Horseshoe

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

USDA Programs Presentation

2nd Floor, Roadhouse

8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Opening Reception – “Welcome to the Mississippi Delta”

Featuring Rita Brent, as seen on Comedy Central and the Ricky Smiley Tour and The Keeshea Pratt Band

Bluesville Lounge, Horseshoe

(Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.; Buffet will close at 9:30 p.m.)

10:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Cigar Lounge

Horseshoe Founders Room, Horseshoe

Friday, August 10, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Conference Registration

Horseshoe

6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Shuttles will loop from hotels to Tunica National and the Levee

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

James E. Clyburn Golf Tournament Continental

Breakfast & Registration

Tunica National Golf Course | 1 Champions Lane | Tunica Resorts, MS

7:00 a.m.

Bennie G. Thompson Sporting Clays Challenge Continental

Breakfast & Registration

The Levee | Tunica Resorts, MS

7:30 a.m.

James E. Clyburn Golf Tournament – Shotgun Start

Tunica National Golf Course

8:30 a.m.

Bennie G. Thompson Sporting Clays Challenge

The Levee | Tunica Resorts, MS

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

SEMINAR #1 – Opioid Addiction in the African – American Community: Public Health Emergency or Criminal Justice Crisis?

Live Oak Ballroom, Gold Strike

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

SEMINAR #2 – The Future of Work: Human Capital, Skills and Education

Live Oak Ballroom, Gold Strike

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Policy Luncheon & Presentations with Special Guest Speaker

2nd Floor, Roadhouse

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

SEMINAR #3 – The Front-lines of Change: Women, Minorities and Millennials  

Live Oak Ballroom, Gold Strike

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Environmental Defense Fund Briefing

1st floor, Roadhouse

8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Friday night celebration featuring  DJ Mark Battle

Live Oak Ballroom, Gold Strike

8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Friday night celebration featuring  DJ Mark Battle

Live Oak Ballroom, Gold Strike

Saturday, August 11, 2018

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Shuttles will loop from hotels to Tunica National and the Levee

7:00 a.m.

Bennie G. Thompson Sporting Clays Challenge Continental

Breakfast & Registration

The Levee | Tunica Resorts, MS

7:30 a.m.

Recreational Golf

Tunica National Golf Course | 1 Champions Lane | Tunica Resorts, MS

8:30 a.m.

Bennie G. Thompson Sporting Clays Challenge

The Levee | Tunica Resorts, MS

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

SEMINAR #4 – School Safety: Prevention, Intervention and Response

Live Oak Ballroom, Gold Strike

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

SEMINAR #5 – Corporate Diversity and Social Responsibility: Measuring the Impact 

Live Oak Ballroom, Gold Strike

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Policy Luncheon – Golf & Shooting Awards & Presentations

2nd Floor, Roadhouse

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Congressional Members’ Forum: Legislative Issues Impacting Our Communities

Live Oak Ballroom, Gold Strike

6:00 p.m. 

Closing Reception

Founders Room, Horseshoe

(Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.; Buffet will close at 8:00 p.m.)

7:30 p.m.

Concert, featuring The Whispers

Bluesville Lounge, Horseshoe

Hospitality Suite

Gold Strike Hotel | Room TBA

a.     Thursday, August 9th – 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

b.     Friday, August 10th – 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

c.     Saturday, August 11th – 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Event titles, time and location are subject to change.