Welcome Class of 2017!
DoubleTree by Hilton 1521 W. Pinhook
Thursday Evening, January 19
Dress: Business Casual
5:50/6:00 p.m. Meet in lobby of hotel for Name Tags & lanyards. Ride bus to reception.
IBERIABANK Tower, downtown: 200 W. Congress St./Corner of Buchanan St.
(See directions in your Advance Email for anyone running late)
6:30- 8:30 Opening Reception Host and Sponsor: IBERIABANK
Special Invited Guest: Former Governor Kathleen Blanco (’92 Alum)
Afterhours on your own –
Friday, January 20
7:30 Hotel Vermilion Ballroom: Breakfast Buffet open
8:00 Program Orientation and Class Introductions (breakfast on-going)
9:00 “Why Louisiana Ain’t Mississippi”
The people, places and history that shape our state.
- Jay Dardenne, Commissioner of Administration (‘94 Alum)
12:15 Break & casual lunch at hotel
1:00 Front of Hotel – Board Bus for Alumni House – University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Bus leaves promptly at 1:10pm
1:30 University of Louisiana at Lafayette – Welcome
- Dan Hare (‘97 Alum)
2:00 “State-of-the-State” Overview
- Barry Erwin, President, CABL
3:00 Break – Small Group breakout discussions
4:00 Load bus/Tour Downtown/head back to hotel
5:30 Meet in lobby of hotel /Board Bus to Acadiana Center for the Arts
6:00 Tour of Acadiana Center for the Arts
Executive Director Gerd Wuestemann (’09 Alum)
6:30 Socializing. 7:00 Sing-for-Your-Supper…?
8:30 Load bus, return to hotel Afterhours – on your own
Saturday, January 21
7:30-8:30 Vermillion Ballroom: Breakfast Buffet Sign up for door prizes!
9:00 Depart Hotel and head to Vermilionville (go in your own car. Directions in packet.)
9:15 Louisiana Bibliography
9:30 Leadership Louisiana 2017 Class Survey on Public Issues
- Dr. Michael Henderson, Research Director & Assistant Professor of Research, Public Policy Research Lab, Manship School of Mass Communication, LSU
10:45 Speaking of Leadership….
- Greg Davis, CEO, CajunDome (‘98 Alum)
12:00 Door Prizes Announcements Adjourn
Have a safe trip home & see you in Houma March 23-25
Thanks to our Local Session Sponsors
Thanks to our Statewide Sponsors