2013 GRA Conference


Governmental Research Association
2013 Annual Policy Conference - Milwaukee

July 28-31, 2013

Come to the Brew City for the annual Governmental Research Association policy conference. In addition to provocative panel discussions and nationally known keynote speakers, this year’s conference will feature great beer, fun summer festivals, world class museums, and Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront. Panel topics will include:

  • Milwaukee’s experience as “Ground Zero” of the national school choice movement
  • Pension and retiree health care reform
  • Local government shared services and consolidation
  • Water resource management

Click here for the full conference agenda. (updated)

The conference will occur in the height of Milwaukee’s summer festival season. Those wishing to come early can enjoy German Fest at Milwaukee’s famous Summerfest grounds (July 25-28), the Brady Street Festival in one of our hippest neighborhoods (July 27), and the Milwaukee Brewfest at one of our lakefront parks (July 27).

Guests will stay at Hotel Metro, in the heart of Milwaukee’s Downtown and easy walking distance to our world class art museum designed by Santiago Calatrava, as well as a broad assortment of shopping, restaurants, culture and entertainment. 


July 28-31, 2013


UWM School of Continuing Education
Plankinton Building (Seventh Floor)
161 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI


GRA or PPF Member ~ $180
     Additional member from the same organization ~ $150
Non-member* ~ $200
Full day ~ $75
Half day ~ $50


Hotel Accommodations:
Hotel Metro
411 East Mason Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

$129.99 per night

The code for the discounted rate is "GRA." Reservations need to made
by phone at (877) 638-7620 with the front desk or via email through
Deborah at DDiMarzo@HotelMetro.com. The conference hotel
discount is available until June 28.


Pam Matthews
(414) 276-8240, Ext. 3


* A promotional discounted rate is available for non-members who are considering a GRA membership – if you are interested, contact Rob Henken at rhenken@publicpolicyforum.org for details.