State Policy Network
26th SPN Annual Meeting October 9-12, 2018 Salt Lake City, UT
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October 9-12, 2018 • Salt Lake City, UT

26th SPN Annual Meeting

About the SPN Annual Meeting

State Policy Network’s Annual Meeting is the leading conference in the freedom movement aimed at advancing state reforms that promote personal freedom, innovation, opportunity, and a more peaceful society in which all Americans can flourish.

We’re the family reunion of the freedom movement. SPN’s Annual Meeting has grown from 19 pioneers, who attended our first meeting in Colorado Springs in 1992, to 1,400 who joined us in San Antonio, TX, in 2017. It’s where think tank leaders, network partners, and supporters gather to strategize, network, share ideas, learn new skills, and be inspired.

This is also the premier opportunity to highlight and amplify successes across our network and bring much-deserved recognition to the individuals and organizations dedicated to advancing freedom in the states.

See photos from the 25th SPN Annual Meeting here.

Why should you go to the SPN Annual Meeting?

SPN’s Annual Meeting is the gathering place for people who are serious about winning the battle of ideas for this generation and the generations to come. You’ll have access to the wisdom of more than 1,000 people: policy and professional specialists from 325+ organizations, top-notch speakers, and many industry experts, too. You can also build or join smaller groups of like-minded freedom-lovers to refine your strategies, increase knowledge, and recharge your battery.

Last, but certainly not least, we celebrate victories and have a little fun! Annual Meeting is the place to be for happy warriors determined to advance freedom in the states.

Mark Your Calendar

SPN’s 26th Annual Meeting is in Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 9-12, 2018. Join the event on Facebook.

Please note: This is a private event governed by rules available here. SPN reserves the right to refuse registration and entrance.


Attendance Eligibility

All board members, executives, and staff at current SPN state think tank affiliates and associate members are invited to attend SPN’s Annual Meeting. Go here to see specific membership criteria.

General attendees are also welcome, but they must provide a reference and pass SPN’s review process in order to register.

Review Policy
The SPN Annual Meeting is a privately held event and acceptance of registration is pending verification of eligibility. This review policy ensures registrants have selected the most appropriate ticket option. All registrations will receive notification of registration status within three (3) business days. Payment will not be processed until registration is accepted.

Registration Confirmation
After the review window, accepted registrants will receive an email with a confirmation number.

Refunds & Cancellations

Affiliate registrations are eligible for full refunds or transfers to members within the same organization until a specified deadline.

Associate registrations are eligible for a full refund less a $75.00 cancellation fee until a specified deadline. No refunds will be fulfilled after the deadline. Refunds will only be issued to the original registrant or credit card holder. Associate registrations may be transferred to individuals in the same organization as the original registrant.

General Attendees

Refunds will be issued until until a specified deadline, less a $75.00 cancellation fee. General attendee registrations are not eligible for transfer.

Terms and Conditions of Attendance at SPN’s Annual Meeting

Your attendance at SPN’s Annual Meeting indicates your agreement to the following terms and conditions. All event attendees must register in advance of admission. A valid photo ID may be required for registration and admission.

This event is held for the benefit of our think tank affiliates and associates in the state-based policy community. Anyone who attempts to attend this event without properly registering will be removed. SPN further reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to physically remove from the premises any person, regardless of registration status, who in our judgment threatens to disrupt, inhibit, or undermine the quality of this event or the activities of our guests. This policy also applies to anyone who is responsible for bringing another person to the event. “Premises” shall be defined by SPN in consultation with venue management and local law enforcement.

Additional conditions of attendee conduct may apply pursuant to SPN’s agreement with the owner of the event venue as well as local law enforcement. Any person who is removed may be subject to arrest or detention by law enforcement for violation of this policy or the codes of the jurisdiction of the event. Nothing in this policy is designed to infringe speech or conduct on public property. By registering for or attending this event, you agree that State Policy Network as well as its partners, affiliates, associates, contractors, and vendors assumes no liability for injury, damage or loss which may be related in any way to traveling to, attending, or traveling from this event, or with implementation of this policy.


State Policy Network prohibits all unauthorized audio or video recording, image capture, or any form of transcription and transmission of event presentations and activities, including but not limited to statements by presenters, materials displayed or offered during presentations, and comments by event attendees captured without their express consent. SPN further reserves the right at its sole discretion to authorize select audio or video recording and/or transmission of the event, as well as the taking of photographs during the event. Anyone so authorized agrees to use any and all such recordings or images only with SPN’s written consent, and agrees further to make them available without charge to SPN for its unrestricted use. SPN will have anyone conducting unauthorized recording or photography removed from this event, and may pursue at its discretion all available criminal and civil remedies.


All packages, bags, and other containers are subject to search, and may be required to be stored during the event.


The Grand America Hotel
55 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Information on securing your hotel reservation is forthcoming. In the meantime, please be sure to mark your calendar with the conference dates: October 9-12, 2018.


As an SPN Annual Meeting sponsor, your organization will connect with over 1,300 think tank leaders, network partners, and supporters representing hundreds of organizations and all 50 states. SPN offers several sponsorship opportunities to help your organization build awareness of its brand within the network, showcase its work, and forge new partnerships.

If you would like information on 2018 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cindy Kilduff at


SPN affiliates and associates are invited to participate as exhibitors at Annual Meeting. You must be an attendee of the meeting in order to exhibit.Current state think tank affiliates receive complimentary table space. Please see our registration and attendance policies for more information about organizations that are eligible to exhibit. 

For more information about exhibitor opportunities at SPN’s Annual Meeting, please contact Cindy Kilduff at