REPLAY Video of the webcast of the Hatton W. Sumners 2016 Careers in Politics Conference at the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Public Policy Southwest Room, Durango Building on March 5, 2016.
The event, presented by the University of Texas at Austin's Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, focused on Collaboration and Impact: Making a Difference through Public Service.
Thanks to the underwriting support of UT's Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, anyone can watch the conference live or replay the videos later right here on this page.
9:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. Welcome
Susan Nold, Director, The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life; President Dr. Ricardo Romo, The University of Texas at San Antonio; Special Video Message from U.S. Senator John Cornyn; H. Drew Galloway, New Politics Forum Program Coordinator, The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life
9:25 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. State and Local Policymaking: Civic Engagement in the 21st Century
Panelists: Former Texas State Representative Mike Villarreal and San Antonio Councilman Rey Saldaña
Moderator: Francine Romero, Ph.D., Associate Dean, UTSA
10:55 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. The World of Political Communications
Panelists: James Aldrete, President and Creative Director, Messaging Audience & Presentation; Dr. Laura Barberena, Owner and Consultant, VIVA Politics; Sherry Sylvester, Political Consultant, Texans for Lawsuit Reform
Moderator: Dr. Bryan Gervais, Political Science Professor, UTSA
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:50 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Remarks
Dr. Rogelio Saenz, Dean, The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Public Policy
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Innovating your Career: Paths to Service in Civic Life
Panelists: Dya Campos, Director of Governmental and Public Affairs, H-E-B; Kathy Garcia, Director of State and Federal Relations, CPS Energy; Brian Halderman, Director, UTSA Center for Civic Engagement
Moderator: Patricia Jaramillo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UTSA
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. We Did it, So Can You! Young Political Professionals Making an Impact
Panelists: Hannah Beck, Co-Founder and Executive Director, MOVE San Antonio;
Maya Garcia, President, UT Austin Moody College of Communications Communication Council; T.J. Mayes, Chief of Staff, San Antonio City Council District 8; Antonia Okafor, Southwest Regional Director, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus
Moderator: Dr. Mary Dixson, Interim Dean of Libraries, UTSA
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks