Annual Conference. A forum for the exchange of useful information on significant developments and trends in governmental ethics, elections, freedom of information, campaign finance and lobbying laws. Recent conferences have attracted over 400 participants!
COGEL Annual Conference 2013
The 2013 COGEL Conference will be held December 8 to 11, in beautiful Québec City, Québec. The conferencesite is the world-class Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, and our Executive Directors have negotiated a great room rate for us. Start checking into airline options today to lock in the best rates for your agencies!
The program committee, co-chaired by Nola Western and Darrin Lim, is already hard at work planning a fantastic and educational agenda for the conference. If you have ideas for breakout session or connections to potential plenary speakers, please notify Nola Nola.Western@elections.bc.ca) or Darrin (DLim@nmgovlaw.com)
COGEL Annual Conference 2012
COGEL invites you to the 34th Annual Conference, . COGEL and its Ohio Partners invite you to the 34th Annual Conference in COLUMBUS, Ohio, December 2-5, 2012! This thought provoking and educational conference is an opportunity to celebrate US — professionals in the fields of ethics, campaign finance, lobbying, elections and freedom of information. View Events in Columbus during December 1 - December 7, 2012
Pre-Registration Closed. Please register on-site at the Columbus Sheraton Capitol Square beginning Sunday, December 2 for COGEL’s 34th Annual Conference.
(Cancellation Policy - Cancellations received prior to November 9, 2012 will be charged a $50.00 administrative fee. No refunds will be made for “no shows” or cancellations received after November 9, 2012.)
COGEL Annual Conference 2011
COGEL and the Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance invite you to the 33rd Annual Conference, December 4-7, 2011. Known as Music City and the home of country music, Nashville has a wide range of music venues, historical sites and cultural opportunities. The conference location, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, is directly across the street from Vanderbilt University, one of the country’s most prominent private research universities and medical centers.
Explore the areas of COGEL member interests—ethics, campaign finance, elections, lobbying regulation, and freedom of information against the backdrop of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry. As the annual gathering of industry leaders both in and out of government, COGEL brings you insights into:
✪ current hot topics
✪ updates on recent legislation and litigation—federal, state, local, and international
✪ analysis of the impact of these decisions
And…networking, networking, networking!
In the spirit of openness and transparency, come prepared to share “what’s working for you”. This year’s sessions focus on best practices, include topics that span disciplines, and provide a diversity of moderators/panelists. In addition to COGEL’s traditional sessions, this year’s programming includes areas of leadership management, citizenhttp://cogel.org/sites/default/files/ry engagement and technology in governance.
COGEL Annual Conference 2010
Thanks to all who traveled to Washington, D.C. for the 32nd Annual Conference. The final count was 302 attendees.
Once again, I would like to thank our host committee, the Federal Elections Commission, the Program Committee, and LeeAnn Pelham, 2010 Program Chair. I also greatly appreciate the work of the Panel Moderators and Members. While serving on a panel is an excellent opportunity for professional development, it is also a form of community service to the COGEL community and other professionals in our fields who attend the conference.
COGEL Annual Conference 2009
The 31st COGEL Annual Conference was held December 6-9, 2009 in Arizona at the Fairmont Scottsdale just outside of Phoenix.
Your 2009 COGEL Program Committee promises an informative, practical and highly valuable conference. In addition to providing a critical forum for understanding trends in government ethics, accountability in our campaigns and elections, and the latest in lobbying, this year’s conference will offer sessions on such vital and timely topics as:
- Advisory Opinions and How to Make Them Matter
- Revisiting Post Employment Restrictions in a Time of Staff Reductions
- Effectively Navigating Overlapping Jurisdictions
- Making the Best Use of Limited Ethics Resources
- Private and Public Sector Ethics and How One Can Support the Other
- Public Financing: What Makes It Successful?
- Making the Most of Your Agency’s Website
- Strategies and Tactics for Prioritizing and Achieving Legislative Changes
- Freedom of Information Law: Issues & Trends
- Gifts and Government Operations: Undue Influence or Valuable Assets?
We hope you’ll plan to join your COGEL colleagues and our 2009 Host Committee, the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission, for what’s shaping up to be an exciting and very useful conference in December.
COGEL Annual Conference 2008
The 2008 COGEL Annual Conference was hailed as a tremendous success. The conference was attended by more than 300 individuals attending over 40 substantive sessions during four information packed days. The setting provided abundant opportunity to meet informally with colleagues and peers (a hallmark of COGEL Annual Conferences). While the conference’s resounding success was the result of many, the Host Committee, consisting of the Chicago Board of Ethics, the Cook County Board of Ethics, the Illinois State Board of Elections and the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission, deserves special thanks for such a superb effort! We can't forget all of the staff and volunteers who put incredible amounts of work into the conference to make it the huge success it was.