UPDATE: The location of the Louisiana Redistricting Summit has MOVED to the LSU Lod Cook Hotel.
3848 West Lakeshore Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
The 2018 Louisiana Redistricting Summit will bring together experts, concerned citizens, and a bipartisan group of current and former elected officials to address the process of redistricting and the challenges presented by gerrymandering, the practice of manipulating electoral districts for partisan advantage.
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration, Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome & Framing
9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Presentation: Redistricting in Louisiana
Presented by Robert Travis Scott, Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) President
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Louisiana’s Redistricting History
Moderator: Beth Courtney
Panelists: Sen. Norby Chabert, Former Senator Ed Murray, Sen. Neil Riser, Rep. Pat
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. National Trends in Redistricting
Moderator: Mary L. Werner
Panelists: Michael Li, Dr. Brian Marks, and Dr. Jonathan Winburn
12:00 – 12:15 p.m. Lunch Break
12:15 – 12:50 p.m. Voices of Louisiana's Future
Moderators: Frederick Bell and Sarah Procopio
Panelists: Tre Nelson, Mitch Rabalais, Leah Sanders, Ben Storch, Adarian Williams
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. The Politics of Redistricting
Moderator: Dr. Martin Johnson
Panelists: Representative Julie Emerson, Representative Marcus Hunter, Senator Ronnie
Johns, Senator Ed Price
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Looking Ahead: Opportunities for Reform
Moderator: Robert Travis Scott
Panelists: Representative Ted James, Speaker Pro Tempore Walt Leger, Representative
Tanner Magee, Representative Julie Stokes
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Keynote: Good Government Matters
Introduction: Tony Davis
Speaker: Jay Dardenne, Louisiana Commissioner of Administration and former Louisiana
Secretary of State
3:45 p.m. Conclusion and next steps
Directions to the Lod Cook Hotel
From I-10 West: Take exit 156B onto Darymple Drive. Turn right on Darymple Drive. Continue for 0.8 miles, then at the roundabout take the third exit onto West Lakeshore Drive. After 0.3 mile the Cook Hotel will be on your right, immediately behind the LSU Alumni Center. Complimentary parking is available on both sides of the property.
From I-10 East: Take exit 156B onto Darymple Drive. Turn right on Darymple Drive. Continue for 0.9
miles, then at the roundabout take the third exit onto West Lakeshore Drive. The Cook
Hotel will be on your right, immediately behind the LSU Alumni Center. Complimentary parking is available on both sides of the property.
We will provide a continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee/refreshments throughout the day.