2022 Governance Conference

Governance Conference 2022

Governance Conference 2022 will be March 6–9 in New Orleans, LA, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans (Do not make hotel reservations before registering for the conference).

Governance Conference allows pool governing body members and senior management to problem-solve and collaborate in a pool-focused environment. Educational sessions are offered in learning paths for governance, leadership and hot topics in pooling.

AGRiP's annual membership meeting will be held at the conference during the lunch program from 1-1:30 p.m. CT on March 7. No member business or vote is anticipated. 

Event Registration

Registration  closes Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. Registration fees are:

  • Members $935 ($1,035 after Feb. 4, 2022)
  • Nonmembers $1,285 ($1,385 after Feb. 4, 2022)
  • Pooling Basics $95 (members only)

Guest registration is available. 

Cancellations received before Feb. 20, 2022 will be assessed a $100 administrative fee. Because AGRiP pays venue and related event expenses based upon projected attendance, refunds will not be given for cancellations received after Feb. 20, 2022
 or for no-shows. Review our conference policies for full details.

Keynotes and Concurrent Sessions

Two keynotes and more than 30 concurrent sessions will focus on governance, leadership and hot topics in pooling. Keynotes are:

  • Pandemic Flux Syndrome (9:30 - 10:30 a.m. CT, Monday, March 7)
  • Understanding Digital Transformation and its Impact for Pools (9:30 - 10:30 a.m. CT, Tuesday, March 8)

    Optional Sessions

    Two optional sessions help people new to pooling learn about our industry and organization. Sessions are:

    • Pooling Basics Class (10 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT, Sunday, March 6) is for people new to public entity pooling. Attendees explore how our dynamic industry varies from the private insurance industry; how pools were formed to meet members' needs; and gain an understanding of pooling operations, governance, finance and best practices. Class includes beverages, lunch and snacks.
    • First-Time Attendees Breakfast (8 - 9:15 a.m. CT, Monday, March 7) is a chance for newcomers to join other newcomers and the AGRiP Board of Directors for a brief orientation to AGRiP services and activities, as well as to the conference. This conversational breakfast will be useful to pool attendees, QEI Patrons, and Partners.

    Pre-Conference Tours

    Two pre-conference tours are available. Registration is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Tours are:

    • National World War II Museum (10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT, Sunday, March 6): $75/person
    • Sold Out: Louisiana Swamp Boat Adventure (10:40 a.m. - 3 p.m. CT, Sunday, March 6): $75/person

    Hotel Information

    The room block at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans will open concurrently with event registration. Room rates start at $259 per night (plus tax and service fees) and will be available first-come, first served until Feb. 9, 2022. Registrants will receive information to make hotel reservations upon completion of their conference registration.

    COVID-19 Protocols

    New Orleans COVID-19 protocols are anticipated to be in effect through AGRiP’s conference and all attendees should prepare accordingly. Current protocols require masks in all indoor spaces throughout the city except when actively eating or drinking, proof of vaccine or negative test within 72 hours before entry to hotels, hotel event spaces, restaurants, bars, fitness centers and most other establishments. More details, including penalties for non-compliance, are available from the City.