Forums & Conferences

Mayoral Forum on the 50th Anniversary of Jacksonville's Consolidation September 19, 2018

The Public Policy Institute hosted a Mayoral Forum in partnership with WJXT Channel 4. This event focused on the 50th anniversary of Jacksonville's consolidation, and included all living mayors since consolidation.

Generation Under Fire March 2018

This televised town hall forum focused on school shootings and gun policy, and was hosted by the Public Policy Institute and WJXT Channel 4.

First Coast Delegation Summit December 1, 2016

This event brought many of Northeast Florida's elected officials to campus to focus on solutions in healthcare, education, and transportation on the First Coast.

Juvenile Justice Policy November 20, 2014

JU PPI Juvenile Justice Policy eventThe Publi​c Policy Institute hosted a forum on juvenile justice policy with panelist​s 4th Judicial Circuit Duval County Court Judge Henry Davis, 4th Judicial Circuit State Attorney Angela Corey, Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford, and 4th Judicial Circuit Duval County Public Defender Matt Shirk. Topics covered juvenile crime, direct filings, civic citations​, drug court, and Jacksonville Journey. Read more about the event at Wave Mag​azine Online​. This event was covered by MetroJacksonville.com. Watch the speakers on YouTube: Henry Davis, John Rutherford, Forum Panel.

Education Policy: Shaping Florida's Future November 12, 2014

 Policy Institute

This event, one of the premier education conferences in the state, drew students, faculty, policymakers, and community members together to discuss school choice, state accountability and assessment standards, Common Core, Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, low-performing Duval schools, FCAT 2.0, and more. Speakers included Gary Chartrand, Chair, Board of Education, Florida Department of Education; Pam Stewart, Commissioner on Education, Florida Department of Education; and Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent, DCPS.

Education Policy​ February 11, 2014

Education Policy ForumLeadership, strategic planning and budgeting were topics discussed by Florida State Chair of Education Gary Chartrand and Duval County ​Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti during the Public Policy Institute's Education Policy Forum, "Education Policy: Why it Matters". See photos of the event on Facebook. Watch the video on YouTube. This event was covered by MetroJacksonville.com.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in Florida: The Exchanges and Proposed Medicaid Expansion​ November 13, 2013

HPC 2013

​​​The inaugural Public Policy Program was a Healthcare Policy Conference held in the Jacksonville University Terry Concert Hall. An estimated 400 policy makers, civic leaders, healthcare professionals, and members of the university and local community attended this day-long conference. Media information and materials from the event are below.