The 2017 Future of Florida Summit, held from Feb. 10 to Feb. 12 on the University of Florida campus and sponsored by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, will focus on the upcoming 2017-2018 Florida Constitution Revision Commission. Students from any Florida college or university - public or private - are invited to apply to attend.
The Florida Constitution Revision Commission has more influence than most Floridians realize, and many don't even know it exists. Commissioned every 20 years, this group of appointed members will have the power to put constitutional changes directly on the November 2018 ballot. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the revision process and the history of Florida's constitution from the state's leading scholars on the topic and members of past Constitution Revision Commissions.
This type of revision process is unique to Florida, providing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to directly influence the contents of Florida's constitution. Invited students will draft constitutional amendments, which will then be submitted to the 2017-2018 Constitution Revision Commission.
To find more information about the Constitution Revision Commission, click here.
5 p.m. | Pugh Hall
5:30 p.m. | Pugh Hall
6:30 p.m. | Pugh Hall
History of Florida's constitution, the Constitution Revision Commission and the Partnership for Revising Florida's Constitution
9 p.m. | Pugh Hall
7:30 a.m. | Pugh Hall
9 a.m. | Reitz Union Rooms 3315 and 3320
Breakout Sessions: Education (3315) and Elections (3320)
11:15 a.m. | Reitz Union Rion Ballroom
1 p.m. | Reitz Union Rooms 3315 and 3320
Breakout Sessions: Environment (3315) and Judiciary (3320)
3:30 p.m. | Reitz Union Rion Ballroom
Amendment Drafting Workshop
6:30 p.m. | Reitz Union Rion Ballroom
7:30 p.m. | Pugh Hall
Group work time
7:30 a.m. | Pugh Hall
8:30 a.m. | Pugh Hall
Amendment presentations by student groups
11 a.m. | Pugh Hall
Awards ceremony and closing remarks
Meals and hotel accommodations will be provided by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. Students are only responsible for travel costs and incidentals.
The event is located in Pugh Hall at the University of Florida. It is centrally located and easily accessible by car and foot.
The conference is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017. Check-in will begin at 3 p.m. in Pugh Hall. The event will conclude at noon on Sunday, February 12, 2017.
Application questions should be directed to the Bob Graham Center for Public Service's TJ Pyche at email@example.com