Public Higher Education Legislative Advocacy Professionals



Join us in Atlanta for the 2018 PHELAP Conference

The Office of Government and Community Relations at Georgia Tech is honored to host the 2018 Public Higher Education Legislative Advocacy Professionals conference. The conference will be held on July 25-27, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. 
Each year, this conference brings together talented advocacy professionals to explore best practices in legislative advocacy and share valuable resources with one another. This is the eleventh consecutive year of the PHELAP conference, and we hope you will join us for an exciting program. We are looking forward to showcasing some of the unique aspects of public higher education in Georgia and offering diverse speakers to stir innovative advocacy programming.

The conference will include session topics such as:  recruiting young alumni into advocacy initiatives, engaging university presidents, avoiding interim drop-off and rewarding advocate engagement. Keynote speakers, panel sessions, round-table discussions and unique tours will offer a multitude of opportunities for brainstorming new ideas and sharing lessons learned among conference attendees.


Conference schedule:

Wednesday, July 25 - Conference starts at 2:00PM EST

Thursday, July 26 - Full day sessions and tours

Friday, July 27 - Conference concludes at 11:00AM EST



Conference registration is open. Please register online at the link below to confirm your attendance to the 2018 PHELAP conference. The registration deadline is June 24, 2018.

Registration fee per attendee is $200 and includes all conference programming materials, transportation and meals during the conference. Additional details related to visiting Atlanta will be provided to registered attendees prior to the conference. 


Hotel accommodations:

Hotel accommodations are offered at a group rate of $148 per night at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center. To book a room at this rate, use the online booking system linked below or call (800) 706-2899 and reference the PHELAP conference block.

Rooms must be booked by June 24, 2018, to receive the group rate. Non-smoking accommodations have been blocked for the group for the nights of July 25th and 26th. If travel plans require an early arrival and attendees would like to request a room in the conference block on July 24th, please contact


Contact us:

For questions about the 2018 conference, please contact Casey Aultman, State Relations Manager, at or by calling (404) 894-1238.

For more information about the Public Higher Education Legislative Advocacy Professionals organization, visit the website here.

Thank you to our sponsors!