Past Events

Guinn Center Events Archive

Check here for information about past events hosted by the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities. This page includes information about speakers, handouts, and videos.


Integrated Employment: A Series of Conversations

In 2021-2022, the Guinn Center hosted a series of working groups, focus groups, and webinars to raise awareness about integrated employment opportunities for individuals with different abilities in Nevada. In March, we offered a focus group for parents, professionals and teachers to learn more about integrated employment opportunities. A video of the event can be found here.  The slide deck and handout, which summarizes the presentation, are below: 

Guinn Center Integrated Employment Professionals 2022

Guinn Center Integrated Employment (for Professionals, Parents) (Spanish

GC Transition Handout for Youth

GC Transition Handout for Adults



This focus group was followed by a webinar that highlighted the experiences of local and national employers who are creating more inclusive workplaces and hiring individuals with different abilities. The webinar can be viewed here


The Guinn Center hosted a subsequent focus group with employers and professionals to discuss ways to make a workplace more inclusive and we reviewed programs to support the hiring and retention of individuals with different abilities. The webinar can be viewed here. The Powerpoint presentation and a 2-page guide summarizing the presentation can be found below. 

Guinn Center Integrated Employment Employers 2022

GC Transition Handout for Employers


Nevada Recovers Listening Tour with Youth: A Conversation about Youth Priorities

September 16, 2021

Nevada95, powered by the Guinn Center, hosted and facilitated a conversation with more than 50 young adults and youth-serving organizations to discuss youth priorities and suggestions for investing #ARP funds in ways that help Nevada youth. 



Strengthening Extreme Heat Resiliency through Policy in Native American & Latino Communities in Las Vegas

August 25, 2021

This event highlighted the Guinn Center’s report “Strengthening Extreme Heat Resiliency in Vulnerable Communities in southern Nevada.”




Strengthening Resiliency in Communities of Color in Nevada and Arizona

June 30, 2021

The Guinn Center hosted a community meeting to discuss preliminary findings of its Strengthening Resiliency in Communities of Color in Nevada and Arizona report, which is funded by the Walmart Foundation. 


Transition Planning Workshop

March 17, 2021

The Guinn Center hosted a workshop for Transition Planning.

The video can be accessed here: or

The presentation can be accessed here: Guinn Center Transition Planning Resources 2021

The presentation in Spanish can be accessed here: Guinn Center Taller de Transicion 2021



Financial Aid 101 Workshop for Students, Families, and Professionals

February-March, 2021

These workshops are designed for students and their parents who are considering college. A video of the workshop can be accessed here. A copy of the presentation can be accessed here: Guinn Center Financial Aid 101 2021



Financial Aid Workshops for School Counselors and Professional

September and October, 2020

These workshops were designed for school counselors and professionals who work with young adults considering college. This series of workshops was offered in partnership with the Nevada State Treasurer’s Office. 


Equity, Governance, and Community: A Conversation with NYC Chancellor Richard Carranza

Las Vegas, February 28, 2020

This salon in Las Vegas featured a conversation with NYC Chancellor of Schools Richard Carranza, thinkLaw founder and CEO Colin Seale, and Dale Erquiaga, former CEO National Communities in Schools. 


An Evening with Maria Hinojosa and Friends: Nevada 2020

Monday, January 27, 2020



Beer and Bar Graphs: How Data was Used in the 2019 Legislative Session

July 24, 2019 in Las Vegas


Dine & Dialogue: Education Funding & Equity

March 14, 2019  |  Reno, Nevada


Health Policy 101

Sponsored by Nevada Public Health Training Center

March 20, 2019  |  Las Vegas, Nevada 












Keeping Kids in School Summit: Increasing School Engagement

On February 8, Guinn Center Director of Education Policy Dr. Kenneth J. Retzl presented at the Keeping Kids in School Summit on the topic of K-12 funding in Nevada.



Guinn Center presents at Silver State Grant Office Conference

The Guinn Center’s Executive Director Dr. Nancy E. Brune presented “Developing Your Evaluation Plan” at the inaugural Silver State Grant Conference, hosted by the Nevada Grant Office. discussed the different types of evaluation and the importance of planning evaluation efforts early.


K-12 Finance

In December, Executive Director Dr. Nancy E. Brune and Director of Education Policy Dr. Kenneth Retzl spoke to Nevadans for a Common Good about K-12 funding issues in Nevada. 



Taking Action for Social Change

The Guinn Center and the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits hosted a workshop “Taking Action for Social Change” for the nonprofit community. The workshop featured panels on: Nevada Legislature 101, Advocacy versus Lobbying, and Effective Advocacy Strategies. 



Seniors United

On October 10, 2018, Meredith Levine, our Director of Economic Policy, discussed the various ballot initiatives that voters will consider in November. 



Candidate Forum: WCSD Board of Trustees

On October 3, the Guinn Center hosted a Candidate Forum for the individuals seeking to serve on the Washoe County School Board. Guinn Center board member Kathleen Conaboy moderated the event. 



Candidate Forum: CCSD Board of Trustees & NSHE Board of Regents

On October 1, 2018, the Guinn Center hosted a Candidates Forum for individuals running for CCSD Board of Trustees and NSHE Board of Regents. The event was co-sponsored by Honoring Our Public Education (HOPE) and Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce Mujeres Group.




Boyd Law School Ballot Initiative Presentation

Students and faculty from the William S. Boyd School of Law joined us on September 13 for a presentation on all six ballot initiatives that will be on the November ballot. This was a great question and answer session, with the group having special interest in why some initiatives are statutory and some are constitutional.



Public Forum for Education Board Candidates

Guinn Center hosted a public forum for candidates running for Nevada’s education boards on May 23, 2018 at The Public Education Foundation in Las Vegas. The event was co-sponsored by Honoring Our Public Education (HOPE) and Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce Mujeres Group.

Over 50 community members attended to learn how candidates felt about governance, education funding, and student success.




Guinn Center Celebrates 4th Anniversary

To celebrate its 4th Anniversary, the Guinn Center welcomed Governor Brian Sandoval and Rob Roy, CEO & Founder Switch, in a salon-style conversation with Marybel Batjer, Secretary of the California Government Operations Agency and former Chief of Staff to Governor Guinn.

The event was held on Thursday, March 15 at the Nevada Museum of Art.

Click HERE to view pictures from the event.