Biennial Institute

Where legislators learn, network and explore issues critical to governing Georgia

BiennialThe 31st Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators
occurred December 9 - 11, 2018 at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
Athens, Georgia


The Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators provides both an orientation to the legislative process for new lawmakers and timely policy sessions for all attendees.


New and veteran legislators count on the Biennial Institute to provide information and training that will help them make better-informed decisions for Georgia. A recognized event on the state's political calendar since 1958, the Biennial provides legislators with valuable time for learning, networking and exploring state issues prior to the upcoming session of the General Assembly.


The leadership of the Georgia General Assembly cosponsors the Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators, with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government organizing and assembling the resources and expertise needed to carry out the agenda. Sessions conducted by veteran lawmakers and staff, agency administrators and subject experts lead legislators through a wide variety of current topics.


The late Alan Rosenthal, noted legislative scholar and "wizard of democracy," named the Biennial as a national model of legislative training.


Biennial Schedule


Biennial Presentations


Speakers' Bios