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Domenici Public Policy Conference at NMSU moved to 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns

The Domenici Public Policy Conference held at New Mexico State University set for September 2020 will not be held this year. Due to COVID-19 issues surrounding the uncertainly of large group gatherings and conference speakers’ travel concerns, conference organizers are looking to 2021 for the next event.


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The 2020 Domenici Public Policy Conference at New Mexico State University will not be held this year due to COVID-19 concerns. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

“The COVID-19 virus has caused us to re-evaluate our overall operations including the important Domenici Public Policy Conference,” NMSU Provost Carol Parker said. “Regrettably, we will need to cancel this year’s event. But, that doesn’t mean we have lost any of the enthusiasm for the mission of the conference. Our advisory committee has been looking at all of our future options.”

The two-day regional conference attracts more than 1,000 attendees and focuses on significant issues facing the state, nation and world.

The Domenici Institute for Public Policy at NMSU is named after Pete V. Domenici, New Mexico’s longest-serving United States senator who died in 2017. The institute at NMSU was created to continue Domenici’s legacy of service to both the state and the country.

For more information on the Domenici Institute, visit https://domenici.nmsu.edu.