2018 Better Government Competition Awards Gala 


Monday, September 24, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Seaport Hotel 
One Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210

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Lauren Corvese 
Pioneer Institute 
617-723-2277 ext. 202

Please join Pioneer Institute at an awards gala recognizing the winner and finalists of the 27th annual Better Government Competition. The 2018 contest sought proposals to make higher education and career training options affordable and effective.

The Keynote Address will be delivered by John Sexton, Former President, New York University.

About the Keynote Speaker

John Sexton served as President of New York University from 2002 through 2015.  He is NYU’s Benjamin F. Butler Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus of the Law School. Milestones of his tenure include the growth of NYU’s global network, including campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai; a merger with Polytechnic University, now the NYU Tandon School of Engineering; and the largest increase in Arts and Science faculty in the University’s history.

More about the Better Government Competition

Pioneer Institute’s Better Government Competition, founded in 1991, is an annual citizens’ idea contest that seeks out and rewards the most innovative public policy proposals. The Competition grand prize winner receives $10,000; four runners-up receive $1,000 each, and other proposals receive special recognition.