2024 GAD Institute
July 16-18: Spokane, WA

The Government Affairs Directors’ Institute is an annual professional development conference for state and local real estate association professionals who provide guidance to and work for associations in the areas of government affairs, political affairs, legislative or regulatory affairs, lobbying, advocacy, RPAC fundraising, campaigns, community outreach and/or all REALTOR® Party initiatives.

This year’s 40th anniversary event is being held in Spokane, Washington, and will start at noon on Tuesday, July 16, with an orientation and overview for new GADs. GAD Institute sessions will conclude on Thursday, July 18, at approximately 4:00 pm. For more details, please view the draft agenda. Questions? Contact us at GADInst@nar.realtor.

Meet Our Keynote Speaker!

The Honorable Will Hurd is a devoted husband and acclaimed author. He has led a diverse career as an intelligence officer, cybersecurity executive, congressman, artificial intelligence policy pioneer, investment banker, and presidential candidate. A San Antonio native and the youngest of three siblings, Will earned his Computer Science degree from Texas A&M University.

In his 20s, serving overseas in the CIA, Will stopped our enemies from trying to blow us up, steal our secrets, and bring dirty bombs into America. In his 30s, he helped build a cybersecurity company called FusionX, where he prevented our adversaries from stealing our money, poisoning our water, and disrupting our electrical grid. In Congress, he dealt with forces trying to undermine our democratic institutions. While in his early 40s through his roles as a Managing Director at Allen & Company, on the Board of OpenAI, and as a Trustee of the German Marshall Fund he was in the vanguard of technology, national security, and public policy ensuring America stayed the most powerful country in the world. As a presidential candidate in his late 40s, Will introduced groundbreaking AI policies, innovative solutions to our border crisis, and strategies to win the New Cold War with China.

Will, known for his love of movies, Tex-Mex cuisine, national parks, the San Antonio Spurs, and most importantly his awesome wife, has been lauded as “the most interesting man in Congress,” “the real deal,” and “the kind of public servant we need today.” Will is committed to forging a brighter and more resilient world for future generations.

2024 GAD Institute Details

When: July 16-18, 2024
Where: Spokane, Washington
Hotel: The Davenport Grand, Autograph Collection

Hotel Information
The Davenport Grand, Autograph Collection
333 W Spokane Falls Blvd

Hotel room rate: $185+tax per night
Hotel reservation deadline: Friday, June 14, 2024*
Cancellation policy: Rooms must be canceled 48 hours before the day of arrival to avoid charges.
Check-in: 4:00 PM; Check out: 12:00 PM

Spokane International Airport is located 8 miles from the hotel.


We have reached capacity for the 2024 GAD Institute. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please complete this form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. Please note the registration fee is $600. Questions? Contact GADInstitute@nar.realtor.

Cancellation policy: All cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations received by July 2, 2024, will be refunded in full. Refunds will not be approved for cancellations received after this date.

GADs Give Back

Starting in 2018 as an initiative for attendees to give back to the host city for the annual GAD Institute, we’re proud to continue this tradition for the 7th year. This year’s recipient is Family Promise of Spokane.

Family Promise of Spokane has served the community since 1998, starting with a small network of churches to support almost 50 families a year. In 2016, they established Open Doors, a 24/7 emergency walk-in shelter for families. Their growth continued in 2018 with the creation of the Neighbors Prevention program and Village aftercare program serving over 1,000 people within two years.

With family homelessness at crisis levels, Family Promise of Spokane continues to support their community and families working towards the goal to end child homelessness in Spokane County. Contribute to Family Promise of Spokane at our official GADs Give Back link today!

Event Policies

The 2024 GAD Institute is governed by policies developed in conjunction with federal, state, and local laws; the host venue; and NAR. Please review these policies here.

NAR is committed to providing a safe, in-person event. All attendees and exhibitors will be asked to agree to the event waiver during the registration process.

For more information, please see the Liability Waiver and Release of Claims.