Public Forum

1.  CONVERGE 2012 Features Keynote Scott Rasmussen

Posted 05-25-2012 03:02 PM

CONVERGE 2012, the National Association of Dental Plans annual conference, kicks off Sept. 11 with an overview of the election landscape by Scott Rasmussen, political analyst, author, and independent public opinion pollster who founded Rasmussen Reports. The Wall Street Journal describes him as "today's leading insurgent pollster" and "a key player in the contact sport of politics."

CONVERGE 2012, the premier professional development event of the dental benefits industry, is Sept. 10-13 at the Talking Stick Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

Rasmussen and his firm have developed a reputation for delivering reliable, newsworthy and actionable public opinion data.'s Mickey Kaus declared in 2009, "If you have a choice between Rasmussen and, say, the prestigious N.Y. Times, go with Rasmussen." The Washington Examiner's Michael Barone calls him "one of America's most innovative pollsters." Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen, pollsters for Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, say that Scott has an "unchallenged record for both integrity and accuracy."

In 2008, Rasmussen projected then-Senator Barack Obama would win the presidential election by a 52% to 46% margin. Obama won 53% to 46%. In 2004, Rasmussen was within half a percentage point of the actual vote totals earned by both President Bush and Senator Kerry.

CONVERGE 2012 also features sessions on leadership, marketing, updates on health care reform and FAIR Health plus much more. In addition to the professional development sessions, CONVERGE provides ample opportunities to network with the leaders of the dental benefits industry via the Exhibit Hall, Golf Tournament and Dental Dash fun run/walk. View the CONVERGE Schedule at a Glance for more details. To register, visit the CONVERGE page of the NADP website.

About NADP

National Association of Dental Plans (NADP), a Texas nonprofit corporation with headquarters in Dallas, Texas, is the "representative and recognized resource of the dental benefits industry." NADP is the only national trade organization that includes the full spectrum of dental benefits companies operating in the United States. NADP's members provide Dental HMO, Dental PPO, Dental Indemnity and Discount Dental products to 160 million Americans, more than 90 percent of all Americans with dental benefits.

About Scott Rasmussen

Founder and president of Rasmussen Reports, Scott Rasmussen is a political analyst, best- selling author, public speaker and independent public opinion pollster. His books include The People's Money, Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System and In Search of Self-Governance. Rasmussen founded Rasmussen Reports, LLC in 2003 as a media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion polling information. The firm's website,, provides daily news coverage and commentary on political, business, economic and lifestyle topics. It has become America's most visited public opinion polling site.

Jennifer Hudson
Communications Specialist
National Association of Dental Plans
Dallas TX
(972) 458-6998 (105)