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2013 ASLCS Legislative Summit

 

 

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2013 NCSL Legislative Summit
Atlanta, Georgia — Georgia World Congress Center
Preliminary Agenda (As of July 1, 2013) 

 

For more information about the Legislative Summit, go to NCSL 2013 Legislative Summit.


Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday
Sunday, August 11, 2013

1-2:15 p.m.

NCSL Executive Committee—Outreach & Communication Subcommittee
Omni Hotel
Grand Ballroom C

2:30-3:45 p.m.

NCSL Executive Committee—Budget, Finance & Rules Subcommittee
Omni Hotel
Grand Ballroom C

4 -5:30 p.m.

NCSL Executive Committee
Omni Hotel
Grand Ballroom E

Monday, August 12, 2013

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration
Georgia World Congress Center
Level 4 - Registration Hall

8:30 a.m.-Noon

International Program
Georgia World Congress Center
International Ballroom F

9 a.m.-Noon

Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee (LSCC) Meetings
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3 B301, B305, B306

Noon-1:15 p.m.

Women's Legislative Network Board Meeting
Georgia World Congress Center
Level 3 - B306

 

1:30-2:45 p.m.

General Session: Our Constitutional Legacy
Georgia World Congress Center
Ballroom Level - Thomas Murphy Ballroom

Sandra Day O'Connor is a trailblazer who has made an enduring mark on the nation. In this 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, you will hear from the first woman—and crucial swing justice—appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court on the principles that have made the nation strong through the centuries. She'll share her views on representative democracy, civic education and fair courts. She is the author of three books, including the recently released, Out of Order, a history of the Supreme Court, its famous justices and how it evolved into the sometimes controversial institution it is today.

3-3:35 p.m.

ASLCS “A” Committees
Georgia World Congress Center
B215-218
 
The ASLCS "A" Bylaws and Standing Orders, Inside the Legislative Process, Site Selection and Technology Committees will meet.

3:40-4:15 p.m.

ASLCS “B” Committees
Georgia World Congress Center
B215-218
 
The ASLCS "B" International Communication and Development, Legislative Administrator, Membership and Communication and Support Staff Committees will meet.

4:20-5 p.m

ASLCS “C” Committees
Georgia World Congress Center
B215-182

The ASLCS "C" Canadian-American Relations, Professional Journal, Program Development and Roster Committees will meet.

5:15-6:45 p.m.

Opening Reception—Georgia on My Mind
Georgia World Congress Center
Bldg. C - Georgia Ballroom

Delight in a taste of Georgia and special Southern entertainment. This kick-off to the Summit will definitely put Georgia on your mind.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Registration
Georgia World Congress Center
Level 4 - Registration Hall

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Public Access to Legislative Information
Georgia World Congress Center
Level 2 - B203
 

Citizens have the right of access to any public information, unless it is specifically exempt by law. Most legislative records, reports, bills or working papers are considered public records. Learn the requirements and exemptions in this informative session.
 
Panelist:
Jon Heining, Texas Legislature
Eddie Weeks, Tennessee General Assembly
 
Sponsored by the Legal Services Staff Section

8:30-9:45 a.m.

General Session: America's Retirement Crisis
Georgia World Congress Center
Ballroom Level  Thomas Murphy Ballroom

Despite our sluggish economy and the global economic uncertainty, building lifetime financial security is not a pipe dream in 21st century America. But for most Americans, it's become a do-it-yourself proposition, as a result of the decline of traditional pension plans in the private sector and the challenge of unfunded liabilities in state and local pension plans. TIAA-CREF's CEO Roger Ferguson believes we need to rethink, repair and restart America's retirement system so individuals can better ensure their own lifetime financial security.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open
Georgia World Congress Center
Level 1 - Hall B3

10 a.m.-Noon

NCSL Standing Committee Meetings
Georgia World Congress Center

Noon-2:15 p.m.

ASLCS Luncheon and Business Meeting
Ruth's Chris Steak House, 267 Marietta Street, Atlanta, 30313

Presiding: Karen O. Wadsworth, Clerk of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and President of ASLCS

Pre-registration required for this luncheon. Please contact Angela Andrews (angela.andrews@ncsl.org) for more information.

NCSL and ASLCS gratefully acknowledge the support of International Roll-Call Corporation for sponsoring this luncheon!

1:30-5 p.m.

NCSL Standing Committee Meetings
Georgia World Congress Center

3:30-5 p.m.

Legislative Staff University: Staying Engaged and Motivated
Georgia World Congress Center
Level 4 - B407

Legislative staff work in an environment where the motives that drive individual members may not always match the values of the institution. How can staff help legislators achieve their policy goals while ensuring that the process remains open and objective? Learn from Phil Boyle—a distinguished professor and leadership consultant who works with state and local governments on ethics, problem solving and decision making—about how to stay motivated and engaged during tough legislative sessions.

5-6 p.m.

Young Professionals’ Meeting
Georgia World Congress Center
Ballroom Level - Galleria

Evening

States’ Night

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

6:30-8 a.m.

Walk for Wellness

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration
Georgia World Congress Center
Level 4 - Registration Hall

8:30-9:30 a.m.

General Session:  Economic Recovery - Great Expectations
Georgia World Congress Center
Ballroom Level - Thomas Murphy Ballroom

9:45-10:45 a.m.

Increase Your Presence with Tech Tools
Georgia World Congress Center
Level 4 B406


Want to know about the best free and bargain apps and technology to improve productivity and simplify your life without breaking the bank? Need to jazz up your presentations or shake-up meetings? Want to jump into the new technology world but have no idea where to start? Walk away with 30+ tips and tricks you can use to add sizzle to your presentation.
 
Speaker:
Jill Duffy, Pcmag.Com, New York

10a.m.-4 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open
Georgia World Congress Center
Level 1 Hall B3

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Going Mobile: What It Means for Legislatures
Georgia World Congress Center
Level 4 - B406

The dramatic growth in mobile devices is changing the way legislatures communicate and do business. States are seeing benefits and cost savings from moving to mobile devices and going paperless. Hear about and learn from experiences in states that are going mobile.

12:15-1:45 p.m.

Salute to Legislative Staff Luncheon: Celebrating Success
Georgia World Congress Center
Ballroom Level - Thomas Murphy Ballroom

Join fellow legislative staffers from around the country to celebrate the outstanding work, commitment and contributions you make each year to America's Legislatures! Art Hamilton, former member of the Arizona House of Representatives and NCSL President and CEO of a successful public affairs firm, will talk about the critical contributions legislative staff made to him in advancing his career, and to the legislature as an institution in sustaining its values. Hear his perspective on those qualities that staff may forget about during tough legislative sessions that make the whole thing possible. Don’t miss this inspiring and humorous presentation from a man that Bill Clinton called "one of the finest speakers I have ever heard."
 
Presiding:
Patsy Spaw, Texas Legislature
 
Speaker:
Art Hamilton, The Hamilton Group, LLC, Arizona
 

1:45-3 p.m.

Cultivating an Honest Environment
Georgia World Congress Center
Level 4 - B407
 
Everyone has the best of intentions of behaving with integrity, but Sidetracked, a book by Harvard professor Francesca Gino, shows that certain factors can lead us to cross ethical boundaries. What are these red flags, and how can legislators and staff cultivate an environment that encourages honesty? Attend this interactive session to learn and practice measures to keep yourself and those around you from getting sidetracked.
 
Speaker:
Dr. Francesca Gino, Harvard Business School, Massachusetts
 

3:15-5 p.m.

Emerging Technologies
Georgia World Congress Center
Level 4 - B404


Emerging technologies like GoogleGlass and other wearable technologies are innovative and exciting, but may raise public policy concerns about privacy and security. Hear about and see the latest gadgets and consider the implications they may have for legislatures and for society overall.

 
Moderator:
Gary Schaefer, Louisiana Legislature
 
Sponsored by the National Associate of Legislative Information Technology

3-5 p.m.

ASLCS Executive Committee Meeting
Georgia World Congress Center
Level 2 - B 201

 

Presiding:  Karen O. Wadsworth, Clerk of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and President of ASLCS

6-8 p.m.

Closing Event—A Whale of an Evening
Georgia Aquarium
You'll have a whale of a good time in the underwater world of dolphins, sharks, belugas and more at the Georgia Aquarium. It's one of the world's largest and contains more aquatic life in its seven stunning exhibits than any other aquarium in the world. You'll dine on delectable Southern cuisine and enjoy the music of Georgia while you mingle with friends.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

6:30-8 a.m.

Bipartisan Bike Ride

7:30 a.m.-Noon

Registration
Georgia World Congress Center
Level 4 - Registration Hall

7-8:15 a.m.

NCSL Statehouse Ambassadors' Breakfast
Level 4 - B404
 

8:30-9:45 a.m.

A Crash Course on Parliamentary Procedure
Georgia World Congress Center
Level 2 B208

In order to play the game, you have to know the rules. Parliamentary procedure is at the heart of the legislative process. Learning how to use it properly improves not only your effectiveness but the smooth running of your legislature. You'll leave this session with highly honed parliamentary skills.

Moderator:
John Phelps, Committee on Rules and Calendar, Florida Senate

9 a.m.-Noon

Exhibit Hall Open
Georgia World Congress Center
Level 1 Hall B3

10 a.m.-Noon

NCSL Annual Business Meeting
Georgia World Congress Center
Level 4 - B405-407

All legislators and legislative staff are urged to attend the Business Meeting and consider Policy Directives and Resolutions that will guide NCSL's advocacy efforts before Congress and the administration, amendments to the Bylaws and Rules of Procedure, election of NCSL officers and approval of the Conference budget. All other meeting participants are welcome to observe.

Noon-1:30 p.m.

General Session Luncheon
Georgia World Congress Center
Ballroom Level  - Thomas Murphy Ballroom

David Gergen, a respected CNN senior political analyst, advisor to four presidents, and director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, has a unique perspective on politics. He will share his views on leadership in today’s partisan climate, the state of the nation and why things are the way they are in Washington, D.C. An advisor to four presidents—both Democrat and Republican—he has a view of leadership from the pinnacle of power.

1:45-3:15 p.m.

High-Tech Committee
Georgia World Congress Center
Level 3 - B314
 
Legislatures are using technology to help committees operate more efficiently, effectively and with less paper. They are streaming hearings live, making recordings available on demand, posting testimony online, and creating electronic committee voting systems. Electronic witness slips and online requests to speak in committee systems also are making it easier for citizens to testify at hearings.
 
Moderator:
Terri Clark, Kansas Legislature
 
Panelist:
Kurt McDowell, Ohio General Assembly
Jonathan Palmore, Virginia General Assembly
 
Sponsored by the National Association of Legislative Information Technology and the Research and Committee Staff Sections

1:45-5:00 p.m.

2020 Mason's Manual Commission
Georgia World Congress Center
Level 3 - B306

Presiding: Alfred “Butch” Speer, Clerk, Louisiana House of Representatives and Chair of the 2020 Mason’s Manual Commission

 

 

 


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