LRL Summit 2018 Agenda

7/16/2018

Image of the 2018 Legislative Summit logoThe Legislative Research Librarian staff professional association is pleased to offer a wide array of sessions covering topics pertinent and interesting to those working in the field of legislative librarianship. In addition to many sessions created in conjunetion with other staff groups there will also be two tours of local libraries. See the full agenda below for descirptions and more information.

 

sunDay, july 29
Time Sessions
Noon-5 p.m.

Registration  

Convention Center South Lobby

Noon-3 p.m.

Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee
JW Marriott

3:15-5 p.m.

Full Executive Committee

JW Marriott

monDay, July 30
 

Monday Shuttle Schedule

NOTE: Badges must be visible to access all buses, LACC, sessions and social events. 


Shuttle Frequency: 
• 7-10:30 a.m. (every 30 minutes) 
• 10:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. (every 10-15 minutes) 
• Departs the LACC every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. 

Shuttle Routes: 
• Route 1 – Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites picks up on the Figueroa Street Entrance. 
• Route 2 – InterContinential Los Angeles Downtown picks up curbside on 7th Street and Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel picks up curbside on Hope Street. 
• Route 3 – Millennium Biltmore Hotel picks up across the street on Grand Avenue and Omni Los Angeles Hotel picks up curbside on Olive Street. • Route A – Courtyard Los Angeles LA Live, Hotel Indigo Los Angeles, Residence Inn Los Angeles Downtown LA Live and JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live walk over to the LACC. 

Shuttle Drop Off at LACC:
• Drop off on the Figueroa Street side at the LACC.  

For Shuttle Information and Special Assistance: 
• Call (310) 900-9525 at least 60 minutes prior to desired pick-up time.

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

Registration  

Convention Center South Lobby
7:30 a.m.-Noon

Professional Development Preconference: Supercharge Your Talent Legislators and Legislative Staff

Convention Center 502 A

 

7:30-8 a.m.: Breakfast and Introductions 

8-9:15 a.m.: What’s Your Blind Spot? 

What’s your blind spot and how does it impact the decisions you make, the conversations you carry and your behavior toward others? Learn how to spot your hidden preferences and find strategies for overcoming these blind spots when working with colleagues and others in the legislature. 
Speaker: Paul Meshanko, Legacy Business Cultures, Maryland

9:15-10:15 a.m.: The Balanced Life: Your Most Productive Self at the Legislature 

Working in a legislative environment is exciting, challenging, always changing, and often, chaotic. How do you maintain a healthy stress level while juggling all the responsibilities of your role at the capitol? Learn from a top mindfulness executive how to live a balanced and productive professional life while maintaining a happy, healthy mindset. 
Speaker: Dr. Megan Jones Bell, Headspace, California 

10:15-10:30 a.m.: Break

10:30-11:30 a.m.: How to Conquer Your Fear of Failure and Minimize Your Risk 

Failure can lead us to the best personal and organizational results. Most of us have failed at something, then been embarrassed. For some, we stop trying new things. Yet others embrace their failures and turn them into successes. Explore the need for failure and risk, creating an environment where it's safe to fail and ways to flip the negative impression of failure. Learn to see failure as a developmental process, and how you can embrace the results and turn them around. 
Speaker: Curt Stedron, NCSL
1-4 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

Convention Center Hall JH

Noon-1:15 p.m.

New Attendee Orientation

Convention Center 304 ABC

 

First time at the Summit? Grab a box lunch and attend this interactive orientation and learn how to navigate your way through the meeting. Learn about the business meeting, deep dive sessions, and tips to help you make the most of your time in LA.

1:15-3 p.m.

General Session: State Networking Event and CEO Forum: The Next Generation of Innovation

Convention Center Hall K

 

1:15-1:45 p.m.: State Networking Event 
Find your state table and connect with fellow Summit attendees from your state. 

1:45-3 p.m.: CEO Forum: The Next Generation of Innovation 
Hear from leading technology CEOs about the next generation of innovation and how tech will play an active role in identifying our country’s most promising opportunities and solving its biggest challenges. The conversation will address key policy issues facing the tech industry and legislative bodies, and ways to spur innovation and job creation across America. NCSL is pleased to offer this general session in conjunction with TechNet, the voice of the innovation economy.
Moderator: Andrea Deveau, TechNet, California
Panelist: Tim Chen, Nerdwallet, California
Panelist: Brynne Kennedy, Topia, California
Panelist: Marco Zappacosta, Thumbtack, California
3-4:30 p.m.

Notable Document Awards Ceremony and LRL Business Meeting

Convention Center 306 AB

 

Presentation of the 2018 Notable Documents Awards with light refreshments. Followed by the Legislative Research Librarians Business Meeting. 

4:45-5:30 p.m.

Security and Emergency Response Systems for Legislatures

Convention Center 501 ABC

 

Learn about and discuss best practices for security and emergency notification systems in legislatures.
Moderator: Peter Capriglione, North Carolina General Assembly
Panelist: Martin Brock, North Carolina General Assembly
Panelist: Anthony (Steve) Pike, Virginia Legislature
5:30-7 p.m.

Opening Reception​ 
JW Marriott at L.A. Live

 

Meet us at JW Marriott LA LIVE! 

Feel the vibrancy of Los Angeles with the opening reception at the JW Marriott LA LIVE! Feel as though you’ve been transported to wine country as you experience a California wine tasting inside the Gold Ballroom. As you make your way outside, you’ll enjoy sights and sounds typical of LA’s iconic Olvera Street. Revel in the LA sunshine while networking with peers at this exciting event that is within walking distance of the convention center. You must have your badge to enter.

 

Event Shuttle Schedule:

NOTE: Badges must be visible to access all buses, LACC, sessions and social events. 

Shuttle Frequency: 
• Service will run every 10-15 minutes from 5:15 pm-8:00 pm from the hotels. 

Shuttle Routes: 
• Route 1 – Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites picks up on the Figueroa Street Entrance. 
• Route 2 – InterContinential Los Angeles Downtown picks up curbside on 7th Street and Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel picks up curbside on Hope Street. 
• Route 3 – Millennium Biltmore Hotel picks up across the street on Grand Avenue and Omni Los Angeles Hotel picks up curbside on Olive Street. 
• Route A – Courtyard Los Angeles LA Live, Hotel Indigo Los Angeles, Residence Inn Los Angeles Downtown LA Live walk over to the JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live. 

For Shuttle Information and Special Assistance: 
• Call (310) 900-9525 at least 60 minutes prior to desired pick-up time.

tuesDay, july 31
 

Tuesday Shuttle Schedule

NOTE: Badges must be visible to access all buses, LACC, sessions and social events. 


Shuttle Frequency: 
• 6:30 am to 10:30 am (every 10-15 minutes) 
• 10:30 am to 3:30 pm (every 30 minutes) 
• 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm (every 10-15 minutes) 
• Departs the LACC every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. 

Shuttle Routes: 
• Route 1 – Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites picks up on the Figueroa Street Entrance. 
• Route 2 – InterContinential Los Angeles Downtown picks up curbside on 7th Street and Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel picks up curbside on Hope Street. 
• Route 3 – Millennium Biltmore Hotel picks up across the street on Grand Avenue and Omni Los Angeles Hotel picks up curbside on Olive Street. 
• Route A – Courtyard Los Angeles LA Live, Hotel Indigo Los Angeles, Residence Inn Los Angeles Downtown LA Live and JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live walk over to the LACC. 

Shuttle Drop Off at LACC:
• Drop off on the Figueroa Street side at the LACC.  

For Shuttle Information and Special Assistance: 
• Call (310) 900-9525 at least 60 minutes prior to desired pick-up time.

7 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration
Convention Center South Lobby
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

Convention Center Hall JH

7:30-8:45 a.m.

Legislative Staff Breakfast - Ethics in the Legislature: How to Avoid the Danger Spots

Convention Center Petree CD

 

Protecting the legislative institution requires ethical decision-making by those who work in the legislature. Legislative staff need to be objective, credible and immune to political pressure. This session looks at the danger spots and the deception of rationalizations, and provides tools for navigating ethical challenges in the legislative environment.

Sponsored by: NCSL gratefully acknowledges The Carpet & Rug Institute for donating the red carpet for today’s breakfast.
Speaker: Marianne Jennings, Marianne M. Jennings, LLC, Arizona
9-10 a.m.

Tuesday General Session - Healthy Workplaces: Culture Trumps Compliance

Convention Center Hall K

 

As organizations across the country grapple with charges of harassment and other challenges, the national conversation has turned to workplace culture. Hear from Johnny Taylor Jr., president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), about the importance of workplace culture, especially in environments with complicated power dynamics like those inherent in state legislatures. Learn why the underlying culture is even more essential than rules and enforcement, and how to create a safer and more respectful workplace.
Speaker: Johnny Taylor, Society For Human Resource Management, Virginia
10:15 a.m.-Noon

Legislative Staff University - Understanding and Optimizing Workforce Diversity

Convention Center Petree CD

 

Today’s workforce is becoming more diverse and many organizations, including legislatures, are deploying strategies to retain, engage and support skilled and talented staff. Learn why workforce diversity matters, and how appreciating and understanding diversity can create optimal work environments—places where everyone gets to apply their skills and feel recognized, appreciated and valued.
Sponsored by: NCSL gratefully acknowledges The Carpet & Rug Institute for donating the red carpet.
Speaker: Daryl Dixon, Diversity Resource Group, Georgia
12:15-1:15 p.m. All Attendee/ Committee Lunch
2-5 p.m.

LRL Tour of Loyola Campus and Law Library

Offsite

 

Tour Loyola Law School's award-winning Frank Gehry-designed campus in downtown Los Angeles. Learn from librarians with the Law School's William M. Rains Library about its collection of more than half a million volumes. View a late professor’s treasure trove of historic texts and over 400 ancient legal documents, including patent letters from France’s King Louis XV, a page from the Ge’ez Bible from 17th-century Ethiopia, and legal documents prepared for Napoleon and other world dignitaries.

Please RSVP to participate in this tour

6-8 p.m.

LRL Dutch Treat Dinner

 

Join your LRL legislative research librarian colleagues from around the country for a great evening at Blue Cow Kitchen and Bar. Spouses and guests are welcome, but space is limited, so advance reservations are preferred. Contact megan.mcclure@ncsl.org, NCSL liaison to LRL, for more details or to RSVP.

wednesDay, Aug. 1
 

Wednesday Shuttle Schedule

NOTE: Badges must be visible to access all buses, LACC, sessions and social events. 

Shuttle Frequency: 
• 6:30-10:30 a.m. (every 10-15 minutes) 
• 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (every 30 minutes) 
|• 3:3-5:30 p.m. (every 10-15 minutes) 
• Departs the LACC every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. 

Shuttle Routes: 
• Route 1 – Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites picks up on the Figueroa Street Entrance. 
• Route 2 – InterContinential Los Angeles Downtown picks up curbside on 7th Street and Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel picks up curbside on Hope Street. 
• Route 3 – Millennium Biltmore Hotel picks up across the street on Grand Avenue and Omni Los Angeles Hotel picks up curbside on Olive Street. 
• Route A – Courtyard Los Angeles LA Live, Hotel Indigo Los Angeles, Residence Inn Los Angeles Downtown LA Live and JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live walk over to the LACC. 

Shuttle Drop Off at LACC: 
• Drop off on the Figueroa Street side at the LACC. 

For Shuttle Information and Special Assistance: 
• Call (310) 900-9525 at least 60 minutes prior to desired pick-up time.

10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

Convention Center Hall JH

8-9:45 a.m.

Setting the States' Agenda: Business Meeting/Breakfast

Convention Center Petree CD

 

Legislators and legislative staff will elect the NCSL officers and Executive Committee for 2018-2019, approve the Conference’s Budget for 2019 and consider changes to NCSL’s By-Laws. Following the Business portion, all legislators will consider the policy directives and resolutions reported from the NCSL Standing Committees. If approved, they will form the States’ Agenda in Washington, D.C., guiding NCSL’s advocacy effort before Congress and the administration. All are encouraged to attend.

8:45-9:45 a.m.

Being Nonpartisan: The Art of Navigating a Political Landscape

Convention Center 502 A

 

Legislative staff often are required to work with legislators from all political parties. Discuss ways to navigate political waters and remain impartial during this roundtable.
Moderator: Othni Lathram, Alabama Legislative Services Agency
Noon-1:45 p.m.

Salute to Legislative Staff Luncheon - Play-by-Play Leadership Lessons

Convention Center Hall K

 

From her job as the first female CEO in the NFL to serving as chairman of Ice Cube’s BIG3 basketball league, Amy Trask has an abundance of experience to share. Amy will take you on her journey of successes and failures, where she learned to thrive under pressure, advocate for herself, make decisions under a microscope, deal with strong personalities and “negotiate like a girl,” as her memoir declares. Join Amy as she offers a play-by-play of some of her most memorable leadership lessons—in life and in business.
Speaker: Amy Trask, Speaker Exchange Agency, LLC, Kansas
3:30-4:45 p.m.

Learning to Listen

Convention Center 502 A

 

As the old adage goes, we have two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much as we speak. The key to effective communication begins with listening, but how many of us have mastered this skill? Learn key listening skills and enjoy the chance to practice them in order to become an accomplished listener and leader.
Speaker: Samuel Soloman, Center For Creative Leadership, California
5-6:30 p.m.

NCSL Young and New Professionals Reception

JW Marriott ION Pool Deck

 

Come to the NCSL Young and New Professionals reception to meet and network with your peers from across the country. Young and new(ly elected) legislators, legislative staff, and private sector representatives are all welcome to mingle, grab a drink and get to know each other.
Sponsored by: NCSL gratefully acknowledges Biogen for its support of this reception.
6:30-9 p.m.

Closing Event at Paramount Picture Studios

Offsite

 

Get a glimpse behind the scenes at this exclusive event on the New York Street Backlot at Paramount Pictures Studios. Pose for the paparazzi before rubbing elbows with some of Hollywood’s elite impersonators! As you tour through the streets used for so many memorable scenes in movies and television, stop to enjoy small bites from one of the various food stations. This will be an unforgettable evening fit for the stars! You must have your badge to enter.

 

Event Shuttle Schedule

NOTE: Badges must be visible to access all buses, LACC, sessions and social events. 


Shuttle Frequency: 
• Service will run every 10-15 minutes from 5:45-7 p.m. from the hotels to Paramount Studios. 
• Return service will run every 15-20 minutes from 7-9:30 p.m. from Paramount Studios to the hotels. 

Shuttle Routes: 
• Route 1 -- Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites picks up on the Figueroa Street Entrance. 
• Route 2 -- InterContinential Los Angeles Downtown picks up curbside on 7th Street and Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel picks up curbside on Hope Street. 
• Route 3 -- Millennium Biltmore Hotel picks up across the street on Grand Avenue and Omni Los Angeles Hotel picks up curbside on Olive Street. 
• Route A – Courtyard Los Angeles LA Live, Hotel Indigo Los Angeles and Residence Inn Los Angeles Downtown LA Live walk over to the JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live and picks up curbside on Olympic Blvd. 

For Shuttle Information and Special Assistance: 
• Call (310) 900-9525 at least 60 minutes prior to desired pick-up time.

thursDay, aug. 2
 

Thursday Shuttle Schedule

NOTE: Badges must be visible to access all buses, LACC, sessions and social events. 

Shuttle Frequency: 
• 7-10:30 a.m. (every 10-15 minutes) 
• 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (every 30 minutes) 
• Departs the LACC every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. 

Shuttle Routes: 
• Route 1 – Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites picks up on the Figueroa Street Entrance. 
• Route 2 – InterContinential Los Angeles Downtown picks up curbside on 7th Street and Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel picks up curbside on Hope Street. 
• Route 3 – Millennium Biltmore Hotel picks up across the street on Grand Avenue and Omni Los Angeles Hotel picks up curbside on Olive Street. 
• Route A – Courtyard Los Angeles LA Live, Hotel Indigo Los Angeles, Residence Inn Los Angeles Downtown LA Live and JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live walk over to the LACC. 

Shuttle Drop Off at LACC: 
• Drop off on the Figueroa Street side at the LACC. 

For Shuttle Information and Special Assistance: 
• Call (310) 900-9525 at least 60 minutes prior to desired pick-up time.

8-9:30 a.m.

General Session - Nashville Kickoff Breakfast: It’s All About Country: Politics, Polling and Pop Culture
Convention Center Hall K

 

Explore what America is thinking with nationally renowned pollsters Margie Omero and Kristen Soltis Anderson as Nashville sets the stage for next year’s Summit. Enjoy a scrumptious, southern-style breakfast while Omero and Soltis Anderson share how the numbers reveal the public’s mindset on news, politics and pop culture. You won’t want to miss the bipartisan team that co-hosts the top-200 podcast, “The Pollsters,” while getting a peek at what’s in store at next year’s Summit in Nashville
Speaker: Margie Omero, GBA Strategies, Washington, D.C.
Speaker: Kristen Soltis Anderson, Echelon Insights, Virginia
9:45-11 a.m.
  • Promoting the Peoples Branch of Government
    Convention Center 402 AB

Legislatures tackle the most pressing problems in the states, but how much do citizens know about the people’s branch of government and our democratic system? Hear an update on the current state of civics education. Learn from counterparts in other states about strategies to educate the public—from students to seniors—about representative democracy and their role in it.
Speaker: Louise Dube, Director, iCivics, Massachusetts
Panelist: Senator Toi W. Hutchinson, Illinois
Panelist: Paula Rehwaldt, Washington House of Representatives
Panelist: Senator Kimberly Yee, Arizona

 

  • The Cure for Death by Small Talk
    Convention Center 308 AB
Who loves talking about the weather? Who knows the hidden trap in the question, "So, what do you do for a living?" Who'd like to engage in real conversations that improve workplaces and relationships and can turn casual connections into meaningful ones? Join Minister Faust for a fun, funny, provocative and lively workshop that he began at TEDx Edmonton in 2011. Learn a better way to converse ... and connect.
Speaker: Malcolm Azania, Canada

 

Noon-5 p.m.

LRL Tour of the Huntington Library

Offsite

Join the Legislative Research Librarians for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Huntington Library—one of the largest and most complete research libraries in the U.S. Learn about Huntington’s collection of rare books, manuscripts, prints, photographs and other materials on British and American history, along with its preservation efforts and digital imaging program. Afterward, explore the art collections and gardens, followed by an optional Dutch Treat dinner. 
Please RSVP to particpate in this tour

5:30-7:30 p.m. Dutch Treat Dinner near the Huntington Library