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2024 NCSL Legislative Summit Livestreaming

Watch livestreams from the Legislative Summit in Louisville, Ky., Aug. 5-7, courtesy of The Ohio Channel.

The Future of Education: Creating a Vision for Excellence

Monday, Aug. 5 | 10:15-11 a.m.

What does the future of teaching and learning look like? What's needed, what's possible and what's happening across the country and the world that is innovative, engaging and preparing students for the future of work? Join us as experts lay out a vision for teaching and learning, and the policies and practices that support future-ready students and schools.

AI 101: Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges

Monday, Aug. 5 | 11:15-11:45 a.m.

AI has the potential to change all aspects of our society. Join this session to better understand the basics of this technology, how it is currently being used, and approaches states are taking to balance the opportunities and challenges AI presents.

Building an AI-Ready Workforce

Monday, Aug. 5 | 1:30-2:30 p.m.

As the future of work rapidly changes, so does the demand for AI-ready and skilled workers. Hear from experts and policymakers on state efforts to create career pathways for every student and promote quality nondegree credentials that lead to the jobs of tomorrow.

Youth Mental Health: Getting the Kids to "All Right"

Monday, Aug. 5 | 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Faced with increasing rates of youth depression and suicide, states are using innovative policies to make a difference. Join us to learn more about the current stressors youth are facing and hear from state leaders on unique approaches to prevent and treat youth mental health challenges.

U.S. Economic Forecast: Sunshine or Clouds?

Monday, Aug. 5 | 4-5 p.m.

Over a year since economists predicted recession, the U.S. economy remains resilient, with low unemployment and declining inflation. But can it continue? External threats to growth continue, and inflation remains stubbornly high in certain sectors. Hear from a Wall Street expert about where the economy may be heading now, and what it means for states.

Communicating for Voter Confidence

Tuesday, Aug. 6 | 1:15-2:30 p.m.

What do you need to know about election processes to confidently respond to constituent questions? What worries do you hear about election policies and administration? Join your colleagues to share stories and strategies on communicating accurate information about what happens before, during and after elections. Be prepared to talk, too!

Surface Transportation: What's Ahead on the Hill?

Tuesday, Aug. 6 | 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Discussions around the next iteration of surface transportation legislation begin in earnest in fiscal year 2025. Join political and policy experts to learn more about the expected federal priorities and policies that will shape one of the largest and most consequential legislative packages in Congress.

Cybersecurity: Expensive but Necessary

Wednesday, Aug. 7 | 10:45 a.m. to Noon

The risk of cyberattacks remains high for government and schools, and the costs for preventing, insuring against and recovering from them grows. Join us to learn how states have budgeted for cybersecurity, what federal grant programs are out there and how states can take advantage of them.

The Supremes: Unpacking Cases That Matter to States

Wednesday, Aug. 7 | 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Join us as we explore the most impactful cases considered by the nation's highest court, including federal agency authority, redistricting, elected officials’ use of social media and firearms possession.

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