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Aug. 3-5, 2021

An Online Experience Like no Other

Designed for state legislators, legislative staff and policy pros.

Bringing Together Policy Experts and Legislatures To Map the Way Forward

Navigating a new normal.

The stakes are high as states work to move beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Education, law enforcement, state budgets — every facet of state government has been impacted, and those who work in legislatures — like you — are instrumental in shaping their states’ futures.

Connecting legislatures with the experts.

There are virtual meetings — and there’s NCSL Base Camp 2021. This event takes the online experience to a new level, providing unique opportunities to engage with national experts, ask burning questions and walk away with new ideas covering every angle of state policy.

Choose your journey.

All sessions will be live to afford the greatest opportunities for interaction between you and our expert speakers. Attend sessions in real time Aug. 3-5 or access them on your own time after the event. NCSL Base Camp 2021 is designed for you, whatever route you choose..

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Linda Darling
David A. Williams
David Wasserman
Teresa Bejan
William H. McRaven
Raúl Burciaga
Sabrina Lewellen
Scott Bedke
Kathleen Styles
Mamie Voight
Brian Baird
Amber  Clayton
Josh Goodman
John Opdycke
Rachel Harmon
Adam Kincaid

Session Agenda

Eastern Time (ET) Tuesday
10:30 am-11 a.m. Welcome to NCSL Base Camp 2021!
11 a.m.-Noon Federal Infrastructure Update: Will States Come Out on Top?
Noon-12:15 p.m. How to Get the Most out of NCSL Base Camp 2021
12:15-1:15 p.m. Drugged Driving: What’s a State To Do? Get Ready, Get Set — Redistrict! Legacy Knowledge Know-How in a Remote World
1:15-1:30 p.m. Inside NCSL’s Policy Powerhouse
1:30-2:30 p.m. Protecting the Protectors? Changes to Qualified Immunity for Police Secrets of Parliamentary Rule-Makers and Managers  
2:30-2:45 p.m. What's Up with the NCSL Foundation for State Legislatures? Everything!
2:45-3:45 p.m. You’ve Got $1.9 Trillion for Pandemic Relief: Now What?
3:45-4 p.m. Meet NCSL’s Officers
4-5-p.m. Moving On Up: Economic Mobility in the U.S. Boosting EQ: How to Increase Your Emotional Smarts Let’s Binge-Watch the Legislative Channel!
Eastern Time (ET) Wednesday, August 4
9:30-11 a.m. NCSL International Program *This programming is open to all Base Camp attendees.
10:45-11 a.m. Preview of NCSL Base Camp Day 2
11 a.m.-Noon Mere Civility: Disagreement and the Limits of Toleration
Noon-1 p.m.  Reimagining Education in a Post-Pandemic World
1-1:15 p.m . You Think You Know Legislatures?
1:15-2:15 p.m.  How to Keep Great Staff for a Stronger Institutionn COVID-19: Vaccines and Public Policy Just the Facts: Using Evidence to Make Policy
2:15-2:30 p.m.  NCSL 2021 Legislative Summit Preview
2:30-3:30 p.m. Pandemics and Budgets and Pensions — Oh My! Battling Burnout: Strategies for Less Stress and Better Health Upgrading the Grid: What Can States Do, and How the Feds Can Helpn
3:30-3:45 p.m.  It’s All About Your Professional Network!
3:45-5 p.m.  A Salute to Legislative Staff
7-9 p.m.  Trivia Night
Compete with Colleagues Across the Nation for Prizes!
Eastern Time (ET) Thursday, August 5
10:30-10:45 a.m. Preview of NCSL Base Camp Day 3
10:45-11:45 a.m.  Election Perfection: You Be the Judge A Deep Dive Into Unemployment Data: Takeaways for Statesan A Real Racket: Combatting Illegal Gambling Machines
11:45 am-Noon  How State Legislatures Responded During the Pandemic and What We Learnedn>
Noon-1 p.m. Redistricting Maps: You Say Fair, I Say Foul
1-1:15 p.m.  What’s Cooking in the District?
1:15-2:15 p.m.  Responsible Budgeting in the Age of Stimulus The Risks and Rewards of Higher Education Servant Leaders in the Legislative Landscape
2:15-2:30 p.m.  News You Can Use—And So Much More!
2:30-3:30 p.m.  Pump Up Your Productivity! What’s Up with the Census? Everything You Need to Know About This U.S. Supreme Court Term
3:30-3:45 p.m.  Base Camp Wrap UpSome final thoughts on the end of our second NCSL Base Camp, with NCSL Communications Director Gene Rose.
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