Top Issues to Be Discussed During Online NCSL Base Camp Meeting: ‘Extraordinary Times Call for Extraordinary Thinkers’


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Denver—More than 30 in-depth education sessions on topics ranging from balancing state budgets in the time of COVID-19, to systemic racism, to high-stakes elections will be discussed during a three-day online experience presented by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

NCSL Base Camp 2020, Sept. 15-17, will provide an online platform for legislators, staff and other public policy professionals to learn from national policy experts and thought leaders about solutions to the country’s most pressing state issues.

Attendees at the NCSL Base Camp meeting will hear from a variety of speakers, including:

  • Deborah Birx, M.D., coordinator of the U.S. Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy
  • Arne Duncan, managing partner, Emerson Collective and former U.S. secretary of education
  • Larry Kudlow, director, U.S. National Economic Council
  • Margaret Spellings, president and CEO, Texas 2036 and former U.S. secretary of education
  • Amy Walter, national editor, The Cook Political Report
  • Mark Zandi, chief economist, Moody’s Analytics

(Check website daily for speaker additions.)

Other NCSL Base Camp policy highlights include:

  • U.S. economic outlook
  • Public health
  • Education
  • Health and human services
  • November election preview, redistricting
  • Harassment, discrimination and diversity
  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Cybersecurity

NCSL Base Camp 2020 sessions are open to the press. Registration is required but free to credentialed members of the media. Online registration is live. Please review NCSL’s media policy before registering.

NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.