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2013 Legislative Summit

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Monday, August 12, 2013

 

1:30 PM to 2:45 PM

General Session: Our Constitutional Legacy

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Ballroom Level-Thomas Murphy Ballroom
General Session
Leadership
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.

  • Presiding:
  • Speaker Terie T. Norelli, New Hampshire, NCSL President

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

 

8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

General Session: America's Retirement Crisis

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Ballroom Level-Thomas Murphy Ballroom
General Session
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.

  • Presiding:
  • Senator Bruce Starr, Oregon, NCSL President-Elect

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

 

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

General Session: Economic Recovery -- Great Expectations

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Ballroom Level-Thomas Murphy Ballroom
General Session
The economy and the jobs market are on the mend after a long and grueling recession. But is the momentum strong enough to continue solid growth? Will sequestration take a bite out of 2013, and can an energized private sector offset any economic damage? Standard & Poor's Chief U.S. Economist Beth Ann Bovino will give her perspective on where the U.S. economy stands today and its prospects in the future.

  • Presiding:
  • Senator Debbie Smith, Nevada, NCSL Vice President

Sponsored By: This session is sponsored by State Legislatures, the national magazine of policy and politics.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

 

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

NCSL Business Meeting

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 4-B405-407
General Session
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.

  • Presiding:
  • Senator Curtis S. Bramble, Utah, Co-Chair, NCSL Standing Committee
  • Senator Sharon Weston Broome, Louisiana, Co-Chair, NCSL Standing Committee
  • Speaker Terie T. Norelli, New Hampshire, NCSL President

 

12:00 PM to 1:45 PM

General Session: Lakes, Lunch and Politics Featuring David Gergen

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Ballroom Level-Thomas Murphy Ballroom
General Session
Leadership
Feast on Minnesota delicacies and a hearty portion of politics at the 2013 Minneapolis Legislative Summit Kick-Off lunch. You'll experience the best the Land of 10,000 Lakes has to offer in food, music and culture and hear the insights of David Gergen, CNN political analyst, Harvard professor, advisor to four presidents and one of America's most renowned political observers.  He knows Washington like nobody else.  Gergen's astute observation and perspective on American politics is among the very best.

  • Presiding:
  • Speaker Terie T. Norelli, New Hampshire, NCSL President