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 Page 3 of 11, items 51 to 75 of 251.

Monday, August 12, 2013

 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

How to Keep Hackers Out of Your Capitol

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 2-B213
  • National Association of Legislative Information Technology
Come enjoy this interactive session to talk about the latest security threats facing individual legislators and legislative staff and discuss common sense approaches to keep our Capitols "hacker free."

  • Moderator:
  • Joel Redding, Legislative Research Commission, Kentucky
  • Speaker:
  • Jerry Gamblin, Information Services Division, House of Representatives, Missouri

 

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Selecting Our Judges

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 2-B206
  • NCSL Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee
Continuing Legal Education
Ensuring a strong, independent judiciary is an important state concern, and includes how we select our judges. Examine selection methods and the role of legislatures in providing for an impartial and accountable state bench.

  • Moderator:
  • Representative Thomas Reynolds, Mississippi
  • Panelist:
  • Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (Ret.), Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C.
  • Rebecca Kourlis, Institute for the Advancement of American Legal System, Colorado
  • Lt. Governor and Senate Speaker Ronald L. Ramsey, Tennessee
  • Pete Robinson, Troutman Sanders Strategies, Georgia
  • Leah Ward Sears, Schiff Hardin LLP, Georgia

 

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

What Works to Narrow the Opportunity Gap

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 4-B407
  • NCSL Education Committee
Interactive
States everywhere are working hard to narrow the opportunity gap in education. Hear from some of the U.S. Department of Education's Equity and Excellence commissioners regarding their recent findings and recommendations. Find out how summer and after school programs can contribute to wider student success and participate in small group discussions about a range of state strategies that can reduce the gap.

  • Speaker:
  • Ron Fairchild, Smarter Learning Group, Maryland
  • Eric Hanushek, Hoover Institution at Stanford University, California
  • U.S. Congressman Mike Honda, California
  • Ralph Martire, Center For Tax and Budget Accountability, Illinois
  • Dennis Van Roekel, president, National Education Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Doris Williams, The Rural School and Community Trust, North Carolina

 

3:00 PM to 4:15 PM

Creating Financial Pathways for Military Veterans

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B314
  • NCSL Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
  • NCSL Task Force On Military & Veterans Affairs
Military families often move frequently between deployments and relocations. Learn about innovative approaches to help returning men and women in uniform transition to life at home through financing education and housing among other items.

  • Speaker:
  • Todd Hill, The Financial Services Roundtable, Washington, D.C.
  • Holly Petraeus, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, D.C.

 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Leadership Staff Roundtable

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 2-B212
  • Leadership Staff Section
Leadership staff work in a fast paced, dynamic workplace, where job duties, priorities and focus can change hourly. Listen and learn from your colleagues in other states by participating in a roundtable discussion about the challenges and benefits that come from serving as leadership staff.

  • Panelist:
  • Spiro Amburn, Office of the Speaker, Georgia House of Representatives
  • Jeremy Collins, Office of the President Pro Tempore, Georgia Senate

 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Health and Human Services Committee Federal Update

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B302/303
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
Hear the latest news from Capitol Hill about health and human services issues of interest to states.

  • Presiding:
  • Representative Matt Hudson, Florida
  • Delegate Don C. Perdue, West Virginia
  • Representative Mary Jane Wallner, New Hampshire
  • Speaker:
  • Joy Johnson Wilson, NCSL
  • Rachel Morgan, NCSL
  • Tamra Spielvogel, NCSL

 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Traffic Pumping

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 2-B204
  • NCSL Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee
The FCC has determined that access stimulation—also called "traffic pumping"—is harmful to consumers and competition. It occurs when a local carrier with high access charge rates enters into an arrangement with another company with high call volume operations, such as chat lines, adult entertainment calls, or "free" conference calls, and it could inflate or stimulate the number of calls into the local carrier's service area. Hear about recent efforts to address traffic pumping.

  • Moderator:
  • Representative Martha Jane King, Kentucky
  • Senator Deb Peters, South Dakota
  • Speaker:
  • Randy Clarke, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D.C.
  • Lisa Hensley Eckert, Centurylink, Colorado

 

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Roundtable on Legislative Internship Programs

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B305
Join managers of legislative internship programs in a roundtable discussion to share information on recruiting, training and supervision, academic credit, program support and more.

  • Moderator:
  • Stacy Peery, Georgia General Assembly
  • Abbey Wicker, Georgia General Assembly

 

3:40 PM to 4:15 PM

ASLCS "B" Committees

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center -B215-218
  • American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries
The ASLCS "B" International Communication and Development, Legislative Administrator, Membership and Communication support Staff Committees will meet.


 

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Do Redistricting Reforms Work? Evaluating Independent Commissions and New Line-Drawing Criteria

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B316
  • NCSL Task Force On Redistricting & Elections
In recent years, several states have tried to reform the redistricting process. Their efforts have included adopting independent commissions and using line-drawing criteria such as competitiveness and partisan fairness. How well have these efforts have worked? Are elections more competitive? Are they fairer to the major parties? Is redistricting reform worth the trouble?

  • Facilitator:
  • Nicholas Stephanopoulos, University of Chicago Law School, Illinois

 

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Health and Human Services Committee Business Meeting and Policy Review

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B302/303
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
Review and vote on policies that determine NCSL's positions on federal actions that affect the states.

  • Presiding:
  • Representative Matt Hudson, Florida
  • Delegate Don C. Perdue, West Virginia
  • Representative Mary Jane Wallner, New Hampshire

 

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Successful Communicating with Turner Broadcasting's Jeff Matteson

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 2-B214
  • Legislative Information and Communications Staff
Young and New Professionals
The Legislative Information and Communications Staff Section (LINCS) is proud to present Jeff Matteson, vice president and strategic communications officer for Turner Broadcasting. Matteson oversees communications across the Turner portfolio of networks, including CNN, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network and Showtime.

  • Speaker:
  • Jeff Matteson, Turner Broadcasting, Georgia

 

4:15 PM to 5:15 PM

Code Revisors' Roundtable

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 2-B201
  • Legal Services Staff Section
Discuss the challenges and opportunities in publishing efficiently and effectively in 21st century. Learn how your peers are publishing online.

  • Moderator:
  • Michael Chernick, Vermont General Assembly

 

4:15 PM to 5:15 PM

Legislative Attorneys' Roundtable: Staying Out of Politics in a Political Environment

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 2-B202
  • Legal Services Staff Section
Hear from legislative attorneys about the complexities they face in a political environment. What are the stresses in the attorney-client relationship when dealing with legislators and staff from political parties with different interests? Are there circumstances in which a legislative attorney can advocate for particular language in a bill? What are their ethical public service obligations? These are a few of the issues you will hear about and discuss.

  • Moderator:
  • Raul Burciaga, New Mexico Legislature

 

4:15 PM to 5:15 PM

Common Goals: Nonpartisan and Partisan Staff Roles

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 2-B211
  • Leadership Staff Section
  • Legislative Research Librarians
  • National Association of Legislative Fiscal Offices
  • National Legislative Program Evaluation Society
  • Research and Committee Staff Section
Both nonpartisan and partisan staff have unique roles in legislatures but also share common goals. Learn how they can better understand the needs and challenges of the other to work together more effectively.

  • Moderator:
  • Sabrina Lewellen, Arkansas Senate
  • Panelist:
  • Sallie Bolton, Office of the Speaker, Kentucky House of Representatives
  • Walker Reagan, North Carolina General Assembly

 

4:15 PM to 5:15 PM

The Forecast for Cloud Computing

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 2-B213
  • National Association of Legislative Information Technology
What is the cloud? How much of your work or personal information is already in the cloud? How secure is it? What are your options? Explore what cloud computing means and hear about the potential for convenience and cost savings the cloud can offer.

  • Moderator:
  • Troy Adkins, House of Delegates, Virginia
  • Panelist:
  • Sharon Crouch Steidel, House of Delegates, Virginia
  • Sean Johnson, VCE, Texas

 

4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

Budgets and Revenue Committee Business Meeting

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center -B313
  • NCSL Budgets & Revenue Committee
Review, discuss and vote on policies under the jurisdiction of the Budgets and Revenue Committee.

  • Presiding:
  • Senator Toi W. Hutchinson, Illinois
  • Senator Ellen Roberts, Colorado

 

4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

Federal Financial Services Updates

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 2-B204
  • NCSL Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee
Get fast paced updates on federal financial services issues affecting states, including the Federal Office of Insurance, Dodd Frank and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

  • Moderator:
  • Russell Humphrey, Tennessee General Assembly
  • Representative H.B. B. Zuber, Mississippi
  • Speaker:
  • Senator Catherine Cloutier, Delaware
  • Representative Brian Kennedy, Rhode Island
  • Margaret Liu, Conference of State Bank Supervisors, Washington, D.C.

 

4:20 PM to 5:00 PM

ASLCS "C" Committees

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center -B215-218
  • American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries
The ASLCS "C" Canadian American Relations, Professional Journal, Program Development and Roster Committees will meet.


 

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

New Attendee Orientation

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B312
First time attending the Legislative Summit? Take part in this orientation to learn about sessions that will get you involved with NCSL, including the business meeting and standing committees.


 

4:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Labor and Economic Development Committee Business Meeting

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B308
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
Discuss and vote on the Veterans Affairs, Federal Impact Aid and Funding Cuts Resolution.


 

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

NCSL Task Force on Immigration and the States: Business Meeting and Reception

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B305
  • NCSL Task Force On Immigration & the States
Discuss the latest news on the progress of immigration reform in Congress and potential impacts on the states. Hear highlights from the NCSL 2013 report on state immigration laws.

  • Moderator:
  • Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos, Washington
  • Senator John C. Watkins, Virginia

 

5:15 PM to 6:15 PM

Steering Committee of the Standing Committees

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B301
The steering committee includes the overall standing committee officers and the legislator and staff co-chairs of each standing committee. Preview policies for consideration and decide on joint and re referrals of policy resolutions as necessary.


 

5:15 PM to 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception: Georgia On My Mind

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Bldg C-Georgia Ballroom

Meet with friends, old and new, at the opening reception at the Georgia World Congress Center where you'll delight in a Taste of Georgia and special southern entertainment from The Whiskey Gentry. Formed in 2009 by husband and wife duo Lauren Staley and Jason Morrow, The Whiskey Gentry is a group of seasoned veterans--to put things mildly, some of the finest pickers and musicians the Southeast has to offer.  This kickoff to the Summit will definitely put Georgia on Your Mind.



 

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

LRL Dutch Treat Dinner

Location:
Offsite -Offsite
  • Legislative Research Librarians
Join legislative librarians from around the country for a fun and festive evening at our annual Dutch Treat Dinner. Spouses and guests are welcome. RSVP to jeanne.mejeur@ncsl.org. Meet at the restaurant, AZIO Downtown, 229 Peachtree Street Northeast.