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Sessions are open to all attendees unless otherwise noted.  Click on individual session titles for more information.

 

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Wednesday, Oct. 19 » | Thursday, Oct. 20 » | Friday, Oct. 21 » | Saturday, Oct. 22 » | Sunday, Oct. 23 » | Committee & Task Force Schedule »

 

 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 19

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. »
Registration/Information Desk Open
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. »
Health Policy Academy (invitation only)
For more information, please contact Debra Miller, CSG Director of Health Policy
3:30 – 5 p.m. »
Associates Advisory Committee

 

 

 

Thursday, Oct. 20

7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. »
Registration/Information Desk Open
8 – 11:30 a.m. » 
Fiscal Chairs Retreat (invitation only)
9 – 11:30 a.m. » 
Committee on Suggested State Legislation Part I
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.»
Lunch
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. »
General Session (open to all conference attendees)
The Moment of Truth: Confronting Issues in America >>
Presented by the Henry Toll Fellows Program
1:30 – 2 p.m. »
Book signings with Alan Simpson and Anthony DePalma
2 – 3:30 p.m. »
General Session: Biography of the New American Continent
Keynote: Anthony DePalma >>
North American Summit Opening Session
Presentation of the Western Innovations Award Winners
3:30 – 5 p.m. »
Breakout Sessions:
 
Global Competitiveness: How Do We Create a College-Going Culture? >>
 
Thinking Globally, Acting Locally >>
Sponsored by: CSG International Committee
 
Looking for Medicaid Relief in All the Right Places >>
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. »
Japan Local Government Center Reception (invitation only)
7 – 9 p.m. »
Mexico Night
Sponsored by the Mexican Embassy

 

 

 

Friday, Oct. 21

7 a.m. – 7 p.m. »
Registration/Information Desk Open
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. »
Breakfast Buffet Open
8:45 – 10 a.m. »
General Session
Governing in North America:  Strengthening Global Relations through Intergovernmental Engagement >>
Presentation of the Midwestern Innovations Award Winners
9:30 – 10 a.m. »   
Break
10 – 11:30 a.m. »
Breakout Sessions:
 
If You Build it, Will They Come? A North American Perspective on Electrical Transmission Line Siting >>
 
 
Lessons Learned from Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami >>
Sponsored by: National Emergency Management Association (NEMA)
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.»
Lunch
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. »
General Session

Neighbors, Friends & Allies: North American Cooperation
and the Roles of States
>>

Presentation of the Southern Innovations Award Winners
1:30 – 6 p.m. »
Border Tour
More info coming soon!
1:30 – 2 p.m. »
Social Media Boot Camp: Facebook 101
1:30 – 2 p.m. »
Expo Hall Grand Opening & Dessert Honoring Deputy Speaker Bob
Godfrey, 2011 CSG Chair
1:30 – 5:30 p.m. »
Expo Hall Open
2 – 3:30 p.m. »
Breakouts Sessions:
 
Maximizing Oil Partnerships in North America >>
 

Managing Western Water in Evolving Climate Conditions >>

2 – 3:30 p.m »
National Conference Committee (formerly titled Annual Meeting Committee)
2 – 3:30 p.m »
Investment Subcommittee
2 – 6 p.m »
Increasing Economic Opportunity and Civic Engagement by Educating Students to Succeed in a Changing World
3:30 – 4 p.m »
Break
3:30 – 4 p.m »
Social Media Boot Camp: Facebook 201
4 – 5 p.m. »
Reception Honoring the 2011 Toll Fellow Class (open to all conference attendees)
Expo Hall
4 – 5:30 p.m. »
21st Century Foundation (invitation only)
7 – 9 p.m. »
Canada Night
Sponsored by the Government of Canada
9 p.m. »
State Government Affairs Council (SGAC) Late Night Event
More information coming soon!

 

 

 

Saturday, Oct. 22

 

7 a.m. – 7 p.m. »  
Registration/Information Desk Open
7:30 a.m. »   
Breakfast Buffet Opens
8 – 9:30 a.m. » 
Task Force Working Breakfasts  
CSG’s Policy Task Force meetings will resume in Bellevue with dedicated business sessions in four key policy areas: Energy & Environment, Education, Health and Transportation. During these business sessions, members will consider proposed policy resolutions; learn about new policy initiatives underway across the broader CSG organization; discuss pressing issues and potential solutions in their states; and weigh in on Suggested State Legislation. All attendees are welcome to attend these breakfast sessions and participate in the vibrant discussions.

 

Task Forces Meeting:

 

Education
Energy & Environment

Health

Transportation

 

If you have any questions about your committee memberships, please call (800) 800-1910 or email membership@csg.org and a CSG staff member will assist you.
8 – 9:30 a.m. »   
Spouse & Guest Breakfast
9:30 – 10 a..m »
Break
9:30 – 10 a.m. »   
Social Media Boot Camp: Twitter 101
9:30 – Noon »    
Expo Hall Open
10 – 11:30 a.m. »
Breakout Sessions:
 

Jobs & Commerce:  Revitalizing the North American Economy >>

 
Future of North American Infrastructure >>

 

 

Tapping the Future of American Oil & Gas >>

11:30 a.m –12:15 p.m.» 


Lunch

 

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. »
General Session
Beyond NAFTA: Protecting Legitimate Trade & Travel
Presentation of the Eastern Innovations Award Winners
1:30 – 2 p.m. »
Dessert Honoring Governor Brian Schweitzer, 2011 CSG President
Expo Hall
1:30 – 2 p.m »
Social Media Boot Camp: Twitter 201
1:30 – 5:30 p.m. »
Expo Hall Open
2 – 4 p.m. »
CSG Intergovernmental Affairs Committee >>
Presentation: North American Cooperation in Public Safety & Law Enforcement (all attendees welcome) >>
Committee business will take place at the conclusion of the session
2 – 4 p.m.  »
Finance Committee
3 – 5 p.m. »
Midwestern Legislative Conference Executive Committee Meeting
4 – 5:30 p.m. »
Committee on Suggested State Legislation Part II
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Special Receptions

CSG East Reception
CSG Midwest Reception

CSG South Reception
CSG West Reception

7 – 11 p.m. »
Seattle Night

(Hotel will be providing transportaton to downtown Seattle.)

 

 

 

Sunday, Oct. 23

7 – 10:30 a.m. »
Registration/Information Desk Open
7:30 a.m. »
Buffet Breakfast Opens
8 – 10:30 a.m. »
All Attendee Breakfast & Executive Committee/Governing Board Meeting