Preliminary conference agenda

Last updated: 11/18/2015
Please note: agenda is preliminary and subject to change. Please check back often for the most up-to-date information. If you have any questions about the conference agenda, please contact registration@csg.org or (800) 800-1910.

 

Thursday, Dec. 10Friday, Dec. 11 |  Saturday, Dec. 12Sunday, Dec. 13

 

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Wednesday, Dec. 9

 

3 - 5 p.m.
 
CSG Registration/Information Desk Open
 

 

 

 


 

Thursday, Dec. 10

 

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
CSG Registration/Information Desk Open
 
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
Host State Information Desk Open
 
7 - 9 a.m.
 
Buffet Breakfast
 
8 a.m. - Noon
 
CSG SSL Committee (Part I)

 

 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
CSG Leadership Academy 
Sponsored by the CSG Henry Toll Fellowship Program
Session is open only to those who have completed the Henry Toll Fellowship Program. Session has a max capacity of thirty-five registrants.  Registration is on a
first-come, first-serve basis.
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9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
CSG Policy Academies

 


 
Noon - 1 p.m.
 
Lunch
 
Noon - 1 p.m.
 
CSG 21st Century Foundation Subcommittee (invitation only)
 
1 - 5 p.m.
 
CSG Leadership Council (invitation only)
 
2 - 4 p.m.
 
Navigating the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    Sponsored by the CSG International Committee

 
 
5-6 p.m.
 
Canada Reception
 
6 p.m.
 
 
Reception: A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ’n’ Roll
Featuring Sixwire with Steve Cropper

Presented by the Tennessee Host State
Acme Feed & Seed
101 Broadway
Transportation will be provided to and from the Omni Hotel
Join us at Acme Feed & Seed for a night of great food and outstanding music! Located on Lower Broadway at the heart of Nashville’s Honky Tonk Highway, Acme Feed & Seed will host the band Sixwire, featuring guest musician and legendary guitarist Steve Cropper. 
Sixwire is best known to folks outside country music as Rayna Jaymes’ (played by actress Connie Britton) band on ABC’s hit series, Nashville. The band tours year-round and specializes in events featuring various guest stars that include both country and rock ’n’ roll legends.  
Steve Cropper is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was a member of Booker T. & the MG’s, a co-writer for legendary Otis Redding and a member of the original Blues Brothers band featuring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.  For decades, his guitar skills have backed performers such as Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Peter Frampton, Art Garfunkel, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Neil Young, Jimmy Buffett and Wynonna.
 
 

 

 
 
 
                                             

 

 

 

 


Friday, Dec. 11

 
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
CSG Registration/Information Desk Open
 
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
Host State Information Desk Open
 
 
7-9 a.m.
 
Buffet Breakfast (All attendees)
8-10 a.m.
 
CSG National Conference Committee (invitation only)
 
8-10 a.m.
 
The Triple Helix: Government, Academia and the Private Sector Working Together
to Create Jobs
Sponsored by CSG's Fiscal & Economic Development Public Policy Committee
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8-10 a.m.
 
Improving State Elections for Military, Overseas Voters
Sponsored by CSG's Overseas Voting Initiative
Learn more >>
 
8 a.m. - Noon
 
State Pathways to Prosperity - Workforce and Economic Development Roundtable
Sponsored by the CSG Pathways to Prosperity Initiative
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8 a.m. - Noon
 
CSG National Center for Interstate Compacts (NCIC) Advisory Board Meeting

 

9-10 a.m.
 
CSG Innovation Classroom: Mapping for Legislative Offices
Learn more >>
 
10-11 a.m.
 
CSG Innovation Classroom: The Knowledge Economy - America's Economic Development Engine
Learn more >>
 
10 a.m. - Noon
 
Federal Funding Challenges, State Funding Solutions
Sponsored by the CSG Transportation & Infrastructure Public Policy Committee
Learn more >>
 
10 a.m. - Noon
 
Policy Workshop: The Causes, Costs and Consequences of Bad Government Data
Learn more >>
 
 
10 a.m. - Noon
 
 
Found in Translation: Global Protocol for Foreign Delegations
Sponsored by the CSG International Committee
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10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 
 
Guest Activity: Shopping Trip to the Mall at Green Hills
Sponsored by the Tennessee Host State. Buses will depart from the 5th Avenue entrance (side entrance) of the Omni Hotel at 10 a.m.
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11 a.m. - Noon

 

CSG Innovation Classroom: Innovation and Cybersecurity:
Payment Card Developments
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11 a.m. - Noon

 

Book Pre-Sale
Copies of In the Kingdom of Ice will be available for purchase at the Parnassus Books table. Hampton Sides will sign copies of the book following the luncheon.

 

Noon- 2 p.m.
 
CSG Opening Session and Luncheon
Keynote: Hampton Sides >>
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2-2:30
 
Book Signing
Hampton Sides will sign copies of his book In the Kingdom of Ice.
 
2:30-4:30 p.m.
 
Getting More Bang for the Buck
Sponsored by the CSG Health Public Policy Committee
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2:30-4:30 p.m.
 
Aging Out of Foster Care
Sponsored by the CSG Interbranch Committee
Learn more >>
 
2:30-4:30 p.m.
 
Next Generation Education Systems - A 51st State Model
Sponsored by the CSG Education & Workforce Development Public Policy Committee
Learn more >>
 
2:30-4:30 p.m.
 
CSG Investment Subcommittee
 
2:30-4:30 p.m.
 
CSG 21st Century Foundation (invitation only)
 
2:45-4:30 p.m.
 
Guest Activity: Tour of the Tennessee State Capitol
Sponsored by the Tennessee Host State. Buses will depart from the 5th Avenue entrance (side entrance) of the Omni Hotel at 2:45 p.m.
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5 -6 p.m
 
Toll Fellow Alumni Reception (invitation only)
All Toll Fellow alumni are invited to attend this reception celebrating the graduating Toll Fellows Class of 2015 and the kickoff of the 30th anniversary of the Henry Toll Fellowship Program.
 
 
5 -6 p.m

 

Donors' Reception (invitiation only)
 
5 -6 p.m

 

Japan Local Government Center (JLGC) Reception
 
6 p.m.
 
Reception: A Hall of Fame Performance featuring Chris Janson
Presented by the Tennessee Host State
The Country Music Hall of Fame, directly connected to the Omni Hotel, will host a private performance from rising country singer/songwriter Chris Janson. Janson made headlines when his song “Buy Me A Boat” quickly landed at #1 on the iTunes Country chart and #7 on the All Genre chart. In addition, Chris Janson trended in the Top 10 as superstars Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and Nashville's Charles “Chip” Esten were abuzz on Twitter about the catchy tune. A formidable songwriter in his own right, Janson co-wrote the song with Chris Dubois, who has penned many #1 songs. With undeniable charisma, Janson brings a blue-collar, working-class, boot-stomping swagger to bear on every live performance, earning him opening slots for Florida Georgia Line, music legends Merle Haggard and Hank Williams Jr. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                      

 

 

 

 


Saturday, Dec. 12

 

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
CSG Registration/Information Desk Open
 
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
Host State Information Desk Open
 
 
7 - 9 a.m.
 
Buffet Breakfast
8-10 a.m.
 
CSG Associates Advisory Committee
 
8-10 a.m.
 
Federal Energy Regulations: Challenges and Opportunities for States
Sponsored by the CSG Energy & Environment Public Policy Committee
Learn more >>
 
8-10 a.m.
 
CSG Policy Workshop: Drug Overdoses--What's a State to Do?
Learn more >>
 
8-10 a.m.
 
Need Not Apply?  Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Criminal Records
Sponsored by the CSG Justice Center
Learn more >>

 

9-10 a.m.
 
CSG Innovation Classroom: Building a Smart Community
Learn more >>
 
10 a.m. - Noon
 
CSG Finance Committee
 
10 a.m.-Noon
 
Civics Education in the States
Sponsored by the CSG Federalism Task Force
Learn more >>
 
10 a.m. - Noon
 
CSG Policy Workshop: e-Cigarette Regulation and Taxation
Learn more >>
 
 
10-11 a.m.
 
 
CSG Innovation Classroom: The Knowledge Economy-American's Economic Development Engine
Learn more >>
 
11 a.m. - Noon
 
CSG Innovation Classroom: Innovation and Cybersecurity:
Payment Card Developments
Learn more >>

 

Noon- 2 p.m.
 
CSG Toll Fellow Graduation & All Attendee Luncheon
Keynote: Frederick W. Smith, chairman, president and CEO of FedEx Corp
Learn more >>
 
1:15 - 3 p.m.
 
Guest Activity: Tour of the Tennessee Governor's Residence
Hosted by the Tennessee Host State. Buses will depart from the 5th Avenue entrance (side entrance) of the Omni Hotel at 1:15 p.m.
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2:30-5 p.m.
 
CSG SSL Committee Part II
 
2:30-5 p.m.
 
Midwestern Legislative Conference (MLC) Executive Committee Meeting
 
2:30-5 p.m.
 
Cybersecurity and Cyber Breach Notification
Sponsored by the CSG Intergovernmental Affairs Committee; the resolution portion of the committee meeting will begin at 4 p.m.
Learn more >>
 
5-6 p.m.
 
CSG Regional Receptions
 
 
6 p.m.
 
Reception: A Country Holiday Celebration featuring Lorrie Morgan
Presented by the Tennessee Host State
Celebrate the holiday season with four-time TNN (The Nashville Network) female vocalist of the year, Loretta Lynn “Lorrie” Morgan at the Omni Hotel. Lorrie inked her first recording contract in 1988. As an RCA recording artist—and later on the roster of its sister label, BNA—Lorrie made her mark with what have now become timeless country standards, including "Five Minutes," "Something In Red," "Watch Me" and "What Part Of No" to establish her place as a bright and shining country star and a modern woman making country music history. A singer, songwriter, worldwide entertainer on the performing and theatrical stage, producer, duet partner, wife, mother and, now, grandmother, Lorrie Morgan has sold more than six million records and has a trophy room adorned with reminders of gold and platinum successes, including 14 Top 10 hits.
 
9 p.m.
 
SGAC Late Night Event
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                    

 

 

 

 


Sunday, Dec. 13

 

8 a.m. - Noon
 
CSG Registration/Information Desk Open
 
8 a.m. - Noon
 
Host State Information Desk Open
 
8-9 a.m.
 
Buffet Breakfast
 
9-11 a.m.
 
CSG Campaign Against Hunger Service Project
Learn more >>
 
 
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 
CSG Executive Committee & Luncheon
Please note: Lunch will be served for all conference attendees following the business portion of the CSG Executive Committee meeting.