CONFERENCE AGENDA

 

Session/Events are open to all registered attendees and guest of the CSG 2016 National Conference unless noted as "invitation only".

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Keep up with the agenda via our conference app! The CSG 2016 National Conference App provides session times, room assignments, maps and conference documents at your fingertips while keeping you informed in real time about conference events. With more than 40 different sessions on the agenda, downloading the app will ensure you don’t miss any of the important events CSG has planned. Download here >>

 

WednesdayThursday |   Friday  Saturday  | Sunday | NCIC Summit**

 

**Sessions for the NCIC Summit of the States on Interstate Collaboration are at an additional fee and require an 
additional registration.  Please visit www.csg.org/NCICSummit2016 for more information.
 

 

 Wednesday, Dec. 7

 

 
1 - 5 p.m.
 
 
CSG Registration/Information Desk Open!

 

 Thursday, Dec. 8

 

 
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
CSG Registration/Information Desk Open
7-9 a.m.
 
Buffet Breakfast
Breakfast seating will be in the session rooms. There will be no general breakfast seating.

 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
 
CSG Policy Academy: Medicaid 101
(open to all registered national conference attendees)

 

States’ Medicaid programs require major outlays of state revenues, yet these complex programs, which operate under myriad federal and state regulations, typically are understood only by a limited number of veteran legislators. In this session, an abbreviated version of the three-day CSG Medicaid Policy Academy, a faculty of national health care experts and state-level program administrators will highlight strategies states can use to customize Medicaid to fit their states’ unique circumstances and implement promising state reforms to contain Medicaid costs and improve patient health outcomes.

 

For more information, please contact Debra Miller at (859) 244-8241 or dmiller@csg.org.

 

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
CSG Policy Academy: Workforce Development Strategies for People with Disabilities
(open to all registered national conference attendees)

 

The National Task Force on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities will showcase its National Framework on Disability Employment Policy. This full-day policy academy will provide an in-depth study of the policies, programs and best practices that states can use to improve the employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Topics will include career readiness; hiring, retention and re-entry; entrepreneurship, tax incentives and procurement; and transportation, technology and other employment supports. 

 

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Whitehouse at (859) 244-8142 or ewhitehouse@csg.org.

 

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8 a.m. - Noon
 
CSG Shared State Legislation Part I
 
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 
CSG Toll Fellow Alumni Academy (invitation only)
Breakfast will be available for Toll academy participants from 7-8:30 a.m. in Tidewater Room D, Main Level. Buses depart at 8:30 a.m. and return at 11:30 a.m. Space is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. All participants are required to complete an additional registration form for this event. For more information, contact Kelley Arnold at karnold@csg.org.
 
Take a journey into the past as CSG transports Toll Fellow alumni to the historic Jamestown! Visit the museum honoring America’s first permanent settlement, which includes outdoor replicas of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia in 1607 as well as life-size re-creations of the colonists’ fort and a Powhatan village. And, of course, it wouldn’t be the Toll Fellowship program if there weren’t a few surprises (and leadership exercises) along the way!
 
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9-10:15 a.m.
 
Best Practices in Attracting Investment
This session is part of the SIDO (State International Development Organizations) 2016 Best Practices Forum & open to all registered CSG national conference attendees
Foreign direct investments, or FDI, is a growing component of state trade director's portfolio. This session will examine best practices in developing an effective FDI strategy and coordinating with federal and private partners to increase foreign investment in your state. 

 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m
 
The Principles of Pensions
CSG Policy Roundtable
Over the last decade, nearly every state has taken on public pension reform at some level. Today, the financial state of public pensions remains at the forefront of public policy debates across the country. This session will offer a high-level look at the fiscal health of public pensions, how states are approaching reforms, how states are balancing public employee benefits with fiscal responsibility, and emerging trends in policy and governance.

 

For more information, contact Jennifer Burnett, director of fiscal and economic development policy, at (859) 244-8114 or jburnett@csg.org.
 
10-10:30 a.m.
 
Complimentary Coffee Service
 
10:30-11:45 a.m.
 
The New Virginia International Trade Corporation
This session is part of the SIDO (State International Development Organizations) 2016 Best Practices Forum & open to all registered CSG national conference attendees
In 2016, the commonwealth of Virginia created a new, stand-alone state agency for international trade called the Virginia International Trade Corporation. The new trade office is set to begin operations in April 2017. State legislators, business leaders and other policy leaders will discuss the changes, background and role in developing the new Virginia trade office.

 

Noon - 2 p.m.

 

Buffet Lunch
Lunch seating will be in the session rooms. Additional limited lunch seating will be available in the Virginia Room, Lower Level.

 Noon - 1:30 p.m.
 
CSG National Conference Committee Working Lunch
(invitation only)
 
1:30 - 5 p.m.
 
CSG Leadership Council (invitation only)
 
1-2 p.m.
 
What’s Next for Trade Agreements and Trade Overall?
This session is part of the SIDO (State International Development Organizations) 2016 Best Practices Forum & open to all registered CSG national conference attendees 
Following Great Britain’s exit from the European Union and the U.S. presidential election in November, the pathway for the passage of both the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership remains challenging. Experts will discuss what’s next for negotiations for the trade agreements, including an overview of the agreements and what they mean for your state. 

 

2-2:30 p.m.
 
Complimentary Coffee & Soda Service
 
5 - 6 p.m.
 
Donors' Reception (invitation only)
 
6 p.m.
 
Evening Event: Welcome to Colonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg Lodge
 

 

 Friday, Dec. 9

 

 
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
CSG Registration/Information Desk Open
 
7 - 8 a.m.
 
Buffet Breakfast
8 - 10:30 a.m.
 
Health Care 2017: Rough Seas Ahead
Sponsored by the CSG Health Public Policy Committee
Health spending in the United States is big business, consuming 17 percent of the gross domestic product. This session will explore trends in health business including consolidation of hospitals, insurance and physician practices. Business tools such as pay for performance and value-based purchasing are used to reduce costs and increase positive outcomes. Consumer direction and price transparency policies seek to involve the consumer in cost-saving strategies.
 
8 - 10:30 a.m.
 
Moving Beyond No Child Left Behind
Sponsored by the CSG Education & Workforce Development Public Policy Committee
State officials are closely watching as the U.S. Department of Education releases more information on what the new Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, changes in accountability system requirements and funding mechanisms. As states grapple with the upcoming changes to federal requirements, it is important to know about the increased flexibility for state and local policymakers. This session will explore what the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act means for state leaders, with a focus on accountability systems and data policy.
 
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8 - 10:30 a.m.
 
Realizing the Future: Changes for Transportation on the Horizon
Sponsored by the CSG Transportation & Infrastructure Public Policy Committee
A federal competition to reshape the American city… Guidance for states on how to envision a future that includes autonomous and connected vehicles… A new administration and a new Congress in Washington… An uncertain future for the federal transportation program… States rethinking their transportation project selection processes in the face of limited resources and increasing politicization… Speakers will discuss how these and other developments will shape the transportation policy discourse in 2017 and beyond.

 

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8 - 10:30 a.m
 
Top Five Fiscal Trends for 2017
Sponsored by the CSG Fiscal & Economic Development Public Policy Committee
What can state leaders do to balance short-term fiscal needs with long-term fiscal stability? How are state finances faring now and what will they look like in the upcoming year? What could the federal election mean for state fiscal health over the next four years and beyond? This session will address all these questions and more. Come prepared to discuss your own state and brainstorm about how states can work together to improve the fiscal and economic landscape for all.

 

8 - 10:30 a.m.
 
Water: Trending Issues in the States
Sponsored by the CSG Energy and Environmental Public Policy Committee
States recently have been presented with a host of challenges and opportunities related to water, which not only have human health and safety impacts, but also can result in drastic economic and environmental consequences. The recent Flint water crisis resulted in the exposure of an estimated 8,000 children to lead and other toxins and prompted states to grapple with the daunting task of drinking water infrastructure replacement and repair. Debates continue to rage as to how best to balance extractive industries and agricultural production with water quality protection, while new federal rulemakings continue to complicate state efforts to regulate water resources. Expert panelists from a variety of backgrounds will help attendees understand these and other pressing water issues and what states are doing to address these challenges.

 

10 a.m. - Noon
 
Autonomous Vehicle Demonstration
Presented by Audi

In 2018, Audi will introduce what’s expected to be the world’s first Level 3 automated driving system with “Traffic Jam Pilot.” The system will give drivers the option to travel hands-free up to 35 mph when certain conditions are met—for instance, the vehicle will ensure it is on a limited-access, divided highway.
 
CSG National Conference participants will be able to check out “Jack,” an adapted Audi A7 developed to take over driving duties from 0 to 70 mph when the “piloted” mode is engaged. “Jack” successfully completed a 566-mile test drive from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas, with more than 90 percent of the trip achieved with the driver’s hands off the steering wheel and feet off the pedals.

 

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10 a.m. - Noon
 
Book Pre-Sale: Jeff Shaara
Copies of Rise to Rebellion and a limited number of additional titles will be available for purchase. New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara will sign copies of the books following the luncheon.

 

10-11 a.m.
 
Development, Anatomy & Market Implications of e-Cigarettes
CSG Innovation Classroom Presented by RAI Services Company
Scientists and industry experts knowledgeable in the developing field of vapor, or e-cigarettes, will discuss the history and recent development of these products. Participants will explore the function, design and manufacturing of various products in this category in a highly interactive session. The impact of FDA deeming regulations, which extend federal regulatory authority to all electronic nicotine delivery devices and associated products, will be discussed.  

 

About CSG Innovation Classrooms >>
 
10:30-11 a.m.
 
Complimentary Coffee Service

 

 
10:45 a.m. - Noon
 
 
Civic Education in the States
CSG Policy Workshop
Now more than ever, civic fundamentals are vital to the health and future of America’s democracy. Without a foundation in civic principles, the youth of today may not vote or run for public office tomorrow, and the future participation of citizens in America’s grand democratic experiment is called into question. As part of CSG’s ongoing work to explore the challenges of federalism, this session will feature experts and policymakers to discuss how states are teaching future generations about the role of state and federal governments and civic engagement.
 
10:45 a.m. - Noon
 
Results First: Data-Driven Decision-Making in the States
CSG Policy Workshop
A new 50-state report provides an overview of how every state and the District of Columbia engage in evidence-based policymaking; the assessment is based on how each state employs six key actions of evidence-based policymaking. Come learn about how your state fared in the report and how others are using research to identify and invest in what works. The report is authored by the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, a project of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
 
10:45 a.m. - Noon
 
Technology Solutions to Advance Military & Overseas Voting
Sponsored by the CSG Overseas Voting Initiative
The Overseas Voting Initiative, or OVI, is a joint venture between CSG and the Federal Voting Assistance Program, or FVAP, a U.S. Department of Defense agency that assists military and overseas voters. In this panel discussion, the OVI's Technology Working Group will announce recommendations in three key areas of study over the past two years: 1) damaged/unreadable ballot duplication, 2) uses for Common Access Cards and digital signatures, and 3) military and overseas voting data standardization.  

 

10:45 a.m. - Noon
 
CSG Associates Advisory Committee

 

10:45 a.m. - Noon

 

CSG Investment Subcommittee (invitation only)

 

 
11 a.m. - Noon
 
 
Autonomous and Connected Vehicles: What’s Next for Industry
& the States
CSG Innovation Classroom Presented by Audi
This session will cover one of the hottest topics in the tech and consumer worlds: autonomous and connected vehicles. Participants will have the chance to view one of these vehicles up close while learning about its special features. Future innovations and the legislative landscape will be discussed, and participants will have a chance to review potential policy challenges with an expert.

 

About CSG Innovation Classrooms >>

 

 
Noon - 2 p.m.

 

 

Opening Session & Luncheon
Keynote: Jeff Shaara
Join New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara as he takes the stage to share the stories of Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, Washington and Lafayette. Set against the backdrop of Shaara’s American Revolutionary War series, The Glorious Cause and Rise to Rebellion, you won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn more about the struggles of the colonists from the city where it all began!
 
Shaara is also the author of Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure—two novels that complete the Civil War trilogy that began with his father Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Killer Angels.
 
2 - 2:30 p.m.

 

Jeff Shaara Book Signing Event

 

2 - 2:30 p.m.
 
Complimentary Coffee and Soda Service

 

2-4 p.m.

 

Autonomous Vehicle Demonstration
Presented by Audi
 
In 2018, Audi will introduce what’s expected to be the world’s first Level 3 automated driving system with “Traffic Jam Pilot.” The system will give drivers the option to travel hands-free up to 35 mph when certain conditions are met—for instance, the vehicle will ensure it is on a limited-access, divided highway.

 

CSG National Conference participants will be able to check out “Jack,” an adapted Audi A7 developed to take over driving duties from 0 to 70 mph when the “piloted” mode is engaged. “Jack” successfully completed a 566-mile test drive from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas, with more than 90 percent of the trip achieved with the driver’s hands off the steering wheel and feet off the pedals.

 

About CSG Innovation Classrooms >>
 
 
2-3 p.m.
 

 

Mapping For Legislative Offices
CSG Innovation Classroom Presented by Esri Inc.

 

Esri’s GIS platform—ArcGIS—allows users to discover, use, make and share data through maps from any device, anywhere, anytime. Learn about how the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are improving their workflows by using ArcGIS to create and share maps in the cloud. Also discover how state legislators can use GIS tools to easily visualize trends among their constituents, communicate with the public, and better prepare, understand and defend the impact of policy.

 

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2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

 

CSG Finance Committee
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
 
Federalism 101: Ensuring the State Voice is Heard
CSG Policy Workshop
Acts of the national government—whether legislative, executive or judicial in nature—that exceed the enumerated powers of the federal government under the Constitution violate the principle of federalism established by the framers. This session will outline the distribution of power between the federal government and the states and the relationship between these arms of government. It will provide state leaders with a firm understanding of those powers and duties and the limitations inherent in our constitutional system; the session will help states to continue to fulfill their unique responsibilities, addressing issues by the levels of government that are closest to the people.

 

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2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
 
Diabetes Budgets: Measuring State Commitment to Reduce
Chronic Disease
CSG Policy Workshop
One in five health care dollars is spent caring for people with diabetes and prediabetes. Eighty-six million Americans have prediabetes, but most don’t know it. If we can prevent just 30 percent of individuals with pre-diabetes from developing diabetes, we can save $74 billion dollars in medical cost and lost productivity. A CSG survey of the states looks at how states are tackling diabetes and how they are allocating resources to the effort.
 
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
 
Workforce Investment - Funding Streams & Trends
CSG Policy Workshop
As state leaders look to lower unemployment rates and increase the number of jobs in their states, funding for workforce development is a key issue for exploration. Join us as we look at innovative policies and programs as well as funding mechanisms used by states, providing ideas on how to blend funding and best utilize federal resources. Best practices and state examples that prepare the workforce and increase jobs will be highlighted.

 

 
3-4 p.m.
 
 
The Knowledge Economy: America's Economic
Development Engine
CSG Innovation Classroom Presented by Elsevier

 

The role of state governments in fostering a resilient and growing economy has never been more important. Evidence indicates that states emphasizing the growth of their knowledge and innovation economies do better, regardless of their taxation rates or strategies. Elsevier, in cooperation with CSG, has analyzed the unique strengths and competitive advantages each state holds with respect to knowledge creation and innovation. This analysis provides the foundation for the evidence-based strategic deployment of limited resources to grow, attract and retain technology companies that are the foundation of robust and prospering economies in the states.

 

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3:30-4:30 p.m.
 
CSG Eastern Regional Conference Annual Meeting Committee

 

 
4:30-5:45 p.m.
 
CSG Toll Fellows 30th Anniversary Celebration (invitation only)
4:30-5:30 p.m.

 

Japan Local Government Center Reception

 

 
5:45 p.m.

 

 

Evening Event: Colonial Tavern Dinners
Colonial Williamsburg

 

Experience dining in some of the very same taverns frequented by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry! Make sure you check in at the CSG registration desk for your tavern assignment prior to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. All conference attendees will meet in the Virginia Ballroom at 5:45 p.m. Special guests will escort attendees to their assigned tavern.
 
Attendees MUST meet in the Virginia Ballroom at 5:45 to participate in the tavern dinners; no exceptions. Attendees may only attend dinner at their pre-assigned tavern. Please see the CSG registration desk with any questions.


 

 

 Saturday, Dec. 10

 

 
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
CSG Registration/Information Desk Open
 
7 - 8 a.m.
 
Buffet Breakfast
8-11 a.m.
 
CSG Shared State Legislation Part II
 
8-9 a.m.
 
Building a Smart Community
CSG Innovation Classroom Presented by Esri Inc.
Smart Communities employ technology to improve government operations. This “smart” trend is worldwide and driven by top-down initiatives, affects all governments from municipalities to counties and states, and has become a standard expectation of citizens. Esri’s GIS platform—ArcGIS—allows users to discover, use, make and share data through maps from any device, anywhere, anytime. This session will focus on how states use GIS tools to improve productivity, efficiency, transparency, collaboration and citizen engagement.

 

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8-10 a.m.
 
Case Study in Collaboration: Elder Guardianship
Sponsored by the CSG Interbranch Committee
Over the past three years, a majority of states have instituted changes to state guardianship laws in order to help combat elder neglect and abuse. However, it takes the cooperation and collaboration of all three branches of government in order to make these changes successful. Join the CSG Interbranch Committee as they explore the innovative ways state leaders are working together to better the lives of families having to make tough decisions when pursuing elder guardianship while still protecting the rights and safety of those requiring care

 

 

8-10 a.m.
 
Global Protocols for State Leaders at Home & Abroad
Sponsored by the CSG International Committee
International trade is a vital part of state economic development and increasingly state officials are engaged in hosting international dignitaries and also traveling to foreign countries on trade and educational exchanges. Being comfortable with different cultural styles and expectations can be as important as the discussion itself. This is a training session on cross-cultural awareness and etiquette.

 

8 - 10 a.m.
 
Response & Recovery: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Matthew
CSG Policy Workshop

 

In October, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia felt the impact of Hurricane Matthew, a storm that had battered the eastern Caribbean with category 5 intensity and up to 160 mph winds. Although diminished by the time it reached the Atlantic Coast, Matthew left behind eroded beaches, downed trees and power lines, severely damaged roads, blocked bridges and flooded coastal communities. This session will examine how the actions taken by state and local officials as the storm approached helped save lives, how the post-storm recovery efforts are going now and the infrastructural, environmental and economic challenges that still lie ahead.

 

9-10 a.m.

 

The Knowledge Economy: America's Economic
Development Engine
CSG Innovation Classroom Presented by Elsevier

 

The role of state governments in fostering a resilient and growing economy has never been more important. Evidence indicates that states emphasizing the growth of their knowledge and innovation economies do better, regardless of their taxation rates or strategies. Elsevier, in cooperation with CSG, has analyzed the unique strengths and competitive advantages each state holds with respect to knowledge creation and innovation. This analysis provides the foundation for the evidence-based strategic deployment of limited resources to grow, attract and retain technology companies that are the foundation of robust and prospering economies in the states.

 

About CSG Innovation Classrooms >>

 

10 a.m. - Noon
 
Autonomous Vehicle Demonstration
Presented by Audi
 
In 2018, Audi will introduce what’s expected to be the world’s first Level 3 automated driving system with “Traffic Jam Pilot.” The system will give drivers the option to travel hands-free up to 35 mph when certain conditions are met—for instance, the vehicle will ensure it is on a limited-access, divided highway.

 

CSG National Conference participants will be able to check out “Jack,” an adapted Audi A7 developed to take over driving duties from 0 to 70 mph when the “piloted” mode is engaged. “Jack” successfully completed a 566-mile test drive from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas, with more than 90 percent of the trip achieved with the driver’s hands off the steering wheel and feet off the pedals.

 

About CSG Innovation Classrooms >>

 

10-10:30 a.m.

 

Complimentary Coffee Service

 

10-11 a.m.
 
Development, Anatomy & Market Implications of e-Cigarettes
CSG Innovation Classroom Presented by RAI Services Company
Scientists and industry experts knowledgeable in the developing field of vapor, or e-cigarettes, will discuss the history and recent development of these products. Participants will explore the function, design and manufacturing of various products in this category in a highly interactive session. The impact of FDA deeming regulations, which extend federal regulatory authority to all electronic nicotine delivery devices and associated products, will be discussed.  

 

About CSG Innovation Classrooms >>
 
10 a.m. - Noon
 
CSG Eastern Regional Conference Executive Committee Meeting

 

10:30 a.m.-Noon
 
CSG 21st Century Foundation (invitation only)

 

10:30 a.m.-Noon
 
Combating Opioid Abuse in the States
CSG Policy Workshop
As states are battling heroin and opioid epidemics, they are doing so in the remnants of an economic recession that saw an estimated $5 billion cut from state mental health budgets. With less than two cents of every state and federal dollar allocated toward substance abuse and addiction spent on prevention and treatment, government at all levels, as well as private organizations, are developing best practices that focus scarce resources on preventing and treating addiction. This session will highlight innovative programs, practices and policies focused on the prevention and treatment of substance abuse and opioid addiction in the United States.

 

10:30 a.m.-Noon
 
The Next Presidential Administration & Relations with the States
CSG Policy Workshop
On Jan. 20, 2017, the new president will officially take over the White House. This offers a new opportunity to refresh and reset relationships between the states and the federal government and marks a chance for state leaders to inform, educate and influence the incoming administration on issues important to their state and the people they serve. This session provides state leaders with the knowledge they need to help the next president’s team hit the ground running on day one and ensure shared priorities are met.
 
Noon-2 p.m.
 
CSG 2016 Toll Fellow Graduation and Luncheon
What better way to celebrate CSG’s 2016 Toll Fellowship class than with two of the greatest leaders in the history of America?
 
Thomas Jefferson, a serious-minded, freckle-faced boy of 16 from the rolling hills of Albemarle County, Virginia, first came to Williamsburg early in 1760 as a student at the College of William & Mary. From these humble beginnings grew the man who would become governor of Virginia and later president of the United States.
 
Patrick Henry was born in Hanover County, Virginia, in 1736.  A symbol of America's struggle for liberty and self-government, Henry was a lawyer, patriot, orator and willing participant in virtually every aspect of the founding of America.
 
These two colonial powerhouses will come together to discuss colonial America and leadership in a lively session moderated by CSG Executive Director/CEO David Adkins.

 

2-4 p.m.

 

Autonomous Vehicle Demonstration
Presented by Audi
 
In 2018, Audi will introduce what’s expected to be the world’s first Level 3 automated driving system with “Traffic Jam Pilot.” The system will give drivers the option to travel hands-free up to 35 mph when certain conditions are met—for instance, the vehicle will ensure it is on a limited-access, divided highway.

 

CSG National Conference participants will be able to check out “Jack,” an adapted Audi A7 developed to take over driving duties from 0 to 70 mph when the “piloted” mode is engaged. “Jack” successfully completed a 566-mile test drive from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas, with more than 90 percent of the trip achieved with the driver’s hands off the steering wheel and feet off the pedals.

 

About CSG Innovation Classrooms >>

 

2-2:30 p.m.

 

Complimentary Coffee & Soda Service

 

2-3 p.m.
 
Using Data & Technology to Enhance Government Operations
CSG Innovation Classroom Presented by Esri Inc.
Every day, legislators make important decisions about where to spend taxpayers’ money, relying heavily on data. We ask a lot of questions about how the programs we fund will benefit our constituents and what those funds will be used for. Led by Esri, a GIS software company based in Redlands, California, this session will focus on using data and apps to make better policy decisions and the importance of formal data management practices.

 

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2:30-4:30 p.m.
 
Advancing Economic Development in the States: The Triple
Helix Model
CSG Policy Workshop

 

As the United States' economy gains momentum, state leaders are focused on answering a few key questions. How can the U.S. sustain that momentum? Where should we place our bets and invest our resources to create long-term pathways to prosperity? This session will bring together experts from government, academia and the private sector to discuss how best to collaborate in developing a long-term strategy to grow the economy and create quality jobs.
 
2:30-4:30 p.m.

 

Defending the Principles of Federalism
Sponsored by the CSG Intergovernmental Affairs Committee
Government works best when federal and state agencies act within their proper spheres of authority. Disputes regarding the proper roles of federal and state governments have become increasingly common in recent years, and this has led a growing number of states to bring lawsuits against the federal government challenging a variety of federal initiatives on the grounds that they raise federalism issues. This session will examine state standing in taking judicial action against federal policies.

 

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2:30-4:30 p.m.
 
Reflecting on a Quarter Century of Charter Schools
CSG Policy Workshop
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the first state law authorizing charter schools. A quarter century later, it is fitting to reflect on successful charter school models as well as the failures in the charter school movement—and to ask what challenges the next 25 years will bring in education. This panel will feature proponents and opponents of charter schools as well as state education leaders in a robust conversation on education reform.

 

2:30-5 p.m.
 
CSG Midwestern Legislative Conference Executive
Committee Meeting

 

3-4 p.m.
 
Autonomous and Connected Vehicles: What’s Next for Industry & the States
CSG Innovation Classroom Presented by Audi
This session will cover one of the hottest topics in the tech and consumer worlds: autonomous and connected vehicles. Participants will have the chance to view one of these vehicles up close while learning about its special features. Future innovations and the legislative landscape will be discussed, and participants will have a chance to review potential policy challenges with an expert.

 

About CSG Innovation Classrooms >>

 

5-6 p.m.
 
CSG Regional Receptions

 

6:30 p.m.
 
Evening Event: American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Yorktown, Virginia
 
Buses will depart from the South England Street entrance of the conference center beginning at 6 p.m. The last bus will depart the American Revolution Museum at 8:30 p.m. Travel time is approximately 20-25 minutes.

The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown tells anew the story of the nation’s founding, from the twilight of the colonial period to the dawn of the Constitution and beyond. Comprehensive indoor galleries feature period artifacts, immersive environments, interactive exhibits and films, including “The Siege of Yorktown,” with a 180-degree surround screen and dramatic special effects. CSG attendees may even run into President George Washington or General Lafayette as they travel through the exhibits!
 
9 p.m.

 

SGAC Late Night Event
The Trellis, 403 West Duke of Gloucester Street
 
Join the State Government Affairs Council, or SGAC, and fellow conference attendees for an evening of networking in Colonial Williamsburg. The “Late Night” event will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight at The Trellis, located at 403 West Duke of Gloucester Street, a short walk from the host hotels.


 

 
 Sunday, Dec. 11

 

 
8 a.m. - Noon
 
CSG Registration/Information Desk Open
 
8-9 a.m.
 
Buffet Breakfast
9-11 a.m.
 
CSG Campaign Against Hunger Service Project

 

Goal: 32,000 Packaged Meals
In Virginia, 1 in 8 people struggle with hunger. We hope you take a few hours to join in fellowship and fun as we pack meals for local distribution. Come enjoy a festive holiday atmosphere that includes music and prizes while also providing a much-needed service to those in need this holiday season. We hope you will make plans to join CSG in giving back to a rich historical community that has given our country so much. 

 

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
 
CSG Executive Committee & Luncheon
 
 
Monday, Dec 12
Sessions for the NCIC Summit of the States on Interstate Collaboration are at an additional fee and require an 
additional registration.  Please visit www.csg.org/NCICSummit2016 for more information.

 

 

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
CSG Registration/Information Desk Open

 

7:30-8:30 a.m.
 
Buffet Breakfast
(Registered NCIC Summit attendees only)

 

8:30-10:15 a.m.
 
Opening Session: The Evolving Use & Changing Role of
Interstate Compacts 

(Registered NCIC Summit attendees only)

 
Moderated by and featuring the authors of the book, “The Evolving Use and Changing Role of Interstate Compacts,” this session will provide summit attendees with an overview of the history of interstate compacts in the United States and an assessment of how the tool has evolved from its pre-Colonial roots to one of the most durable and sustainable collaborative public policy tools in use today.

 

 

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Strength in Numbers: Interstate Compacts & the States
(Registered NCIC Summit attendees only)

 

Researchers Ann Bowman and Neal Woods study of why states join national interstate compacts uses time-series cross-sectional event count models of state compact participation from 1960–2000. Among their findings is that isolated states show a preference for compacts that simply harmonize policies, while more proximate states are more likely to join compacts that effectively open their borders to other states.

 

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Noon - 1:30 p.m.
 
General Session & Luncheon: Interstate Compacts and
Modern Federalism

(Registered NCIC Summit attendees only)

 

State and federal officials will share their perspectives on the interstate compact as a tool and will lead a discussion about the natural tensions between the utilization of the interstate compact mechanism as a national versus federal solution.

 

1:45 - 3 p.m.
 
Defending Interstate Compacts

(Registered NCIC Summit attendees only)

 

From ensuring legislative passage of model legislation to defending the compact’s authority in the courts, speakers will highlight how compacts anticipate, maneuver, and successfully defend their mission, vision, and authority.

 

1:45 - 3 p.m.

 

Data Sharing: Creating a Sustainable Data System

(Registered NCIC Summit attendees only)

 

What are some of the best practices success compacts and commissions employ to develop and maintain a database? Learn how some of the most successful compacts delegate the duties and authorities regarding a data system, how to select a vendor, and how to collect and share data across various data systems.

 

 3:15-4:30 p.m.
 
Interstate Compacts and the Courts

(Registered NCIC Summit attendees only)

 

Recent court cases throughout the nation have shown that the interstate compact mechanism must interact with all three branches of state and federal government. Speakers will provide an update on recent developments in the courts impacting interstate compact administration and philosophy of use.

 

 3:15-4:30 p.m.

 

Interstate Compact Growth: Education and Outreach

(Registered NCIC Summit attendees only)

 

Whether an interstate compact is new or has been around for decades, knowing how to best educate state leaders, stakeholders and users is a continuing challenge for supporters and staff of interstate agreements. Learn from those who have successfully advocated for enactment of interstate compacts best practices regarding educational strategies and outreach tools for expanding knowledge on your interstate compact as well as gaining additional compact members.

 

5:30-6:30 p.m.
 
Reception

(Registered NCIC Summit attendees only)

 

 
Tuesday, Dec. 13

 

7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 
CSG Registration/Information Desk Open

 

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
 
Buffet Breakfast

(Registered NCIC Summit attendees only)

 

8:30-9:45 a.m.
 
Financing and Funding Interstate Compacts

(Registered NCIC Summit attendees only)

 

How do compacts which establish an administrative agency provide for long term financing? From a fee-based model to a flat state fee, compact commissions employ a variety of funding methods for interstate compacts, each holding advantages and disadvantages.

 

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8:30-9:45 a.m.
 
Models of Interstate Compact Governance

(Registered NCIC Summit attendees only)

 

Enactment of a compact is the end of one journey and the beginning of another. How compact commissions adjudicate duties defined in compact language and carry out the duties of administration year to year often offer insight into the ability of  a compact to be successful.

 

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10-11:15 a.m.
 
Defending Interstate Compacts

(Registered NCIC Summit attendees only)

 

From ensuring legislative passage of model legislation to defending the compact’s authority in the courts, speakers will highlight how compacts anticipate, maneuver, and successfully defend their mission, vision, and authority.

 

10-11:15 a.m.
 
Data Sharing: Creating a Sustainable Data System

(Registered NCIC Summit attendees only)

 
What are some of the best practices success compacts and commissions employ to develop and maintain a database? Learn how some of the most successful compacts delegate the duties and authorities regarding a data system, how to select a vendor, and how to collect and share data across various data systems.

 

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 
Closing Luncheon Session

(Registered NCIC Summit attendees only)

 

As states confront needs from health care delivery, to infrastructure revitalization, education, to public safety, the interstate compact mechanism allows for policymakers to work collaboratively across state-lines to bring resolution to some of America’s most pressing issues with innovation, economies of scale, and a unified voice.

 

As attendees depart, our closing session offers an opportunity to share insights on the future utilization of compacts, interactions between compact commissions and other administrative agencies, and the utility of ongoing collaborative opportunities among compact practitioners.