Agenda

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Please check back often for updates and added host state events.  Click on highlighted sessions for more information.

 

Friday, Dec. 3

Noon-7 p.m. 
CSG Registration Desk Open
1-5 p.m.
Reducing Health Disparities in Sexually Transmitted
Diseases and HIV/AIDS

Contact: Ann Kelly, Associate Director of Health Policy, akelly@csg.org
1-5 p.m. National Association of State Treasurers (NAST): New Treasurer Symposium (invitation only)
1-3 p.m.
Associates Advisory Committee
3:30-5 p.m
21st Century Foundation
5:30 p.m.
Rhode Island Welcome Reception
Welcome to Rhode Island! Join your Rhode Island Host State colleagues at the Bank of America City Center Skating Rink. As one of New England’s most popular winter destinations, Providence’s skating rink is twice the size of Rockefeller Plaza’s ice rink in New York City. Enjoy classic Italian food and wine while watching a special ice skating performance. And, if you’d like, put on a pair of skates and take a spin on the ice. Warm up afterwards in the heated tent with warm cider and hot chocolate. Dress is casual for this event.
8 p.m. SSL Dinner (tentative time, invitation only)

 


Saturday, Dec. 4 - Looking Ahead to Health Care Reform

7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
CSG Registration Desk Open
8-9:30 a.m.
General Session Breakfast
Point\Counterpoint: Diagnosing the Constitutionality of Federal Health Care Reforms »
Moderator: Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas
Panelists: Gillian Metzger, Columbia Law School
Ilya Shapiro, Cato Institute
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. National Association of State Treasurers (NAST): New Treasurers Symposium (invitation only)
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Spouse/Guest Activities

See Guest Activities page for more information

9:30 a.m.-Noon
Expo Show Open
9:30 - 10 a.m.

Social Media Boot Camp: Facebook

Expo Show Area

10-11:30 a.m.
Investment Subcommittee 
10-11:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
11:30 a.m. - Noon

Social Media Boot Camp: Twitter

Expo Show Area

Noon-1:30p.m.       
General Session Luncheon
Doctor, Doctor Give Me the News: A Physician's View of What Really Works to Improve Health and Lower Costs »
Keynote: Dr. David H. Newman
1:30 - 2 p.m.
Dessert Honoring South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds, CSG 2010 President
Expo Show Area
1:30-5:30 p.m. 
Expo Show Open
1:30 - 2 p.m.
Social Media Boot Camp: Make the Web Work for You: Learn to Use Google Alerts & RSS Feeds
Expo Show Area
2-3:30 p.m.  
Committee on Suggested State Legislation (Part I) 
2 -3:30 p.m.    
Breakout Sessions
4-5:30 p.m.      
Celebrating Innovation Reception
All attendees invited
CSG began presenting Innovations Awards in 1986 to bring greater visibility to exemplary state programs and to help share the ideas with other states. Join Gov. Mike Rounds as CSG honors this year’s winners of the Innovation Awards. Reception will take place in the foyer area of the Expo Show.
4:30-5:30 p.m.

ERC Budget Meeting

6:30 p.m. 
Rhode Island State House Reception
Join our Rhode Island hosts at the historic state house for a festive holiday celebration featuring the world-renowned cuisine of Johnson & Wales University College of Culinary Arts. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the historic property while also enjoying very special holiday entertainment from the Providence Festival Ballet. Holiday attire is encouraged.

 

Sunday, Dec. 5 - Preview 2011: What's Ahead for State Governments

7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
CSG Registration Desk Open
8-9:30 a.m.  
General Session Breakfast
The 2010 Election: Issues and Answers »
Keynote Speaker: David Gergen
9 a.m.
Spouse/Guest Activities
See Guest Activities page for more information
9:30-10:15 a.m.
A Conversation with David Gergen:  Special Q & A Session for Toll Fellow Alumni (invitation only)
9:30-10:30 a.m. CSG Eastern Regional Conference Annual Meeting Committee
9:30-Noon  
Expo Show Open
9:30 - 10 a.m.
Social Media Boot Camp: Facebook
Expo Show Area
10-11:30 a.m. 
Sharing Capitol Ideas Roundtables
10:30 - Noon ERC Executive Committee
11:30 a.m. - Noon

Social Media Boot Camp: Twitter

Expo Show Area

Noon-1:30 p.m.
General Session
Preview 2011 - What’s Ahead for State Government »
Moderator: Susan Urahn, Pew Center for the States
Sponsored by Capitol Ideas Magazine
1:30 - 2 p.m.

Dessert honoring Kentucky Senate President David L. Williams, 2010 CSG Chair

Expo Show Area

1:30-3:30 p.m.
Expo Show Open
1:30 - 2 p.m.

Social Media Boot Camp: Making the Web Work for You- Learn to Use Google Alerts & RSS Feeds

Expo Show Area

1:30 -3:30 p.m. ERC Executive Committee (Part II)
2-3:30 p.m.  
Breakout Sessions:
2-3:30 p.m.

Redistricting 2011: Decisions of a Decade

Sponsored by the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee

2-3:30 p.m.
Finance Committee
3:30-5 p.m.
General Session
Politics, Policy and Reality: What's Really Going
on in Washington »

Keynote Speaker: Gwen Ifill
Book signing to follow.
5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Toll Fellow Alumni Reception (invitation only)
  • ERC Reception
    Honoring Connecticut Deputy Speaker Robert Godfrey
  • CSG-WEST Reception
  • CSG Midwestern Legislative Conference Reception
  • CSG Southern Legislative Conference Reception
7 p.m.   
Waterfire at WaterPlace
In the heart of the city's riverfront and business district, WaterPlace Restaurant overlooks the Providence River and WaterFire Basin. Local artist, Barnaby Evans, has created WaterFire Providence, a multi-sensory experience that has drawn hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city. This series of bonfires installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence entices with aromatic wood smoke, flickering firelight and enchanting music. You won’t want to miss this one-of-kind event as the Providence lights a special WaterFire for the 2010 CSG National Conference. Gather with your fellow attendees from across the country for food, music and one of Providence’s most treasured traditions.
9 p.m.
A Salute to Public Service - CSG Dessert Reception
Join your colleagues for coffee, cordials and desserts at the historic Biltmore hotel.

 

Monday, Dec. 6

7:30- 9 a.m.   
Closing General Session: Canada & The U.S. – Neighbors, Friends, Allies. Approaching issues of Energy, Environment, and Economic Development from a North American Perspective »
Sponsored by The Canadian Embassy
9-10:30 a.m.    
Committee on Suggested State Legislation (Part 2)
9:30 a.m. - Noon Technical Tour: ChemArt »
10:30 a.m. - Noon 

MLC Executive Committee

10:30 a.m. - Noon
Wait, You Do What!? Exploring Similarities and Differences in Responsibilities of U.S. States and Canadian Provinces »

Sponsored by the International Committee

Noon-1:30 p.m.   
Leadership Luncheon
Open to all conference attendees

Governing Board/Executive Committee will also take place during lunch
2-5 p.m.  

Special Policy Sessions