PRELIMINARY AGENDA
All sessions are open to registered conference attendees unless otherwise noted.

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Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday |   Friday   Saturday 

 


 Tuesday, Dec. 3
 
 
1 – 6 p.m. 
 
 
CSG Registration & Information Desk Open
Prefunction Area – Level 2

 

 
2 – 4 p.m. 
 
 
CSG 21st Century Foundation
(invitation only)
201 – Level 2
 

 Wednesday, Dec. 4
 
 
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
 
 
CSG Registration/Information Desk Open
Prefunction Area – Level 2

 

 
7 – 8 a.m. 
 
 
Buffet Breakfast

102 – Level 1

 
 
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
 
Work Matters: A Disability Employment Policy Primer
(open to all registered conference attendees)
Disability Employment Policy 101 will provide a disability employment primer including disability etiquette training, information on how states can act as model employers and successful state policies and programs.
 
 
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
 
CSG Policy Academy: The Energy Landscape
(open to all registered conference attendees)
In partnership with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), this policy academy will explore the myriad of public policy energy challenges and opportunities facing the states. This policy academy will provide legislators and commissioners a better understanding of their respective roles and how their decisions and rules impact the other as they seek to best serve in their capacities.
 
 
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
 
CSG Policy Academy: Privacy and Cybersecurity
(open to all registered conference attendees)
202 A/B – Level 2
State governments handle billions of pieces of personal data every day; securing that information is both increasingly important and difficult. Security breaches can result from something as simple as a lost laptop or as complex as a sophisticated, intentional attack from cybercriminals. Cyberattacks can lead to personal identity theft and create major disruptions in the ability of states to deliver crucial services to residents. While cybersecurity is an issue of increasing importance, states are often unprepared. This policy academy will explore state solutions to cybersecurity and privacy concerns.
 
 
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
 
CSG Policy Academy: Growing Green –
Marijuana Policy in the States
(open to all registered conference attendees)
201 – Level 2
More than half of the states have legalized marijuana for recreational or medicinal use. That’s a massive shift in public policy from just a decade ago. With this shift comes a slew of legislative, regulatory and fiscal questions for state policymakers to tackle. This policy academy will provide an overview of the landscape for state regulations, economic development and job creation, and increased tax revenues as well as the impacts on state budgets.
 
 
9:30 – 10 a.m. 
 
Coffee Service
Prefunction Areas – Levels 1 & 2
Complimentary coffee will be available.
 
 
Noon – 1 p.m. 
 
Buffet Lunch
102 – Level 1
CSG Policy Academy attendees will pick up lunch and take it to their session rooms.
 
 
1 – 5 p.m. 
 
CSG Shared State Legislation: Part 1
209 – Level 2
 
 
1 – 5 p.m. 
 
The Future of the Workforce: Innovations in Employment and Disability
204 – Level 2
This session, based on the work of the State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED) and a partnership between CSG and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), will cover a variety of topics including how policy makers can create policies with Universal Design principles, the effects of autonomous vehicles on employment for people with disabilities, how the gig economy effects employment and how states can engage in better workforce training.
 
 
2 – 2:30 p.m. 
 
Coffee & Soda Service
Prefunction Areas – Levels 1 & 2
Complimentary coffee and soda will be available.
 
 
5 – 6 p.m. 
 
Japan Local Government Center Reception
(open to all registered conference attendees)
202 C – Level 2
 

 

 Thursday, Dec. 5

 

 
7 a.m. 5 p.m.
 
 
CSG Registration/Information Desk Open
Prefunction Area – Level 2
 
7 8 a.m.
 
Buffet Breakfast
Ballroom A – Level 3

8 9 a.m.
 
Healthy States: Step 1 – Bringing Data into the Conversation
CSG Innovation Classroom presented by Esri
207 – Level 2
It goes without saying, the aspirations to build a healthy state are complex and must assimilate a confounding level of details. Any meaningful policy discussion that tries to address these details, to push the measures in the right direction, must start with actionable data and information. Much of the time, these details and the effort needed to gather and consider the information to support policy action are often out of the reach of most legislatures.
This Innovation Classroom will discuss how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology is used to help gather, analyze and present the needed data and information to move policy thinking forward with the help of location analysis.
This classroom focuses on the determinants of health and will cover:
  • Ideas and the role of location in helping us understand.
  • What makes a map a Policy Map?
  • Resources, tools and data that are already available to legislatures to communicate meaningful policy aspirations.

 
8 a.m. – Noon
 
CSG Leadership Council
(invitation only)
204 – Level 2
 
 
8 a.m. – Noon
 
 
CSG Future of Work Task Force
(open to all registered conference attendees)
The CSG Future of Work National Task Force brings together a diverse cross section of state officials to explore how states can best navigate the challenges and opportunities of the new economy. The work of the task force will take place across a two-year timeline with key findings and recommendations shared during task force meetings.
 
 
9 – 10 a.m.
 
 
Ending the HIV epidemic in the U.S.: Building on 30 Years of Innovation in HIV
CSG Innovation Classroom presented by Gilead Sciences, Inc.
207 – Level 2
One of the largest research efforts in history has transformed HIV/AIDS from a death sentence to a manageable chronic condition. Jurisdictions are developing plans to end their HIV epidemics, and President Trump recently announced a 10-year initiative to end HIV in America by 2030. During this session, Dr. Trevor Hawkins will discuss Gilead’s 30-year commitment to advancing innovation in HIV treatment and prevention and how state officials can support efforts to end the HIV epidemic.
 
 
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
 
 
Coffee Service
Prefunction Area – Levels 1 & 2
Complimentary coffee will be available.
 
 
10 – 11:30 a.m.
 
 
Risk and Decisions: A Simulation of the R&D Investment Process
CSG Innovation Classroom presented by Celgene
207 – Level 2
The clinical development process, R&D investment, and pricing are fundamental elements of the biopharmaceutical business model, but also incredibly complex and frequently misunderstood. To demystify these topics, this session uses a web-based simulation that allows participants to sit behind the desk of a CEO as they make important decisions for a fictitious biopharmaceutical company. These decisions include assessing the disease burden, the clinical and potential economic benefit of fictitious drug products, setting prices for the products and making go/no-go decisions based on the outcomes of clinical studies and policy developments. As participants follow their investments along the lengthy and inherently risky road to commercial success, they will encounter many of the hot-button issues that characterize today’s biopharma landscape.
 
Noon – 2 p.m.
 
Opening Session and Luncheon Keynote – Politics and Policy: How Will History Judge Today’s Headlines? Mark Shields, political analyst, PBS NewsHour and syndicated columnist
Ballroom A – Level 3
After years of managing campaigns from the courthouse to the White House, Mark Shields is one of the most widely recognized commentators in the U.S. Syndicated columnist and lifelong journalist—considered by many to be the gold standard—Shields shares firsthand accounts and impressions of the current state of Washington politics and presents them against the backdrop of American history. With special emphasis on the Trump Administration and Congress, his insightful, perceptive and often humorous analysis of today’s political headlines—and the impact they will have on Americans in the years to come—will entertain and inform audiences.
 
2 – 2:30 p.m.
 
Coffee & Soda Service
Prefunction Area — Levels 1 & 2
Complimentary coffee and soda will be available.
 
2 – 3 p.m.
 
Closing the Loop: Emerging Recycling Technologies
Innovation Classroom presented by the American Chemistry Council
207 – Level 2
America’s Plastic Makers® are committed to helping end plastic waste in the environment. Learn more about how we are working and partnering with scientists, conservation groups and policy makers to advance recycling and recovery solutions across the U.S. Plastic makers envision a future in which all plastics are recovered and repurposed to benefit people and our planet. Investments in emerging technologies will help divert additional materials from landfills and create new feedstocks for domestic manufacturing. Increasing recycling is fundamental for circularity and could add 38,500 jobs, according to a recent report from the American Chemistry Council.
 
2 – 4 p.m.

 

 

International Uncertainty: Tools and Resources for States to Grow Their Economy Through Trade and Investment
Presented by the CSG International Committee
204 – Level 2
The ongoing international trade war continues to dominate the news and markets. Businesses are closely watching the Trump Administration’s actions and are preparing their business models to navigate any changes. This session will look at the current state of international affairs and explain how states can be prepared to grow their economies through trade and investment.

2 – 4 p.m.

 

 

What’s in a Pill? See How They are Made
(Advanced registration required, and space is limited; Please sign-up at the CSG Registration & Information Desk by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4)
Bus will depart at 2 p.m. from the Convention Center.
Pfizer’s Vega Baja Site is a solid dose manufacturing facility employing more than 800 people to supply some of the company’s iconic brands. The facility produces close to 7.3 billion single dose units and stands in a 99-acre property that houses services, utilities and manufacturing operations. Upon arrival, visitors will receive a brief orientation that includes a site overview and quality and safety precautions. After gowning, visitors are led through the manufacturing area to view the process of mixing ingredients in the production of tablets and capsules. This is followed by a visit where the medicines are packaged in bottles or blisters and final packaging for shipment to the U.S. and more than 130 global markets.

2 – 5 p.m.

 

 

CSG Future of Work Task Force
(open to all registered conference attendees)
The CSG Future of Work National Task Force brings together a diverse cross section of state officials to explore how states can best navigate the challenges and opportunities of the new economy. The work of the task force will take place across a two-year timeline with key findings and recommendations shared during task force meetings.

3 – 4 p.m.

 

 

5G: The Future is Now
CSG Innovation Classroom presented by AT&T
207 – Level 2
5G is the next generation of wireless technology enabling the industries of the future, from smart cities to the Internet of Things, transforming the way we live, work and play. From new smartphone applications to driverless cars, remote healthcare, connected education and more, the future is being built on 5G. 5G has already started rolling out in communities across the country. Come hear an overview and what is needed to realize all that 5G offers.

5 – 6 p.m.

 

 

CSG Executive Committee Reception
(invitation only)
Terrace – Level 3

6 – 8 p.m.

 

 

Antiguo Casino De Puerto Rico
Shuttles will depart at 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. from the Puerto Rico Convention Center, Sheraton Puerto Rico, Caribe Hilton and the San Juan Marriott and Stellaris Casino. Shuttles will leave the evening reception to return to the hotels at 8 p.m.
Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres at the historic Old Casino of Puerto Rico. Constructed in 1913, this elegant and historic venue has a rich history of parties and meetings and has served as a school of music as well as the first headquarters of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture. Once a social club for the island’s high society, Antiguo Casino De Puerto Rico is located next to the lively and busy Plaza Colon in Old San Juan, one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean.
 

 

Friday, Dec. 6

 

 

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

 

CSG Registration/Information Desk Open

Prefunction Area – Level 2
 
7 – 8 a.m.

 

Buffet Breakfast

Ballroom A – Level 3

 

7 8 a.m.
 
Wake Up with WIG! Breakfast
Presented by Women In Government (WIG)
(open to all registered conference attendees)
209 C – Level 2
Join Women In Government for breakfast and celebrate the tremendous gains among women state legislators in 2019 and those yet to come and the Suffrage Centennial in 2020. Hosted by WIG Past Board Chair Colorado State Senator Nancy Todd.

8 9 a.m.
 
Ending the HIV epidemic in the U.S.: Building on 30 Years of Innovation in HIV
CSG Innovation Classroom presented by Gilead Sciences, Inc.
207 – Level 2
One of the largest research efforts in history has transformed HIV/AIDS from a death sentence to a manageable chronic condition. Jurisdictions are developing plans to end their HIV epidemics, and President Trump recently announced a 10-year initiative to end HIV in America by 2030. During this session, Dr. Trevor Hawkins will discuss Gilead’s 30-year commitment to advancing innovation in HIV treatment and prevention and how state officials can support efforts to end the HIV epidemic.

8 a.m. – Noon

 

CSG Healthy States Task Force

(open to all registered conference attendees)
The CSG Healthy States National Task Force brings together a diverse group of state policymakers to explore ways states can best meet the challenges presented by the current health care system and leverage the revolutionary changes occurring in the health sector. The work of the task force will take place across a two-year timeline with key findings and recommendations shared during task force meetings.

 

 
8 a.m. – Noon
 
CSG National Center for Interstate Compacts 2019
Summit of the States
(open to all registered conference attendees)
204 – Level 2
Hosted by the National Center for Interstate Compacts (NCIC), this year’s Summit of the States will focus on occupational licensure and ways to enhance licensure mobility. NCIC is a policy program developed by CSG to assist states in developing interstate compacts. It serves as an information clearinghouse, a provider of training and technical assistance, and a primary facilitator in assisting states in the review, revision and creation of new interstate compacts to solve multistate problems. Panels for this session will include Compacts 101, Stages of Compact Development, The State Board Perspective and a Compact Legal Update. The 2019 Summit of the States will offer a unique opportunity for attendees to network with other state policymakers who are working to enhance occupational licensure mobility.
 

 

 
9 – 10 a.m.
 
 
The Future of Work: Step 1 – Bringing Data into the Conversation
CSG Innovation Classroom presented by Esri
207 – Level 2
State and local economies and the mental health of their citizens is dependent on the country’s ability to move citizens towards this next phase of workforce innovation while maintaining meaningful life opportunities. Any significant policy discussion that tries to address these details in order to push these measures in the right direction, must start with actionable data and information. Much of the time, these details and any effort needed to gather and consider the information to support policy action are often out of the reach of most legislatures.
This Innovation Classroom will discuss how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology is used to help gather, analyze and present the needed data and information to move policy thinking forward with the help of a map. This classroom will focus on workforce and economic data and will cover:
  • Ideas and the role of location in helping us understand.
  • What makes a map a Policy Map?
  • Resources, tools and data that are already available to Legislatures to communicate meaningful policy aspirations.
 
 
10 – 11 a.m.
 
 
Closing the Loop: Emerging Recycling Technologies
Innovation Classroom presented by the American Chemistry Council
207 – Level 2
America’s Plastic Makers® are committed to helping end plastic waste in the environment. Learn more about how we are working and partnering with scientists, conservation groups and policy makers to advance recycling and recovery solutions across the U.S. Plastic makers envision a future in which all plastics are recovered and repurposed to benefit people and our planet. Investments in emerging technologies will help divert additional materials from landfills and create new feedstocks for domestic manufacturing. Increasing recycling is fundamental for circularity and could add 38,500 jobs, according to a recent report from the American Chemistry Council.
 

 

10 a.m. – Noon

 

 
CSG Finance Committee
202 C – Level 2
 

 

Noon – 2 p.m.
 
Interbranch Cooperation Luncheon: Improving on the Past and Collaborating for the Future
Presented by the CSG Interbranch Affairs Committee
Ballroom A – Level 3
Moderator:
  • Rep. Corey Mock, North Dakota
Panelists:
  • Gov. Gary Herbert, Utah
  • Hon. Anne McKeig, Supreme
  • Court Associate Justice, Minnesota
  • Senate President Stuart Adams, Utah
  • Rep. Marvin Abney, Rhode Island
Panelists will discuss their experiences—both positive and negative—working with other branches of government within their states. Together, they will offer advice and ways to improve these relationships for the benefit of the states.
 

 

2 – 3:30 p.m.
 
Coffee and Soda Service
Prefunction Area – Levels 1 & 2
Complimentary coffee and soda will be available.
 

 

2 – 4 p.m.
 
CSG Associates Advisory Committee
202 C – Level 2
 

 

2 - 5 p.m.
 
CSG Healthy States National Task Force
(open to all registered conference attendees)
The CSG Healthy States National Task Force brings together a diverse group of state policymakers to explore ways states can best meet the challenges presented by the current health care system and leverage the revolutionary changes occurring in the health sector. The work of the task force will take place across a two-year timeline with key findings and recommendations shared during task force meetings. (open to all registered conference attendees) The CSG Healthy States National Task Force brings together a diverse group of state policymakers to explore ways states can best meet the challenges presented by the current health care system and leverage the revolutionary changes occurring in the health sector. The work of the task force will take place across a two-year timeline with key findings and recommendations shared during task force meetings.

 

2 – 5 p.m.
 
CSG National Center for Interstate Compacts 2019 Summit of the States
(open to all registered conference attendees)
204 – Level 2
Summit of the States will focus on occupational licensure and ways to enhance licensure mobility. NCIC is a policy program developed by CSG to assist states in developing interstate compacts. It serves as an information clearinghouse, a provider of training and technical assistance, and a primary facilitator in assisting states in the review, revision and creation of new interstate compacts to solve multistate problems. Panels for this session will include Compacts 101, Stages of Compact Development, The State Board Perspective and a Compact Legal Update. The 2019 Summit of the States will offer a unique opportunity for attendees to network with other state policymakers who are working to enhance occupational licensure mobility.

 

5 – 6 p.m.
 
CSG Henry Toll Fellowship Alumni Reception
(invitation only)
Terrace – Level 3
 

 

6 – 9 p.m.

 

Casa Bacardi
Shuttles will depart at 5:30 p.m from the Puerto Rico Convention Center, Sheraton Puerto Rico, Caribe Hilton and the San Juan Marriott and Stellaris Casino. Shuttles will leave the evening reception to return to the hotels at 9 p.m. The shuttle ride is approximately 30 minutes each way.
Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and tours at the historic rum distillery. Established in 1862 by the Bacardi family, Casa Bacardi is now the world’s largest rum distillery. Across the bay from Old San Juan, enjoy a relaxing evening and learn more about the history, distillation and symbolism behind this Puerto Rican institution.
 

 

 

Saturday, Dec. 7

 

 

7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

 

CSG Registration/Information Desk Open

Prefunction Area – Level 2
7 – 8 a.m.

 

Buffet Breakfast

Ballroom A – Level 3

 

7 – 8 a.m.

 

CSG National Conference Committee Working Breakfast

(invitation only)
203 – Level 2

 

8 – 9:30 a.m.

 

 
CSG Campaign Against Hunger Service Project
Ballroom B – Level 3
CSG will continue its tradition of hosting a Campaign Against Hunger event at the annual conference. Please join us as we pack meals to benefit people struggling with hunger in Puerto Rico.
 
9:30 – 10:00 am  

 

 
Coffee Service
Prefunction Area – Levels 1 & 2
Complimentary coffee will be available.
 
9:30 a.m. – Noon  

 

 
CSG Shared State Legislation: Part 2
209 – Level 2
 
9:30 a.m. – Noon
 
Kids Count! Using Data to Improve Policies on Children’s
Well-Being
Presented by the CSG Intergovernmental Affairs Committee
201 – Level 2
This session will highlight the 2019 Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count Data Book. This data book provides legislators, public officials and child advocates with reliable data, policy recommendations and tools to advance policies that benefit children. As the 30th edition of this publication, the book serves as a milestone to reflect on trends in child well-being over the last 30 years. The foundation’s vice president will reflect on where kids are doing better and discuss where more work is needed to connect children to quality education and health care, parents to economic opportunities and communities to better ways of working on behalf of families. The session will also include representative from Puerto Rico to animate the recommendations on policies that make a difference for children, youth and families.
 

 

9:30 a.m. – Noon
 
CSG Midwestern Legislative Conference Executive Committee Meeting
102 A/B – Level 1
 
10 a.m. – Noon
 
CSG Eastern Regional Conference Executive Committee Meeting
101 – Level 1
 
Noon – 2 p.m.

 


CSG 2019 Toll Fellowship Graduation and Luncheon
Ballroom A – Level 3
Class Ambassadors:
  • Cabinet Secretary Shawnie Rechtenbaugh, Department of Human Services, South Dakota
  • Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Steve Yeager, Nevada
  • Hon. Gene Zmuda, Judge, District Court of Appeals, Ohio
Join us for the CSG 2019 Toll Fellowship class graduation and luncheon! For more than 30 years, the Henry Toll Fellowship has selected 48 of the nation’s top officials who represent all three branches of state government for a professional development experience unlike any other.
 
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
 
Coffee and Soda Service
Prefunction Areas, Levels 1 & 2
Complimentary coffee and soda will be available.
 
2:30 – 4 p.m.
 
CSG Executive Committee
202 – Level 2
 
6 p.m.
 
Explore San Juan on Your Own!
Stop by the Discover Puerto Rico table any time during the conference for information and to plan your Saturday evening. Visit the city’s historical landmarks such as the fortresses El Morro and San Cristobal, San Juan Cathedral and Musea Casa Blanca, the one-time residence of the family of Juan Ponce de Leon. Explore the city’s local designers and artists in Condado or visit a museum.