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NASS 2012 Winter Conference

Thanks to all who attended the NASS 2012 Summer Conference in San Juan, PR!  This conference has concluded. 

NASS 2012 Winter Conference 
January 28 - January 31, 2012
The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
Washington, DC

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Watch: NASS Session on 2012 Election Preps on C-SPAN

Watch: U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita's (R-IN) Q&A with NASS members

Conference Agenda

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FRIDAY – January 27, 2012

1:20 PM – 2:30 PM
Tour of U.S. Bureau of Engraving & Printing
14th and C Streets SW, Washington, DC 20228 - Tour entrance (Advance sign-up required)

2:00 PM – 5:30 PM NASS Registration Open
Promenade Hallway

SATURDAY – January 28, 2012

8:30 AM –5:30 PM NASS Registration Open
Promenade Hallway

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM NASS Expo/Demo
Grand Ballroom (Set-up is 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM)

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM NASS Awards & Publications Committee
Co-Chairs: Hon. Cynthia Brock-Smith, DC & Hon. Al Jaeger, ND
Rhode Island Room

This session will focus on awards updates, including the NASS IDEAS Award.

9:45AM – 10:15 AM NASS Coffee Break
Grand Ballroom

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM NASS State Heritage Committee
Co-Chairs: Hon. Tom Schedler, LA & Hon. Jim Condos, VT
State Room

• The History of the Mayflower Hotel
Mr. Keith McClinsey, Hotel Historian, Renaissance Mayflower Hotel

• Overview of the State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI) Program
Ms. Julia Marks Young, Director of Archives & Records Services,
Mississippi Department of Archives & History, CoSA President

• Presentation of 2011 CoSA Advocacy for Archives Award to NASS

• Overview of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act
Mr. Robert Horton, Associate Deputy Director, Office of Library Services,
Institute of Museum and Library Services

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM NASS Margaret Chase Smith American Democracy Award Luncheon Honoring
Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State
Grand Ballroom
(NOTE:  This event is closed to media and all non-conference attendees.)

1:45 PM – 3:00 PM NASS International Relations Committee
Co-Chairs: Hon. Mark Martin, AR & Hon. Kenneth McClintock, PR
State Room

• Export-Import Bank Efforts to Facilitate the Export of U.S. Goods and Services
Mr. Larry Walther, Member, U.S. Export-Import Bank Board of Directors

• Overview of the NASS Relationship with Taiwan
Mr. Leo Lee, Deputy Representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative
Office (TECRO)

• Roundtable Discussion on State International Programs and Activities

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM NASS Securities Committee
Co-Chairs: Hon. Delbert Hosemann, MS & Hon. Robin Carnahan, MO
Rhode Island Room

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM NASS Break
Grand Ballroom /Exhibit Area

3:45 PM – 5:15 PM NASS Secretaries-Only Session
State Room

3:45 PM – 5:15 PM NASS Deputy Secretaries-Only Session
Chinese Room

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM NASS Welcome Reception Hosted by Microsoft
901 K Street, NW, Washington, DC (Advance sign-up required)
Bus departs at 6:15 PM/Meet in hotel lobby)

SUNDAY - January 29, 2012

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM NASS Registration Open
Promenade Hallway

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM NASS Task Force on the Future Disposition of the EAC Duties
Georgia Room

10:00 PM – 5:00 PM NASS Expo/Demo
Grand Ballroom

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Social and New Media Roundtable for State Offices
Virginia Room

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM NASS Coffee Break
Grand Ballroom

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM General Session: State Safe at Home/Address Confidentiality Program Outreach
Moderated by Hon. Mark Ritchie, MN
Chinese Room

Ms. Ann Burke, Love is Not Abuse, co-Founder
Ms. Juley Fulcher, Directory of Policy Programs, Break the Cycle

In a growing effort to address the problem of teen dating abuse, Liz Claiborne Inc. has created a national campaign, "Love Is Not Abuse," to focus on the critical role of education in prevention efforts. Learn about this important effort from company and national partner representatives, and discuss ways that states with Safe at Home/Address Confidentiality programs can help with outreach to save lives.
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM NASS Luncheon featuring Mr. Trey Grayson, Director, Harvard Institute of Politics
Grand Ballroom
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM NASS Business Identity Theft Task Force: Release of New White Paper with Recommendations & Launch of Business ID Theft Resource Website
Co-Chairs: Hon. Scott Gessler, CO & Hon. Elaine Marshall, NC
Chinese Room

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

NASS Business Services Committee & Company Formation Task Force
Co-Chairs: Hon. A. Ralph Mollis, RI & Hon. Jason Gant, SD
Co-Chairs: Hon. Jeffrey Bullock, DE & Hon. Glenn Coffee, OK
Chinese Room

• Bogus UCC Filing Issues and New Legislative Solutions
Hon. John Gale, Secretary of State, Nebraska

• Collection of Entity Ownership Information – Federal Legislation and Other Activity
Hon. Jeffrey Bullock, DE, NASS Company Formation Task Force Co-Chair
Hon. Glenn Coffee, OK, NASS Company Formation Task Force Co-Chair

• Effectively Partnering with the U.S. Small Business Administration
Mr. Robert S. Hill, Associate Administrator for Field Operations, U.S. Small Business Administration

Committee Business

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM NASS Break
Grand Ballroom /Exhibit Area

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM NASS Corporate Affiliate Showcase
State Room
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM NASS Secretaries/Corporate Affiliate Reception
Grand Ballroom

MONDAY – January 31, 2012

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM NASS Registration Open
Promenade Hallway

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM NASS Expo/Demo
Grand Ballroom

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM NASS Executive Board Meeting
Virginia Room

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM NASS Coffee Break
Grand Ballroom

9:45 AM – 12:15 PM

NASS Elections Committee w/ Subcommittee on Presidential Primaries
Co-Chairs: Hon. Jon Husted, OH & Hon. Natalie Tennant, WV
Co-Chairs: Hon. Brian Kemp, GA & Hon. Ross Miller, NV
State Room

• Committee Business

• Voter Registration at U.S. Naturalization Ceremonies
Mr. Donald Monica, Associate Director, Field Operations, U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services

• FVAP Grant Status, State Legislative Initiatives and UOCAVA Solutions Working Group
Mr. Bob Carey, Director, Federal Voting Assistance Program

• State Legislative Landscape for 2012
Ms. Susan Parnas Frederick, Senior Federal Affairs Counsel, National Conference of State Legislatures

• Impact of Post Office Closures on Absentee Balloting and Vote by Mail
Ms. Mary Anne Gibbons, General Counsel & Exec. VP, U.S. Postal Service

• 2012 Presidential Primaries: Political Party Updates
Mr. Will Crossley, Counsel & Director of Voter Protection, DNC
Ms. Leslie Rutledge, Associate Counsel, RNC

• Status of Pew's Election Performance Index Project
Mr. Zach Markovits, Project Manager, Pew Election Initiatives Team

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch on your Own

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

NASS Voter Participation Committee
Co-Chairs: Hon. Matt Schultz, IA & Hon. Mark Ritchie, MN
State Room

• Committee Business - Partnership Renewals

• Using iCivics to Increase Civic Participation
Mr. Gene Koo, Executive Director, iCivics

• Rock the Vote Outreach and Engagement Efforts for 2012
Ms. Heather Smith, President, Rock the Vote

• Roundtable Discussion
-Member Best Practices for Voter Participation
-Efforts for National Voter Registration Day & Month 2012

NASS Break
Grand Ballroom/Exhibit Area

NASS Session on 2012 Election Preparations
State Room

• Dialogue with Congress
Hon. Todd Rokita, U.S. House of Representatives (R-Indiana)

• U.S. Department of Justice Enforcement Plans for the 2012 Election Cycle
Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, U.S.
Department of Justice

• Voter Outreach Campaigns for 2012
Mr. Will Crossley, Counsel & Director of Voter Protection, DNC
Mr. Christian Adams, Advisor, Republican Lawyers Association

• State Roundtable on Election Programs & Preparations

TUESDAY - January 31, 2012

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM NASS Conference Breakfast
East Room

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM NASS Expo/Demo Tear Down
Grand Ballroom

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM NASS Eastern Region Secretaries Meeting
Maryland Room

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM NASS Midwestern Region Secretaries Meeting
New Hampshire Room

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM NASS Southern Region Secretaries Meeting
New Jersey Room

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM NASS Western Region Secretaries Meeting
New York Room

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM NASS Business Meeting
State Room
All members attend to vote on items passed by NASS committees






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