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NASS 2013 Summer Conference Agenda


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Agenda information is subject to change. Committee meetings are open to all registered attendees. A valid conference ID badge is required for entry to ALL meetings & events. Meeting attire is business casual.

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THURSDAY – July 18, 2013

Meetings & Reception at the Hotel Captain Cook, Tower 1, 10th Floor. Registration open 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Quarter Deck).

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Executive Board Meeting
Club Room I

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Nominations & Credentials Committee
Club Room I

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Reception: Welcome to the Last Frontier State
Quarter Deck


FRIDAY – July 19, 2013

All meetings at the Dena'ina Convention Center. Registration open 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Tikahtnu Foyer). NASS office open 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Tubughnenq' 5).
ACR section meeting 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Tubughnenq' 3). NPA section meeting 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Tubughnenq' 4)

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast
Tikahtnu A


8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Expo/Demo Set-up
Tikahtnu Foyer

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Awards Committee Meeting
Co-Chairs: Hon. Ross Miller, NV & Hon. Al Jaeger, ND
Kahtnu 1

Awards Updates

  • Margaret Chase Smith American Democracy Award
  • IDEAS Award
  • Medallion Awards
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Hunting & Fishing for News:  Refresh Your Media Skills in the Alaskan Frontier
Facilitator: Ms. Kay Stimson, Director of Communications & Special Projects, NASS
Tikahtnu E&F

In today's hyper-connected world, leaders must be ready to comment on newsworthy developments at a moment's notice. This session is designed to help participants reinforce their media skills to effectively deliver key messages and manage the interview process for success. Learn how to avoid negative news traps and get tips on how YOU can bait reporters for success.
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Family Activity: Anchorage Trolley Tour & Alaska Zoo Take a one-hour Anchorage Trolley Tour, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon,enjoy a trip to the Alaska Zoo.
NASS conference attendees (guests & children) who signed up, meet at Dena'ina Center main entrance at 10:00 AM. Bring conference badge.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Morning Break
Tikahtnu Foyer

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Workshop: International Observation of U.S. Elections - 2012 Presidential Election & Beyond
Tikahtnu C
This workshop provides an opportunity to learn more about OSCE/ODIHR election observation activities in the U.S. (and elsewhere), how its missions function, as well as to discuss the findings and recommendations of the 2012 report and how these could support electoral reform efforts at the state level.

Moderator: Hon. John Gale, Secretary of State, Nebraska

Featuring:Ms. Nicola Schmidt, Deputy Head of Election Department, OSCE/ODIHR
Mr. Richard Lappin, Senior Election Adviser, OSCE/ODIHR

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM State Heritage Committee Meeting
Co-Chairs:  Hon. Tom Schedler, LA & Hon. Mark Ritchie, MN
Tikahtnu B
  • Committee Business
  • Programs and Activities of the Alaska Humanities Forum
    Ms. Laurie Evans-Dinneen, Program Director, Alaska Humanities Forum
  • Roundtable Discussion:  State Heritage Related Activities and Initiatives
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Expo/Demo
Tikahtnu Foyer

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM International Relations Committee Meeting
Co-Chairs:  Hon. Mead Treadwell, AK & Hon. Cynthia Brock-Smith, DC
Tikahtnu B
  • Committee Business
  • Recap of the 2013 NASS Delegation to Taiwan
    Mr. Jeff Liu, Executive Officer, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office
  • Roundtable Discussion: Member Activities Related to International Relations
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
tomosteboNASS Luncheon Featuring Welcome Remarks by Alaska Governor Sean Parnell and Keynote by Rear Admiral Thomas Ostebo, Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District
Tikahtnu A

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Business Services Committee & Company Formation Task Force Meeting
Co-Chairs:  Hon. Scott Gessler, CO & Hon. Alison Lundergan Grimes, KY
Co-Chairs:  Hon. Ben Ysursa, ID & Hon. Natalie Tennant, WV
Tikahtnu B
  • Encouraging Business While Fighting Fraud - States Focus on Changes Made and Changes to Consider
    These states have made changes to statute, regulations and procedures. They have developed a shared practices paper for this session.
    Hon. Jeffrey Bullock, Secretary of State, Delaware
    Hon. Ross Miller, Secretary of State, Nevada
    Ms. Karen Wheeler, Director, Compliance Division, Wyoming
  • Federal Legislation on the Collection of Beneficial Ownership Information
  • Current Issues Roundtable: New gTLD Status, NASS Business Symposium Paper, Scam Alerts
  • Committee Business
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Afternoon Break
Tikahtnu Foyer

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
State Shared Practices Session
IDEAS:  Innovations & Solutions from the States
Tikahtnu E&F

Ready to cast your ballot for the NASS 2013 IDEAS Award recipient?  Don't miss this state shared practices session that will feature presentations on this year's national finalist programs:

Office of the Louisiana Secretary of State - GeauxVote Mobile
Mr. Kyle Ardoin, First Assistant Secretary of State

Office of the Oregon Secretary of State - Vote-by-Tablet: Using iPads and Windows 8 Technology for Accessible Voting
Mr. Steve Trout, Elections Director

Office of the West Virginia Secretary of State -  West Virginia Secretary of State Business and Licensing Online Chat
Hon. Natalie Tennant, Secretary of State

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CLOSED SESSION - Secretaries-Only Session
Tikahtnu B

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CLOSED SESSION - Deputy Secretaries-Only Session
Tikahtnu D

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Reception Hosted by The Pew Charitable Trusts
Endeavor Room - Captain Cook Hotel

6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Reception & Dinner at the Alaska Native Heritage Center
Meet in your hotel lobby (Captain Cook/Hilton Anchorage). Buses depart at 6:30 PM.



SATURDAY – July 20, 2013

All meetings at the Dena'ina Convention Center. Registration open 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Tikahtnu Foyer). NASS office open 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Tubughnenq' 5).
ACR section meeting 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Tubughnenq' 3). NPA section meeting 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Tubughnenq' 4).

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast
Tikhatnu A

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Expo/Demo
Tikahtnu Foyer

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Task Force on Emergency Preparedness for Elections
Co-Chairs: Hon. Denise Merrill, CT & Hon. Tom Schedler, LA
Tikahtnu B

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
NASS/NASED Joint Session:  Update on the Presidential Commission on Election Administration
Tikahtnu C
Featuring remarks by Commission Co-Chairs: Mr. Benjamin Ginsberg and Mr. Bob Bauer.
 
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM Family Activity: Alaska Virtual Video & Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
NASS conference attendees (guests & children) who signed up, meet at Dena'ina Center main entrance at 9:30 AM. Bring conference badge.

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Morning Break
Tikahtnu Foyer

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Corporate Affiliate Advisory Committee Meeting
Co-Chairs:  Hon. Tre Hargett, TN & Hon. Ross Miller, NV
Tikahtnu D

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Voter Participation Committee Meeting
Co-Chairs:  Hon. Denise Merrill, CT & Hon. Matt Schultz, IA
Tikahtnu B
  • Committee Business
  • State Voter Participation Shared Practices
    • Hon. Mark Ritchie, MN: Minnesota's Vote in Honor of a Veteran Program
    • Hon. Debra Bowen, CA: Designation of California's Healthcare Exchange as an NVRA Agency
    • Ms. Maria Matthews, Elections Director, FL: Recent Election Law Changes in Florida
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Workshop: State Cyber Security and Capitals in the Clouds: Tips & Trends for Policymakers
Tikahtnu C

Do the latest cloud-computing technologies offer more security for state government IT networks? With the increasing popularity of cloud services, states are seeking out best practices on how to meet security standards, craft acceptable use policies and identify the open records/legal concerns regarding terms of service. Get the latest on cloud computing and find out what private-sector experts and state CIOs are doing to defend government networks against cyber attacks.

Panelists:
Hon. Mark Martin, Secretary of State, Arkansas
Mr. Doug Robinson, Executive Director, NASCIO
Ms. Jayne Holland, Chief Security Officer & Associate General Counsel, NIC

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM tom-barrettNASS IDEAS Award Luncheon
Featuring Admiral Tom Barrett, USCG (ret.), President, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.

Tikahtnu A

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Presidential Primaries Subcommittee Meeting
Co-Chairs: Hon. Brian Kemp, GA & Hon. Bill Gardner, NH
Tikahtnu B
  • Update on the 2016 Party Nominating Rules Process & Calendar
  • Party Caucuses Discussion
  • NASS Rotating Regional Primaries Plan/Regional Primaries
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2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Afternoon Break
Tikahtnu Foyer

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Elections Committee Meeting
Co-Chairs: Hon. A. Ralph Mollis, RI & Hon. Jason Gant, SD
Tikahtnu B
  • Committee Business
  • Final Review of NASS Election 2012 Roundtable Report
    - Early Voting and Different Definitions
    - Preparations for 2014

  • Committee Discussion of Federal Activity
    - Impact of Recent US Supreme Court Decisions on the Voting Rights Act and Proof of Citizenship for NVRA Forms
    - Recent Federal Legislation
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Regional Secretaries' Meetings
Eastern Region - Kahtnu 1
Midwestern Region - Kahtnu 2
Southern Region - Tikahtnu D
Western Region - Tikahtnu A

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Dinner for Secretaries, Corporate Affiliates & Conference
Sponsors Overlooking Knik Arm
Meet in your hotel lobby (Captain Cook/Hilton Anchorage). Buses depart at 6:00 PM.

  Enjoy the Evening On Your Own Exploring Anchorage


SUNDAY – July 21, 2013

All meetings at the Dena'ina Convention Center. NASS office open 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Tubughnenq' 5). ACR section meeting 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Tubughnenq' 3). NPA section meeting 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Tubughnenq' 4).

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
Tikahtnu A

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Expo/Demo
Tikahtnu Foyer

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CLOSED SESSION - Secretaries-Only Session
Tikahtnu E&F

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CLOSED SESSION - Deputy Secretaries-Only Session
Tikahtnu D

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Morning Break
Tikahtnu Foyer

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM NASS Business Meeting
Tikahtnu B
Members will vote on business items adopted by NASS committees.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM tre-hargett-crop2NASS Leadership Luncheon Featuring Induction of National Officers &
2013 -2014 President Tre Hargett, Tennessee Secretary of State

Tikahtnu A

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Expo/Demo Tear Down
Tikahtnu Foyer

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Leadership for Tomorrow:  How the Rules of Power are Changing
Featuring Mr. Larry Campbell, Director, Leadership Anchorage at Alaska Humanities Forum
Tikahtnu C

Seismic changes are underway in all areas of society, including government, and these changes have impacted the nature of leadership.  As power shifts, what are the lessons and cautionary tales that those who aspire to lead to should be thinking about for the future?  How have the rules changed?  This interactive session, led by award-winning veteran journalist and scholar Larry Campbell, will examine what good leadership is, what good followership is, and what power really means to those who are ready to move forward.

3:30 PM - 11:59 PM Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise & Dinner
Meet in your hotel lobby (Captain Cook/Hilton Anchorage). Buses depart at 3:30 PM. Guests will return to Anchorage at 12 AM. Travelers departing Alaska on red eye flights should plan accordingly.

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Fishing & Hunting for News:  Refresh Your Media Skills in the Alaskan Frontier

 

In today's connected world, state officials must be ready to comment on newsworthy developments at a moment's notice.  This interactive session is designed to help participants reinforce their media skills to effectively deliver key messages, handle the toughest situations and manage the interview process for success.  Learn how to avoid negative news traps and get tips on how YOU can bait reporters.

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