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NASS 2013 Winter Conference Agenda

nass-winter-mtg2013 Agenda details are subject to change. Committee meetings are open to all attendees. A valid conference ID badge is required for entry to ALL meetings & events. Secretaries of State, Lieutenant Governors and state staff members may attend NASED meetings free of charge. Dress is business attire.

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THURSDAY – January 24, 2013

Registration open 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Grand Foyer). NASS office open 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Grand Office).

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 2012 Presidential Primaries Recap & Review: Roundtable Discussion
Salon F
Featured speakers:
  • Hon. James Roosevelt, Jr., Co-Chair, Democratic National Committee Rules & Bylaws Committee
  • Hon. John Sununu, Chair, Republican National Convention Rules Committee
  • Prof. Josh Putnam, Visiting Asst. Prof. of Political Science, Davidson College
  • Mr. Don Means, Director, National Presidential Caucus
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Expo/Demo Set-Up
Grand Foyer

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Executive Board Meeting

FRIDAY – January 25, 2013

Registration open 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Grand Foyer). NASS office open 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Grand Office).

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Expo/Demo
Grand Foyer

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM CLOSED SESSION - Secretaries-Only Session
Salon II
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM CLOSED SESSION - Deputy Secretaries-Only Session

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Morning Break
Grand Foyer
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM Elections Committee & Presidential Primaries Subcommittee
Co-Chairs:  Hon. A. Ralph Mollis, RI & Hon. Jason Gant, SD
Co-Chairs:  Hon. Brian Kemp, GA & Hon. Bill Gardner, NH
Salon III
  • Congressional Dialogue
    Hon. Todd Rokita, U.S. House of Representatives (R-Indiana)

  • Focus & Priorities for the U.S. Department of Justice in 2013
    Ms. Jocelyn Samuels, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Justice

  • Federal Legislative Overview & Congressional Committee Priorities
    Mr. Adam Ambrogi, Chief Counsel for the Majority, Senate Rules Committee
    Mr. Peter Schalestock, Deputy General Counsel for the Majority, House Administration Committee
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Securities Committee
Co-Chairs: Hon. William Galvin, MA & Hon. Delbert Hosemann, Jr., MS

Roundtable Discussion
  • State Pre-emption Issues
  • Administration of Fair Funds
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM johnwalshMargaret Chase Smith Award Luncheon Honoring Victims' Rights Advocate & "America's Most Wanted" TV Show Host John Walsh
Salon IV

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Voter Participation Committee Meeting
Co-Chairs: Hon. Denise Merrill, CT & Hon. Matt Schultz, IA
Salon III
  • State Use of Social Media Tools for the 2012 Election
    Ms. Kay Stimson, Communications Director, NASS
  • Roundtable Discussion: Mobile Applications/Sites to Assist Voters & Other Best Practices
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Afternoon Break
Grand Foyer

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM General Session
Lessons from Hurricane Sandy: Election Preparedness & Contingency Planning for State Officials
Salon III

Moderator: Hon. Ross Miller, Secretary of State, Nevada

  • Mr. Robert Giles, Director, New Jersey Division of Elections
  • Hon. Tom Schedler, Secretary of State, Louisiana
  • Hon. Denise Merrill, Secretary of State, Connecticut
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM Regional Secretaries' Meetings
Eastern Region - Commerce
Midwestern Region - Independence
Southern Region - State
Western Region - Treasury

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Welcome Reception
Grand Foyer

SATURDAY – January 26, 2013

Registration open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Grand Foyer). NASS office open 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Grand Office).

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Expo Demo
Grand Foyer

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

State Heritage Committee Meeting
Co-Chairs:  Hon. Tom Schedler, LA & Hon. Mark Ritchie, MN
Salon III

  • The Impact of State Budget Issues on the Georgia State Archives
    Hon. Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State
  • Funding Opportunities for the Preservation & Availability of Cultural Heritage Materials
    Mr. Joel Wurl, Senior Program Officer, Division of Preservation and Access, National Endowment for the Humanities

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

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
International Relations Committee Meeting
Chair:  Hon. Cynthia Brock-Smith, DC
Salon III
  • Embassy of Ireland
    Mr. Ralph Victory, Press & Information Officer, Embassy of Ireland

  • Turkic American Alliance
    Dr. Faruk Taban, President, Turkic American Alliance
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Awards Committee Meeting
Co-Chairs: Hon. Ross Miller, NV & Hon. Al Jaeger, ND

Awards Update & Review
  • Margaret Chase Smith American Democracy Award
  • Medallion Awards
  • IDEAS Award
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM chucktoddNASS Luncheon Featuring Mr. Chuck Todd, Chief White House Correspondent for NBC News
Salon IV

1:45 PM - 3:45 PM Business Services Committee & Company Formation Task Force
Co-Chairs:  Hon. Scott Gessler, CO & Hon. Alison Lundergan Grimes, KY
Co-Chairs:  Hon. Ben Ysursa, ID & Hon. Natalie Tennant, WV
Salon III
  • Status of New gTLD (Internet Top-Level Domain) Program
    Mr. Jamie Hedlund, VP, Global Stakeholder Engagement, North America, ICANN

  • Video Notarizations - Implementation & State-by-State Policy Implications
    Mr. Aaron Mathes, Deputy Secretary of Technology, Office of the Governor of Virginia

  • Perspectives on Federal Legislation to Require the Collection of Beneficial Ownership
    Ms. Corinna Gilfillan, Head of U.S. Office, Global Witness
    Mr. Dennis Lormel, Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI
    Mr. Tom Quaadman, Vice President, Center for Capital Markets' Competitiveness/U.S. Chamber of Commerce
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Afternoon Break
Grand Foyer

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Corporate Affiliate Showcase
Salon III

5:30 PM - 6:45 PM Reception for Secretaries & Corporate Affiliates
Salon II

SUNDAY – January 27, 2013

Registration open 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Grand Foyer). NASS office open 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Grand Office). 

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
Salon IV

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Expo/Demo
Grand Foyer

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM CLOSED SESSION - Secretaries-Only Session
Salon III

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM CLOSED SESSION - Deputy Secretaries-Only Session
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Morning Break
Grand Foyer

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM NASS Business Meeting
Salons I & II
Members will vote on business items adopted by NASS committees.

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Federal Government Briefing on Elements of the Sovereign Citizen Movement
Salon III
  • Ms. Jen Ihlo, Sr. Litigation Counsel, National Director, Tax Defier Initiative, U.S. Department of Justice
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM Expo/Demo Tear Down
Grand Foyer


End of Conference – Thanks for coming!

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