NASS 2020 Virtual Summer Conference




Event Agenda:

Jul 17th


12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EDT

IDEAS: Innovations & Solutions from the States

Moderated by: Hon. Paul Pate, Secretary of State, Iowa

2020 IDEAS Award Finalists

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

CLOSED SESSION - Secretaries-Only Session

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM EDT

CLOSED SESSION - SOS Staff-Only Session

Jul 20th


12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EDT

CLOSED SESSION - Communications Staff Roundtable

  • CIS Social Media Reporting Tool Prototype Demonstration and Beta Update
    Mr. Aaron Wilson, Sr. Director of Election Security, Center for Internet Security

  • Communicating Business Services COVID-19-related Changes to the Community and Stakeholders Overview 
    Mr. Tim Crowley, Communications Director, North Carolina Secretary of State 

  • Ohio Presidential Preference Primary Election Communications and Voter Education Strategy 
    Mr. Grant Shaffer, Director of External Affairs and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Ohio Secretary of State 

  • Secretary of State Communications Staff Open Discussion

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Workshop: Remote Online & Paper Notarization - Stakeholders, State Laws and State Executive Orders [Session Recording]

  • Overview of State Laws and Executive Orders
    Ms. Kathleen Butler, Executive Director, American Society of Notaries
    Mr. William Anderson, Vice President, Government Affairs, National Notary Association

  • Model Emergency Executive Order on Notarization
    Mr. Kobie Pruitt, JD, AMP, Associate Director, State Government Affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association
    Ms. Elizabeth Blosser, Senior Director of Government Affairs, American Land Title Association

  • MISMO Certification of Remote Notarization Vendors
    Mr. Jonathan Kearns, Vice President of MISMO and Associate VP of Product Development, Research & Industry Technology Standards, Mortgage Bankers Association

Jul 21st


12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EDT

Cybersecurity Committee & Workshop [Session Recording]
Co-Chairs: Hon. Paul Pate, IA & Hon. Jim Condos, VT

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Workshop - Preparing for Increased Voter Turnout in November 2020 [Session Recording]

  • Innovative Poll Worker Recruitment Strategies and Identifying New Polling Places
    Hon. Robert Evnen, Secretary of State, Nebraska

  • Bipartisan Efforts to Increase Access, Protect Election Integrity and Plan for November
    Hon. Katie Hobbs, Secretary of State, Arizona

  • GA Plan for November 2020 and Working with Local Officials
    Hon. Brad Raffensperger, Secretary of State, Georgia

  • Working with NFL, NBA and Colleges to Secure Polling Locations and Poll Workers
    Hon. Jocelyn Benson, Secretary of State, Michigan
    Mr. Scott Pioli, CBS Sports/CBS HQ NFL Analyst

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM EDT

Workshop Election Security Information Sharing – What’s New in 2020 [Session Recording]

  • Mr. Geoff Hale, Director, Election Security Initiative, CISA, National Risk Management Center

  • Mr. Brian Hancock, Chair, Election Infrastructure Subsector Coordinating Council (EISCC)

  • Mr. Ben Hovland, Chairman, US Election Assistance Commission

Jul 22nd


12:15 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

CLOSED SESSION - SOS Staff-Only Session

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

CLOSED SESSION - Secretaries-Only Session

1:15 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Business Meeting & Induction of 2020-2021 Leadership [Session Recording]
Members will vote on business items adopted by NASS committees.