NASS 2020 Winter Conference

Fairmont Georgetown
When:

Jan 30 - Feb 2

Where:

Washington, DC

Facility:

Fairmont Georgetown

Registration:

Click Here to Register!

Early Registration Rates -
SOS/Lt. Governor/Emeritus Member $500
State Staff/Govt./Non-Profit $500
NASS Corporate Affiliate $500
Corporate Non-Member $1100
Guest/Spouse $350

Press Registration will open in mid-December.

A late registration fee of $100 per person will be added after Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Online registration ends on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Cancellations received by 5 PM EST on Thursday, January 23, 2020 will be refunded less a $50 processing fee (processing fee only applies to payments made originally with a credit card). Cancellations received after January 23, 2020 and No-Shows will NOT receive refunds. 

Hotel Reservations:

Fairmont Georgetown | 2401 M Street NW | Washington, DC 20037

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The NASS rate at the Fairmont Georgetown is $181 per night, plus 14.5% tax. Rate is guaranteed through January 8, 2020, or until the room block sells out. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel/travel arrangements. To make reservations by phone, call 202-429-2400 and mention NASS Winter conference to receive the discounted rate. Any cancellations, no-shows or early departures without 48 hours advance notice will result in the forfeiture of one night deposit.

Transportation:

The Fairmont Georgetown is approx. 5 miles from Reagan National Airport (DCA). Please arrange your own ground transportation.

Taxi - To/from DCA is approx. $25 one way.
Uber/Lyft - Both are available at DCA. Rates vary.
Parking - Valet parking at the hotel overnight is $56 daily.
Metro - From DCA take the Blue Line towards Largo Town Center. Exit the Metro at the Foggy Bottom-GWU station. After exiting, walk towards 24th St. NW. Turn right on 24th St. NW and walk approximately .5 miles. The Fairmont Georgetown will be on the left.

Exhibitors:

NASS Corporate Affiliates in good standing can sign-up for exhibit space during the registration process for the winter conference.

Exhibit tables will be located in the Imperial Foyer at the Fairmont Georgetown. NASS will provide approx. 8'x10' space with skirted 6' table and two chairs. Exhibitors can order electricity through NASS for $175 total for the conference. Wireless internet access will be available for use in the meeting space. Space is limited to 24 exhibitors and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis after January 8, 2020. Please contact Sherry Abeel, PSAV (sabeel@psav.com or 202-349-1325) to order any additional AV. Click here for exhibitor guide and shipping information.

Event Agenda:

Agenda is subject to change. Committee meetings are open to all attendees, unless otherwise noted. Conference dress is business attire. Valid conference ID badge is required for entry to ALL meetings and events. State government NASS members may attend portions of the NASED meetings free of charge.

Jan 30th

THURSDAY

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Election Infrastructure Subsector Government Coordinating Council (EIS-GCC) Meeting (Not a NASS mtg.)
Roosevelt

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration
Imperial Foyer

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

DHS 2020 Executive Elections Tabletop Exercise (Not a NASS mtg.)
Kennedy Ballroom

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Expo/Demo Set-Up
Imperial Foyer

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

NASS Executive Board Meeting
Roosevelt

Jan 31st

FRIDAY

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration
Imperial Foyer

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Expo/ Demo
Imperial Foyer

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Breakfast #TrustedInfo2020
Colonnade

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

General Session Featuring Mr. Clint Watts, Senior Fellow at the Center For Cyber and Homeland Security, George Washington University
Kennedy Ballroom

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Morning Break
Imperial Foyer

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Cybersecurity Committee
Kennedy Ballroom

  • Committee Business

  • Federal Legislation
    The State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act
    DotGov Online Trust in Government Act

  • Protecting Against Ransomware Attacks
    Mr. Ben Spear, Director, EI-ISAC
    Mr. Geoff Hale, Director, Election Security Initiative, CISA, National Risk Management Center
    Hon. Kyle Ardoin, Secretary of State, Louisiana

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Networking Buffet Lunch
Colonnade

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Afternoon Break
Imperial Foyer

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Workshop - Perspectives on Voting Systems: Accessibility, Security, and the Voter Experience
Kennedy Ballroom

  • Dr. Josh Benaloh, Senior Principal Cryptographer, Microsoft Research

  • Ms. Michelle Bishop, Voting Rights Specialist, National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)

  • Dr. Matt Blaze, Professor of Law/Chair, Department of Computer Science, Georgetown Law

  • Ms. Marian K. Schneider, President, Verified Voting

  • Mr. Maurice Turner, Deputy Director, Center for Democracy & Technology

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

CLOSED SESSION - Elections
Kennedy Ballroom

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Reception at the National Archives Museum
701 Constitution Ave NW | Washington, DC 

Feb 1st

SATURDAY

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration
Imperial Foyer

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Expo/Demo
Imperial Foyer

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast
Colonnade

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

CLOSED SESSION - Secretaries-Only Session
Kennedy Ballroom

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

CLOSED SESSION - Communications Staff Roundtable
Imperial II

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

CLOSED SESSION - IT Directors Roundtable
Roosevelt

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Morning Break
Imperial Foyer

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Business Services Committee
Kennedy Ballroom

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Securities Committee
Roosevelt

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

NASS Awards Luncheon Featuring the Presentation of the 2019 Margaret Chase Smith American Democracy Award
Colonnade

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

International Relations Committee
Kennedy Ballroom

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Awards Committee
Imperial II

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Afternoon Break
Imperial Foyer

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Workshop - "Don't @ Me": Social Platform Best Practices, Tips and 2020 Plans
Kennedy Ballroom

  • Ms. Lauren Devoll, Public Policy Associate, Twitter 

  • Ms. Andrea Holtermann, Civics Outreach, Google

  • Mr. Khalid Pagan, Politics and Government Outreach Northeast Lead, FACEBOOK

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Workshop - Business Services
Ballroom I

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Workshop - Cybersecurity
Kennedy Ballroom

5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

Corporate Affiliate/ Secretaries ONLY Reception
Colonnade

Feb 2nd

SUNDAY

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Breakfast and State Heritage Committee
Ballroom I

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

CLOSED SESSION - Secretaries-Only Session
Roosevelt

8:45AM - 9:45 AM

CLOSED SESSION - SOS Staff-Only Session
Longworth

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Expo/Demo Tear Down
Imperial Foyer

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

NASS Business Meeting
Kennedy Ballroom
Members will vote on business items adopted by NASS committees.

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