NASS 2022 Summer Conference

Baton Rouge
When:

Jul 7 - Jul 10

Where:

Baton Rouge, LA

Facility:

Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center

Registration:

Registration for this event is SOLD-OUT as of 6/24/22!

The cost to attend is $500 early/ $600 late (after June 7, 2022) for Secretaries of State, State Government Staff, NASS Corporate Affiliates, Federal Government Staff, ACR and NPA. The cost for Non-Profit Organizations to attend is $750 per person early/ $850 late (proof of valid non-profit status required). The cost for Corporate Non-Members to attend is $1300 per person early/ $1400 late. Registration for this event will close on Friday, July 1, 2022, or when registration capacity is fulfilled. On-site registration WILL NOT be available for this event. All event attendees are subject to the event anti-harassment policy and conference waiver of liability. There is no virtual option to attend. 

Press Registration (free): Press registration is now CLOSED. There will not be on-site or day of registration available. No exceptions will be made. Certain sessions noted on the below agenda, as well as all evening events are CLOSED to the press. As a note, there is no virtual viewing option for this conference. For questions please email both NASS Director of Communications, Maria Ben­son at mbenson@sso.org and Louisiana Deputy Secretary of State of Communications, John Tobler at john.tobler@sos.la.gov.

Family Activities:

Family activities will be offered on Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th for attendees registered as Guest/Spouse and Child. For more information contact Stacy Dodd, NASS Director of Membership & Administration at sdodd@sso.org.

Hotel Reservations:

Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
201 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
225-344-5866

The NASS room block at the Hilton Baton Rouge is currently SOLD-OUT. The NASS rate at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center is $107 per night, plus state and local taxes (15.95%). The rate is guaranteed through Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 11:59 PM CDT or until the room block sells out. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel/travel arrangements. Click here to make your reservations online or by phone, call 800-955-6962 and mention the National Association of Secretaries of State to receive the discounted rate. Any cancellations without 24-hours advance notice will result in the forfeiture of one night deposit. There is a $50 early departure fee if the Hilton is not notified before or at the time of check-in about reducing the nights of a reservation. 

Alternate Hotel:
Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge
200 Convention Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70801

The NASS rate at the Hotel Indigo is $129 per night, plus state and local taxes (15.95%). The rate is guaranteed through Sunday, June 26, 2022, 11:59 PM CDT or until the room block sells out. Click here to make your reservations online or by phone, call 866-215-6975 and mention code SOS to receive the discounted rate.

Transportation:

The Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center is approx. 8 miles from Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) and 70 miles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Click here for more information on ground transportation from Baton Rouge airport. Please arrange your own ground transportation. Valet parking at the Hilton is $28 daily.

Exhibitors:

Exhibit space will only be available for NASS Corporate Affiliates and Summer conference sponsors for this event. Exhibit space will be located in a central location at the Hilton Baton Rouge, providing continuous conference traffic adjacent to the meeting space. NASS will provide 6' table with a tablecloth and two chairs. Registration for exhibit space will be available to NASS Corporate Affiliates and Summer conference sponsors through online registration. Space is limited to 30 exhibitors and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Exhibitor layout will be distributed after June 10, 2022. Exhibit space is SOLD-OUT. The cost to exhibit for Silver-level corporate affiliates and sponsors (Iris, Pelican and Magnolia levels) is $500. 

Wireless internet access will be available for use in the meeting space. To order electricity and/ AV please contact Caitlynn Coco at caitlynn.coco@hiltonbr.com. Have questions about exhibiting and sponsoring? Contact Stacy Dodd, NASS Director of Membership and Administration at sdodd@sso.org

Event Agenda:

Agenda is subject to change. Committee meetings and sessions are open to all attendees unless otherwise noted. Sessions marked CLOSED and all evening events are not open to press/media. Conference dress is business casual. Valid conference ID badge is required for entry to ALL meetings and events. There is no virtual option to attend. Meeting times are listed in Central Time.

Jul 7th

THURSDAY

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

Hacking Demystified 2.0

Learn more about cybersecurity research and put yourself in the shoes of a ransomware victim through interactive educational activities. You will bring home concretes steps for mitigating the risk of ransomware to your organization. Also, lockpicking and cryptography puzzles are back by popular demand! State government participants are encouraged to attend Hacking Demystified with a small group from your office.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT

Lunch with Panel Discussion

1:00 PM - 2:45 PM CDT

CLOSED SESSION – Executive Board Meeting
Any NASS Member Secretary may attend

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM CDT

Expo/Demo Set-up

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM CDT

Administrative Codes & Registers (ACR)

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM CDT

CLOSED SESSION – Tech Talk: SOS IT Staff Roundtable

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM CDT

CLOSED SESSION – State Staff Only Meeting

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM CDT

Afternoon Break

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM CDT

CLOSED SESSION - Secretaries-Only Meeting

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM CDT

CLOSED SESSION – Communications Staff Roundtable

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM CDT

Reception for Secretaries and NASS Corporate Affiliates

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT

Welcome Reception for All Conference Attendees

Jul 8th

FRIDAY

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT

Breakfast

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT

Expo/Demo

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT

Cybersecurity Committee

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM CDT

Administrative Codes & Registers (ACR)

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM CDT

Notary Public Administrators (NPA)

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM CDT

Morning Break

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

Workshop

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM CDT

Buffet Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CDT

IDEAS:  Innovations & Solutions from the States

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM CDT

Afternoon Break

2:45 PM - 4:45 PM CDT

Elections Committee

5:45 PM - 8:00 PM CDT

Reception for SOS/Corporate Affiliate/Sponsors

Jul 9th

SATURDAY

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT

Breakfast

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Expo/Demo

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CDT

Business Services Committee

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM CDT

Administrative Codes & Registers (ACR)

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM CDT

Notary Public Administrators (NPA)

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM CDT

Morning Break

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CDT

Workshop

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM CDT

Workshop - Social Media

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT

Lunch with Featured Speaker and NASS IDEAS Award Presentation

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Awards Committee

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM CDT

State Heritage Committee

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM CDT

Afternoon Break

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM CDT

Workshop

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM CDT

Workshop - CLOSED SESSION

5:45 PM - 9:00 PM CDT

Evening Event for All Conference Attendees

Jul 10th

SUNDAY

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT

Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM CDT

Expo/Demo Tear Down

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

CLOSED SESSION - Secretaries-Only Meeting

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

Administrative Codes & Registers (ACR)

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

Notary Public Administrators (NPA)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

NASS Business Meeting & Induction of 2022 – 2023 National Officers
Members will vote on business items adopted by NASS committees.

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM CDT

Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council (EIS-GCC) Meeting (Not a NASS Meeting)