NASS 2023 Winter Conference

NASS 2023 Winter Conference

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 attire. 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 Eastern Time.

Feb 15th


9:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

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

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM ET

CLOSED SESSION – Executive Board Meeting & Lunch
Any NASS Member Secretary/Lt. Governor may attend

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Expo/Demo Set-up

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Afternoon Break

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

CLOSED SESSION - Secretaries-Only Meeting

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

CLOSED SESSION – State Staff Only Meeting

4:15 PM - 6:00 PM ET

CLOSED SESSION - New Member Orientation with NASS Executive Board

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET

CLOSED SESSION - New Member Reception
All NASS Member Secretaries/Lt. Governors invited to attend plus one guest

Feb 16th


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM ET


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET


9:00 AM - 10:15 AM ET

Cybersecurity Committee
Co-Chairs: Hon. Kyle Ardoin, LA & Hon. Tahesha Way, NJ

  • Overview of NASS Cybersecurity Committee
    Ms. Lindsey Forson, Deputy Executive Director, NASS

  • Cybersecurity in 2023: A Fireside Chat with CISA Director, Ms. Jen Easterly
    Moderated by Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State, New Jersey

  • A Look Ahead at Cyber Threats to the Homeland
    Ms. Cynthia Kaiser, Deputy Assistant Director, FBI Cyber Division

  • Cybersecurity Lessons from Abroad
    Ms. Ginny Badanes, Senior Director of Democracy Forward, Microsoft

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM ET

Morning Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Elections Committee
Co-Chairs: Hon. Paul Pate, IA & Hon. Maggie Toulouse Oliver, NM

  • Resolution Discussion - NASS Resolution of Support for Enhancing Voter Registration Process Via USPS Change of Address Program (sunset)

  • Overview of NASS Elections Committee
    Hon. Paul Pate, Secretary of State, Iowa
    Hon. Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Secretary of State, New Mexico

  • Key Congressional Staff on Priorities for House Administration and Senate Rules
    Mr. Steve Spaulding, Majority Policy Director, Senate Rules Committee
    Mr. Caleb Hayes, Majority Counsel, House Administration Committee
    Mr. Jamie Fleet, Minority Staff Director, House Administration Committee

  • US Election Assistance Commission – Voting Systems Guidelines and New Equipment, Voting Equipment Deprecation, Test Lab Misinformation, E-Poll Book Pilot
    Hon. Christy McCormick, Vice Chair, Election Assistance Commission
    Hon. Ben Hovland, Commissioner, Election Assistance Commission

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM ET

NASS Awards Luncheon Featuring the Posthumous Presentation of the 2022 Margaret Chase Smith American Democracy Award to Miguel Trujillo & Special Guest Speaker

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Workshop: Election Security

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM ET

Afternoon Break

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM ET

State Heritage Committee
Co-Chairs: Hon. Cord Boyd, FL & Hon. Steve Hobbs, WA

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM ET

Welcome Reception

Feb 17th


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM ET

Breakfast - International Relations Committee
Co-Chairs: Hon. Michael Adams, KY & Hon. Shenna Bellows, ME

  • Delegation to Israel in December 2023 (Project Interchange)
    Ms. Elanna Cahn, American Jewish Committee (AJC)

  • Council on Foreign Relations Services and Resources
    Ms. Irina Faskianos & Mr. Chris Tuttle, Council on Foreign Relations

  • U.S. State Department Services and Resources & International Protocol
    Ms. Sharmeen Khan, U.S. State Department

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET


9:30 AM - 10:45 AM ET

Business Services Committee
Co-Chairs: Hon. John Thurston, AR & Hon. Jena Griswold, CO

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM ET

Morning Break

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM ET

Lunch featuring Keynote Speaker, Ms. Joan Lunden, Award-Winning Journalist, Best-selling Author and Former Television Host

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM ET

Securities Committee
Co-Chairs: Hon. David Scanlan, NH & Hon. Elaine Marshall, NC

  • Overview of the Securities Committee
    Hon. David Scanlan, New Hampshire & Hon. Elaine Marshall, North Carolina

  • Roundtable Discussion of State Regulatory, Educational and Enforcement Issues

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Headshot Lounge Open
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2:45 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Afternoon Break

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM ET

Overview of US Supreme Court Case: Moore v Harper

  • Background on the case, the players and the arguments.
    Ms. Susan Parnas Frederick, Senior Federal Affairs Counsel, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

5:30 PM - 6:45 PM ET

Reception for Secretaries, Lt. Governors and Corporate Affiliates Only

Feb 18th


8:00 AM - 8:45 AM ET


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM ET

Expo/Demo Tear Down

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM ET

CLOSED SESSION - Secretaries-Only Meeting

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM ET

CLOSED SESSION – Communications Staff Roundtable

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Morning Break

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

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

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