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Monday, September 14

9:30-11:30a.m. ETInternational Pre-Con

Tuesday, September 15

10:30-11:00a.m. ETOpening Ceremony
11:00-12:00p.m. ETU.S Economic OutlookMark Zandi
Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics 

Moderator: Arturo Perez
Director, State Services, NCSL
12:00-12:15p.m. ETHow to Navigate and Interact with NCSL Base Camp 2020
12:15-1:15p.m. ETAmy Walter Looks Ahead to the November ElectionAmy Walter
National Editor, The Cook Political Report

Moderator: Wendy Underhill
Group Director, Elections and Redistricting
NCSL
1:15-1:30p.m. ETNCSL’s Election Team: Resources Between Now and Election Day
1:30-2:30p.m. ETElection 2020: What’s at Stake in the StatesAmanda Zoch
Public Fellow for Elections and Redistricting, National Conference of State Legislatures

Tim Storey
Executive Director, National Conference of State Legislatures 

Moderator: Ben Williams
Policy Specialist, Elections and Redistricting Program, NCSL
1:30-2:30p.m. ETTaking Advantage of a Crisis: Cyberattacks in the COVID-19 PandemicErvan Rodgers 
State CIO/Assistant Director of the Department of Administrative Services
Ohio

James Weaver
Director and State CIO, Washington Technology Solutions 

Moderator: Dan Lohrmann
Chief Security Officer & Chief Strategist at Security Mentor Inc.
1:30-2:30p.m. ETThe State-Federal Clash Over the Energy MixAri Peskoe
Director of the Electricity Law Initiative, Harvard Law School

Richard Doying

Executive Vice President of Markets, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)

Moderator: Kristy Hartman
Energy Program Director, NCSL
2:30-2:45p.m. ETNCSL’s Foundation: Strengthening State Legislatures
2:45-3:45p.m. ET A Starting Point: Actor Chris Evans on his Civic Engagement PlatformChris Evans
Actor, Director, Producer, Co-founder of A Starting Point

Mark Kassen
Co-Founder, A Starting Point

Joe Kiani
Co-Founder, A Starting Point

Moderator: Tim Storey
Executive Director, National Conference of State Legislatures 
3:45-4:00p.m. ETVisit the NCSL Base Camp Exhibit Hall!
4:00-5:00p.m. ETThe Future of RedistrictingKristen Clarke
President & Executive Director, National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee)

Dan Blue

Senate Democratic Leader, North Carolina State Senate

Matt Huffman
Senator, Ohio

Moderator: Wendy Underhill
Group Director, Elections and Redistricting NCSL

Wednesday, September 16

10:45-11:45a.m. ETElections: What to Expect When the Unexpected HappensTammy Patrick
Senior Advisor to the Elections Program, Democracy Fund

Rebecca Green
Co-director of Election Law Program and Professor of the Practice of Law, William & Mary Law School

Moderator: Wendy Underhill
Group Director, Elections and Redistricting NCSL
10:45-11:45a.m. ETHarassment, Discrimination & Diversity: Safe Actions to Create Safe and Inclusive WorkplacesJenny R. Yang
Senior Fellow, Urban Institute

Jessica Stender
Senior Counsel, Workplace Justice & Public Policy at Equal Rights Advocates

Moderator: Suzanne Hultin
Program Director, Employment, Labor & Retirement, NCSL
10:45-11:45a.m. ETYour Brain on Pandemic: Decision Making in an Unpredictable WorldBecky Rayburn-Reeves
Senior Behavioral Researcher

Joseph Sherlock

Applied Behavioral Researcher

Judson Bonick
Senior Behavioral Researcher

Moderator: Stacy Householder
Division Director, Leaders and International Program, NCSL
11:45-12:00p.m. ETMeet NCSL’s Officers
12:00-1:00p.m. ETDr. Deborah Birx on COVID-19: The Path ForwardDr. Deborah Birx
Global Health Diplomacy, U.S. Global Aids Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative

Moderator: Kate Blackman
Group Director, Health Program, NCSL
1:00-1:30p.m. ETVisit the NCSL Base Camp Exhibit Hall!
1:30-2:30p.m. ET Managing in Challenging TimesJohnny C. Taylor, Jr.
President & CEO, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Moderator: Natalie Wood
Director, Center for Legislative Strengthening, NCSL
2:30-2:45p.m. ETStretch Break!
Relax Those Online Meeting Muscles
Sponsored by the American Heart Association
2:45-3:45p.m. ET Transportation: Predictions for 2021Beth Osborne
Director, Transportation for America

Robert Poole

Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation

Moderator: Tanya Snyder
Reporter, POLITICO
2:45-3:45p.m. ETLeading and Legislating Beyond CrisisJ. Stuart Adams
President, Utah Senate

Leroy Garcia
President, Colorado Senate

Elijah Haahr
Speaker, Missouri House of Representatives

Othni Lathram
Director, Legislative Services Agency, Alabama

Megan Martin
Secretary of the Senate, Pennsylvania Senate
2:45-3:45p.m. ETRevenue Nosedive: How State Budgets Are Adjusting to a New NormalErica MacKellar
Program Principal, Fiscal Affairs, National Conference of State Legislatures

Jackson Brainerd

Policy Specialist, Fiscal Affairs, National Conference of State Legislatures

Moderator: Mandy Rafool
Director, Fiscal Affairs, NCSL
3:45-4:00p.m. ETMeet the NCSL Health Experts
4:00-5:00p.m. ETOne Economy: Two Plans to Revitalize ItLarry Kudlow
Director, United States National Economic Council

Ben Harris
Sr. Economic Adviser, Biden for President

Dina Neal
Adjunct Professor, Nevada State College and College of Southern Nevada; Assemblywoman, Nevada

Arthur Orr
Senator, Alabama

Thursday, September 17

11:00-12:00p.m. ETEducation at a Crossroads: A Conversation with Education Secretaries Margaret Spellings and Arne DuncanArne Duncan
Managing Partner, Emerson Collective, and Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Margaret Spellings

President and CEO, Texas 2036, and Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Moderator: Gavin Payne
GPC Advisors
12:00-12:15p.m. ETMeet the NCSL Education Experts
12:15-1:15p.m. ETAddressing Racial Disparities in Health, Well-being and Economic SecurityIan Rowe
Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Dr. Camara Jones
Family Physician, Epidemiologist, and Past President of the American Public Health Association

Moderator: Jenifer Sarver
Principal, Sarver Strategies
12:15-1:15p.m. ETThe Virtual Workplace: Maintaining Teams and NetworkingTrina Hoefling
Speaker, Author, Executive Coach, and Virtual Team Developer

Moderator: Angela Andrews
Director, Legislative Staff Services Program, NCSL
1:15-1:30p.m. ETWorking for you in Washington: NCSL Advocacy Efforts in DC
1:30-2:30p.m. ETThe Virtual Third House: Integrating Advocacy into the Legislature’s New NormalMichael J. Behm
Co-Chief Executive Officer & Principal, Stateside

Raúl E. Burciaga
Director of Legislative Council Service, New Mexico Legislative Council

Peri Horowitz
Executive Director, New Jersey Office of Legislative Services

Moderator: Natalie Wood
Director, Center for Legislative Strengthening, NCSL
1:30-2:30p.m. ETPolicing Perspectives: State Oversight and Community EngagementBarry Friedman
Faculty Director, Policing Project at New York University School of Law

Leslie Herod
Representative, Colorado General Assembly

Moderator: Amber Widgery
Program Principal, Criminal Justice, NCSL
2:30-2:45p.m. ETLegislative Staff Services
2:45-3:45p.m. ETThe Art of Legislative NegotiationCurt Stedron
Director of Legislative Training, National Conference of State Legislatures
3:45-4:00p.m. ETWeek in Review
4:00-5:00p.m. ETSalute to Legislative StaffModerator: Martha Wigton
Director, Georgia House Budget and Research Office, and NCSL Staff Chair

Jessica Buchanan
Author “Impossible Odds” and survivor of capture in Somalia