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Annual Meeting Agenda




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Tuesday, July 29
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Leadership Reception (By Invitation Only)
7:00pm – 9:00pm Leadership Dinner (By Invitation Only)

With Scott Sheffield, Texas Governor Rick Perry and Senator Jim DeMint

Wednesday, July 30
7:30am – 6:00pm
8:00am – 11:00am Subcommittee Meetings
8:30am – 11:30am State Chair Training
11:00am – 4:00pm Media Check-In
11:30am – 1:30pm Opening Luncheon

With Charles W. Gilchrist, Ed Wallace, Texas Speaker Joe Straus, Stephen Moore and North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory

1:45pm – 3:00pm Policy Workshops:

Public Opinion on Lawsuit Reform: A Winning Case

The Ride-Sharing Revolution: Will Over-Regulation Limit Innovation and Competition in Car-for-Hire Services?

1:45pm – 3:00pm Task Force Chairs Meeting
3:15pm – 4:30pm Policy Workshops:

The Nuts and Bolts of Bail: A Guide to Criminal Justice Issues Prior to Trial and Efficiently Engaging the Public-Private Partnership with the Surety Bail Industry

How to Think and Talk About Climate and Energy Issues

4:30pm – 5:30pm National Chair’s Reception (Members Only)
5:30pm – 7:30pm Texas Welcome Reception (Off-Site)
Thursday, July 31
7:30am – 5:30pm Registration
7:30am – 5:30pm Media Check-In
8:00am – 9:15am Plenary Breakfast

With Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt

9:30am – 10:45am Policy Workshops:

EPA’s Proposed Carbon Emissions Rulemaking — What Does it Mean to States?

Silencing Opposing Views: Attacks on Free Speech and Private Charitable Giving

11:00am – 12:15pm Policy Workshops:

Stewardship in the States: Championing Policies to Enhance Prosperity

Endangered Species Act: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Improvements

12:30pm – 2:00pm Plenary Lunch

With Travis H. Brown and Dr. Arthur B. Laffer

2:00pm – 2:30pm Ice Cream Social
2:30pm – 5:30pm Justice Performance Project Meeting
2:30pm – 5:30pm International Relations Task Force/Federalism Working Group Meeting
2:30pm – 5:30pm Health and Human Services Task Force Meeting
2:30pm – 5:30pm Energy, Environment, and Agriculture Task Force Meeting
2:30pm – 5:30pm Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Meeting
6:30pm – 7:30pm Surf’s Up San Diego Reception (Preview of the 42nd Annual Meeting)
Friday, August 1
7:30am – 5:30pm Registration
7:30am – 5:30am Media Check-In
8:00am – 9:30am Plenary Breakfast

With Newt Gingrich

9:30am – 10:45am Policy Workshops:

Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America’s Fate, with Newt Gingrich

Energy Exports: A Free Market Economic Stimulus to Create Jobs and Grow the Economy

11:00am – 12:15pm Policy Workshops:

Using Non-Addictive Medication in Alternatives to Incarceration: Real World Experiences

Ensuring Privacy of Student Data in Public-Private Partnerships

12:30pm – 2:15pm Plenary Lunch

With Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, Carly Fiorina and Herman Cain

2:30pm – 5:30pm Education Task Force Meeting
2:30pm – 5:30pm Communications and Technology Task Force Meeting
2:30pm – 5:30pm Civil Justice Task Force Meeting
2:30pm – 5:30pm Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development Task Force Meeting
5:30pm – 6:30pm Incoming Chair’s Reception (By Invitation Only)
9:00pm – 11:00pm State Night (Contact Your State Chair)
Saturday, August 2
9:00am – 10:30am Prayer Service