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Preliminary Agenda As of 5/11/2010

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Pre-order Frank Luntz book for Saturday signing

Frank Luntz will be signing copies of his book, "What Americans Really Want ... Really," following his presentation Saturday, May 22. Return this completed order form to reserve your copy. Attendees with reserved books can simply get in line for the signing, and we'll have your book ready for you when you arrive at the table. Limited quantity available.


Wednesday, May 19

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.  

CSG Registration & Information Desk Open


Noon-2 p.m.    

Past Chairs Luncheon (invitation only)


2-4 p.m.  

Regional & National Officers Meeting (invitation only)


2-5 p.m.       

Suggested State Legislation


6 p.m.

21st Century Foundation Meeting & Dinner (invitation only)

Meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a dinner immediately following the the meeting



Thursday, May 20


7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

CSG Registration & Information Desk Open


8-9 a.m.  

Investment Subcommittee Meeting


8-9:30 a.m. 
Associates Advisory Breakfast



Intergovernmental Affiars Business Meeting


8-11:30 a.m.     

Toll Selection Committee Breakfast & Meeting


10-11:30 a.m.

Special Plenary

Health Care Reform: Will States be Left Holding the Bag? »


Noon-2 p.m.       
Opening Session & Luncheon


2:30-4:30 p.m.
Eye of the Storm:  Fiscal Leaders’ Insights on the Budget Crisis »


4:30-5 p.m.         

Toll Alumni Meet & Greet with Arch Lustberg (invitation only)


5-6:30 p.m.   

Welcome to New York City Reception



State Government Affairs Council (SGAC) Late Night Event




Friday, May 21

7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

CSG Registration & Information Desk Open


7:30-9 a.m.

Breakout Sessions: Turning Ideas into Action (breakfast provided)


Closing the Gap:  Options for Deficit Mitigation »
Presented by CSG’s Financial Services Working Group



Managing Medicaid:  Options for Controlling Costs »
Presented by CSG’s Health Task Force     


7:30-9 a.m.

Spouse & Guest Breakfast    


9:30-11:30 a.m.     
The Prosperity Agenda:  Insights on Job Creation »


 Noon-1:30 p.m.            

Breakout Sessions: Turning Ideas into Action (lunch provided)

Energizing Growth:  Opportunities in the New
Energy Economy »
Presented by CSG’s Energy and Environment Task Force


Seeding the Knowledge Economy:  Education and Economic Development »
Presented by CSG’s Education Task Force


 Noon-1:30 p.m.

Spouse & Guest Luncheon


2-3:30 p.m.     
Beyond the Crisis:  Legislative Leaders' Insights on Long-Term Challenges »
4-5:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions: Turning Ideas into Action



Finding a Voice: Women and the Fiscal Crisis »



Driving Renewable Energy »



Saturday, May 22

7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

CSG Registration & Information Desk Open


8-9:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions: Turning Ideas into Action (breakfast provided)


The Economics of Compliance with Adam Walsh »
Presented by the CSG Justice Center / Public Safety & Justice Task Force


Infrastructure Insights:  Public Works in the New Budget Era »
Presented by the CSG Transportation Task Force


8-9:30 a.m.

Finance Committee Meeting (breakfast provided)


 8-9:30 a.m.    
Spouse & Guest Breakfast    
10 a.m.-Noon 
What Reforms do Americans Really Want: Insights from Frank Luntz »
Presented by the Toll Fellows Program


12:30-2 p.m.
Breakout Sessions: Turning Ideas into Action (lunch provided)


The Budget & the Bench: Constitutions, Courts
and the Budget »
Presented by CSG’s Legal Task Force



A North American Future: Promoting Growth through Cross-Border Cooperation »

Presented by CSG’s International Committee


12:30-2 p.m.
Spouse & Guest Luncheon
2:30-4 p.m.
Communicating in an Economic Crisis: Insights from
Vincent Covello »
Presented by Toll Fellows Program


4:15-5:30 p.m. 
The Need to Restore and Respect the States’ Proper Role in Federalism:  Insights from Gov. Mike Huckabee »

Presented by the Executive Committee

Executive Committee will meet immediately following presentation



Sunday, May 23

8-9:30 a.m.   
Breakfast plenary                             
Sowing the Seeds of Prosperity in the States: Insights from
Arthur Laffer »


10 a.m. 

World Trade Center Visitors Center

Join some of New York City’s finest—police officers and firefighters—for a guided tour of the Tribute World Trade Center Visitor Center, located at 120 Liberty St. along the south side of the World Trade Center site. The center was created by the September 11th Families’ Association to share the personal stories of victims, survivors, rescue and recovery workers, volunteers and residents of Lower Manhattan. Tour bus will depart at 10 a.m. from the Marriott Marquis and return at around noon. All participants much pre-register and space is first come, first served. Please download our registration form and fax to (859) 244-8117.