12:00 - 5:00 pm - Registration Desk Open Thank you to our lanyard sponsor Quorum and our coffee gift card sponsor National Conference of State Legislatures.
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Advanced Certificate Session: Jason Levin Speaker: Jason Levin
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Headshots Thank you to our Last Look Lounge sponsors Mary Kay Inc. and Personal Care Products Council.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Break Thank you to our break sponsor State Law Resources.
3:30 - 5:00 pm - Welcoming Remarks and Opening General Session: Relationships to Infinity: The Art and Science of Keeping in Touch Speaker: Jason Levin, Founder, Ready, Set, Launch Moderator: Michelle Erbeyi, Mary Kay, Inc. Credit Competency: Media and Communication Training
5:00 - 6:00 pm - Ritz Welcome Reception Thank you to our reception sponsors Stateside (Host) and National Foundation for Women Legislators (Co-Hots); Women in Government (Co-Host 6:00 pm - Dine Arounds
Thursday, April 28th
8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Registration Desk Open
8:00 - 9:00 am - Headshots
8:00 - 9:00 am - Breakfast Thank you to our breakfast sponsor Lexis Nexis StateNet.
9:00 - 10:00 am - General Session: America250: The Partnership of The Country Wide Celebration of America's Semiquincentenial Speakers: Cassandra Coleman, Executive Director, America 250PA; Governor Mark Schweiker (Former PA Governor) Moderator: Danielle Waterfield, ISRI Credit Competency: Building and Managing Coalitions
10:00 - 10:15 am - Break
10:15 - 11:15 am - Breakout Sessions: 1. Ethics of Lobbying Speaker: Shane Cramer, Executive Director, Philadelphia Board of Ethics Moderator: Johnathan Lozier, Stateside Credit Competency: Ethics / Ethical Leadership
2. Alliances and Coalitions: Contract Lobbyist Perspective Speakers: Lauren Dorohgazi, MultiState; Dennis Giorno, Malady & Wooten; John Holub, Pennsylvania Retailers Association Credit Competency: Building and Managing Coalitions
11:15 - 11:30 am - Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Breakout Sessions: 1. Navigating the Rule Making Process Speaker: Dr. Cornelius Kerwin, Senior Consultant AGB Consulting, Author, AU President Emeritus Moderator: Matt Lenz, Entertainment Software Association Credit Competency: Inside the Legislative Process
2. Connection Between the Teams: Issues that Cross Multiple Borders Speakers: Karin Ross, Personal Care Products Council; Cicely Simpson, Summit Public Affairs; Marvin Yates, MultiState Associates Moderator: Anika Hagenson, Intuit Credit Competency: Developing a Proactive Advocacy Agenda
12:30 - 1:45 pm - SGAC Leaders' Policy Conference Committee Meeting (Lunch will be provided for attendees.)
1:45 pm - Depart Hotel for Experiential Learning -> Constitution Center Tours with Presentation from Jeff Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center
"The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia brings together people of all ages and perspectives, across American and around the world, to learn about, debate, and celebrate the greatest vision of human freedom in history, the U.S. Constitution. A private, nonprofit organization, the Center serves as America's leading platform for constitutional education and debate, fulfilling our congressional charter to disseminate information about the U.S. Constitution on a nonpartisan basis." - Learn more here.
Credit Competency: Foundation in Lobbying
5:00 pm - Return to Hotel from Constitution Center
6:00 pm - Off Site Event Thank you to our reception sponsor The Advocacy Group (TAG).
Friday, April 29th
8:00 - 9:00 am - Breakfast Thank you to our breakfast sponsor Bloomberg Government.
9:00 - 10:00 am - Breakout Sessions: 1. Changes to the Profession: Fresh Perspectives & Industry Shifts Featuring some of SGAC's very own Young Professional Committee members Credit Competency: Value of a State Government Affairs Department
2. Election Preview as a Result of Redistricting Speakers: Tom Davis, Holland & Knight; Greg Giroux, Bloomberg; Jessica Taylor, Cook Political Report Moderator: Emory Wilkerson, State Farm Insurance Companies Credit Competency: Legislative Trends
10:00 - 10:15 am - Break
10:15 - 11:30 am - Closing General Session: Disrupt Yourself - Reflect, Reset, Rise, and Lead Speaker: Morris Morrison, CEO of StoryMaker Brands Moderator: Tom Foulkes, BSA Credit Competency: Leading a State Government Affairs Department