Sessions are organized by day below.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 30
  • Wednesday, Dec. 1
  • Thursday, Dec. 2
  • Friday, Dec. 3
  • Saturday, Dec. 4

2 – 5 p.m.
Registration Open
Lobby, Santa Fe Community Convention Center

 

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Registration Open
Lobby, Santa Fe Community Convention Center

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Coffee and Tea Available
Meeting space common areas

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.                       
Communication in an Era of Disinformation
Opening Breakfast Plenary
Presented by the Healthy States National Task Force: Civic Health Subcommittee
Programming begins at 8 a.m.
Sweeney Ballroom, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
The increased necessity for direct, transparent, data-informed conversations with constituencies is met by the opportunities for state leaders to leverage technology, research and digital platforms. In this session, participants will hear from a variety of perspectives and best practices on how to effectively communicate in an era of disinformation and misinformation.

10 – 11:30 a.m.                        
Making Mental Health a Priority                                                                       
Presented by the Healthy States National Task Force: Human Health Subcommittee
Coronado and DeVargas Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated already elevated concerns about mental health and well-being. For example, during the coronavirus pandemic, 4 in 10 adults reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder. This session will provide attendees an overview of newly released Mental Health Resource Guide for State Policymakers for state leaders as well as examine the intersection of mental health and criminal justice policy and related funding opportunities for states.

10 – 11:30 a.m.                        
21st Century Foundation Board of Trustees (invitation only)
Anasazi Ballroom, Eldorado Hotel, First Floor

10 a.m. – Noon                        
Equitable Governance: Achieving a Better and More Just Policymaking Model
Presented by CSG East
O’Keeffe and Milagro Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
As public awareness of inequity increases, it is imperative that our nation encourage, develop and sustain governing communities that are equipped to identify and rectify areas in our society where systemically race-based, unjust and inequitable manifestations of policy are created and still legally upheld.  State and local governments represent the best opportunity to advocate, legislate and implement policies that directly improve quality-of-life for all citizens. This can only be achieved through "Equitable Governance." In this session, policymakers, experts and other influencers will explore the efficacy of governing bodies to develop and support equitable legislation including a lack of engagement between constituents and legislators; expectation gaps between protest, politics and policymaking; the continued spread of "truth decay" in public discourse; and the lack of established safe spaces for legislators and support staff to convene, evaluate and discuss legislation with equity-based metrics as they seek to define “equitable governance” and why this approach is the answer to achieving better governance for all.

11 a.m. – Noon
The Future of Digital Connected Care
Innovation Classroom Presented by CVS Health
Peralta and Lamy Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level

For positive health outcomes, patients have access to tools and capabilities that empower them to have a stronger voice in their care.  This interactive session will convey how a health care company combines clinicians and digital resources to improve patient experience and clinical outcomes. You will be immersed in the experience and journey of a patient diagnosed with a rare disease. Expect to see how new tools and technology are informing care connections between patients and their clinicians. Email, text, secure messaging, video chat, symptom tracking, medication adherence tools and other technologies will be covered during this session.

Noon – 2 p.m.                          
Follow the Money: Putting the American Rescue Act and The Opioid Settlement to Work for Your State
Luncheon Plenary
Presented by the Healthy States National Task Force: Fiscal Health Subcommittee
Sweeney Ballroom, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
In 2021, states have encountered windfall revenues from federal investment and the opioid settlement. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present uncertainties about the stability of revenue streams and about the breadth and depth of need for government services, this session will focus on the opportunities and challenges these revenue streams mean for states face as they build budgets for 2022 and beyond.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Gender and Ethnic Disparities and the Future of Cardiovascular Disease
Innovation Classroom Presented by Novartis
Peralta and Lamy Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching implications on the health of all Americans, including those living with cardiovascular disease (CVD). A growing body of evidence suggests the pandemic has led to worsening CVD outcomes in the U.S. — both directly, through infection-related cardiovascular complications, and indirectly, through reduced utilization of cardiovascular care and services. Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death with differential impact on various populations in the U.S. Disparities in diagnosis, treatment and outcomes persist related to gender and ethnicity. This session will provide an overview on the economic burden to states including health care budgets, with an emphasis on racial and ethnic, geographic and gender disparities, plus an overview of innovations in the cardiovascular disease arena. What are the barriers to care and how can state policymakers take the awareness of brought forth by COVID-19 and disparities in the health care system to champion change for all?

2:30 – 4 p.m.                           
The Workforce of Tomorrow
Presented by the Healthy States National Task Force: Economic and Workforce Health Subcommittee
Coronado and DeVargas Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
Employers and workers face a new era of opportunity and uncertainty. For example, over half of public and private sector workers report they will consider changing jobs in the coming months. This creates substantial disruption for public and private sector employers in recruiting and retaining skilled workers and puts a premium on worker access to opportunities to develop and refine skills. This session will focus on state policies in education and workforce development as governments reimagine the workforce and workplace in the years ahead.

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.                       
Meeting Todays Water Needs and Fostering Effective Tribal Engagement
Presented by CSG West
O’Keeffe and Milagro Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
Ongoing drought conditions in the West, as well as other parts of the U.S., coupled with increased demands for water has amplified the urgency for action among states, communities and key stakeholders to meet their current and emerging needs. As part of their efforts to effectively manage and preserve water resources, states and local communities need to forge collaborative partnerships and consultation with tribes who have a shared interest in this limited resource, but who must also navigate a web of complex laws and regulations. This session will offer attendees an opportunity to learn about the current challenges faced by states and tribal governments to meet their current and future water needs. It will also highlight      examples of collaborative and promising problem-solving approaches.

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.                       
Leadership Council (invitation only)
Anasazi Ballroom, Eldorado Hotel, First Floor

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.                       
Leveraging 2020 Census Data to Jumpstart Decision Making
Innovation Classroom Presented by Esri, Inc.
Peralta and Lamy Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
No matter what project you’re working on or the policy challenge you are trying to address, it all starts with the best data. Did you know that Esri is one of the largest aggregators and providers of geographically referenced data in the world? It curates and provides a variety of location data, including federal demographics, business, lifestyle, tapestry segmentation, imagery, environmental and more. There are teams of people and geographers at Esri who work daily to provide this ready-to-use, authoritative information so you can immediately pull it into your work. In this innovation classroom, Esri will showcase these various data sources, where you can find them and how you can start using them today. Esri will highlight data from the following sources:

  • 2020 Census Data
  • ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World
  • Esri Demographics
  • Esri Maps for Public Policy

5 – 6 p.m.                                
Executive Committee Reception (invitation only)
La Fonda on the Plaza
100 E. San Francisco St.
New Mexico Room, 1st Floor

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.                    
Registration Open
Lobby, Santa Fe Community Convention Center

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Coffee and Tea Available
Meeting space common areas

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.                                  
New Mexico’s Turn Toward Renewable Energy
Breakfast Plenary
Presented by the Sustainability Policy Academy
Programming begins at 8
Sweeney Ballroom, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
The New Mexico Energy Transition Act of 2019 set goals of attaining half of the state’s electrical energy through renewable sources by 2030, 80% by 2040 and all of it by 2045. Secretary Sarah Cottrell Propst, who leads the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, will discuss the state’s work to diversify its energy portfolio and achieve desired outcomes in the act.

9 – 10 a.m.                               
Healthy States National Task Force: Civic Health Subcommittee Work Session (invitation only)
Zia Room, Eldorado Hotel, First Floor

10 – 11 a.m.
Gender and Ethnic Disparities and the Future of Cardiovascular Disease
Innovation Classroom Presented by Novartis
Peralta and Lamy Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching implications on the health of all Americans, including those living with cardiovascular disease (CVD). A growing body of evidence suggests the pandemic has led to worsening CVD outcomes in the U.S. — both directly, through infection-related cardiovascular complications, and indirectly, through reduced utilization of cardiovascular care and services. Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death with differential impact on various populations in the U.S. Disparities in diagnosis, treatment and outcomes persist related to gender and ethnicity. This session will provide an overview on the economic burden to states including health care budgets, with an emphasis on racial and ethnic, geographic and gender disparities, plus an overview of innovations in the cardiovascular disease arena. What are the barriers to care and how can state policymakers take the awareness of brought forth by COVID-19 and disparities in the health care system to champion change for all?

10 a.m.  – Noon                       
States Address Their Renewable Energy Standards
Presented by the Sustainability Policy Academy
Coronado and DeVargas Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
This session will examine how state renewable portfolio standards are picking up steam to meet climate challenges and how energy companies, utilities and other players are contributing to a clean energy future. Iowa became the first state to enact renewable portfolio standards in 1983. Just this year, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation to put the state on track to a carbon-free power sector by 2045 and 100% clean energy by 2050. How do the experiences of those states and others compare, what does the clean energy agenda for other states look like and can the transition to clean energy help power economic recovery?

10 a.m. – Noon                        
In Case of Emergency: Reassessing Executive Powers
Presented by CSG South
O’Keeffe and Milagro Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, state legislatures across the country have begun to reevaluate and revise the emergency powers given to their chief executives. This panel discussion will explore recent legislative efforts aimed at maintaining the balance of power during states of emergency.

10 a.m. – Noon                        
Finance Committee

Anasazi Ballroom, Eldorado Hotel, First Floor

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.                   
Healthy States National Task Force: Human Health Subcommittee Work Session (invitation only)

Zia Room, Eldorado Hotel, First Floor

11 a.m. – Noon
Searching for Savings: An Innovative Approach to Pay for Prescriptions
Innovation Classroom Presented by Gilead
Peralta and Lamy Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
Even when they have insurance, patients who depend on prescription medications may not be able to afford the treatment they need. Faced with high deductibles and increasing cost-sharing, many have turned to copay assistance to fill the gap. At this session, the speaker will examine how issuers and pharmacy benefit managers are treating copay assistance, and what states and the federal government can do to ensure that copay assistance counts towards a beneficiary’s deductible and out-of-pocket maximum.

Noon – 2 p.m.                          
Learning Loss and Gaps
Luncheon Plenary
Sweeney Ballroom, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
The 2020-21 P-20 academic year forced an unprecedented scramble to deliver educational content by alternative means to students all along the spectrum of academic proficiency and technological accessibility. This session will explore how educational recovery requires sustained commitment to addressing learning loss and exacerbated learning gaps negatively impacting minority populations.

2 – 3 p.m.                                
Healthy States National Task Force: Fiscal Health Subcommittee Work Session (invitation only)

Zia Room, Eldorado Hotel, First Floor

2:30-4 p.m.
The Road Ahead for Transportation and Infrastructure
Plenary
Presented by the Sustainability Policy Academy
Sweeney Ballroom, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
America’s infrastructure received a grade of C-minus in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2021 Report Card. With historic levels of bipartisan support to invest in the country’s infrastructure, this session           will examine what it will take to improve that grade in the years ahead and how the cross section of private sector innovation paired with public sector investment can transform the American landscape.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.                       
Healthy States National Task Force: Economic and Workforce Subcommittee Work Session
(invitation only)
Zia Room, Eldorado Hotel, First Floor

4 – 5 p.m.
Searching for Savings: An Innovative Approach to Pay for Prescriptions
Innovation Classroom Presented by Gilead
Peralta and Lamy Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
Even when they have insurance, patients who depend on prescription medications may not be able to afford the treatment they need. Faced with high deductibles and increasing cost-sharing, many have turned to copay assistance to fill the gap. At this session, the speaker will examine how issuers and pharmacy benefit managers are treating copay assistance, and what states and the federal government can do to ensure that copay assistance counts towards a beneficiary’s deductible and out-of-pocket maximum.

4 – 5 p.m.                                
Associates Advisory Committee

Anasazi Ballroom, Eldorado Hotel, First Floor

5 – 6 p.m.                                
Japan Local Government Center Reception
Eldorado Ballroom A, Eldorado Hotel, First Floor

5 – 6 p.m.                                
Shared State Legislation Committee Reception (invitation only)

Rio Chama Restaurant

6 – 7 p.m.
CANADA - USA: Friends, Partners, Allies Reception
Eldorado Ballroom B, Eldorado Hotel, First Floor

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.                    
Registration Open
Lobby, Santa Fe Community Convention Center

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Coffee and Tea Available
Meeting space common areas

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.                                   
Breakfast

Sweeney Ballroom, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.                                   
Wake Up with WIG! Breakfast

O’Keeffe and Milagro Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
Join Women In Government for a networking breakfast to connect women legislators on a variety of policy topics and meet Meredith Martino, the new WIG executive director. Be the first to hear how WIG is expanding its policy and program offerings in 2022 to cover a range of topics under the themes Access to Health care, Strong Economies and Resilient Communities.

8 – 9 a.m.
Five Ways to Apply Federal Funding to Your GIS Investment
Innovation Classroom Presented by Esri, Inc.
Peralta and Lamy Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
Federal relief funding from the pandemic recovery provides state governments with a massive opportunity to improve the lives of their citizens and the operations of their agencies. GIS is the technology particularly positioned to help you respond to new challenges, restore our communities and enhance the quality of life for citizens. In this session, we will provide you with the five patterns to guide your response to the federal recovery initiatives:

  • Prioritizing infrastructure investment for transportation, broadband and utility networks.
  • Addressing equity and social justice.
  • Responding to the homeless and housing crisis.
  • Ensuring sustainable and resilient actions.
  • Supporting revenue generation and economic recovery.

8 – 9:30 a.m.                            
State Medicaid Programs: What State Policymakers Need to Know
Presented by the Medicaid 101 Policy Academy
Zia Room, Eldorado Hotel, First Floor
This opening session will provide an introduction to Medicaid policy. Topics will include the federal-state partnership, evolution of Medicaid, the fiscal condition of state Medicaid programs, current enrollment and coverage expansions.                             

9 – 10 a.m.
Innovative Approaches to Energy and Water Management for Cannabis Production
Innovation Classroom Presented by Hawthorne Gardening
Peralta and Lamy Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
Energy usage and water management in indoor and outdoor cannabis cultivation is an emerging issue for both the industry and state policymakers. While industry leaders are working to gain efficiencies and reduce costs related to lighting, HVAC, water reclamation, packaging and waste, other considerations including public safety, diversion and product quality differences must be contemplated when approaching sustainability innovations in cannabis production.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.                     
State Medicaid Waivers: Finding Flexibility During the Pandemic and Beyond
Presented by the Medicaid 101 Policy Academy
Zia Room, Eldorado Hotel, First Floor
States can use Medicaid waivers to test new or existing ways to deliver and pay for health care services under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This session will explore the different types of waivers and how individual states have deployed them in recent years.

9 a.m. – Noon                          
Shared State Legislation Committee: Part I
Anasazi Ballroom, Eldorado Hotel, First Floor

10 – 11 a.m.
Procurement and Preparing for the Next Pandemic
Innovation Classroom Presented by the National Association of State Procurement Officials
Peralta and Lamy Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
The COVID-19 emergency will be remembered as one of the most devastating disasters in modern history, with impacts that rippled across all sectors of the global economy and societies. One of the grave failures is the challenge governments faced in securing personal protection equipment (PPE) for their citizens. NASPO recently completed a two-phase procurement tabletop exercise (PTTX). This tabletop exercise brought together NASPO members and partners to discuss pandemic response: what worked well and what could have been more efficient? An after-action report was created that includes checklists of what needs to happen in the event of an emergency. This session will explore lessons learned and what state officials can glean from the exercise to prepare for the next pandemic.

10:30 a.m. – Noon                   
Making Bold Moves (invitation only)

Presented by the 20 Under 40 Leadership Award
Coronado and DeVargas Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
Current honorees and past recipients of the 20 Under 40 Leadership Award, Toll Fellows and Leadership Circle members are invited to an invitation-only session celebrating the leadership stories of this year’s honorees. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, CSG national president, will also share her reflections from her own leadership journey including lessons learned serving in the legislature and now in the executive branch.  

10:30 a.m. – Noon                   
Addressing Maternal Mortality Through Medicaid
Presented by the Medicaid 101 Policy Academy
Zia Room, Eldorado Hotel, First Floor
The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed nation. Trends have shown that the pandemic may have exacerbated maternal mortality rates, especially in communities of color. This session will explore how states are addressing this pressing issue, including through Medicaid programs and the use of waiver authority.

11 a.m. – Noon
Habitat for Humanity and Atmos Energy’s Zero Net Energy Effort
Innovation Classroom Presented by American Gas Association
Peralta and Lamy Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
Atmos Energy has partnered with Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity for decades to help provide affordable housing for its most vulnerable neighbors. Recently, that partnership produced the program’s first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) home in Evans, Colorado. A ZNE home produces the same amount of energy it consumes by incorporating energy efficient appliances, better insulation and solar technology, reducing a family’s utility costs to less than $50 per month for gas and electricity combined. Farther south in Amarillo, Texas, Atmos is partnering with the Amarillo Habitat for Humanity to deliver natural gas services to six new Amarillo Habitat for Humanity (AHFH) homes in the newly developed Lee Green’s Addition of the El Barrio neighborhood. The project includes the installation of new natural gas service lines and the outfitting of those homes with Energy Star high efficiency gas appliances to help provide safe, warm and affordable housing. Representatives from Atmos’s Colorado and Texas projects, as well as a representative from Habitat for Humanity will be on hand to talk about these innovative projects and the unique partnership between the two organizations.

Noon – 2 p.m.                          
CSG 20 Under 40 Luncheon Plenary
Keynote Speaker: Rick Steves
Presented by the 20 Under 40 Leadership Award
Sweeney Ballroom, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level          
Join us for lunch as we celebrate this year’s CSG 20 Under 40 honorees. The CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award recognizes the outstanding work of 20 up-and-coming elected and appointed officials from across the country who not only exemplify strong leadership skills but have also demonstrated a true commitment to serving the citizens of their state/territory. The 20 Under 40 Leadership Award was established in 2020. Following the award presentation, participants will hear from Rick Steves, TV Host, leading authority on European travel and bestselling guidebook author including, “Travel as a Political Act.” As the world reopens following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, conference attendees will be able to dream of faraway journeys and how all of us can broaden our perspectives through travel.

2 p.m.
Rick Steves Book Signing
Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
Rick Steves will sign copies of his book, Travel as a Political Act. Copies will be available for purchase at the CSG Registration Desk beginning at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2. Cash only.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.                       
Federal and State Partnerships for Children’s Health: Medicaid and CHIP
Presented by the Medicaid 101 Policy Academy
Zia Room, Eldorado Hotel, First Floor
The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was created in 1997 to expand coverage to children who fall outside the Medicaid eligibility window. This session will examine how these two federal-state partnerships work together to ensure the nation’s poorest children don’t get left behind.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Self-Care Index: How Does the U.S. Stack Up Against the Rest of the World?
Innovation Classroom Presented by GSK Consumer Healthcare
Peralta and Lamy Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
Self-care is the practice of individuals looking after their health using the knowledge and information available to them, in collaboration with health care professionals as needed. The Global Self-Care Federation, a World Health Organization (WHO) supported federation of regional and national associations, and manufacturers and distributors of nonprescription medicines on all continents, recently released its multi-year research and policy tool, the Self-care Readiness Index (SCRI). The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted just how fragile our health systems are engaging in positive and consistent self-care practices has never been more important. The Index aims to provide decision-makers and health care professionals with data and a learning platform to inspire new approaches to self-care. Join GSK Consumer Healthcare Head of Corporate Affairs Dana Bolden as he walks us through the Index.

2:30 – 4 p.m.                           
Justice Counts: Actionable Data to Bolster Public Safety
Presented by the Interbranch Affairs Committee
Coronado and DeVargas Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
Policymakers must solve for complex and dynamic questions facing state and local criminal justice systems, frequently without real-time actionable data to inform and direct the best solutions. Such important issues demand and deserve better data. A broad coalition of national partners, state and local leaders, criminal justice practitioners, researchers and more are working together under Justice Counts, a new national initiative being led by the Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance and the CSG Justice Center. This session with share how, together, we can make data accessible, timely and useful for policymakers and criminal justice stakeholders.

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.                       
CSG Midwestern Legislative Conference Executive Committee
O’Keeffe and Milagro Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level

2:30 – 5 p.m.                           
Shared State Legislation Committee: Part II
Anasazi Ballroom, Eldorado Hotel, First Floor

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.                       
Medicaid and the Future of Long-Term Care
Presented by the Medicaid 101 Policy Academy
Zia Room, Eldorado Hotel, First Floor
COVID-19 has been devastating for the nation’s long-term care facilities, with older individuals in nursing homes accounting for more than 1 in 5 of the nation’s pandemic fatalities. While the last 30 years have seen growth in the home- and community-based services that many Americans say they prefer, around 1.4 million older adults today receive care in nursing homes, largely financed through Medicaid. This session will examine how Medicaid is likely to help shape the future of long-term care for a rapidly graying nation.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Bridging the Gap: Funding and Finance Strategies to Improve State Energy Resilience
Innovation Classroom Presented by Institute for Building Technology & Safety
Peralta and Lamy Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
States are increasingly setting and pursuing ambitious clean and renewable energy goals while also attempting to mitigate risk from and build resilience to natural disasters. Accordingly, they need new and innovative approaches to program finance and funding to address the cross-cutting themes of energy, infrastructure and disaster mitigation. In this session, officials will learn how states can leverage federal funding sources (such as HUD CDBG-MIT and FEMA BRIC funding) to develop and implement large-scale programs to achieve their vision for a sustainable and resilient future.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.                                      
Evening Reception
Eldorado Hotel
Eldorado Grand Ballroom, First Floor
One of the greatest strengths of CSG is the camaraderie fostered at our events. We’ve missed seeing so many friends in person, and we are excited to reunite the CSG family in the Land of Enchantment. Enjoy the company of fellow attendees at this holiday-themed evening reception.

7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration Open
Lobby, Santa Fe Community Convention Center

7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Coffee and Tea Available
Meeting space common areas

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.                                   
What the Next Farm Bill Could Mean for States

Breakfast Plenary
Presented by the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee
Programming begins at 8 a.m.
Sweeney Ballroom, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
The federal Farm Bill is the most impactful piece of legislation on agriculture in the U.S. While the bill is enacted at the federal level, many of the programs and policies are implemented at the state level. This session will feature a panel of state agriculture officials engaged in a dialogue on what states can plan for regarding the next Farm Bill, highlighting key issues that states have faced in recent years.

10 – 11 a.m.
Self-Care Index: How Does the U.S. Stack Up Against the Rest of the World?
Innovation Classroom Presented by GSK Consumer Healthcare
Peralta and Lamy Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
Self-care is the practice of individuals looking after their health using the knowledge and information available to them, in collaboration with health care professionals as needed. The Global Self-Care Federation, a World Health Organization (WHO) supported federation of regional and national associations, and manufacturers and distributors of nonprescription medicines on all continents, recently released its multi-year research and policy tool, the Self-care Readiness Index (SCRI). The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted just how fragile our health systems are engaging in positive and consistent self-care practices has never been more important. The Index aims to provide decision-makers and health care professionals with data, and a learning platform to inspire new approaches to self-care. Join GSK Consumer Healthcare Head of Corporate Affairs Dana Bolden as he walks us through the Index.

10 – 11:30 a.m.                        
National Conference Committee (invitation only)

O’Keeffe and Milagro Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level

10 – 11:30 a.m.                        
Meeting the Housing Challenge in a Pandemic

Coronado and DeVargas Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
The pandemic put in bold relief the fragility of the housing arrangements of a substantial portion of people in the U.S. Living “paycheck-to-paycheck” is a condition that cannot withstand substantial economic disruption. This session will provide an assessment of the state strategies that can help ensure people live in predictable conditions and how states are combatting homelessness.

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.                                   
How to Fill the Jobs of State Government: Civic Sector Apprenticeships (invitation only from 1-3 p.m.)
Zia Room, Eldorado Hotel, First Floor
The Council of State Governments, in partnership with the Urban Institute, is coordinating a Public Sector Apprenticeship Consortium of six states: California, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Michigan and Virginia. The consortium will equip and empower state policymakers — particularly legislators and executive branch officials focused on workforce development, education and economic policy issues — to develop and implement public sector apprenticeships in their states. This session will provide attendees an understanding of public apprenticeship best practices and other ongoing initiatives in other states.

11 a.m. – Noon
Innovative Approaches to Energy and Water Management for Cannabis Production
Innovation Classroom Presented by Hawthorne Gardening
Peralta and Lamy Rooms, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level
Energy usage and water management in indoor and outdoor cannabis cultivation is an emerging issue for both the industry and state policymakers. While industry leaders are working to gain efficiencies and reduce costs related to lighting, HVAC, water reclamation, packaging and waste, other considerations including public safety, diversion and product quality differences must be contemplated when approaching sustainability innovations in cannabis production.

Noon – 1:30 p.m.                     
Lunch
Sweeney Ballroom, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Lobby Level

1 – 4 p.m.                                                        
Executive Committee
Eldorado Ballroom A, Eldorado Hotel, First Floor

FAQ

All sessions will take place at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center or the Eldorado Hotel, unless otherwise noted.

Santa Fe Community Convention Center
201 West Marcy Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Eldorado Hotel & Spa
309 West San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

For the safety of attendees, CSG requires all conference participants to display their name badges at all conference sessions and events. This year, badges will reflect a meeting-specific QR code to be used in place of traditional sign in sheets. To compile attendance rosters, staff will scan your name badge at the entry of sessions.

To ensure the health and safety of all meeting participants during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, CSG has established guidelines and protocols consistent with the best available guidance from the CDC, the directives and recommendations of state and local health authorities, and venue-specific health and safety requirements. Attendees are expected to comply with applicable local, county and state regulations, as well as venue-specific protocols, in place at the time of the meeting.

CSG has contracted with Heed Health, a national COVID-19 testing provider, to conduct a health screening and offer self-administered rapid testing onsite. The health screening will include a short questionnaire and an onsite temperature check.

Dress for the 2021 CSG National Conference is business casual.

Complimentary wireless internet will be available at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center and the Eldorado Hotel. It can be accessed in the common areas and meeting space.

Santa Fe Community Convention Center
Network: ConventionCenter
Password: CSG2021!

Eldorado Hotel
Network name: CSG2021!
Password: 2021CSG!

The convention center has placed charging stations throughout the meeting space. Attendees who leave their phones unattended at a charging station do so at their own risk. CSG is not responsible for phones or other belongings left unattended.

CSG advocates the responsible use of alcohol and encourages the use of designated drivers by all participants at CSG functions.

By registering for this conference, you agree to abide by the CSG Meeting Code of Conduct. Copies are available at the CSG registration desk.

All media personnel are required to abide by the CSG Media Credential Terms & Agreements. Copies are available at the CSG registration desk.

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The CSG National Conference app provides session times, room assignments, agendas, maps and conference documents at your fingertips while keeping you informed in real time about conference events. Downloading the app will ensure you don’t miss any of the important events CSG has planned. Available on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

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