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2007 State Policy Network 15th Annual Meeting Agenda

15th Annual Meeting

October 10-12, 2007

Portland, Maine

(updated October 5th, 2007)

All sessions and meals to be at the Portland Marriott Sable Oaks unless otherwise noted.

 

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

 

12:00 pm

SPN/MHPC Golf Tournament
Sable Oaks Golf Club (Adjacent to the Sable Oaks Marriott)

Please contact MHPC to sign up for the golf tournament: 207-321-2550

Walks ins are welcome!

7:00 pm

Maine Heritage Policy Center Reception
Portland & South Portland

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

7:00 am

Registration
Technology Innovation Lab & Resource Room
Salons A, B & C

7:30 am

Telecom and Technology Policy Breakfast
Casco Ballroom

  • Telecom Policy Legislative Update and Discussion
    Diane Katz, Mackinac Center for Public Policy
  • Cutting Edge Developments in Blog Technology
    Mark Story, Fleishman-Hilliard; Steve Pociask, American Consumer Institute

Presentations Available:

Download file Judson - The Coming Exaflood

Download file Pociask - Wireless Comparisons

 

9:30- 11:30 am

Concurrent Sessions:

Financial Management/Reporting Workshop
Salon E
Whitney Ball, DonorsTrust and Rick Hendershot, Hendershot Burkhardt & Reed

9:30- 10:15 am

Reputation on the Line: From Digital Dirt to Cyberfame to Wikiwars
Salon D

Janine C. Warner, author of DreamWeaver for Dummies and Creating Family Websites for Dummies; David LaFontaine, consultant for Innovation and media technology specialist

10:20- 11:30 am

Concurrent Sessions:

Technology Workshop
Salon D

  • Live Video Over Wimax, and Marketing Ideas with Video
    Joe Weaver, Independence Institute
    Trent Seibert, Tennessee Center for Policy Research
  • Licensed and Open Source Products, Their Strengths and Weaknesses
    Michael Toguchi, eResources
    Michael Rae, Lexicom
    Carl Gipson, Washington Policy Center

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Opening Lunch

Casco Ballroom

Ben Chavis

Director of American Indian Public Charter School

2:00 - 4:00pm

The Best Darn Communications, Period
Salon D
John Kramer, Institute for Justice

2:00 - 3:00pm

Education Reform Workshop
Salon E,

Welcome:

Charles Hokanson, Alliance for School Choice and Andrew Coulson, Cato Institute

Messaging/Marketing to Move the Debate

  • Make Video Work For You
    Steve Maggi, Evergreen Freedom Foundation
  • Increasing Your Bandwidth: Using Technology to Advance Education Reform
    Pam Benigno, Independence Institute
  • Promoting the Brand: Messages that Work, What isn't Working
    Robert Enlow, Friedman Foundation
  • Litigation and Winning in the Court of Public Opinion
    Dick Komer, Institute for Justice

3:00 - 4:00

Education Reform Workshop Breakout Sessions

Bill Design, Legislative Strategies, and Legal Issues

  • Tax Credits, South Portland Room
    Andrew Coulson & Adam Schaeffer, Cato Institute; Dick Komer, Institute for Justice; Andy Lefevre, REACH Foundation
  • Vouchers, Portland Room
    Charles Hokanson, Alliance for School Choice & Robert Enlow, Milton and Rose Friedman Foundation
  • Charters, Salon E
    Kara Hornung, Center for Education Reform

4:15 - 5:15pm

Networking by Position - Interactive discussions

  • Speed Networking for Communication Directors, Portland & S. Portland
    Facilitator: Starlee Rhoades, Goldwater Institute
  • Admin and Operations, Salon E
    Facilitator: Joe Lehman, Mackinac Center for Public Policy
  • Policy and Research Directors, Salon D
    Facilitator: Michael Sanera, John Locke Foundation

6:00pm

Welcome Reception
Portland Room

7:00pm

2007 Thomas Roe Award Banquet
Salons D & E

9:00pm

After-Dinner Cigars & Cordials
GB Foyer & Courtyard

 

Thursday, October 11, 2007

 

7:00 am

Registration
Technology Innovation Lab & Resource Room
Salons A, B & C

7:00 - 8:00am

Fundraising Fundamentals
Ann Fitzgerald, A.C. Fitzgerald & Associates LLC

Portland & South Portland Rooms

8:00 - 9:15am

Concurrent Breakfast Sessions:

A Practical Look at Health Savings Accounts Networking Breakfast
Casco Bay Ballroom
Facilitator: Beverly Gossage, Show-Me Institute

Position Networking: State Think Tank CEOs only
Salon D
Facilitator: Tracie Sharp, State Policy Network

9:45 - 11:30am

Concurrent Sessions:

Strategies to Bring the Policy Heat: Collaborating with c-4s, Hiring Investigative Reporters and Using Litigation
Salon D
Steve Moore, Wall Street Journal; Eric O'Keefe, Sam Adams Alliance; Tim Phillips, Americans for Prosperity Foundation; Paul Chesser, John Locke Foundation; Kent Lassman, FreedomWorks; Trent Seibert, Tennessee Center for Policy Research

Health Handbook Workshop: The Uninsured, Medicaid, Malpractice, Worker's Comp, and more
Salon E
John Goodman and Michael Bond, NCPA

12:00 - 1:30pm

Lunch
Casco Bay Ballroom
Phelim McAleer & Ann McElhinney
Co-producers/directors of Mine Your Own Business

2:00 - 4:00pm

Concurrent Sessions:

Great Leaps Forward in Fundraising: How to triple your organization's revenue in 5 years
Salon D
Kevin Gentry, Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, Dr. Tyler Cowen, author of Discover Your Inner Economist, Stephen Clouse, Stephen Clouse & Associates

2:00 - 4:00pm

Tax and Budget Workshop: How to Impact the Tax Debate in Your State" tax & budget workshop

Salon E
Chris Atkins, Tax Foundation; Beth Cooley, COST; Scott Moody, Maine Heritage Policy Center; David Hansen, Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions; Kelly McCutchen, Georgia Public Policy Foundation; Alan Cobb, Americans for Prosperity; Lewis Uhler, National Tax Limitation Committee

4:30pm

Buses depart for ferry

6:00pm

Reception
Aboard Ferry

7:00pm

Maine Heritage Policy Center Dinner

Friday, October 12, 2007

6:30am

Fourth Annual Pound the Pavement for Policy 5k
Hotel lobby
Hosted by Michael Quinn Sullivan, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility

7:00am

Registration
Technology Innovation Lab & Resource Room
Salons A, B & C

8:00 - 9:15am

Concurrent Sessions:

Health Care Policy Breakfast
Salon D
Mary Katherine Stout, Texas Public Policy Foundation; Michael Cannon, CATO Institute; John Graham, Pacific Research Institute; Christie Raniszewski Herrera, ALEC; Tarren Bragdon, Maine Heritage Policy Center

Position Networking: Development Directors
Salon E (Breakfast)
Facilitator: Lynn Harsh, Evergreen Freedom Foundation

9:30 - 11:30am

Concurrent Sessions:

Labor Policy Workshop
Salon D
Lynn Harsh & Mike Reitz, Evergreen Freedom Foundation and Paul Kersey, Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Climate Change Workshop
Portland & S. Portland
Myron Ebell and Julie Walsh, Competitive Enterprise Institute and James Taylor, Heartland Institute

The New Wave of Privatization Workshop
Casco Bay Ballroom
Adrian Moore and Leonard Gilroy, Reason Foundation

9:30 - 11:30am

Concurrent Sessions (continued):

Advanced Technology Workshop
Salon E

  • Using Wiki-Technology to Refine Ideas and Reach More People
    Leslie Graves, Lucy Burns Institute and William Wnekowicz, Debatepedia
  • Build Your Website for a Handheld Computer
    Nicole Williams, State Policy Network
    Michael Toguchi, eResources
  • Web 3.0, What is just around the corner
    Richard Lorenc, Sam Adams Alliance
    Joe Weaver, Independence Institute
    Dusty Gulleson, eResources

12:00 - 1:30pm

Closing Lunch: "Transparency in Government - The Next Big Thing"
Casco Bay Ballroom

Sandra Fabry, Americans for Tax Reform; Brooke Rollins, Texas Public Policy Foundation; Michael Sullivan, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility; the Honorable State Representative Scott Lansley; Kristina Rasmussen, National Taxpayers Union

2:00 - 5:00pm

Concurrent Sessions:

Higher Ed Policy Workshop

Salon D

Richard Vedder and Bryan O'Keefe, Center for College Affordability and Productivity

Leadership Institute Grassroots Communications Workshop

Salon E

  • Developing a Persuasive Message
    Richard Arnakis
  • Public Speaking
    Chris Malagisi
  • Public Relations & Earned Media
    Richard Arnakis
  • Using New Media
    Chris Malagisi

The Grassroots Communications Workshop provides an in-depth look at how conservatives should view and improve their organization's communications. Attendees will learn to develop a consistent and compelling message and successfully deliver it to increase visibility, supporters and volunteers. Ideal attendees for a Grassroots Communications Workshop are current organization leaders, communications directors, press secretaries, spokespeople, public policy organization staff, and anyone with an interest in presenting conservative ideas in a user-friendly manner.

 

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