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Meeting Agenda (Preliminary as of 06/04/2021, subject to change)

Please click the + on each section to see information on session topics and speakers.

 

   Tuesday, September 28

 

 12:00-5:00 PM

 

With ongoing negotiations regarding the governance of the Colorado River, the Colorado River Forum provides a much-needed opportunity for state legislators to connect and address pressing issues and opportunities of this important river system to the Western region. Appointed members, as well as other key stakeholders, will convene to exchange information and identify regional strategies that will inform the rule-making process that will govern the Colorado River into the future.

 

 12:00-5:00 PM

 

Attendees are asked to check in at the registration desk to receive meeting information and credentials.

 

 3:00-5:00 PM

 

Open to all participants, learning labs provide an additional opportunity for information sharing and conversation. Hosted by sponsors, sessions are designed to provide educational content relevant to key issues facing lawmakers.

 

 3:00-5:00 PM

 

Complimenting the knowledge sharing of policy sessions, participants are invited to engage in a session dedicated to sharpening leadership skills.

 

 5:30-6:30 PM

 

CSG West Officers invite newcomers of the Annual Meeting to connect at this private reception.

 

 5:30-6:30 PM

 

Get to know your hosts, meet fellow guests, and learn about the opportunities Colorado Springs offers to recreate, relax, and rejuvenate.

 

 5:30-6:30 PM

 

Alumni of the Western Legislative Academy are invited to attend and re-connect with fellow program graduates.

 

 6:30-8:30 PM

 

Attendees are invited to diner served up with a fantastic view. Catch up with old friends and forge new connections all while enjoying a great meal.

 

 

 

   Wednesday, September 29

 

 7:00-7:30 AM

 

Invigorate your day with a morning walk in the fresh mountian air.

 

 7:30-8:30 AM

 

Open to all registered attendees and guests, this morning’s breakfast will feature the Annual Meeting Opening Ceremony. Following the posting of the colors, pledge of allegiance, and national anthem, CSG West Chair, Representative Clark Kauffman will offer an official welcome to kick off the meeting activities.

 

 8:00-6:00 PM

 

Attendees are asked to check in at the registration desk to receive meeting information and credentials.

 

 8:30-10:00 AM

 

 8:30-12:30 PM

 

During this session, Nominating Committee members will host interviews of applicants for the 2022 CSG West Vice Chair position. Due to the nature of the session content, attendance is strictly limited to members of the Nominating Committee and interviewing candidates only.

 

 9:00-12:30 PM

 

Open to all participants, learning labs provide an additional opportunity for information sharing and conversation. Hosted by sponsors, sessions are designed to provide educational content relevant to key issues facing lawmakers.

 

 10:00-10:30 AM

 

 10:30-12:30 PM

 

 10:30-12:30 PM

 

 12:30-2:15 PM

 

All attendees and registered guests are invited to enjoy lunch in conjunction with the scheduled 74th Annual Meeting opening ceremony.

 

Applying an unusual blend of marketing savvy and common-sense demography, Ken Gronbach provides unique insights into our complex world. While counterintuitive in the realm of demography, Gronbach’s approach predicts the that United States and the Americas will excel in the post pandemic era – all because of their demographics. He will also address questions such as: How will workforces change? Which countries are set to dramatically prosper? Why is a nation’s demographic dependency ratio so important?

 

 2:30-4:00 PM

 

The Private Sector Forum joins invited public and private sector representatives to discuss CSG West programs and services as well as engage on ways to marshal private sector support of the organization’s mission.

 

 2:30-4:30 PM

 

 2:30-4:30 PM

 

Open to all participants, learning labs provide an additional opportunity for information sharing and conversation. Hosted by sponsors, sessions are designed to provide educational content relevant to key issues facing lawmakers.

 

 5:00-6:00 PM

 

 6:00-7:00 PM 

 

 

   Thursday, September 30

 

 7:00-7:30 AM

 

Invigorate your day with a morning walk in the fresh mountian air.

 

   7:30-8:30 AM

 

Breakfast service is provided each morning to all attendees and registered guests. No programming.

 

   8:00-6:00 PM

 

Attendees are asked to check in at the registration desk to receive meeting information and credentials.

 

   8:00-10:00 AM

 

   8:30-10:00 AM

 

   9:00-12:30 PM

 

Open to all participants, learning labs provide an additional opportunity for information sharing and conversation. Hosted by sponsors, sessions are designed to provide educational content relevant to key issues facing lawmakers.

 

   10:00-10:30 AM

 

   10:30-12:30 PM

 

   10:30-12:30 PM

 

   12:30-2:15 PM

 

All attendees and registered guests are invited to enjoy lunch in conjunction with the scheduled 74th Annual Meeting opening ceremony.

 

After graduating from West Point, Matthew Griffin served four tours of duty as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan and Iraq. After leaving the Army, he channeled his experience and knowledge to co-found Combat Flip Flops which encourages peace through trade, or “business over bullets”.

Honoring his intention to create positive change in the world, Griffin has helped to fund the education of over 800 girls in Northern Afghanistan, founded 46&2 - a nonprofit organization helping transitioning veterans overcome PTSD, and participated in documentary films such as Adventure Not War: Ski Iraq and Here Am I, Send Me. A firm believe that “anything worth doing is worth overdoing”, Griffin shares his story of chasing big goals inspiring others to do the same.

 

   2:30-4:00 PM

 

   2:30-4:30 PM

 

   2:30-4:30 PM

 

Open to all participants, learning labs provide an additional opportunity for information sharing and conversation. Hosted by sponsors, sessions are designed to provide educational content relevant to key issues facing lawmakers.

 

   5:00-6:00 PM

 

Join CSG West Chair Representative Clark Kauffman to discover what’s possible in anticipation of the 75th Annual Meeting in Boise, ID.

 

   6:30-8:30 PM

 

 

 

   Friday, October 1

 

   7:00-7:30 AM

 

Invigorate your day with a morning walk in the fresh mountian air.

 

   7:30-8:30 AM

 

Breakfast service is provided each morning to all attendees and registered guests. No programming.

 

   8:30-10:30 AM

 

   8:30-10:30 AM

 

   11:00-1:30 PM