We look forward to welcoming you to our Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. The 2019 Legislative Conference will be held at the historic Mayflower Hotel located at in the downtown district, between Dupont Circle and the White House. See below for a link to the hotel booking site.
New this year: NAST is offering Live Streaming of the three sessions on Monday morning. Can’t attend the event? We’ll bring it to your desktop. Check back soon for more details!
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Attendees will enjoy in-depth panels along with expert keynote speakers. Events are open to all attendees unless otherwise noted. Agenda is subject to change.
Can’t attend the event? NAST has added live streaming of the three sessions on Monday, Feb. 11 from 9 am to 12:30 pm ET. Watch live and submit your questions and comments along with those onsite through the conference app. Links to the videos will be available to both onsite and online paid attendees for post-conference viewing.
Sunday, February 10
|11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Committee Meetings|
|6:00 – 8:00 p.m.||Welcome & Networking Reception in the Palm Court Ballroom at the Mayflower Hotel|
Join your colleagues in the Palm Court Ballroom at the Mayflower Hotel for this networking event and kick off to the conference.
Monday, February 11
|7:45 – 8:45 a.m.||Networking Breakfast|
|8:45 a.m.||Welcome & Remarks by President Damschen|
|9:00 – 10:00 a.m.||
Federal Banking Policy and Why it Matters to States
New laws and regulatory proposals regarding federal banking issues set the stage for this panel. Topics are wide ranging and may shift in the weeks (or even days) leading up to the conference as new members of Congress are sworn in in January. Expect to hear about the implementation of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act signed into law last spring; various proposals before the Federal Reserve such as on interbank settlements; and any proposed changes to Dodd-Frank.
|10:15 – 11:15 a.m.||
Municipal Finance – New developments and what to expect in 2019
Fiscal, monetary, and other legislative policy issues converged on the Municipal Finance Markets in 2018. During this panel discussion, respondents will discuss the developments of 2018 and what to expect in 2019. Topics to be explored include: noticeable impacts on states from post-tax law reforms; elimination of advance refundings and changes to the refinancing approach; the rising interest rate environment; and the transition from LIBOR to SOFR.
|11:30 – 12:30 p.m.||
Fraud Mitigation and Identity Management
Is your state doing enough to secure your IT systems and protect the identity of your constituents? State systems run the risk of pension account-take over, ID fraud in property claims, and entitlement ID theft. The public sector is starting to receive the same level of focus found in other financial service industries, thus state agencies need to create a culture of risk mitigation. This panel will discuss ID verification, device assessments, fraud detection models, and portfolio monitoring.
|12:30 – 1:45 p.m.||Lunch and Keynote Address from Michelle Singletary, Personal Finance Columnist, Washington Post|
|2:00 – 2:30
2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
|Federal and Regulatory Agency Focus Groups|
NAST has convened representatives from Federal and Regulatory agencies for in-person focus groups. Invited agencies include: GASB, MSRB, CFPB and the National Council on Disability. Attendees will be able to select one agency for each half hour block. Each Agency will have three crucial questions, which will be sent to all attendees prior to the Conference, so attendees come prepared to discuss them with agency staff.
If addition, the Center for Retirement Initiatives will hold a discussion on multi-state collaborative pooled funds (e.g. Secure Choice pension plans).
|3:30 – 4:30 p.m.||Peer to Peer Roundtables|
Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss industry specific topics with their colleagues during this time.
|6:00 – 8:30 p.m.||Buffet Dinner and Adventure at the Mansion on O Street|
Join your colleagues for an exciting evening at the Mansion on O Street – voted one of the top five venues to explore by the Smithsonian. With over 100 rooms and 70 secret doors, it is one of the most unique properties in the world. NAST conference attendees will have the opportunity to explore the many rooms and find the secret doors while enjoying a dinner buffet with food and drinks. The Mansion is a 10 minute walk from the hotel and shuttle bus will be provided.
Tuesday, February 12
|7:30 – 8:15 a.m.||Networking Breakfast|
|8:15 – 9:00 a.m.||Keynote Address with Representative Richard Neal (MA-D) Invited|
|9:15 – 10:00 a.m.||Transportation to Capitol Visitors Center|
|10:00 – 10:30 a.m.||Advocacy 101|
Hear from our team at Williams and Jensen on how to advocate for important Federal and State issues in DC.
|10:30 – 12:30 p.m.||Speaker Series with Members of Congress|
In 20 minute increments, we’ll hear from Congressional leaders and key staff from both sides of the Hill and aisle, as well as have the opportunity to ask them questions.
|12:00 p.m.||Box Lunches|
|12:30 – 4:00 p.m.||Capitol Hill Visits|
We encourage all attendees to set up Hill visits with members from their delegation. Please contact us if you need assistance with scheduling meetings.
* We ask that any ad-hoc meeting requests be held prior to or following the conference. Failing that, space can be granted during the conference if it does not overlap with NAST meetings and will be on a first come, first-served basis. All requests will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Topics for which an ad-hoc meeting is being requested should be reviewed for germaneness to existing NAST committee subject matter oversight and referred to committees for review when possible.