• 2018 Policy Summit

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    Name: 2018 Policy Summit
    Date: August 16, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM CDT
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:
    10:00 AM – Welcome
    • Arik Spencer
    10:15 AM – Legacy Fund – 5 Billion and Growing - What do we do with the “Future Fund”?
    • Moderator: Robert Harms, The Harms Group
    • Panelists:
      • Kelly Schmidt, North Dakota State Treasurer
      • Senator David Hogue, Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee
      • Representative Kim Koppelman, Chair, House Judiciary Committee
      • Senator Tim Mathern, Senate Appropriations Committee
    11:15 AM – Transportation Infrastructure – Needs Vs. Wants
    • Moderator: Russ Hanson, Executive Vice President, Associated General Contractors of North Dakota
    • Panelists:
      • Tom Sorel, Director, North Dakota Department of Transportation
      • Zak Anderson, VP Public Affairs, BNSF Railway
      • Representative Dan Ruby, Chair, House Transportation Committee
      • Senator Gary Lee, Senate Appropriations Committee, Transportation Subcommittee Chair
      • Dan Kadrmas, President, True North Steel
    12:15 PM – Lunch

    1:15 PM – ND’s Business Climate – Great or in need of improvement
    • Moderator: Brian Ritter, President, Bismarck Mandan Chamber of Commerce
    • Panelists:
      • Representative George Keiser, Chair, House Industry, Business and Labor Committee
      • Jay Schuler, Commissioner, North Dakota Department of Commerce
      • Kurt Schley, President, CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck
      • Ellen Huber, President, Economic Development Association of North Dakota
    2:15 PM – Ethics Measure – Solution looking for a problem or Solution to an Issue
    • Moderator: Rob Port, Columnist/Journalist
    • Panelists:
      • Representative Jim Kasper, Chair of Government & Veterans Affairs Committee 
      • Susan Wefald, Founder, North Dakotans for Public Integrity
      • Dina Butcher, President, North Dakotans for Public Integrity
      • Geoff Simon, Executive Director, Western Dakota Energy Association

    3:15 PM – Break

    3:30 PM – Workforce Shortage – How big is it and what do we do about it?
    • Moderator: Al Anderson, Former Commissioner, North Dakota Department of Commerce
    • Panelists:
      • Michelle Kommer, Commissioner, North Dakota Department of Labor; Executive Director, Job Service North Dakota
      • Mark Hagerott, Chancellor, North Dakota University System
      • Kirsten Baesler, Superintendent, ND Department of Public Instruction
      • Tom Shorma, President and CEO, WCCO Belting
      • David Farnsworth, Manager of ND Power Generation and Engineering, Great River Energy

    5:00 PM – ND Chamber PAC Capitol Club Reception – Invitation Only https://www.ndchamber.com/events/details/nd-chamber-pac-reception-98

    6:30 PM – U.S. House of Representatives Debate between ND Senator Kelly Armstrong (R) and Former ND Senator Mac Schneider (D)
    **Please note: Speakers and agenda are subject to change
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    Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center.

    800 3rd Street  |  Bismarck, ND 58504

    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, August 16, 2018
    9:00 am Registration Opens
    Contact Information:
    Early Bird: Now- July 31
    GNDC Members: $90
    Non-Members: $120

    After August 1:
    GNDC Members: $130
    Non-Members: $160
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