PAST EVENT

Jan 29 - 30, 2013

Outlook in the States & Localities Conference 2013 Overview

Outlook 2013: The Power of States and Localities

This year we'll explore power shifts in decision making power and their impact on states and localities. The Outlook 2013 speaker roster will be packed full of public sector leaders alongside GOVERNING's research and editorial team. We'll discuss new funding paradigms, regional solutions, the changing role of the federal government and where the money will be spent in the public sector market.

Where are the Opportunities? What will the winning strategies look like? What do the experts say?

If you're in government affairs, selling to state and local governments, leading an association or non-profit, you won't want to miss the year's best state and local government market briefing event! In two power-packed days, you will hear from public sector leaders and GOVERNING's own research team on revenue forecasts, policy trends, emerging issues and new focus areas for the states and localities.

You'll also network with buyers, influencers and potential partners.

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Download the GOVERNING 2013 Market Briefing for the top market opportunities and challenges to watch for in the state and local government market.

Opening Keynote:

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The Honorable Rick Snyder, Governor, State of Michigan

Rick Snyder is a political newcomer and a proven reformer. He has demonstrated a collaborative, creative approach to delivering efficient and effective government. In this opening conversation, you will hear how Michigan is undergoing a "culture change" that focuses on results rather than taking credit or placing blame.

OUTLOOK 2013 Big TOPICS

  • 2012 Election Fallout: Where States and Cities Must Focus Now
  • Where are We Now - Recovery, Revenues, New Realities and the Innovation Economy
  • GOVERNING'S Generations: Demographic Impacts and Opportunities
  • Finance: Municipal Bankruptcy, Financial Restructuring and What 2013 May Hold
  • The Power of the States and Localities: Perspectives from GOVERNING and its Research Division
  • Infrastructure: Opportunity Forecasts, Big Themes, Creative Funding Models
  • What's Happening in the Transportation Market: Forecast 2013
  • The Changing Role of Technology

Keynote Speakers

Matthew Chase is the Executive Director of the National Association of Counties (NACo), the only national organization serving America's 3,069 county governments. Before joining NACo in September 2012, he served as the Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) from 2003-2012. Previously, he served as NADO's Deputy Executive Director and Director of Legislative Affairs. Prior to joining NADO, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Membership Services Director of the Professional Managers Association in Washington, DC.

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Dr. W. Michael Cox is formerly Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, where he served for 25 years advising the President on monetary and other economic policies. He holds the unique distinction of being the Federal Reserve System's only Chief Economist in history.

He is widely published in the nation's leading business press, Fed publications and academic journals. He is the author of numerous op ed articles for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Financial Times, and Investor's Business Daily, and his work has appeared in virtually every major newspaper and magazine worldwide.

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Tuesday Jan. 29 1:10PM

Where are We Now - Recovery, Revenues, New Realities and the Innovation Economy

A look at economic realities and what it means for government.... more

As a senior advisor to President Obama, G. Edward DeSeve oversaw the successful implementation of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. He founded Public Financial Management -- the nation's largest financial advisor to governments -- and served as a professor of public management and finance at the University of Maryland, where he is currently a senior fellow. He is the author of numerous publications including, The Presidential Appointees' Handbook (Brookings 2009). DeSeve is a graduate of Cornell University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Tuesday Jan. 29 10:00AM

Elections, Politics and Policy - Setting the Stage for 2013

Moderator: Paul W. Taylor, Ph.D., Editor at Large, GOVERNING The 2012 elections are over and Washington is settling in. For state leaders, the work never ended.... more

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Tuesday Jan. 29 10:00AM

Elections, Politics and Policy - Setting the Stage for 2013

Moderator: Paul W. Taylor, Ph.D., Editor at Large, GOVERNING The 2012 elections are over and Washington is settling in. For state leaders, the work never ended.... more

Since 1998, Marcia Howard has served as the executive director of Federal Funds Information for States (FFIS), a subscription service created by and affiliated with the National Conference of State Legislators and the National Governors Association. FFIS provides subscribing states with data and analysis for more than 200 federal grant programs. She also has worked for the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO), the federal government (ACIR), local government (Cincinnati), a public sector labor union (AFSCME), and internationally (Grenada).

Howard writes State Policy Reports, a semi-monthly newsletter that reports on emerging issues of importance to states.

She holds a bachelor's degree in foreign affairs from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in applied economics from the University of Michigan.

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Gabe Klein has always viewed his work as a canvas to create a contribution, and is inspired by ventures that give something back to the community, vs. strictly producing profit. This is why he only works on projects that invoke his passion, and that offer a product or service that is providing something positive for the future. Gabe has worked in leadership roles in Transportation, Technology, Consumer Services and Consulting.

Most recently, Gabe joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration in Chicago on May 16, 2011 to run the Chicago Department of Transportation. He views his appointment as an opportunity to make Chicago an example nationally for innovation in transportation and public space, and most importantly, to positively impact quality of life for the 2.6 million residents of Chicago. While at CDOT, Gabe and his management team transformed the agency into a national model for innovation in transportation and tech. From publishing six groundbreaking plans for Chicago, to not just talking about Complete Streets, but putting it into practice, baking sustainability and livability into every project that CDOT undertakes. The soon to be largest bikeshare program in the United States, Divvy, has already revolutionized how Chicagoans navigate their neighborhoods

Gabe was Director of The District Department of Transportation, appointed by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in December, 2008 and serving until the end of Fenty's term Dec 31st of 2010. Gabe was appointed as a next-generation game changer for DDOT. Mayor Fenty desired a forward-thinking executive with private sector experience to innovate, operate, and streamline the agency, while dramatically cutting the operating budget for a $1 billion agency. Gabe attacked on all fronts, and built a customer focused agency that is being hailed as a leader nationally in technology, customer interface, and multi-modal innovation, as well as innovative finance. DDOT is setting the standard for everything from parking technology, to the Nations 1st, and largest bikesharing program, Capital Bikeshare. The DDOT budget was balanced for FY-10 to +$67 with a $16 million overrun from the blizzards of 2010, and the independent structure of the agency allowed the flexibility to achieve this, and throw off $38m in profit to the general fund. Gabe and team left a road-map for the next team to come in and build upon their success.

Gabe was a Co-Founder of On The Fly, an innovative, boutique food-service company with 4 different businesses under one roof, personified by the next-generation electric "smartkarts" that he and his team designed over a 6 month period and launched in 2007. On The Fly's smartkarts complement smart growth, and literally bring high quality natural foods to residents, workers and visitors in densely trafficked areas, typically near transit.

At the end of 2002, Gabe was brought in by Robin Chase, the Founder of Zipcar in Boston, to take a new concept in the U.S, "carsharing," and build a viable business in Washington D.C. and help prove the carsharing model. As Regional Vice President, Gabe took the challenge seriously and took an unheard of concept and brand, and within 4 years had grown membership by over 1000%, had 500 vehicles in the D.C. region, and achieved profitable operating results along with the highest consumer quality scores in the company. Gabe was the first to develop strong public-private partnerships with local governments, regional transportation agencies, as well as all major universities in a market, very instrumental in Zipcar's growth. At the end of Gabe's tenure at Zipcar, Washington D.C. was the nation's largest carsharing city by membership and vehicles, had purchased Flexcar, and modeled for international expansion.

Prior to Zipcar, Gabe had Director-level roles at ProfessionaLink, a national technology-consulting start-up based in Washington D.C. where he led marketing and business development efforts into Fortune 1000 Companies, regularly meeting with C-level executives about their consulting needs, and at Bikes USA, at the time the nation's largest bicycle retailer with a mission to make cycling accessible to everyone. Gabe spearheaded Bikes USA's launch into South Florida, before taking over responsibility for daily operations in all locations, spanning 7 states including the Washington Metro area. Gabe also grew up in the cycling industry, and avidly rode and worked in cycling related ventures since childhood.

Gabe and his work have been featured in many major news outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, Bloomberg and many more. Gabe holds a degree in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech, and was a 14 year resident of The District, now residing in Chicago's South Loop, and now... back in DC!

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Marina Leight serves as GOVERNING's Associate Publisher for Infrastructure. She directs GOVERNING's expansion in the infrastructure, water, energy, waste and transportation verticals by developing new business, strategic relationships and policy and management-oriented programs for state and local government officials. She'll also coordinate on new content and product strategies while directing sales, marketing, and research operations for GOVERNING in the infrastructure area.

Leight has a diverse background in business development having also served as e.Republic's V.P. for Strategic Initiatives for GOVERNING working closely with strategic partners and public sector advisory boards, overseeing the content and execution of GOVERNING events and the development of GOVERNING's expanded range of business opportunities. As well as having served as Vice President of Education, developing the Converge media platform and the Center for Digital Education where she was responsible for running its award-winning magazine, leading website, custom publishing, research projects and high-level events in national jurisdictions.

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Tuesday Jan. 29 11:15AM

Infrastructure: Opportunity Forecasts, Big Themes, Creative Funding Models

Moderator: Marina Leight, Associate Publisher, GOVERNING Addressing the nation's infrastructure challenges - water, energy, transportation, waste and buildings may be the biggest issue of our... more

Tuesday Jan. 29 3:00PM

Infrastructure and Transportation - New Funding and Partnership Models

This session will take a close look at new project funding strategies. We'll a examine transportation funding and projects in a new way, through the... more

James Oberstar was born on September 10th, 1934 in Chisholm, Minnesota. His father, Louis Oberstar, was an iron ore miner, and his mother, Mary, worked in a garment factory to supplement the family income while she raised him and his two brothers.

In college Oberstar worked in the open pit mines to pay for his education. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1956, with a double major in French and Political Science. He continued his education at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, Laval University in Quebec and Georgetown University in Washington. From 1959-1962 he worked at the U.S. Naval Mission to Haiti, teaching French and Creole to U.S. Marine Corps personnel and English to Haitian military.

In 1963 Oberstar began working for Rep. John Blatnik from Minnesota's Eighth Congressional District. When Rep. Blatnik retired in 1974, Oberstar sought and won his first term in the House of Representatives. The people of Northeast Minnesota returned him to Washington for 17 more terms; he ended his career as the longest-serving Member of Congress in Minnesota history.

In the 36 years he served in the House, Congressman Oberstar became the body's leading expert on transportation policy. He was a champion of safety in all modes of travel, and a fierce advocate for federal investment in our national transportation infrastructure.

Although his time in Congress has ended, Congressman Oberstar continues to be active in transportation, as a speaker, lecturer and consultant.

He resides in Maryland with his wife, Jean, but still travels frequently back to his home state. He is chairman of the advisory board for the Humphrey School of Public Affairs' Center for Excellence in Rural Safety at the University of Minnesota, and is a Visiting Scholar at both the Humphrey School and the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Congressman Oberstar is a member of the board of directors of Geronimo Wind Energy of Edina, Minnesota, and the board of International Student House of Washington, D.C. He serves as Senior Advisor to Global Traffic Technologies, LLC, of St. Paul, Minnesota, and consulting firm, NSI, of Washington. He is also an Advisor to medical technology firm GeaCom, Inc., of Duluth, Minnesota.

Because of his life-long love of the French language and the French people, and his efforts in Congress for improved understanding and relations between the United States and France, Oberstar was awarded the rank of Commander in the National Order of Merit (Commandeur dans l'Ordre National du M?rite) by the French government in June, 2012.

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Tuesday Jan. 29 11:15AM

Infrastructure: Opportunity Forecasts, Big Themes, Creative Funding Models

Moderator: Marina Leight, Associate Publisher, GOVERNING Addressing the nation's infrastructure challenges - water, energy, transportation, waste and buildings may be the biggest issue of our... more

Dr. Catherine L. Ross is director of Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development and co-director of Georgia Tech's recently selected (2012) Top Ten Tier 1 Transportation Research Center by the U.S. Department of Transportation a $7 million grant. She is the author of Megaregions: Planning for Global Competitiveness and in 2009 was selected to advise the Obama Administration on the first-ever White House Office of Urban Affairs. Her research is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency among others.

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Rick Snyder is a political newcomer and a proven reformer. He has demonstrated a collaborative, creative approach to delivering efficient and effective government. In this opening conversation, you will hear how Michigan is undergoing a culture change that focuses on results rather than taking credit or placing blame.

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Tuesday Jan. 29 9:15AM

One Governor's Perspective - A View from the Frontline

The Honorable Rick Snyder, Governor, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will provide a perspective from one of the nation's most challenged states, and talk about the progress... more

Erin Waters is publisher of GOVERNING, a division of e.Republic, where she oversees GOVERNING's editorial content and production teams as well as the GOVERNING Institute, the magazine's in-house research team, business development and sales across key market segments in the state and local government space; including finance, management, technology, workforce, health and human services, infrastructure and transportation.

Prior to being named publisher, Waters served two years as associate publisher during which time she focused on business development and expansion across the GOVERNING platform. Prior to joining GOVERNING, Waters worked for National Journal and Congressional Quarterly, where she first managed the digital media platform and later handled advocacy advertising sales across print, online and event properties. A graduate of Rice University, Waters lives in Washington, D.C.

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Sponsorship Opportunities are Available. For more information, contact:

Erin Waters, Publisher
GOVERNING
E-mail: ewaters@governing.com

The Outlook Early Bird registration fee is $795 per person for all registrations received prior to December 21st .
The registration fee after December 21 is $995 per person.

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