2015 Summer Conference

ACR Summer Conference – July 9-12, 2015 – Portland, Maine

The conference information is now archived. Visit the Agenda page for copies of the presentations.

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Message from the President

Our summer conference will be in Portland, Maine from July 9 at 1 p.m. through July 12 at noon. We will be staying at the Holiday In at the Bay.

The NASS room rates are $199. Rooms will go fast, so make early reservations. To make reservations, call 1-800-345-5050 and identify yourself as part of the National Association of Secretaries of State Summer Conference to receive the group rate. Hope to see you there!

Kerry Radcliff ACR President
Posted April 9, 2015

Conference Chair Message

Hi ACR members,

Greetings from the 2015 Summer Conference Program Committee!

Have you made your reservations to attend this year’s conference in Portland, Maine, from July 9th through the 12th?

Early registration ends on Tuesday, June 9, so please get your registration in.

The Program Committee has been busy putting together an interesting agenda for you.  Some highlights:

  • Are you wondering how Connecticut’s Regs Modernization project has progressed since we heard about it last year?  We’ll get an update.
  •  The publishers in attendance will tell us what they do with our register and administrative codes.
  • John Martinez will give us federal updates.

And more!

If you have any suggestions or want to present something to the group, please let us know.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Portland next month.

Denise Kipfstuhl  – Program Chair
Kerry Radcliff
Robert Sumners

Conference Registration

Registration Types:

  • ACR members
  • NASS/ACR Corporate Affiliate/Platinum, Gold, Silver
  • NASS/ACR Corporate Conference Sponsor
  • NASS/ACR Corporate non-members

Please Note: Attendees representing a company that are NOT a NASS corporate affiliate or conference sponsor should register as “corporate non-members” or contact Stacy Dodd at (202) 624-3525  about becoming a NASS Corporate Affiliate.

If you sign up as a corporate affiliate or corporate non-member, please contact an ACR officer as your name does not appear on the ACR registration list.

  • NASS Website ~ Summer Conference Information – Registration is now open! CLICK HERE

Room Registration

Reserve your room now! Book early.

Summer Conference – National Association of Secretaries of State

Holiday Inn by the Bay
88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 775-2311

The NASS/ACR group rate at the Holiday Inn by the Bay is $199 per night for a double room, $209 per night for a king room (based on availability) and $214 per night for an executive room (based on availability) plus 8% room tax. Please book early to ensure you secure a room.

You must make reservations by June 8, 2015, to receive the discount rate.  To make reservations, call 1-800-345-5050 and identify yourself as part of the National Association of Secretaries of State Summer Conference to receive the group rate. This discount rate is available for the meeting dates based on hotel occupancy levels.

Room reservations must be cancelled by 6 p.m. on the scheduled arrival date to avoid late charges.

2015 ACR Committee Appointments

2015 ACR Program Committee
This committee is charged with putting together the summer conference agenda and contacting presenters. The chair introduces speakers at sessions and procures sponsors for ACR breaks and events not on the NASS schedule.

  • Chair: Denise Kipfstuhl
  • Member: Robert Summers
  • Member: Kerry Radcliff

2015 Archives Committee

  • Chair: Chris Coffman
  • John Hyrum Martinez
  • Ken Hansen

2015 Colborn/Awards Committee
This committee reviews Colborn Award submissions; prepares retirement proclamations and certificates of appreciation.

  • Chair: Deanna Maiolo
  • Member: Jane Chaffin
  • Member: Molly Maisch

2015 Website Committee
This committee maintains the ACR website with updated posts.

  • Chair: Emily Caudill
  • Member: Ken Hansen
  • Member: Scott Cancelosi

2015 Social Media Committee

  • Ken Hansen
  • Linda Trujillo
  • Bruce Hosley

2015 By-Laws Review

  • Chair: Yvette Smallwood
  • Linda Trujillo
  • Abigail Hammond

Background: ACR Emeritus President Scott Cancelosi emailed proposed amendments to the bylaws to the ACR Listserv on June 5, 2014, and emailed revised proposed amendments on June 23, 2014. The amendments were discussed at the annual conference first business meeting on July 14, 2014, and due to significant discussion were tabled at the second 2014 business meeting.

The 2015 Committee have proposed the following amendments based on feedback in 2014 and 2015 – See the proposed amendments here.

2015 Survey Committee 

  • Chair: Standing Appointment ~ ACR VP Emily Caudill
  • Executive Committee Members



Election Systems & Software | Maine Information Network | PCC Technology Group | The Pew Charitable Trusts | Workgroup Technology Partners | L.L. Bean | Maine Automobile Dealers Association | AAA | Bangor Savings Bank | BerryDunn | ELECTEC | LHS Associates | UNUM | Cianbro | AAMVA | IVS LLC | Maine Motor Transport Association | Mylan | Nike | Summit Natural Gas |
2015 ACR Conference Corporate Attendees
Thanks for attending our ACR Sessions!
Thomson Reuters ~ Denise Kipfstuhl and Daniel Eckert
Bloomberg BNA Inc. ~ Karen Schneider
Wolters Kluwer ~ Crystal Bryant and Kathy Hough

ATTENDANCE ~ See Business Meeting minutes