2021 Summer Conference

When: August 13, 2021 through August 16, 2021
Where: Des Moines, IA
Facility: Des Moines Marriott Downtown

Registration is now open to ACR members! We have a limited of number of in-person registrations for members.
NASS will offer a select number of sessions virtually as well as all ACR & NPA meetings.
REGISTER TO ATTEND IN-PERSON ($500 per person before 7/23/21)
REGISTER TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY ($50 per person)

NASS/ACR HOTEL –
Marriott Des Moines Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-245-5500
Conference rate is $136 per night, plus state and local taxes (12%). The rate is guaranteed through Friday, July 23, 2021, 5 p.m. CST or until the room block sells out. Call 800-514-4681 and mention the National Association of Secretaries of State to receive the discounted rate; or
Reserve you room online HERE.

Tentative Conference Meeting Agenda

Administrative Codes and Registers
a Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State
August 13 – 16, 2021

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held in the Sioux City conference room of the Des Moines Marriott Downtown.
There will also be an option to attend ACR sessions virtually. This will be a SEPARATE registration process and the registration fee will be $50 per person.

Thursday, August 12
Travel Day ~ Those arriving August 12 meet in the lobby for ACR group dinner! Time 6:30 p.m. Emeritus Officer Meeting to follow. Discussion: the Direction of ACR.

Friday, August 13
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ~ Conference Registration ~ Foyer 3
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. ACR Officers and Executive Committee Meeting
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ACR Welcoming Statement by Chris Coffman, ACR President ~ Introduction of Officers and Executive Committee, and kick off Who’s Who and What’s New
3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Afternoon Break
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. 2021 Edition of Who’s Who and What’s New (cont’d)
5:30 – 9:00 p.m. EVENING EVENT ~ Blank Park Zoo

Saturday, August 14
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ~ Conference Registration ~ Foyer 3
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. NASS/ACR Breakfast Iowa Exhibit Hall
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Who’s Who and What’s New (continued)
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Morning Break Foyer 3
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. First ACR Business Meeting
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. NASS/ACR Lunch Iowa Exhibit Hall
1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Updating Rulemaking Manuals ~ Mike Duchek
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Afternoon Break Foyer 3
2:45 – 4:00 p.m. Modernizing the Filing and Publishing of Administrative Rules ~ Michael Broschinsky
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. ACR Networking Session ~ Meet in hotel lobby
7:15 – 9:30 p.m. EVENING EVENT ~ Iowa State Capitol

Sunday, August 15
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ~ Conference Registration ~ Foyer 3
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. NASS/ACR Breakfast Iowa Exhibit Hall
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Panel ~ How the Pandemic Changed our Work Processes and What Changes will Continue into the Future
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Morning Break Foyer 3
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Federal Update (TBA) ~ Office of the Federal Register
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. NASS/ACR Lunch with IDEAS Award Presentation Iowa Exhibit Hall
1:45 – 3:00 p.m. UELMA Presentation (TBA) ~ Uniform Law Commission
3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Afternoon Break Mesa B
3:15 – 5:00 p.m. Colborn Award Presentation and Demonstration ~
introduction by Trinette Middlebrook, Awards Committee Chair
6:00 – 9:30 p.m. EVENING EVENT – Iowa State Fair

Monday, August 16
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. NASS/ACR Breakfast Iowa Exhibit Hall
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Second ACR Business Meeting
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Morning Break Foyer 3
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Rulemaking Iowa Style ~ Jack Ewing
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Planning Session: Where Do We Go from Here?
11:45 – 12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Introduction of New Officers
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. NASS Leadership Ceremony and Induction of National Officers Iowa State Capitol

Committees

Nominations Committee
Chair: Julie Yamaka (OR)
Yvette Smallwood (DE)
Emily Caudill (KY)

Website Committee
Chair: Scott Cancelosi (AZ)
Emily Caudill (KY)
Kylie Cone (UT)

Awards Committee
Chair: Trinette Middlebrook (ID)
Frank Powell (ID)

Archives Committee
Anne Bloomsburg (VA)
Jennifer Meas (WA)