2021 Summer Conference ~ Archive

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.

Registration Closed
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.


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.

All meeting times are listed in Central time

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.


Friday, August 13   1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ~ Conference Registration
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)
5:15 – 9:00 p.m. ~ Evening Event for all Registered Conference Attendees (Zoo)


Saturday, August 14   8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ~ Conference Registration
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. ~ NASS/ACR Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. ~ Who’s Who and What’s New (continued)
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. ~ Morning Break
10:45 – 12:00 p.m. ~ First ACR Business Meeting
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. ~ NASS/ACR Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 p.m. ~ Wisconsin’s Updated Rules Procedures Manual ~ Mike Duchek
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. ~ Afternoon Break
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
6:45 – 9:30 p.m. ~ Evening Event for all Registered Conference Attendees (Capitol)


Sunday, August 15  1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ~ Conference Registration
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. ~ NASS/ACR Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. ~ Roundtable Discussion ~ How the Pandemic Changed our Work Processes and What Changes will Continue into the Future
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. ~ Morning Break
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. ~ What We Learned About the OFR During a Global Pandemic~ John Hyrum Martinez
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ~ NASS/ACR Lunch with IDEAS Award Presentation
1:45 – 3:00 p.m. ~ Expanding Access to Justice through the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)~ Uniform Law Commission
3:00 – 3:15 p.m. ~ Afternoon Break
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. ~ Idaho: Twists & Turns…We Have No Idea Where We Are Going – Who Needs a Map? ~Trinette Middlebrook and Frank Powell
5:15 – 9:30 p.m. ~ Evening Event for all Registered Conference Attendees (Iowa Fair)


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


Committees

Nominations Committee

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

Awards Committee

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

Archives Committee

Anne Bloomsburg (VA)
Jennifer Meas (WA)

Website Committee

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