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2014 Conference Session Schedule
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2014 ANNUAL COGEL CONFERENCE SESSION SCHEDULE

Here is the final layout of the session schedule for the conference held in Pittsburgh, PA. Whether you are a first-time attendee or veteran, engaging and informative sessions await you, all directly related to your work. You will learn about the latest developments, share important tips and best practices with COGEL partners, and capture new ideas to take
back to your office.

Attendees should plan on arriving early to take full advantage of the Sunday programming. This year, the traditional e-filing session expands to "technology update" with a new format. Sunday's Programming will also feature a new workshop on navigating change. Also look for the introduction of speed networking roundtables where newer professionals will have the opportunity to learn insights from COGEL ambassadors.

Don't forget the excellent programming continues through Wednesday. We save some of the best sessions for the end of
the conference. Look for a spirited discussion on non-profits engaging in political and governmental action. Expect an eye-opening session on data and how to best manage, access and analyze information. Engage in an interactive value-based workshop, "If You Faced a House of Cards, What Would You Do?".


2014 ANNUAL COGEL CONFERENCE | SESSION SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

7:30 - 8:45 amBreakfast - Table Topics

9:00 am - 10:00 amPlenary Session: Paul Liebman

10:15 am -11:45 amCampaign Finance II - Legislation & Regulation

10:15 am -11:45 amElections Update - Legislation & Litigation

10:15 am - 11:45 amElectronic Communication Makes Your Life Easier. Or Does It?

10:15 am - 11:45 amInnovation by Design: Inspiring a Creative Organizational Culture

10:15 am - 11:45 amWhat Can I Say? Disclosure Rules in Investigations & Enforcement Actions

1:45 pm - 3:15 pmLobbying Update - Legislation & Litigation

1:45 pm - 3:15 pmYou Need a Plan: Project Management Techniques to Tackle Agency Challenges

1:45 pm - 3:15 pmElements of a Successful Consent/Settlement Agreement

1:45 pm - 3:15 pmPresenting with Panache

1:45 pm - 3:15 pmFreedom of Information: Legislation & Litigation Update

3:30 pm - 4:30 pmPlenary Session & Book Signing: Jeff Smith
WEDNESDAY
8:00 am - 9:00 amBreakfast - Plenary Session; Annual COGEL Business Meeting

9:15 am - 10:30 amCan Someone Please Turn on the Lights? Ensuring Transparency When Non-Profits Engage in Lobbying and Political Activities

9:15 am - 10:30 amSitting on a Data Mine: Managing, Accessing & Analyzing Information

9:15 am - 10:30 amFreedom of Information Roundtable

9:15 am - 10:30 amVoter Suppression & Voter Fraud. Real?

10:45 am - 12:00 pmIf You Faced a House of Cards, What Would You Do?

10:45 am - 12:00 pmFree Travel: First Class Opportunity or Extra Baggage?

10:45 am - 12:00 pmTips & Tricks: Maximizing Your Effectiveness with Your Commissioners


SUNDAY
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Technology Update & Roundtable
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Local Agency Roundtable
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Navigating Change. Change, Transitions, New Laws & Mandates

1:30 pm - 3:00 pmKay Williams First Timers Session & Conference Preview

3:15 pm - 4:45 pmSpeed Mentoring Roundtables

5:30 pm - 7:00 pmWelcome Reception; COGEL Outstanding Service Award
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast - Table Topics

8:45 am - 10:15 amPlenary Session

10:25 am - 11:55 amEthics Update

10:25 am - 11:55 amDrones, Phones and Automobiles: FOIA Challenges with Modern Data Collection

10:25 am - 11:55 amInnovations in Canadian & U.S.Voters’ List Management Systems

10:25 am - 11:55 amThe Age of Millennials - Tips on How to Hire, Engage, Evaluate, & Retain Millennials

10:25 am - 11:55 amSuper PACs: The Legal, Political and Policy Implications of Deregulating Independent Spending

12:00 pm - 1:30 pmPlenary Session: Dave Davies COGEL Conversation; 2014 COGEL Award Presentation

1:45 pm - 3:15 pmHow to Effectively & Efficiently Respond to FOIA Requests

1:45 pm - 3:15 pmCampaign Finance I - Litigation

1:45 pm - 3:15 pmBranding – It’s Not Just for Cattle

1:45 pm - 3:15 pmLobbying in a Digital Age

1:45 pm - 3:15 pmIndividual Annual Disclosure:Baring It All?

3:30 pm - 4:45 pmAre You Ready? Preparing for Emergencies

3:30 pm - 4:45 pmTired of Leaping Tall Buildings: ReducingStress & Improving Productivity

3:30 pm - 4:45 pmTrust the Vote Project

3:30 pm - 4:45 pmPublic Corruption Investigations – The Cliff’s Notes to Avoid Falling Off the Cliff