2013 Schedule of Events

DAY 1: WEDNESDAY , DECEMBER 11, 2013
8:30 am 10:00 am

YOUTH CONGRESS DAY

Continental Ballroom – Mezzanine Level
10:00 am 11:30 am

YOUTH HOUSE SESSION

Salon A – Mezzanine Level
10:00 am 11:30 am

YOUTH SENATE SESSION

Salon B – Mezzanine Level
10:00 am 11:30 am

NBCSL PRESS CONFERENCE

Louis XVI – Mezzanine Level
11:30 am 1:30 pm

YOUTH CONGRESS DAY LUNCHEON

Continental Ballroom – Mezzanine Level

Speakers:
DR. DENNIS RAHIIM WATSON
Motivational Speaker

CECE WINANS
Grammy Award-Winning International Recording Artist
2:45 pm 3:45 pm

ANCILLARY GROUPS

African American Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee Meeting
Salon D – Mezzanine Level
3:00 pm 5:30 pm

ANCILLARY GROUPS

NOBEL/Women’s Meeting
Salon E – Mezzanine Level
4:00 pm 5:30 pm

ANCILLARY GROUPS

Policy Committee Chairs/Rules Committee Members
Salon F – Mezzanine Level
4:00 pm 6:00 pm

AFRICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE STAFF COORDINATING COMMITTEE WELCOME RECEPTION

Off-Site – Location Not in Hotel
5:30 pm 7:30 pm

STATE CAUCUS EVENING OUT

Off-Site – Location Not in Hotel
8:30 pm 11:00 pm

PRESIDENT’S WELCOME RECEPTION

RHYTHM & SOUL
Continental Ballroom – Mezzanine Level
DAY 2: THURSDAY , DECEMBER 12, 2013
8:00 am 9:45 am

OPENING PLENARY BREAKFAST & HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Continental Ballroom – Mezzanine Level

Speaker:
JOHN HOPE BRYANT
CEO and Founder
Operation HOPE
10:15 am 12:00 noon

CONCURRENT POLICY COMMITTEE SESSIONS

International Affairs Committee
Emergency Preparedness / Homeland Security Committee
Salon A – Mezzanine Level

Health and Human Services Committee
Labor, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee
Business, 
Financial Services, and Insurance Committee
Salon B – Mezzanine Level

Youth Committee
Telecommunications, Science and Technology Committee
Gaming, Sports, and Entertainment Committee
Salon C – Mezzanine Level
12:15 pm 1:45 pm

BENJAMIN S. RUFFIN CORPORATE ROUND TABLE LUNCHEON

Continental Ballroom – Mezzanine Level

Interviewer:
MELANIE SHELBY
Managing Director
Gray, Greer, Shelby, & Vaughn, LLC

Interviewee:
SHANNON A. BROWN
Senior Vice President / Chief HR and Diversity
Officer, FedEx Express
2:15 pm 4:00 pm

CONCURRENT POLICY COMMITTEE SESSIONS

Education Committee
Agriculture Committee
Salon A – Mezzanine Level

Law, Justice, and Ethics Committee
Housing Committee
Salon B – Mezzanine Level

Energy, Transportation, and Environment Committee
Salon C – Mezzanine Level
7:00pm 10:00 pm

HOST STATE NIGHT TASTE OF TENNESSEE

Off-Site – Location Not in Hotel
DAY 3: FRIDAY , DECEMBER 13, 2013
8:00 am 10:00 am

LOIS M. DEBERRY PRAYER BREAKFAST & MEMORIAL SERVICE

Continental Ballroom – Mezzanine Level

Speaker:
REVEREND KEITH NORMAN
First Baptist Church - Broad
10:15 am 12:15 pm

2013 NBCSL LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS MEETING

Salon A – Mezzanine Level
10:15 am 12:15 pm

CORPORATE ROUND TABLE MEETING

Salon D – Mezzanine Level
10:15 am 12:15 pm

LABOR MEETING

Salon F – Mezzanine Level
10:15 am 12:15 pm

AFRICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE STAFF COORDINATING COMMITTEE ISSUE SESSION

Salon E – Mezzanine Level
12:15 pm 2:00 pm

LUNCH IN THE CITY

1:45 pm 3:45 pm

AFRICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE STAFF COORDINATING COMMITTEE ISSUE SESSION

Salon E – Mezzanine Level
2:15 pm 4:15 pm

POLICY RESOLUTION RATIFICATION SESSION

Continental Ballroom – Mezzanine Level
6:30 pm 7:30 pm

STATE BLACK CAUCUS CHAIR RECEPTION

Salon D, E, F – Mezzanine Level
7:30 pm 10:00 pm

DAVID P. RICHARDSON, JR. NATION BUILDER AWARDS AND DAVID S. HOLMES AWARDS CEREMONY AND DINNER (BLACK TIE AFFAIR)

Grand Ballroom – Mezzanine Level
10:15 pm 12:30 am

2014 HOST STATE KICK-OFF (DALLAS, TX)

Continental Ballroom – Mezzanine Level
DAY 4: SATURDAY , DECEMBER 14, 2013
8:00 am 9:30 am

NOBEL/WOMEN’S BREAKFAST

Salon C,D – Mezzanine Level

Speaker:
LYNN WHITFIELD
Emmy Award-Winning Actress
9:45 am 12:15 pm

CLOSING PLENARY SESSION

Salon A – Mezzanine Level

Moderator:
ROLAND S. MARTIN
Award-winning Journalist and Political Analyst

Panelists:
THE HONORABLE THOMAS PEREZ
U.S. Secretary of Labor

DOUG BLACKMON
Author, Pulitzer-Prize Winner
Slavery By Another Name

LUCIA MCBATH
Mother of Jordan Russell Davis
National Spokesperson
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

TAMIKA MALLORY
Former Executive Director
National Action Network

KIM MCCRAY
Executive Director
Trayvon Martin Foundation
12:30 am 1:30 pm

NBCSL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

Salon E – Mezzanine Level
12:00 noon 2:00 pm

AFRICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE STAFF COORDINATING COMMITTEE LUNCHEON (STAFF ONLY)

Louis XVI – Mezzanine Level

Speaker:
D’ARMY BAILEY
Civil Rights Activist, Attorney, Author, and Actor, Founding Member of the National Civil Rights Museum/Lorraine Motel – Memphis