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One Minnesota 2010 Legislative Policy Conference

Innovative ideas and strategies for a strong Minnesota

February 10, 2010
Hubert H. Humphrey Center, University of Minnesota
301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Speaker Biographies

7:30 and 7:45 a.m.
Buses leave the Capitol
Parking is also available at the Humphrey Center; please bring in your ramp ticket to be validated.

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Continental breakfast
Following breakfast, please move into the auditorium.

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

J. Brian Atwood, Dean, Humphrey Institute
Program overview and introduction of speakers Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Minnesota House of Representatives

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
Economy and budget: How Minnesota measures up
Moderated by Majority Leader Pogemiller

Scott Pattison, Executive Director, National Association of State Budget Officials
PowerPoint Presentation: The Economy and Budget: Minnesota and the Nation

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Innovation strategies that work Moderated by Minority Leader Senjem

Diana Urban, State Representative, Connecticut General Assembly

Teri Takai, Chief Information Officer, State of California
P.K. Agarwal - PowerPoint Presentation: Thinking 21st Century

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
High-performance government in tough fiscal times
Moderated by Speaker Kelliher

Steve Aos, Associate Director, Washington State Institute for Public Policy
PowerPoint Presentation: Better Outcomes, Less Taxpayer Cost: An "Evidence-Based" Investment Strategy: The Washington State Legislative Approach

Bill Leighty, Director, Government Performance Initiative, Virginia Commonwealth University
PowerPoint Presentation: Minnesota Legislative Policy Conference

Paul Anton, Research Scientist, Wilder Research

Move to atrium

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon panel:
Paths to job creation

Moderated by Lawrence Jacobs, Director, Center for the Study of Politics and Governance

Kathy Tunheim, President and CEO, Tunheim Partners

Gerald Timm, Professor, University of Minnesota; medical device entrepreneur

Bruce Dorey, Senior Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning, McQuay Americas

1:30 - 1:45 p.m.

1:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Interactive workshop on tools and strategies for innovation

Moderated by Minority Leader Zellers

Larry Keeley, Co-founder and President, Doblin

3:45 - 4:30 p.m.
The Minnesota perspective

Tom Gillaspy, Minnesota State Demographer

Tom Stinson, Minnesota State Economist

PowerPoint Presentation: Unsustainable?

4:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Reflections and lessons from House and Senate leadership

Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Speaker of the House of Representatives
Kurt Zellers, House Minority Leader
Larry Pogemiller, Senate Majority Leader
David Senjem, Senate Minority Leader

4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres in the Humphrey Forum.

5:15 and 5:30 p.m.
Buses leave for the Capitol

Many thanks to our sponsors:
Blandin Foundation The McKnight Foundation Medtronic Foundation The Minneapolis Foundation

Center for the Study of Politics and Governance
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota

For questions about the conference contact Kate Cimino (Humphrey Institute), or 612-625-8330.