Thursday, July 13

State’s Role in Attracting International Investment

 

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NGA Chair Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe addresses the crowd during the State’s Role in Attracting International Investment session on Thursday of the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.

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NGA Vice Chair Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval addresses the crowd during a panel discussion about how governors can increase export competitiveness for their states.

 
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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey speaks on a panel with NGA Chair Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Vice Chair Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Summer Meeting Host Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo.

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Ambassador Geronimo Gutierrez Fernandez, Mexican Ambassador to the U.S., speaks during Thursday’s international session about how governors can increase international economic development in their states.

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SelectUSA Deputy Executive Director Peggy Philbin moderates a discussion with foreign executives about new markets and the opportunity to enhance their supply chains across state lines.


Curbing the Opioid Epidemic: A Discussion with Governors on the Front Lines

 

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Health and Human Services Committee Vice Chair Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker opens the Curbing the Opioid Epidemic: A Discussion with Governors on the Front Lines session during the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. 

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Dr. Michael McGinnis of the National Academy of Medicine announces the forthcoming release of the paper Marshaling Physician Leadership to Counter the Opioid Epidemic during the Curbing the Opioid Epidemic: A Discussion with Governors on the Front Lines.

 
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Missouri Governor Eric Greitens listens to the discussion about how governors can help end the opioid epidemic in their states.

 
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Office of National Drug Control Policy Acting Director Richard Baum moderates the governors’ panel on their state-based solutions and work stemming from NGA’s Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction.

 
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Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo speaks about solutions that have been used in Rhode Island to help decrease the opioid epidemic spreading throughout the U.S.

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New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu comments on new areas of focus on the opioid epidemic as it continues to grow across the country.

 
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Casey Family Programs President and CEO Dr. William C. Bell responds to the governors’ remarks and discusses the downstream consequences of the opioid epidemic on children and families during the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting.


Friday, July 14

Computer Coding Showcase with Girls who Code

 

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Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson opens the Computer Coding Showcase with Girls Who Code with remarks on how the next generation will solve real-world problems through computer science.

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Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani talks about how the jobs of tomorrow will require 21st century skills and be built on a foundation of technological training at the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.


Opening Press Event
States: The Intersection of Collaboration and Innovation

 

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NGA Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison makes initial remarks at the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting opening press event.

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Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo discusses how states have a unique position in fostering collaboration and innovation during the opening press event at 2017 NGA Summer Meeting.

 
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NGA Chair Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe addresses the audience during the opening press event at the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.

 
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NGA Vice Chair Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval talks about the role states play in fostering innovation as NGA Chair Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Summer Meeting Host Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo look on.


Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge
Opening Plenary

 

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NGA Chair Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe unveils the final product of his NGA chair’s initiative, Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge, during the opening session of the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin listens as NGA Chair Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe speaks about the challenges and opportunities states confront in cyberspace.

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Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems President Wes Kremer speaks to the nation’s governors about future trends in cybersecurity at the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting.

 
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Tanium Chief Technology Officer Chris Bream discusses current trends in cybersecurity risk management during the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting’s opening session.

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead listens intently while guest speakers discuss how governors play a key role in protecting citizen data and safety through improved cybersecurity resiliency at the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Andreessen Horowitz Partner Matt Spence speaks to the nation’s governors about future trends in cybersecurity and innovative practices states are implementing across the country.


Chair's Initiative Fireside Chat

 

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NGA Chair Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe addresses the crowd during a quick recap of his NGA chair’s initiative, Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Threat, during the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Axios Chief Technology Correspondent Ina Fried conducts a “fireside chat” with NGA Chair Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe at the 2017 Summer Meeting to talk more about cybersecurity and the states.


Girls Who Code

 

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stops by Computer Coding Showcase with Girls Who Code to talk with students about their coding skills.


Collaborating to Create Tomorrow's Global Economy
Agriculture, Manufacturing and Workforce Development

 

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Vice President of the United States Mike Pence addresses the nation’s governors during the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau speaks during the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting’s special session about tomorrow’s global economy.

 
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Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera remarks on the global economy and North American economic competitiveness during the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.

 
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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne discusses how exports play a particularly important role in the continues strength of North American agriculture.

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Mexico’s State of Querétaro Governor Francisco Domínguez Servién speaks on how Mexico is a primary market for the United States and how North America can continue to develop mutually beneficial long-term relationships.


Leaders From CONAGO, CoF and NGA
Press Event

 

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NGA Chair Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe makes brief remarks on how subnational governments in Canada, Mexico and the United States work together.

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne discusses how governors and premiers association from three North American countries can collaborate during the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera remarks on how Mexico can work alongside the United States and Canada to grow North America’s global economy.


Saturday, July 15

The Workforce of Tomorrow
Ideas from the States and Overseas

 

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Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo opens Saturday’s plenary session, The Workforce of Tomorrow: Ideas from in the States and Overseas, with remarks on how governors are leading efforts to retool how they train their workforce to set up citizens for successful lives.

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Siemens USA CEO Judith Marks speaks with Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and The Markle Foundation CEO Zoë Baird about international inspiration for our nation’s workforce and how states must keep pace in a global economy during Saturday’s session at the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting.

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NGA Vice Chair Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum listen to the discussion on how to collectively leverage innovative ideas to build the workforce of tomorrow.

 
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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin addresses the CEO roundtable during Saturday’s session, The Workforce of Tomorrow: Ideas from in the States and Overseas, during the 2017 Summer Meeting.

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The Markle Foundation CEO Zoë Baird discusses how to create a skills-based training system that will increase the U.S. job market during the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.


Computer Coding: A Governor's Guide to Innovation in the Classroom
Girls Who Code Recap

 

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Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani gives a quick recap on Friday’s coding showcase and the importance computer coding has in states’ future economies during the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.


Preparing for the Extreme
Building Resilient Communities

 

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards opens Saturday’s plenary session, Preparing for the Extreme: Building Resilient Communities, with remarks on how governors can collectively advocate for increased support to states for their flood response and preparation plans.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long discusses the new disaster-deductible concept and the impending reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program during the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting.

 
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100 Resilient Cities President Michael Berkowitz addresses governors about how they all need to be prepared for, withstand and be able to recover from the impact of major flooding during Saturday’s plenary session.

 
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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead speaks to the session’s guests, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long and 100 Resilient Cities President Michael Berkowitz, during the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.


Civic Engagement
Understanding Government by the Numbers

 

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey introduces guest speaker Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO, during the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discusses his new initiative, USAFacts, a nonpartisan project that aims to aggregate publicly available government data from the federal, state and local government during a policy lightning talk with our nation’s governors.

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South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard listens to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discuss on the importance of transparency in government finance to increase civic engagement and knowledge on government spending.


Steve Ballmer Armchair Interview

 

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Axios Chief Technology Correspondent Ina Fried interviews former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about USAFacts, a nonpartisan project aiming to aggregate publicly available government data from the federal, state and local government.


Introducing the New Chair's Initiative ‐ "Ahead of the Curve"
Closing Plenary

 

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NGA Chair Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe gives opening remarks and introduces the incoming NGA Chair Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval at the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting’s closing session in Providence, Rhode Island.

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NGA Chair Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and incoming NGA Chair Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval watch as an Intel drone brings the incoming chair’s gavel onto the stage during the closing session.

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2017–18 NGA Chair Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval unveils his chair’s initiative, Ahead of the Curve: Innovation Governors, during the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.

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NGA Chair Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval discusses the opportunities of technological innovation and the need for gubernatorial leadership, including approaches to a modern workforce and regulations with Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk during the 2017 NGS Summer Meeting’s closing session.

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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks on innovation in the future and what new products and processes governors can use in their states to transform how businesses and industries operate during the closing session of the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.


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