Catch up on video highlights from National Governors Association meetings, events and initiatives.

Winter Meeting 2020 Playlist

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Sessions Include:

  • Plenary Session—Governor Hogan’s Chair’s Initiative: Domestic and International Innovations for Modernizing America’s Infrastructure
  • Remarks by the Honorable Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State
  • Plenary Session—Investing in the Future: Economic Prosperity and Public Health
  • A Conversation with the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Plenary Session—Fortifying Our Future: States Becoming More Resilient
  • Plenary Session—Pathways to Opportunity

Winter Meeting 2019 Plenary Sessions

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NGA Chair’s Initiative Opening Plenary Session

NGA Chair and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock hosts the opening session focused on his Chair’s Initiative, “Good Jobs for All Americans,” which focuses on workforce challenges and opportunities, now and in the future.

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Unlocking the Key to Criminal Justice Reform

States have been leading the way on reentry practices for over a decade. This session, moderated by CNN’s Van Jones, looks at how governors’ innovative strategies are improving correctional practices, with reentry practices beginning on day one through release.

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Beyond the Classroom: A Roadmap to Education Innovation

Governors Jay Inslee and Asa Hutchinson lead a roundtable discussion with two former education governors on how they can leverage new approaches to education policy to make a difference to students and the futures of their states.

It’s the Economy: A Conversation with Jamie Dimon

This session, a conversation between our states’ chief executives and JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon, offers governors unique insights into the intersection of public policy and the modern economy.

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North American Trade with USMCA: Governors at the Forefront

Join us as our governors chat with federal leaders from the U.S., Mexico and Canada about how their states can maximize opportunities under the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA), as well as how this agreement will shape the North American relationship for the next quarter century.

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Digital Skills for All Americans

Lisa Gevelber leads Google’s global economic opportunity programs focused on workforce training, small business growth and entrepreneurship. In this talk, she presents Google’s approach to workforce training (including lessons learned along the way) and talks through ways governors can harness new opportunities created by technology to equip their states and workforces to thrive in today’s changing economy.

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Our Children, Our Future: Rethinking Child Welfare

This session, featuring Instant Family writer and director Sean Anders, explores different state-level approaches to re-envisioning child welfare systems to better meet the needs of children and families.

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Entrepreneurship and the Rise of the Rest

The Rise of the Rest seeks to encourage entrepreneurship outside of traditional economic epicenters like New York City and Silicon Valley. Governor Doug Ducey will lead a discussion exploring a governor’s role in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship at the state level.

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Smarter States: Governors Building Better Communities

During this fireside chat, technology leaders highlight state successes and discuss a vision for smarter states built on solutions that can help governors transform how government interacts with citizens and businesses.

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Welcome to Salt Lake City for 2019 Summer Meeting

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Partnership: It Governs Everything We Do

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Governors discuss bipartisanship on PBS NewsHour

Governors Larry Hogan of Maryland (the NGA vice chair), Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania and Chris Sununu of New Hampshire talk with PBS NewsHour journalist Judy Woodruff at Johns Hopkins University about bipartisan cooperation in their statehouses and the need for a similar problem-solving approach in Washington.

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Address by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull, the Prime Minister of Australia, addressed the 2018 Winter Meeting of the National Governors Association. “American leadership in the world is in our interests,” Turnbull told governors. “But it is in yours, too. I stand with generations of American leaders who have seen its global alliance network not as a burden but as a force multiplier that, first and foremost, has enabled American prosperity and security.”

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Education Policy Conference

The Governors’ Education Policy Advisors Institute recently brought people together to share ideas and solutions for the policy issues facing states.

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Education Division Strategic Plan

From early learning through college and career, governors are uniquely qualified to drive state policy across the education and workforce pipeline.

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Trudeau Addresses Governors

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s speech to the nation’s governors at the 2017 National Governors Association Summer Meeting.

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2017-2018 Chair’s Initiative

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval unveils Ahead of the Curve: Innovation Governors, which focuses on two areas where governors can lead: energy and transportation.

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Conversation with Elon Musk

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, the 2017-2018 NGA Chair, talks about innovation and technology with Elon Musk at the 2017 NGA Summer Meeting.

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President Trump at 2017 Winter Meeting

President Donald Trump, who had recently taken office, addressed governors at the White House during the 2017 Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.