2011 Agenda

2011 National Taxpayers Conference Annual Meeting The Biltmore ~ Coral Gables, FL October 16‐19, 2011 State Tax Network www.statetaxes.net Hosted By AGENDA Sunday, October 16 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception ~ Marbella Monday, October 17 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast ~ Prado Foyer 9:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductory Remarks ~ Prado Randy Nelson, President, National Taxpayers Conference 9:15 a.m. Reports by NTC Member Organizations (NTC members online please) 12:15 p.m. Lunch ~ Aragon ~State University System of Florida Chancellor Frank Brogan 1:30 p.m. Panel ~ Prado What’s Next for Education Reform? Moderator – Frank Brogan, State Univ. System of Florida Chancellor ~Deborrah Brodsky, Center for Educational Performance & Accountability, Florida TaxWatch ~Stacy Carlson, Helios Education Foundation ~Dave Lawrence, Children’s Movement of Florida 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Panel ~ Prado Healthcare Policy & Healthcare Reform Moderator – Harvey Bennett, Senior Vice President, Florida TaxWatch ~Amanda Austin, National Federation of Independent Business ‐ NFIB ~Ed Hannum, AvMed Health Plans ~Linda Quick, South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association NTC Dinner ~ Granada Ballroom Tuesday, October 18 Continental Breakfast ~ Prado Foyer 10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. Panel ~ Prado Remaining Competitive in a Global Economy Moderator ‐ Dr. Stephen Morrell, Chair, Council of Economic Advisors at Florida TaxWatch ~David Day, Office of Technology Licensing, Univ. of Florida ~Patricia Fitzgerald, Florida Realtors ~Joseph Henchman, Tax Foundation ~Dr. Tony Villamil, St. Thomas University & Washington Economics Group Panel ~ Prado Why We Need Criminal Justice Reform Rev. Allison DeFoor, Vice‐Chair, Florida TaxWatch Center for Smart Justice Lunch ~ Aragon ~University of Florida Office of Technology Licensing Director David Day Free time – Enjoy South Florida Wednesday, October 19 Continental Breakfast ~ Aragon Foyer 9:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Panel ~ Aragon Government Cost Savings: How to Maximize State Dollars Dominic Calabro, President & CEO, Florida TaxWatch NTC Business Meeting (NTC Members only) ~ Aragon Closing Lunch ~ Majorca