2017 NGA Summer Meeting


Providence, Rhode Island (July 13-16)
We’re expecting more than 30 governors for this year’s National Governors Association Summer Meeting, hosted by Gov. Gina Raimondo in Providence, Rhode Island.

The nation’s governors will meet to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing our nation and to share best practices on how to better serve the American public. Sessions at the Summer Meeting will particularly focus on states and the intersection between collaboration and innovation, all with a strong international focus. Topics that will be covered throughout the weekend also include:

Opening session on cybersecurity, focused on the NGA chair’s initiative
Plenary session on the federal-state collaboration
Plenary session on the global economy and trade
A policy lightning talk on civic education
Plenary session on resiliency and flood prevention
Plenary session on the workforce of tomorrow
Closing session on innovation
The following sessions will be livestreamed on our main NGA webpage:

States: The Intersection of Collaboration and Innovation Press Event (Friday, July 14, 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m.)
Opening Plenary Session: Cybersecurity (Friday, July 14, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.)
Collaborating to Create Tomorrow’s Global Economy (Friday, July 14, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.)
CONAGO, CoF, NGA Press Avail (Friday, July 14, 3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.)
The Workforce of Tomorrow: Ideas from in the States and Overseas (Saturday, July 15, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.)
Preparing for the Extreme: Building Resilient Communities (Saturday, July 15, 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.)
Policy Lightning Talk with Steve Ballmer (Saturday, July 15, 11:45 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Closing Plenary: “Ahead of the Curve” with Elon Musk (Saturday, July 15, 1:45 p.m.-3 p.m.)
The following events will be Facebook Live-streamed in NGA’s Facebook Page:

States Role in the Changing Trade Environment (Thursday, July 13, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.)
Curbing the Opioid Epidemic: A Discussion with Governors on the Front Lines (Thursday, July 13, 4 p.m.-5:15 p.m.)
Chair’s Initiative Fireside Chat (Friday, July 14, 11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)
Steve Ballmer Armchair Interview (Saturday, July 15, 12:15 p.m.-12:30 p.m.)