The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has announced that noted political expert Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, will deliver the keynote address at NASAA's upcoming Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 28. Ornstein, who also keynoted NASAA's 91st Annual Conference in Las Vegas in 2008, has been described as a long-time observer of Congress and politics, writing a weekly column for the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call and serving as an election analyst for CBS News. Ornstein also serves as codirector of the AEI-Brookings Election Reform Project and previously led a working group of scholars and practitioners that helped shape the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002.
NASAA's conference, which will be held at the Washington Court Hotel, is designed to bring together securities regulators, securities law professionals, financial services industry representatives, consumer advocates and legislative and regulatory policymakers for an in-depth look at key financial services policy issues. In addition to the luncheon that accompanies the keynote address, the conference also includes two panel discussions, an ombudsman meeting, and an evening reception. A tentative schedule of events follows:
- Registration (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
- Luncheon with Keynote Address (12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.)
- Panel Discussion: "Dodd-Frank Implementation: The Future of Financial Reform" (1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.)
- Panel Discussion: "Exotics in the Neighborhood" (3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.)
- Ombudsman Meeting (4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.)
- Reception (5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Conference attendees may register online on the NASAA website at www.nasaa.org. Registration fees are $150.00 for federal government employees and $495.00 for representatives from the financial services industry and self regulatory organizations. Participants desiring hotel accommodations may contact the Washington Court Hotel directly at (202) 628-2100.