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2016 SCARC CONFERENCE AGENDA – November 20 – 22, 2016

Kingston Plantation, Embassy Suites

Myrtle Beach, SC

 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

 

3:00 – 6:00          Registration                                                                                                                 Pembroke

 

4:00 – 5:30         Hospitality Suite Open                                                                                             Nightwatch 4th floor

 

5:30 – 7:30          Hotel Manager’s Reception                                                                                    Main Lobby

 

7:00 – 9:00          Dinner & Entertainment                                                                                          Kensington Ballroom

Welcome by Dr. Edward Lee, 2016 SCARC Chair

Winthrop University Jazz Band and African Drumming Ensemble

Dr. Tracy Patterson and Dr. Michael Williams, Directors

 

9:00 – 11:00       Hospitality Suite Open                                                                                             Nightwatch 4th floor

 

 

Monday, November 21, 2016

 

6:00 – 10:00       Breakfast Buffet                                                                                                        Hotel Lobby

 

9:00 – 10:15       General Session                                                                                                         Kensington D, E, F

 

South Carolina In The 1960s:  When the COGs Were Born

Dr. Edward Lee, Professor of History, Winthrop University and Mayor of the City of York, SC

 

Panelists:

Ms. Janey Cooper-Smith, Lower Savannah COG Board Member

Ms. Jane Hall, Appalachian COG Board Member

Mr. Chris Bickley, former Lowcountry COG Director

Mr. King Dixon, Upper Savannah COG Board Member

Dr. Fred Carter, President, Francis Marion University

Mr. Phil Paradice, Southeast Regional Director, US Economic Development Administration

 

10:15 – 10:30     Break

 

10:30 – 11:30     How to Talk Politics without Getting Mad and Post-hoc Analysis of the 2016 Presidential Election

Dr. Scott Huffmon, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Winthrop Poll

 

 

11:30 – 12:00     Award Presentations

 

Governmental Partner of the Year

SCARC/COG Volunteer of the Year

Legislator of the Year

Project of the Year

 

12:00 – 1:15       Luncheon                                                                                                                    Kensington Ballroom

 

Celebrating 50 Years of Progress             

 

1:30 – 2:30          General Session                                                                                                         Kensington D, E, F

 

SC Economic and State Fiscal Climate                                                 

Mr. Grant Gibson, South Carolina Senate Finance Committee Staff

 

2:30 – 3:30          COG Directors Meeting                                                                                           Pembroke

 

4:00 – 5:30          Hospitality Suite Open                                                                                             Nightwatch 4th floor

 

5:30 – 7:30          Hotel Managers Reception

 

Dinner on Your Own

 

 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

 

6:00 – 10:00       Breakfast Buffet                                                                                                        Hotel Lobby

 

9:00 – 10:00       SCARC Board of Directors Meeting                                                                      Kensington