Academy of States 3.0

July 31 & August 1, 2022 - Denver, CO

 

The Academy of States is a collaborative effort of leading advocates who desire that our several state legislatures would bring reform to our federal government through a convention of the states authorized and empowered by Artice V of the U.S. Constitution.

 

July 31 - August 2, 2022     

Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center

Denver, CO

Invitation

Path To Reform, the State Legislators Article V Caucus, and the Academy of States Coalition invite you, an elected state legislator, to participate in Academy of States 3.0, an innovative, cross-partisan event focused on serving your constituents.

In anticipation of the passage of the 34th and final application necessary for an Article V Convention to propose a balanced budget amendment, planning for Academy 3.0 is underway and will focus on equipping state legislators to draft delegate selection and oversight legislation, choose delegates and alternates, draft instructions for their delegates, and create a plan to support their delegation at the convention. 

This event will be a conference of state legislators of all party affiliations, focused on the several states’ role in advancing amendments to the U.S. Constitution and will be held in conjunction with 

Following keynotes by nationally recognized amendment leaders, organizational advocates of amendments addressing fiscal responsibility, campaign money corruption and Congressional term limits will each present their respective cases. After each presentation, sitting state legislators will pose questions and comments, then participate in a recorded straw poll vote on the proposal.

Event Overview and Schedule

Sunday, July 31

VIP Top Chef Reception

Registration                             5:30 - 6:30 pm

Reception                                6:00 - 8:00 pm

Monday, August 1

 

Registration                              7:00 - 8:00 am

Breakfast                                  8:00 - 9:00 am

Morning Sessions                    9:00 - 12:30 pm

Luncheon                                 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Session 1 - Delegate Selection:

Legislators from each party who have already drafted and passed a delegate selection statute will help participants define a process to select delegates that reflects the needs and sensibilities of their respective states.

Session 2 - Delegate Instruction and Oversight:

Constitutional and legal experts will provide guidance regarding how to instruct delegates. They will also discuss how to impose an accountability structure and steps that may be taken in the event a delegate violates the instructions they have been given.

Session 3 - Consensus: We not Me! This module will help facilitate a cross-partisan dialog with emphasis on the high bar of ratification. After participating in We not Me, members of the minority party should feel more comfortable that the majority will not be able to unilaterally impose policies they believe will harm their constituents. Members of the majority party should have a greater appreciation for the fact that they’re going to need the support of the minority party if the work product of their convention has any chance of being ratified.

Luncheon:

Each table will have a subject-matter expert host to facilitate networking and answer questions in a more intimate setting.

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Speakers and Sponsors

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Ken Ivory

Academy Host

Utah State Representative

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Neal Schuerer

Academy Host

President of Path To Reform and Former Iowa State Senator

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Kevin Lundberg

Co-founder State Legislators Article V Caucus and Former Colorado State Senator

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Tess Anderson

Art Director

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Ken Ivory

Academy Host

Utah State Representative

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Neal Schuerer

Academy Host

President of Path To Reform and Former Iowa State Senator

Kevin Lundberg_edited.jpg

Kevin Lundberg

Co-founder State Legislators Article V Caucus and Former Colorado State Senator

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Tess Anderson

Art Director