FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT  

This event is brought to you by the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. 

Join us for the ninth Annual Chamber Federal Legislative Summit. This year's summit will feature a special presentation by keynote speaker Frank Newport, Gallup’s Editor in Chief and past president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. Dr. Newport focuses on analyzing Americans’ views of their elected officials and public attitudes toward and behavior relating to key policy and issue areas, including the economy, religion, well-being and key indicators of public mood and consumer behavior.

The 2017 summit will also feature Congressional Reports on key federal issues from Nebraska's U.S. Senators and Congressmen and a brief U.S. Chamber update from John Kirchner.


Federal Legislative Summit 
August 9
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 a.m.)
Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
28210 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003 

Cost: $99

Schedule:

7:30 a.m. - Doors open

8 a.m. - Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast

9 a.m. - Welcome - Wendy Birdsall
          President, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce

9:05 a.m. - Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts

9:10 a.m. - Congressional Report with Q&A, Barry Kennedy
         President, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry​

11 a.m. - U.S. Chamber Update - John Kirchner
         Executive Director of the Midwest Region of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Congressional and Public Affairs Office​

11:15 a.m. Break

11:45 a.m. Lunch

12:15 Keynote Speaker Introduction - David Brown
         President and CEO, Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

         Keynote Speaker - Frank Newport
         Editor in Chief, Gallup

Frank Newport, Ph.D., is Gallup’s Editor in Chief and past president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. Gallup has monitored American public opinion continuously since 1935 and now conducts more than 350,000 interviews with Americans each year; Gallup also conducts ongoing interviews in more than 150 countries worldwide.

Dr. Newport focuses on analyzing Americans’ views of their elected officials and public attitudes toward and behavior relating to key policy and issue areas, including the economy, religion, well-being and key indicators of public mood and consumer behavior.

1 p.m. - Adjourn

*Schedule is subject to change

 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Contact Jaime Henning at 402-436-2366.

 

   

Frank Newport, Ph.D. Editor in Chief, Gallup


Frank Newport, Ph.D., is Gallup’s Editor in Chief and past president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. Gallup has monitored American public opinion continuously since 1935 and now conducts more than 350,000 interviews with Americans each year; Gallup also conducts ongoing interviews in more than 150 countries worldwide. 

Dr. Newport focuses on analyzing Americans’ views of their elected officials and public attitudes toward and behavior relating to key policy and issue areas, including the economy, religion, well-being and key indicators of public mood and consumer behavior. His analyses appear on Gallup.com; in his blog, “Polling Matters”; in books and other publications; and on video, in podcasts and through radio and television appearances. Dr. Newport is author of God Is Alive and Well: The Future of Religion in America and Polling Matters: Why Leaders Must Listen to the Wisdom of the People. He is coauthor of Winning the White House 2008: The Gallup Poll, Public Opinion, and the Presidency; The Evangelical Voter: Religion and Politics in America; and coeditor of The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion, volumes 2004 through 2012. 

Dr. Newport’s articles and op-ed pieces have appeared in the American Sociological Review, Public Opinion Quarterly, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and many other publications. Dr. Newport served as the 2010-2011 president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, the nation’s largest association of professional survey researchers and pollsters. He is vice chairman of the Board of Directors for the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. He appears weekly on the radio show, “What Are We Thinking?” produced by Philadelphia NPR affiliate WHYY-FM.  

Dr. Newport graduated from Baylor University, from which he received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2002. He earned a doctorate in sociology from the University of Michigan. Frank and his wife, Kim, live near Princeton, New Jersey. They have four children.