NASCA Connection Meetings are 20-minute one-on-one interactions scheduled by NASCA staff between corporate partners and state members that take place during the break time of our sessions.  The blocks are scheduled for 30 minutes and the additional 10 minutes is intended to be used as a break for all attendees. NASCA corporate partners are invited to participate in the Institute to enrich conversation and add a critical perspective to the work of state government. NASCA’s aim is to create a collaborative and relationship oriented culture, and these meetings are scheduled to help facilitate professional networking.

Please see the below guidelines so you can get the most out of your NASCA Connection Meetings:

  • Connect before you arrive. Take a moment to connect with your paired individual(s) to find what you both would like to take away from the meeting and trade any resources that might be helpful as pre-work so your meeting time is as productive and constructive as possible.
  • Be on time for your meeting. You will have 10 minutes in-between the session and your meeting for a quick break.
  • Check your schedule. NASCA staff will email you before the Institute with the times you are meeting. In the busyness of conferences these can be easy to forget, so you might want to set a calendar reminder.
  • Meet in the hotel foyer. Once you and your state representative initially meet, you can then find a suitable area for your conversation in the hotel.

About a week prior to the Institute, you will receive your assigned schedule from  Please contact Kayla Leslie if you have any questions.  

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