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2002 Summit Agenda

Pre-Summit - Wednesday, February 27, 2002

3:00 - 7:00pm

Summit Registration Pick-up

5:30 - 6:00pm

Bus Departs Hotel for Reception
United States Botanical Gardens

6:00 - 7:30pm

Delegate Reception

6:25 - 6:25pm

Introduction of the Secretary
Deputy Secretary Cameron Findlay

6:30 - 6:35pm

Secretary Elaine L. Chao

6:35 - 6:50pm

Congressional Delegate Speakers
Congressman George Miller
Senator Larry Craig

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Day 1 - Thursday, February 28, 2002

8:00 - 10:00am

Summit Registration Pick-up

7:45 - 8:45am

Continental Breakfast
Congressional and Senate Rooms

8:50 - 9:00am

Presentation of Color Guard, National Anthem, Patriotic Medley
Kathleen Stapleton of OSHA

9:00 - 9:05am

Opening Remarks and Introduction of Congressional Leaders
Secretary Elaine L. Chao

9:05 - 9:20am

Congressional Leaders
Senator Edward Kennedy
Congressman John Boehner

9:20 - 9:25am

Generational Video

9:25 - 9:50am

Retirement Security
Secretary Elaine L. Chao

9:50 - 10:00am

Current State of Retirement Savings
Cynthia Drinkwater, Senior Director of Research
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

10:00 - 10:10am

Generational Theme
Assistant Secretary Ann L. Combs
Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration

10:10 - 10:20am

Congressional Update
Congressman Rob Portman
Congressman Ben Cardin

10:20 - 10:30am


10:30 - 11:45am

Four Concurrent Breakout Sessions.  Delegates will work in one of four teams, each charged with creating a retirement savings campaign for their assigned generation and lifestage.  Facilitators and Generational Experts.


Team A:  The Millennial Generation in Youth (age 20 and under)


Team B:  Generation X in Rising Adulthood (age 20-39)


Team C:  The Baby Boom Generation in Midlife (age 40-59)


Team D:  The Silent Generation in Maturity (age 60 and above)

11:45 - 12:00pm

Return to Presidential Ballroom

12:00 - 01:30pm


12:35 - 12:40pm

Introduction of Chairman Greenspan
Department of Commerce Secretary Donald Evans

12:40 - 01:00pm

Importance of Retirement Savings
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan

01:30 - 01:35pm

Introduction of President Bush
Secretary Elaine L. Chao

01:35 - 02:10pm

Keynote Address
President George W. Bush

02:10 - 02:30pm


02:30 - 05:15pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions.  Delegates will review model programs and then develop action plans for retirement savings campaigns targeting the assigned generation and lifestage.
Facilitators and Generational Experts

05:15 - 05:45pm


05:45 - 06:00pm

Bus Departs Hotel for Reception and Dinner
The Great Hall
Thomas Jefferson Building
Library of Congress Great Hall

06:00 - 07:00pm

Cocktail Reception

07:00 - 09:00pm


07:00 - 07:05pm

Recognition of Senator Bill Roth
Secretary Elaine L. Chao

07:05 - 07:15pm

Senator Bill Roth


Dinner Served


Introduction of Speakers
Assistant Secretary Ann L. Combs
Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration


Neil Howe and William Strauss
Generational Experts

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Day 2 - Friday, March 1, 2002

08:00 - 09:00am

Congressional Breakfast
Introduction of Congressional Members
Deputy Secretary Cameron Findlay
Congressman Earl Pomeroy
Congressman Sam Johnson
Senator Arlen Specter
Senator Tim Johnson

09:00 - 11:15am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions.  Delegates will continue to develop and then share proposed action plans for feedback, improvement and discussion.

11:15 - 11:30am


11:30 - 12:30pm

Final Plenary Session.  Action plans and insights for retirement savings campaigns.

12:30 - 12:45pm

Closing Remarks
Assistant Secretary Ann L. Combs
Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration