2012 Domenici Conference Agenda

All events will be held at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Conference Registration

10 a.m. Opening and Welcome
President Barbara Couture – New Mexico State University
Dean Garrey Carruthers – Domenici Institute Director
Hon. Pete V. Domenici – Retired U.S. Senator

10:45 a.m. Session I – Remarks on State Issues
Hon. Susana Martinez, New Mexico Governor

11:45 a.m. Lunch is served

1 p.m. Session II – Entrepreneurship
Ms. Linda Alvarado – Alvarado Construction, President and Chief Executive Officer; First Hispanic Owner of a Major League Baseball Franchise, The Colorado Rockies; President, Palo Alto Inc.

2 p.m. Session III – Entrepreneurship
The Rev. Robert A. Sirico – President, Acton Institute for the study of religion and liberty

3 p.m. Session IV – Entrepreneurship
Ms. Myrtle Potter – Former Genentech President & Chief Operating Officer

4 p.m. Entrepreneurship at NMSU
Featuring the Arrowhead Center

4:30-6 p.m. Reception

Thursday, Sept. 20

7:30-10 a.m. Conference Registration

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9 a.m. Session I – National Security
The Next Five Years: National Security Threats & Needed Policy Responses
Mr. Michael Hurley – Former CIA Officer & Director of Counterterrorism Policy Investigation, 9/11 Commission

10 a.m. Session II – National Security
The Next Five Years: U.S. Military Readiness
Gen. Lester Lyles – Retired U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, former Commander Air Force Materiel Command

11 a.m. Session III – 2012 Elections
Mr. James Carville – Political Consultant and Strategist
Ambassador Karen Hughes – Former Counselor to President George W. Bush
Mr. Sam Donaldson – ABC News Contributor

12:15 p.m. Lunch is served

12:45 p.m. Session IV – Presentations by 2012 New Mexico U.S. Senate Candidates
Ms. Heather Wilson

1:30 p.m. Closing Remarks/Conference Concludes

*Note: Agenda is subject to change.