The Triple Crown of the Souths New Economy: Research, Development, and Technology
Governors and other officials from 18 states met in Lexington, KY September 9 and 10, 2001 for the 67th annual conference of the Southern Governors Association. The conference, which featured keynote addresses by U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, NASDAQ Vice Chairman Alfred R. Berkley III, and long-time White House correspondent Helen Thomas, addressed issues of economic policy, government support of research and technology initiatives, energy and resource development, and workforce education.
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Note: The planned third day of the conference was cancelled due to the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
- OPENING KEYNOTE: Investing in R&D with Alfred R. Berkley III
Berkley, vice chairman of NASDAQ Stock Market Inc., discusses the importance of investing in research and development for our future.
- PLENARY SESSION I: The Triple Crown of the Souths New Economy
Following up a report by the SGAs Advisory Committee on Research, Development, and Technology, broadcast journalist Meryl Comer leads a discussion among governors and Nobel Prize-winning scientists about government policies related to scientific research and new technologies.
- PLENARY SESSION II: Building a Southern Powerhouse
Governors and university presidents from throughout the South discuss their agendas for the region, commitment to enhancing research and development capacity, and specific initiatives for building this future.
- PLENARY SESSION III: Powering the Future with Dick Cheney
Vice President Dick Cheney addresses the conference about national energy policy and related issues important for the future of the South.
- LUNCHEON: Front Row at the White House with Helen Thomas
Helen Thomas, a Kentucky native who has covered the White House for UPI since 1961 and questioned every president since John F. Kennedy, reflects on how the presidency and citizens relationships to it have been reshaped over the last four decades.
Kentucky Governor Paul E. Patton chaired the Southern Governors Association for 2000/2001 and hosted the 2001 conference. Visit the Southern Governors Association web site for more information.
Archive video from the 2000 SGA conference
is also available.