The 2016 conference planning committee is pleased to present you with the following slate of breakout session presenters this year. We hope to build on the success of last year's breakouts by increasing the quantity and quality of the sessions.

We have planned four sessions for our Wednesday afternoon meeting, with each session offering four topics. Some sessions will repeat to allow you the flexibility to hit many of the sessions you're interested in. 

Session one | Wednesday, May 11, 1-1:50 p.m.

Election Basics: An ask the experts session | Various county election staff
We've heard that there's an election coming up before too long that might be a pretty big deal for county election personnel. Come armed with the tough questions and learn from the experts. 

The clerk's role in the PVD process | Vicki Lignitz
As with many county government functions, the clerk plays an integral role in the property valuation procedures. Unfortunately, as with many clerk functions, the PVD process can be murky and difficult to understand. Vicki will shed some light on your role in this important process.

How to handle open records requests | Kansas Attorney General's Office
If you handle your fair share of open records requests in your county, you probably ought to pencil this session in. AG staff will walk you through the process and how it might have changed with statute changes in the current legislative session.

Using Facebook as an election tool | Center for Technology and Civic Life
If you were at MEOC in 2015, then you know that the folks from the Center for Technology and Civic Life are fantastic presenters with a wealth of knowledge. Take advantage of their expertise in using Facebook and their experience helping jurisdictions across the country use it to communicate with their voters.

Session two | Wednesday, May 11, 2-2:50 p.m.

Fund accounting for dummies
This session is likely to prove popular, so we're repeating it to allow everyone the chance to brush up their accounting skills.

Help, I'm a new Clerk | County clerks
Everyone is a new clerk at some point. Come learn from your fellow clerks. Oh, and breathe. You'll make it through this. 

How to handle open records requests | Kansas Attorney General's Office
Repeat of what we believe will be another popular session.

Using Facebook as an election tool | Center for Technology and Civic Life
Another repeat of what we predict will be a very popular session. 

Session three | Wednesday, May 11, 3:10-4 p.m.

How to handle motor vehicle filings
Nobody likes motor vehicle filings. There, we said it. You might as well bit the bullet and learn how recent statute changes affect your office. 

Salary survey participants information | Kansas Association of Counties
Many counties paid to participate in the salary survey, but not many have finished the process to reap the full benefits of that procedure. Pick up the details of that shin dig at this informative session from the KAC.

Claims training for membership | KWORCC
Learn more about the claims reporting process for counties that belong to KWORCC. Bring your questions and expect to learn something. 

Simple language, tools for election officials | Center for Technology and Civic Life
Learn how to kick lingo to the curb and communicate with your constituents without confusing them. 

Session four | Wednesday, May 11, 4:10-5 p.m.

EMC: Policy and procedure for our insured counties | Team members from EMC
If your county uses EMC for insurance, you won't find a better place to get answers to your questions.

KCAMP: Policy and procedure training for membership | KCAMP
KCAMP counties looking for a refresher on policies and procedures needn't look any further because we're bringing it to you. 

Simple language, tools for election officials | Center for Technology and Civic Life
Another repeat of a session on something we can all get better at. 

What we can do for you as a county election official | Center for Technology and Civic Life
The Center for Technology and Civic Life does a lot more than travel around speaking at conferences. Come to this session to find out about the many tools and resources they offer to local county election offices.