♦ Legislative staff/legislators:
• Early bird: $350
• After Sept. 2: $375
♦ Spouse/guest: $125
♦ One day fee: $150
♦ All others: $450
Three Ways to Register
♦ Register online
Registration online requires a credit card for everyone except legislators and legislative staff. Confirmations will be sent by e-mail.
♦ Register by fax
Fax the registration form to 303-364-7811
♦ Register onsite
If you are unable to meet the Sept. 18 registration deadline, register onsite at the Hilton Portland.
The $125 fee includes admission to all scheduled meal functions, the Tuesday tour to the Oregon State Capitol and the Monday evening social event.
Cancellations received in the NCSL Denver office by Oct. 1 will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee. Cancellations must be made in writing and faxed to 303-364-7811. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after the seminar begins.
Confirmations will be e-mailed if an address is provided. Letter confirmations will be mailed upon request.
To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please notify Stacy Householder at 303-364-7700, ext. 1352, of any special accommodations you may require.
The seminar will be held at the Hilton Portland and Executive Towers in the heart of downtown Portland.
Hilton Portland & Executive Towers
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, Oregon, 97204
Each attendee is responsible for making his or her hotel and travel arrangements. Reservations must be held by one night’s room deposit. A major credit card guarantee is acceptable.
You can make hotel reservations online or by phone.
♦ Online: Visit the Hilton Reservations page to make your hotel reservations directly with the Hilton.
♦ By Phone: Call 1-800-HILTONS.
♦ Note: The NCSL room block is now full so the conference rate is no longer available but the Hilton still has guest rooms available at their going rate.
♦ Other nearby hotels include the Heathman Hotel (1 block), Paramount Hotel and The Nines hotel (both 2.5 blocks), and the Embassy Suites (10 blocks).
The hotel is located in the heart of Portland's vibrant city center and is close to the Portland Art Museum, shopping, Pioneer Courthouse Square and the city's MAX Light Rail and public transit system.
► Map of Downtown Portland
Portland, Oregon is served by the Portland International Airport.
NCSL Travel Agency
To make flight reservations through NCSL's travel agency, call Christopherson Travel at:
800-825-3283 or 303-694-4344 (7 a.m. to 6 p.m. MDT).
The Hilton Portland is nine miles, or about 20 minutes, from the Portland International Airport. The Hilton Hotel does not have an airport shuttle, although commercial shuttle services are available. Taxis are available for approximately $35 one way. Or you can take the MAX Light Rail Red Line, for $2.35 for the 40-minute trip.
Portland's arts community, urban parks and green spaces, lively downtown, and world-class public transportation system are just few of the reasons that Portland has been named one of the country's most livable cities. Visit the Travel Portland and Travel Oregon websites for more information.
► Map of Downtown Portland
The seminar is a relaxed learning experience, and business casual attire is recommended for all seminar programs and activities.
Portland enjoys a mild climate with temperatures reaching around 63° in October. Evenings are cool and rain is possible, so sweaters, jackets and umbrellas are recommended.
Tour and Exhibits
The RACSS and NALIT seminars will include a joint tour and briefings at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem on Tuesday, October 4. Tour the building and learn about legislative staff services and information technology in the Oregon Legislature.
On Monday evening, October 3, RACSS and NALIT will hold a joint reception, with exhibits that will showcase the latest in information technology products and services for legislatures.