2019 NLPES Professional Development Seminar

8/23/2019
Sept. 15-18, 2019 | Park City, Utah

The National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES) hosts the only national training event designed exclusively for state legislative staff who work in program evaluation and performance auditing. NLPES will hold its 2019 Professional Development Seminar in Park City, Utah, Sept. 15-18. The Utah Office of the Legislative Auditor General is the host of this year's seminar.

This seminar offers professional development opportunities for program evaluators and performance auditors of all skill levels. Participate in informative presentations and engage in roundtable discussions with colleagues working on similar issues. Learn new approaches, share ideas and network with your peers from other states.

Legislative audit and evaluation offices operate in a diverse environment, providing objective analysis and conclusions in many different subject areas. Therefore, the seminar program will cover a wide range of topics, such as:

  • Basic skills.
  • Data skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Public speaking.

The seminar agenda will include a great mix of plenary speakers and concurrent sessions with ample opportunity for panel presentations and discussions about contemporary issues in legislative program evaluation and performance auditing.

Registration

Registration Information

Registration fees:

  • Legislative staff/legislators: $400
  • Legislative staff from the Utah Office of the Legislative Auditor General (special host office preauthorization required): $325
  • All others: $400
  • Spouse/guest: $250
  • Daily fee: $250

Four ways to register:

Register Online. Requires a credit card for everyone except legislators and legislative staff. Confirmations will be sent by email. Deadline to register online is Sept. 6. 

Click to Register Online

Register by Fax or Email. Fax a completed printable registration form to 303-856-2523 or email a completed form to Brenda Erickson

Register by Mail. Mail a completed printable registration form to Brenda Erickson, NCSL, 7700 E. First Place, Denver, CO 80230.

Register Onsite. If you can't make the registration cut-off, onsite registration will be available at the Park City Marriott beginning Aug, 15.

Spouse/Guest Registration. The $250 guest fee includes admission to all scheduled meal functions and evening social events.

Cancellations received in the NCSL Denver office by Sept. 14, will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee. Cancellations must be made in writing and faxed to 303-856-2554 or emailed to NCSL Registration/Accounting. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations canceled after the conference begins.

Hotel Information

Hotel Information

Each attendee is responsible for making his or her own hotel arrangements at either the Sheraton Park City Hotel or the Park City Peaks Hotel

Sheraton Park City Hotel. The main conference hotel for the 2019 NLPES Professional Development Seminar is the Sheraton Park City.  Please note, however, that the room block at the Sheraton is almost full.

Please make your hotel reservations at the Sheraton Park City by Aug. 26, 2019. After that date, our room rate cannot be guaranteed.

A block of rooms has been reserved at:
Sheraton Park City
1895 Sidewinder Drive, Park City, UT 84060 | 1-435-649-2900

 Book your room.   

Important Note: When using the above link to make your hotel reservations, default check-in and check-out dates may auto-fill. Please verify that your reservation dates are correct before finalizing your reservation.

Hotel reservations also may be made by calling 1-800-325-3535, the Sheraton Park City's toll-free reservation number. If arranging hotel accommodations by phone, please indicate that you are attending the NCSL-NLPES conference to receive the negotiated rate per night.

  • Single: $130 (not including applicable taxes and fees)
  • Double: $130 (not including applicable taxes and fees)
  • Triple: $140 (not including applicable taxes and fees)
  • Quad: $150 (not including applicable taxes and fees)

The hotel resort fee has been waived for NLPES participants.
The rates will be honored three days prior to and three days following the conference, depending upon availability.

Park City Peaks Hotel.  Another block of rooms has been reserved at the Park City Peaks Hotel (2346 Park Ave, Park City, UT 84060).  

Make a reservation at the Park City Peaks hotel by calling 435-649-5000; please be sure to indicate that you want your room reservation booked under the NCSL-NLPES block.

The negotiated room rate at the Park City Peaks Hotel are:

  • $99 single/double (not including  applicable taxes and fees).  
  • $109 triple (not including  applicable taxes and fees). 
  • $119 quad (not including applicable taxes and fees).

The hotel resort fee has been waived for NLPES participants.

The Park City Peaks Hotel is approximately 1.5 miles from the Sheraton. The hotel will shuttle attendees to the Sheraton on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings until 8:45 a.m.

Travel and General Information

Travel Information

Travel Information
Each attendee is responsible for making his or her own travel arrangements.

If you need assistance booking air travel:
Christopherson Travel
800-825-3283 (7 a.m. to 6 p.m. MDT) or 303-694-4344

The closest major airport is Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).  Park City is approximately 35 miles southeast of the airport.

The Sheraton Park City does not offer complimentary shuttle service from the airport. For more information about transportation from the airport to the hotel, visit the airport's ground transportation website. [Note: For the April meeting of the NLPES Executive Committee, the one-way cost for a shuttle from the airport to the hotel was $41 per person.] 

General Information
Special Needs
To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please notify Brenda Erickson and Jackie Zimmermann about any special accommodations you may require or any dietary restrictions you may have.

Attire
Business casual attire is appropriate for all seminar events. Dressing in layers will allow you to make adjustments for your comfort. September weather in Park City typically is cool, with average daytime temperatures in the low 70s and overnight temperatures in the mid to upper 30s.

City Information
Park City is a picturesque mountain town, sitting approximately 7,000 feet above sea level. It began as a raucous silver town, nearly faded into history as a ghost town, and then reinvented itself as a ski town. Park City is the home of the United States Ski Team. It also is the main location of the Sundance Film Festival. For more information, visit the Park City tourism website.