Oct. 1-3, 2014
The Early-Bird Registration Discount Deadline is Friday, Sept. 5!
Hotel Reservations Deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 9!
Join us in Baton Rouge for the LRL 2014 Professional Development Seminar. The meeting is being held Oct. 1-3, 2014, with most sessions taking place at the unique Louisiana State Capitol. The seminar offers legislative and state government librarians the opportunity to exchange information and ideas, renew professional contacts, and share expert knowledge and abilities.
A preliminary agenda for the seminar will be available in the coming weeks. The seminar is being planned by LRL vice-chair Sonia Gavin of Montana, and Louisiana legislative librarians Frances Thomas and Elizabeth Hecker, who will serve as our hostesses for the meeting. Please make plans to join us in beautiful Baton Rouge. We look forward to seeing you there!
Registration fees are:
- Early bird (through Sept. 5): $350
- Post early bird rate for legislative staff: $375
- Louisiana host state discount: $295
- Spouse/guest: $150
- All others: $450
Spouse/Guest Registration. The $150 guest fee includes admission to all scheduled meal functions and evening social events.
Cancellations received in the NCSL Denver office by Sept. 29 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 conference begins.
Click To Register
Three 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. 26.
- By Fax
Fax your registration form to 303-364-7811 by Sept. 26.
- Onsite Registration
If you can't meet the Sept. 26 deadline, onsite registration will be available at the Hampton Inn beginning Tuesday, Sept. 30.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the:
462 Lafayette St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Please make your hotel reservations for the PDS by Sept. 9, 2014. After that date, or as soon as all rooms in the block are sold (whichever comes first), our room rate cannot be guaranteed.
When arranging hotel accommodations, please indicate that you are attending the NCSL conference to receive the negotiated rate of $119 per night (plus tax).
Book your room
Each attendee is responsible for making his or her hotel and travel arrangements.
Baton Rouge is served by the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. The airport is located seven miles from the heart of downtown Baton Rouge and easily accessible from Interstate 110. The hotel does not provide shuttle service but there are several shuttle and cab services available at the airport.
For assistance in booking air travel, please contact our travel agency, Christopherson Travel, at 800-825-3283 (7 a.m. to 6 p.m. MDT) or 303-694-4344
To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please notify Tricia Simmons, at 303-856-1486, of any special accommodations you may require.
The seminar is a relaxed learning experience. Business casual attire and comfortable shoes are recommended for all seminar programs and activities.
October temperatures in Baton Rouge are in the mid-80s, with low 60s at night. Evenings and meeting rooms may be cool, so be sure to pack a sweater or light jacket.
Arts, culture and politics combine to make Baton Rouge a unique and vibrant city. Having undergone a modern day revival, the city offers an art museum, gallery spaces, theaters and restaurants in the heart of downtown. Learn more about Baton Rouge and Louisiana at the state's official travel site.