NCSL Events Mobile App

11/2/2018

Get Ready for Forum

The mobile app for the 2019 NCSL Capitol Forum is now available. If you've already downloaded the NCSL Events app from Apple or Google Play, just locate the meeting under upcoming events and download it.

View of the NCSL appIf you've not yet downloaded the NCSL Events app, read below for more information.

Overview

The NCSL Events app lets you keep track of NCSL meetings and events, including the Legislative Summit, NCSL Capitol Forum, some staff association professional development seminars and other meetings.

It features a full agenda of sessions, list of speakers, areas for notes and a meeting/personal calendar synced with your mobile device.

The app  is available for Apple and Android devices as well as an HTML5 version for use with a browser. The new app replaces the NCSL app that was used for the past three years.

There are four ways to get the app:

  • Search for NCSL Events in the Apple or Android stores and then download the app.
  • Follow the links below from your device to download the app.
  • Scan the QR code below with your device and be taken directly to the correct store.
  • If you do not have an iOS or Android device or simply prefer the app on a browser, you can go to this HTML5 version.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, you will see a logo and the title of the meeting. Tap on the item.

You will now see a series of photos or tiles that you can tap to access the information. Once you have downloaded the app and the individual meeting you plan to attend, you do not need connectivity to use the app on Apple and Android devices. You will need to connect to wireless to update any changes to the app. If you choose to use the HTML5 version on a browser, you will need connectivity any time you use the app.

Here is a rundown on the key functions. Note that not all the functions are available for every meeting depending upon the size and complexity of the event:

Sessions: This area lists all the sessions for the meeting by day. Touch the day for the sessions you want to review. You also can search each day’s sessions in the Search field at the top of the page. You also can use the Filter function at the top right of the page to search for sessions by topic areas. Both the Search and Filter functions will search each day as you move through the days of the meeting. 

My Schedule: This is the area where you save the sessions you want to attend or add personal items to your schedule. You add sessions to My Schedule by tapping on the calendar icon at the top of every session. Once you are in the My Schedule area you can add a personal item to the calendar by clicking on the + sign at the bottom of the page. If you grant permission when prompted, the app will automatically also add the session or personal schedule item to the calendar on your device.

Social media: Tiles for Twitter, Facebook and YouTube allow you to see meeting-related posts during the Summit.

Document Center: This area lets you see all the materials connected to sessions that have been uploaded to the app.

Download Links

Download HTML5 Version for Browsers