2016 Spring Executive Committee meeting | Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minn. | May 20-21, 2016

Minneapolis imageThe Executive Committee and Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee will convene in Minneapolis for the spring meeting on Saturday, May 21. Agendas and social events are being prepared. Please check back often for the most current information on meetings of the NCSL Executive Committee, the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee, Executive Committee Task Forces and NCSL Foundation Partnerships.

The meeting will be held May 20-21 in Minneapolis at the Hilton Hotel. The preliminary agenda lists the Executive Committee, LSCC and task force meetings.

Please refer carefully to the most current agenda (see above) and following guidelines when planning your travel.

Friday, May 20: Meetings on this day include:

  • Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee: If you have questions about which committees you serve on, please contact Shannon McNamara or refer to the LSCC Member Roster Web page for your assignment.  Please note that following the Full LSCC meeting on Friday, from 3-4:30 p.m., there will be an overview and LSCC Discussion of Civil Discourse Training with Ted Celeste.  All LSCC members are invited to participate.
  • NCSL Executive Committee Task Force on Immigration: The Task Force on Immigration will meet independently in the morning, and jointly in the afternoon with the Task Force on International Relations. If you are unsure if you are a member, please see the committee roster for membership details.
  • NCSL Executive Committee Task Force on International Relations: The Task Force on International Relations will meet independently in the morning, and jointly in the afternoon with the Task Force on Immigration. If you are unsure if you are a member, please see the committee roster for membership details.
  • The NCSL Foundation Partnership on Retirement Security will meet on Friday afternoon.

Saturday, May 21Meetings on this day include:

  • The NCSL Compensation Study Group will meet from 8-10 a.m. for a working breakfast.
  • NCSL Task Force on Cyber Security will meet from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • The Full Executive Committee will meet on Saturday, May 21. The Member Outreach and Communications Committee and the Budget, Finance and Rules Committee also will meet on Saturday, May 21.  Please refer to the committee rosters for the current membership information.


Registration Information

Requires a credit card for those who are required to pay a fee. Confirmations will be sent by email. Deadline to register online is Thursday, May 12.

  • Online Registration 
    If you can't make the registration cut-off, onsite registration will be available.

Registration Fees

Free for legislators, legislative staff
Free for past NCSL presidents and staff chairs
Free for NCSL Foundation for State Legislatures Platinum, Gold and Silver level sponsors
Free for first adult guest registered
$300 for all other attendees

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Cancellations received in the NCSL Denver office will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee. Cancellations must be made in writing and faxed to 303-364-7800. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after the conference begins.

Hotel Information

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at:

The Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2440
Phone: 612-376-1000

The deadline to book housing is Wednesday, April 27. To ensure availability at the negotiated group rate of $135 (plus taxes/fees), please book before this date.

Each attendee is responsible for making his or her hotel and travel arrangements. The negotiated group rates are as follows:

Single occupancy: $135 (plus taxes/fees)
Double occupancy: $135 (plus taxes/fees)
Triple occupancy: $145 (plus taxes/fees)
Quadruple occupancy: $155 (plus taxes/fees)

To confirm a sleeping room within NCSL's Room Block, the reservation must be secured with a valid credit card provided by the guest, along with a first night's deposit, refundable up to 24 hours in advance of your event date.

Checks and major credit cards are acceptable to establish prepayment. All credit cards used to prepay the room deposit will be charged immediately. 

If arranging hotel accommodations by phone, please indicate that you are attending the NCSL Executive Committee meeting to receive the negotiated rate.

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Travel Information

Travel Information

One-of-a-kind attractions. Tax-free shopping. Nationally praised dining. World-class theater. Museums galore. Green space. In Minneapolis-Saint Paul, you get two cities for the price of one.

With 30 theater venues, more than 10 dance companies, 30 classical music groups and nearly 60 museums, it’s no wonder Minneapolis has been called the Midwest’s cultural capital. And it’s not just numbers that impress, but what’s inside. Find paintings by van Gogh at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, catch a Broadway show at the Orpheum Theatre, or enjoy the melodic sounds played at the newly renovated Orchestra Hall.

For more information on all that Minneapolis has to offer, visit the Twin Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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