May 11-12, 2018 | Denver
The spring meeting of the NCSL Executive Committee and the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee for the 2017-18 conference year was held May 11-12 in Denver at the JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek hotel. Here is the agenda.
Thursday, May 10 | Meetings on this day include:
- Smart Communities Foundation Partnership
- Task Force on Agriculture (evening)
- Task Force on Cybersecurity (evening)
- Task Force on Insurance (afternoon)
Friday, May 11 | Meetings on this day include:
Saturday, May 12 | Meetings on this day include:
- NCSL Staff Presentations
- Full Executive Committee (including the Member Outreach and Communications Subcommittee and the Budget, Finance and Rules Committee)
- Task Force on Agriculture (morning)
Requires a credit card for those who are required to pay a fee. Confirmations will be sent by email. Deadline to register online is Wednesday, May 9. After this date, you may register on-site.
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 and
$300 for all other attendees
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.
A block of rooms has been reserved at:
JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek
150 Clayton Lane
Denver, CO 80206
Please reference the NCSL Spring Executive Committee Meeting.
The negotiated group room rates for the JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek hotel are as follows:
- $219 for single/double, plus occupancy tax of 14.75 percent per night.
- $229 for triple, plus occupancy tax of 14.75 percent per night.
- $239 for quad, plus occupancy tax of 14.75 percent per night.
Check in time is 3 p.m. and check out time is 12 p.m.
A valid credit card is required to secure each individual’s reservation.
Book your room here.
The deadline to book housing is Friday, April 13. Please book your rooms as soon as possible as the rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are limited in supply. To ensure availability at the negotiated group rate, please book before this date.
Attendees are responsible for making his or her own hotel and travel arrangements.
Directions and transportation to the JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek hotel.
If you need assistance with your housing, please contact Glenda Riebeling.
Reservation Cancellation Policy
Reservations must be cancelled three days (72 hours) in advance of check-in in order to not be charged a cancellation fee (equal to one night’s stay + tax). A cancellation number must also be obtained.
If arranging hotel accommodations by phone, please indicate that you are attending the NCSL Executive Committee meeting to receive the negotiated rate.
Denver is served by the Denver International Airport (DIA).
The JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek hotel is located about 24 miles from Denver International Airport (DIA). Transportation options are available online at the Denver International Airport (DIA) website.
To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please contact Tricia Simmons at 303-364-7700, ext. 1486, of any special accommodations you may require.
Denver, the capital of Colorado, is an American metropolis dating to the Old West era. Larimer Square, the city’s oldest block, features landmark 19th-century buildings. Museums include the Denver Art Museum, an ultramodern complex known for its collection of indigenous works, and the mansion of famed Titanic survivor Molly Brown. Denver is also a jumping-off point for ski resorts in the nearby Rocky Mountains. Denver typically has 300 days of sunshine.
Local boosters named the frontier mining camp on the South Platte River "Denver" after Kansas Territorial Governor James Denver in hopes of gaining political favor. Unfortunately, Denver had retired by the time they named the town. There were originally three separate towns, with three separate names, where Denver now stands. In 1859, the other names were dropped in return for a barrel of whiskey to be shared by all. Fittingly enough, the first permanent structure in Denver was a saloon.
By an amazing stroke of good luck, the 13th step on the west side of the Colorado State Capitol Building is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level - one mile high. In Denver's rarified air, golf balls go 10 percent farther. So do cocktails. Alcoholic drinks pack more of a punch than at sea level. The Mile High City is also extremely dry, so it is a good idea to drink more water than usual. With less water vapor in the air at this altitude, the sky really is bluer in Colorado.
Denver is near the mountains, not in them. The Mile High City is located on high rolling plains, 12 miles east of the "foothills," a series of gentle mountains that climb to 11,000 feet. Just beyond is the "Front Range of the Rocky Mountains," a series of formidable snowcapped peaks that rise to 14,000 feet. Denver might not be in the mountains, but the mountains still dominate the city. The picturesque mountain panorama from Denver is 140 miles long. There are 200 visible named peaks including 32 that soar to 13,000 feet and above.
For more information on planning your visit to Denver, please visit the official travel site.
The average Denver high temperature for May is 72°F and the average low temperature is 42°F.