2020 Winter EC/LSCC Meeting

Jan. 17-18, 2020 | Austin

Texas Capitol

The winter meeting of the NCSL Executive Committee and the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee (LSCC) for the 2019-20 conference year will be held Jan. 17-18 in Austin at The Westin Austin Downtown.

Thursday, Jan. 16 | Meetings on this day include:
  • 2020 Super PDS Planning Meeting
  • LSCC Professional Development
Friday, Jan. 17 | Meetings on this day include:
Saturday, Jan. 18 | Meetings on this day include:
  • Subcommittee on Audit and Compliance
  • Focus Group -- Private Sector
  • Focus Group -- Legislators 
  • Budget, Finance and Rules Committee
  • Committee on Outreach and Member Services
  • Subcommittee on the Legislative Institution
  • Subcommittee on State/Federal Policy
  • Full Executive Committee 


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 Wednesday, January 15. After this date, you may register on-site.

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 and $300 for all other attendees

NOTE:  If you haven't already re-activated your account, please start here.  

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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:

Book your group rate for 2020 Winter Executive Committee Meeting.

The Westin Austin Downtown
310 East 5th Street
Austin, TX  78701
Tel: 512-391-2333

If arranging hotel accommodations by phone, please call 800-937-8461 and indicate that you are attending the NCSL Executive Committee Meeting to receive the negotiated rate.

The negotiated group room rate for The Westin Austin Downtown is as follows:

  • $209 per room, per night plus 15.60% tax for single/double occupancy per night 
  • $229 per room, per night plus 15.60% tax for triple occupancy per night
  • $249 per room, per night plus 15.60% tax for quad occupancy per night 

Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m.

A valid credit card is required to secure each individual’s reservation.

The deadline to book housing is Friday, Jan. 3. 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. 

If you need assistance with your housing, please contact Glenda Riebeling.

Reservation Cancellation Policy

Reservations must be cancelled at least three working days prior to arrival in order to avoid a cancellation/no-show fee equal to one night's room and applicable taxes. A cancellation number must also be obtained.

Travel Information

Travel Information

Austin, Texas is served by the Austin-Bergstrom International AIrport (AUS)..

Ground Transportation

The Westin Austin Downtown is located about 20 minutes and 7.7 miles from the Austin-Bergstrom International AIrport (AUS). Estimated Uber fare is between $15-$23 from the airportTransportation options are available online.

Special Needs

To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please contact Jackie Zimmermann at 303-364-7700, ext. 1417, of any special accommodations you may require.

About Austin

Located in Central Texas on the eastern edge of the American Southwest, Austin is the capital of the state of Texas, the Lone Star State. The city dates back to the 1830s, when the first Anglo-American settlers arrived in the area, then part of Mexico. In 1837, settlers founded the village of Waterloo on the banks of the Colorado River, the first permanent settlement in the area. By 1839, Waterloo would adopt the name Austin and the frontier town would become the capital of the Republic of Texas. The City is named for Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas.” Austin’s mild climate allows you to enjoy outdoor activities virtually year round. Austin has 300 days of sunshine a year and an average temperature of 60 degrees in January. For more information on what makes Austin so unique, be sure to visit the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau website.