Executive Committee & Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee - Spring 2013 Meeting

More information

Meeting details or questions, please contact Deana Blackwood, 303-856-1499 or Shannon McNamara, 303-856-1492

Boston skylineMay 30 - June 1, 2013

The Colonnade Boston Hotel

Boston, Massachusetts

Schedules and special events are being prepared for the Spring Meeting of the NCSL Executive Committee, the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee, certain task forces and working groups.  As soon as agendas are available, they will be posted.  Please check back often for updates and changes.

The Executive Committee Task Force on State and Local Taxation will meet in Boston on Friday. The Executive Committee Task Force on International Affairs will convene on Friday afternoon.  See the "More Information" box to the right and the Preliminary Schedule for times and meeting room assignments.


Registration is important.  Badges and meeting materials are prepared based on the information provided during the registration process.

  • Register Online
    Registration online requires a credit card for attendees who pay a registration fee.  Confirmations will be sent by e-mail, and final meeting materials will be available on site.

Registration Fees
$0 for legislators, legislative staff
$0 for past NCSL presidents and staff chairs
$0 for NCSL Foundation for State
Legislatures Platinum and Gold level sponsors
$0 for spouse/guest
$300 for all other attendees
Spouse/Guest Registration
Necessary for badge preparation, but there is no registration fee required.

Cancellations received in the NCSL Denver office by May 29th 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 meeting begins.

Confirmations will be e-mailed if an address is provided. Letter confirmations will be mailed upon request.



A block of rooms has been reserved at:

       Boston, MA 02116 
      1 (800) 962-3030

Each attendee is responsible for making his or her hotel and travel arrangements.

Negotiated room rate: $239 per night (excluding tax).

Reservations  Make your reservation online or call the  Reservations Department directly at 800-962-3030 and reference the “NCSL Spring Executive Committee Meeting”

Cut-off date for the negotiated rate is Wednesday, May 8th, 2013.
Visit the Boston Colonnade for more information.




Air service to Boston is available through Logan International Airport, located approximately 15 minutes from downtown Boston.  

Flight Information
To make flight reservations through NCSL's travel agency, Christopherson Travel, call:

  • 800-825-3283 or 303-694-4344
    (7 a.m. to 6 p.m. MDT)  

Ground Transportation
Colonnade Hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Logan International Airport - 6 miles. Taxi cost one way is approximately $30. 

  • Alternate transportation: Super Shuttle
  • Search online for private car services in Boston
  • Public Transportation: $2.50/person (one way).  The MBTA or “T” as locals refer to it is the most cost effective way to travel to the hotel.   

The taxi and shuttles are located on the lower level of baggage claim, or outside of customs. The MBTA complementary bus to get to the subway station is also located on the lower level.

Weather Information
Average temperatures for month of May are highs in the mid-60ºs and lows of 50º.

Special Needs
To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please notify Shannon McNamara at 303.364.7700, ext. 1492, of any special accommodations you may require.

City Information
Boston, first incorporated as a town in 1630, and as a city in 1822, is one of America's oldest cities, with a rich economic and social history. What began as a homesteading community eventually evolved into a center for social and political change. Boston has since become the economic and cultural hub of New England.  For more information, please visit the Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau.