Spring 2014 Executive Committee Meeting in Anchorage


May 29-31, 2014

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

Agendas and special events are being prepared for the Spring Meeting of the NCSL Executive Committee and the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee for the meeting in Anchorage, Alaska. Check back often for frequent updates.


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 Friday, May 23, 2014.

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


Registration Fees

$0 for legislators, legislative staff
$0 for past NCSL presidents and staff chairs
$0 for NCSL Foundation for State Legislatures Platinum, Gold and Silver level sponsors
$0 for first adult guest registered
$100 for each additional guest
$300 for all other attendees

Due to the anticipated size of meeting attendance in Anchorage, a guest registration fee of $100 will be charged for each guest in addition to the first, free registered guest.  The fee will cover the costs associated with the social events on Friday and Saturday.  You will be invoiced for the balance due upon completion of reigstration.

Name badges are required for all events.

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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 303-364-7811. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after the conference begins.

Hotel Information

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at:
The Captain Cook Hotel
939 W. 5th Ave., Anchorage, Alaska 99501 | 1-800-843-1950

Book your room

Each attendee is responsible for making his or her hotel and travel arrangements. The negotiated group rate is $190.

Hotel reservations must be cancelled 24 hours in advance to avoid penalites.

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

The Captain Cook hotel is SOLD OUT of rooms in the NCSL block for Friday, May 30, and is approaching capacity for Saturday, May 31.  

We are happy to add your name to the Captain Cook waitlist, however, please make reservations elsewhere to ensure you have a place to stay in Anchorage.  We will notify you before May 22 if we are able to accommodate you at the Captain Cook.  To request that your name be added to the waitlist, please email Stacy Householder with your name, your date of arrival and your date of departure.


If you are unable to book at the Captain Cook, please make hotel reservations on your own at one of the following nearby hotels:

Anchorage Marriott Downtown 
820 W 7th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

Anchorage Hilton
500 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa
401 E 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

 The cut-off date for the negotiated rate at the Captain Cook hotel is Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

Travel Information

Travel InformationAnchorage is served by the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, which is located less than 10 miles from the Captain Cook Hotel downtown. It is approximately $20 from the airport to the hotel by taxi.

If you need assistance booking air travel:
Christopherson Travel
800-825-3283 (7 a.m. to 6 p.m. MDT) or 303-694-4344

Ground Transportation
From Anchorage Airport: Cabs and shuttle services are available for reasonable fares at most hours of the day or night.  Shuttle service is located outside of the Alaska Airways bagge claim area. Travel time from the airport to the hotel is approximately 15 minutes.


City Information
Anchorage is a unique, year-round destination with once-in-a-lifetime experiences, a place where young spirits and adventurous souls come to play. Step foot on a glacier, fish for king salmon, hike to a mountain vista,  fly out to Mount McKinley, cruise in comfort through Prince William Sound and enjoy hip, metropolitan amenities with frontier flair. Tap into your sense of adventure!  For more information, visit the official Anchorage Alaska travel information site or the Alaska Vacation and Travel Information site.

Kenai Fjords logoKenai Fjords Tours offers Alaska’s most popular wildlife and glacier cruises. Kenai Fjords Tours is offering our group a 15 percent discount on three of their most popular tours through June 5, 2014.  All tours depart daily from Seward. See the website for more information, and to book online.