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2024 NCSL Legislative Summit Agenda

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2024 NCSL Legislative Summit Featured Sessions

Here's a sampling of the exclusive sessions set to take place.

A Healthier Way to View Political Opponents

Professional Development

In the heat of a campaign or an impassioned floor debate, it’s easy to see a political opponent as the enemy. World-renowned brain science expert John Medina shares insights about the wiring that shapes the way we think about political opponents and how we can train ourselves to have a more positive perspective.

Artificial Intelligence Is Here: Are States Ready? 

Technology and Communications

The newest age in the digital revolution has arrived, and states need to prepare. Join preeminent thought leader Jennifer Pahlka as she explores how to harness technology and attract tech talent to reimagine the way government benefits its citizens.

Communicating for Voter Confidence

Elections and Redistricting

What do you need to know about election processes to confidently respond to constituent questions? What worries do you hear about election policies and administration? Join your colleagues to share stories and strategies on communicating accurate information about what happens before, during and after elections. Be prepared to talk, too!

The Future of Education: Creating a Vision for Excellence


What does the future of teaching and learning look like? What's needed, what's possible and what's happening across the country and the world that is innovative, engaging and preparing students for the future of work? Join us as experts lay out a vision for teaching and learning, and the policies and practices that support future-ready students and schools. 

True Crime: Behind the Trends

Law and Public Safety

Crime often grabs the headlines, but what's really going on? Join us for this session to examine the complex and disparate causes and rates of crime. Come hear researchers and criminologists discuss the statistics, trends in crime and how accurate criminal justice data can inform policymaking. 

The Challenges of Reentry and Medicaid

Health and Human Services

People released from jails and prisons are 12 times more likely to die in their first two weeks of freedom, particularly from overdose. Recent federal policy permits states to provide Medicaid benefits up to 90 days pre-release—a change that brings hope for improved long-term outcomes along with complex implementation challenges. Learn how states are connecting Medicaid and state corrections systems to improve care for this population.   

Building an AI-Ready Workforce

Economic Development and Labor

As the future of work rapidly changes, so does the demand for AI-ready and skilled workers. Hear from experts and policymakers on state efforts to create career pathways for every student and promote quality nondegree credentials that lead to the jobs of tomorrow.

Charging Ahead: Strategies for Growing Reliable EV Infrastructure

Natural Resources, Energy and Environment

As more electric vehicles hit the road, how can the nation’s EV charging network meet the growing demand? Join us to learn about efforts to expand charging infrastructure, the impact on the grid and how state legislatures can help ensure a reliable and efficient EV charging system. Hear about funding opportunities to help states achieve these goals.

What Telling Stories Means for Great Policymaking

Professional Development

Stories bring to life important policy issues in ways that other forms of communication cannot. Come learn from an expert how to harness the power of effective storytelling for the strategic benefit of an organization and society as a whole. Learn how to develop your personal storytelling skills as well as build a culture of storytelling in your legislature.