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ASLCS 2023 Professional Development Seminar

  • Sunday, September 24, 2023
    • In-Person Event
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The American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS) is hosting its annual professional development seminar for principal clerks and secretaries and their staffs.  

This year’s meeting takes place in Eugene, Ore., and aims to bring together U.S. and international participants to learn important skills and procedures, build relationships, and take away new tools and ideas to enhance the effectiveness of state legislatures. 

Also on the agenda are sessions on parliamentary procedure, leadership, interoffice communications and managing up; breakout sessions for principals and associates; the Legislative Expo; and meetings of the standing committees and special committees.  

In addition, our hosts are planning an array of social events to allow attendees to network with their counterparts from other states while experiencing the best of the Pacific Northwest!  

Sunday, Sept. 24

8 a.m.-1 p.m. 2030 Mason’s Manual Commission
1-6 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk

1-3 p.m. Nominating Committee
3-4:30 p.m. Executive Committee
Immediately following Internal Audit Committee
4:30-6 p.m. New Attendee Mixer
Sponsored by Xcential
6-7:30 p.m. Opening Night Reception
9 p.m.-Midnight Hospitality Suite

Monday, Sept. 25

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Sponsored by Sliq

9:30-11 a.m. Plenary Session: Eric Bailey
11:15-11:45 a.m. Comm. Chair Transition
Lunch on your own
1:15-2:15 p.m.  International Clerks
2:30-3:30 p.m. Staff Breakouts (9)

Load buses 5 p.m.

6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Winery Tour & Reception
9 p.m.-Midnight Hospitality Suite

Tuesday, Sept. 26

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk

8-9 a.m. Breakfast
Sponsored by Thomson Reuters
9:15-10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (2)
11:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Business Meeting
Sponsored by IRC
2-3 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (2)
3:15-4:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (2)

Load buses 5 p.m.

6-9:00 p.m.

Autzen Stadium Club University of Oregon

9 p.m.-Midnight Hospitality Suite

Wednesday, Sept. 27

8-9 a.m.
  • Information Desk
  • Coffee and Pastries
9-10:15 a.m.

Plenary Session: Mason’s

10:30-11:15 a.m.

“A” Committees (4 rooms)

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lunch-5th Street

1:30-2:15 p.m.

“B” Committees (4 rooms)

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Staff Breakouts (9)

4-5:30 p.m.

Legislative Expo and Reception

Dinner on your own

President’s Dinner

9 p.m.-Midnight

2024 PDS Hospitality Suite

Thursday, Sept. 28

8-9 a.m.
  • Information Desk
  • Breakfast
9:15-10 a.m. “C” Committees (3)
10:15-11:30 a.m. Plenary Session: Curt Stedron
Lunch on your own
1:15-2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (2)

3-3:45 p.m. Special Committees (2)
6-7 p.m.

President’s Reception
Sponsored by Propylon

7-10 p.m.

State Dinner

10 p.m.-Midnight

Hospitality Suite

Friday, Sept. 29

8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Coffee and Pastries
  • Business Meeting
9:30 a.m.-Noon Executive Committee
  • Eric Bailey, a bestselling author and president of Bailey Strategic Innovation Group, one of the country’s fastest-growing communication consulting firms. 
  • Curt Stedron, director of the NCSL Legislative Training Institute.  

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Graduate Eugene. Reservations can be made through our reservations line, 844-888-4723 (use booking code 092323NCSL), or via the booking link: NCSL - 2023 ASLCS Professional Development Seminar


  • 66 E. Sixth Ave., Eugene, OR 97401 

Group Rate 

  • $169/night. The group rate will be honored three days pre- and post-meeting, depending on room availability.  

Hotel Reservation Deadline 

  • Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023

The Graduate is located 10 miles from the Eugene (EUG) Airport. Aside from Eugene, the closest airports are Portland (PDX; 123 miles), Redmond (RDM; 128 miles) and Medford (MFR; 165 miles). Amtrak service to Eugene is also available. 

Registration Deadline

  • Sept. 8, 2023

PDS Registration Bill to State Instructions (only available for legislative staff)

Please Note: To Bill to State, you must login to the NCSL site. Then, click Register Now below. Select the ticket type, State Legislative Staff for example, then select the yellow link inside that field. On the next page, you may choose yourself from the list of legislative staff in your state and fill out the billing information. Then click “Register selected contacts” from the top of the page.

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