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ASLCS 2024 Professional Development Seminar

  • Sunday, September 29, 2024
    8:00 AM 12:00 PM ET
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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 from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 in Manchester, N.H.  

The meeting brings 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. 

The theme is Maintaining Legislative Decorum and Mental Health in a Disruptive Environment. 

Former track and field star Charles Clark will deliver this year’s keynote on motivation, resilience and a healthy mindset. Also on the agenda are sessions on parliamentary procedure, chamber security and decorum, and artificial intelligence; 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 autumn in New England. 

Thank you to 2024 seminar sponsors  International Roll-Call  and  Propylon.  


Sunday, Sept. 29  

Monday, Sept. 30  

Tuesday, Oct. 1  

Wednesday, Oct. 2  

Thursday, Oct. 3  

2030 Mason’s Manual Commission 
(8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) 



Registration and Information Desk 
(7:30-8:30 a.m.) 

Breakfast to Go 
(8-8:30 a.m.) 

Buses to Concord
(8:30 a.m.) 

Registration and Information Desk 
(8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 

(8-9 a.m.) 

Information Desk 

(8-9 a.m.) 
Sponsored by Thomson Reuters  

Breakfast and Business Meeting 
(8:45-9:30 a.m.) 

Welcome to the Statehouse
(9:15 a.m.) 

Plenary Session 
(10-11:40 a.m.) 

Plenary: Charles Clark  
(9-10:15 a.m.) 

Concurrent Sessions (2) 
(10:30-11:45 a.m.) 

“A” Committees 
 (9-9:45 a.m.) 

“B” Committees 
(10-10:45 a.m.) 

“C” Committees 
(11-11:45 a.m.) 

Executive Committee 
(9:30-11 a.m.) 

Nominating Committee 
(Noon-2 p.m.) 

Lunch – State House Cafeteria 
(11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.) 

Lunch & Business Meeting  
(Noon to 1:30 p.m.) 
Sponsored by IRC  

Lunch on Your Own 
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Pin Contest Count  
Noon to 12:30 p.m. 

Meeting Adjourned 

Registration and Information Desk 
(1-6 p.m.) 

Executive Committee 
(2-3:30 p.m.) 

Internal Audit Committee 
(immediately following) 

Staff Breakouts 
(1:15-2:40 p.m.) 

Optional Tours / New Member Deep Dive  
(2:45-3:30 p.m.) 

Buses to Meredith  
(3:35-4:40 p.m.) 

Comm. Chair Transition 
(1:45-2:15 p.m.) 

International Clerks Presentation 
(2:30-3:45 p.m.) 

Concurrent Sessions (2) 
(1:15-2:30 p.m.) 

Special Committees  
(2:45-3:30 p.m.) 


New Attendee Mixer  
(4-5:30 p.m.) 

Opening Night Reception
Currier Museum of Art 
(6-8 p.m.) 

Hobo Train Ride and Dinner 
(5-7 p.m.) 

Return to Manchester 
(7:30 p.m.) 

Legislative Expo 
(4-5:30 p.m.) 
Sponsored by EY  

Evening on Your Own 

President’s Reception  
(6-7 p.m. | 9-10 p.m.) 
Sponsored by Propylon  

State Dinner
(7-10 p.m.) 


Charles Clark is one of the nation’s top resilience and mental health motivational speakers. He’s also an author and three-time NCAA track and field champion. 

A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree Manchester Downtown. Reservations can be made through our reservations line (603-625-1000) or via the booking link: NCSL - 2024 ASLCS Professional Development Seminar.  


300 Elm St. 
Manchester, NH 03101 

The Doubletree is located 10 miles from the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) Airport. Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is just an hour away by car; bus service is also available between Logan and North Londonderry, New Hampshire via Concord Coach Lines . North Londonderry is about 15 minutes from the hotel. 

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. 27, 2024 

Register online. Online registration deadline: Sept. 11.

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

You must first log in to the NCSL site. The legislative staff ticket type will have the “bill to state” link inside that field. On the next page, you may choose 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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