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Aug. 1-3, 2022

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Kevin O’Leary
Missy Franklin
Donna Wahsington
Robyn Benincasa
Curt Stedron
Charlie Cook
Jason Chaffetz
Robert L. Santos
Susan Howard
Molly Bloom
Clint Hurdle
Morgan Ratner

NCSL will livestream seven sessions from the Legislative Summit in Denver. Watch the livestreams on NCSL’s website or Facebook page, courtesy of the Ohio Channel.

Meeting At-A-Glance


8 a.m.-5 p.m.

NCSL Task Forces

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee

1-3:15 p.m.
Executive Committee Subcommittee Meetings

3:30-5:30 p.m.
Full Executive Committee

Exhibit Hall 5-6:30 p.m.

7:30-8:45 a.m.
New Attendee Orientation
Ancillary Groups

8:45-10:15 a.m.
Opening General Session:
Robyn Benincasa | Building World Class Teams: The Essentials of Human Synergy

10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Lunch on own or Select Committee Luncheons

1:30-2:30 p.m.

2:45-3:45 p.m.

4-5 p.m.
General Session
Donna Washington | Using Great Stories for the Greater Good

5-6:30 p.m.
Opening Reception
Brews and Bites

Exhibit Hall 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

7:30-8:45 a.m.
Optional Breakfasts
Ancillary Groups

9-10:15 a.m.
General Session
Curt Stedron | Lessons in Trust: The Christmas Truce of 1914

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Noon-1:15 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Lunch
Salute to Legislative Staff Lunch

1:30-2:30 p.m.

2:45-3:45 p.m.
Sessions / Offsite workshops and tours

4-5 p.m.

Ancillary Groups

States’ Night

Exhibit Hall 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

7:30-8:45 a.m.
Party Breakfasts
Legislative Staff Breakfast
Foundation Coffee Meet & Greet
Ancillary Groups

9-10:15 a.m.
Business Meeting

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Noon-1:15 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Lunch

1:30-2:45 p.m.

Legislative Staff University

3-4:30 p.m.
General Session
Kevin O’Leary | Lessons From a Shark

6:30-9 p.m.
Social Event
Mile High Extravaganza


8 a.m.-5 p.m.

*All meetings will take place at the Colorado Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

Opening Reception

Brews and Bites
Monday, Aug.1

We’d like to treat you to some of our hometown favorites! The Denver Summit kicks off with an opening reception in the Exhibit Hall featuring tastings of craft beers and samplings of locally sourced snacks. Join your friends—old and new—while visiting with our exhibitors.

Mile High Extravaganza
Wednesday, Aug.3

Don’t miss this Mile High closing celebration! Come out to the Sculpture Park at the Performing Arts Complex next to the Convention Center for an extravaganza of entertainment and experiences. Climb a rock wall, throw an axe, thrill to high-flying aerial acts and enjoy Colorado’s own Kory Brunson Band. It’s the Summit's must-attend final event, complete with a fabulous fireworks show! Come dressed for fun!

Social Event
DCPA Denver

Housing and Travel


The deadline to book rooms has passed. Please first register for the meeting. Once you register, you will receive a link in your registration confirmation email to secure your hotel reservation.

ADA Requests
If you require special consideration to accommodate a disability, please specify your request in the ADA section of the hotel reservation process.

Note: The NCSL Housing Bureau DOES NOT contact attendees directly to solicit rates or new reservations. If you are contacted by a vendor who claims to represent NCSL, please notify NCSL.

International attendees: If you plan to bring a delegation or need special assistance, please contact John Mahoney.

Hyatt Regency

650 15th St.

Embassy Suites

1420 Stout St.

AC Hotel by Marriott

750 15th St.

Le Meridien

1475 California St.

Hyatt Place

440 14th St.

Hyatt House

440 14th St.

Hilton Garden Inn

Homewood Suites

550 15th St.

Hampton Inn

550 15th St.

Hilton City Center

1701 California St.

Sheraton Denver Downtown

1550 Court Place

Renaissance Downtown

918 17th St.

Curtis, Doubletree by Hilton

1405 Curtis St.

Grand Hyatt

1750 Welton St.


No hotel shuttles will be provided. Denver International Airport is 24 miles from the Colorado Convention Center. Options to get to downtown Denver include public transit via RTD's A Line to Denver Union Station, taxis or ride app services.


Questions and Answers

Aug. 1-3, 2022, at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver. ;

State legislators, legislative staff, Foundation sponsors, government officials, business representatives, educators and others interested in public policy.

Business casual is the norm for the Legislative Summit. We suggest bringing a light sweater or jacket with you during the day as the rooms are air-conditioned.

The health and safety of meeting attendees is NCSL’s top priority. Attendees are encouraged to familiarize themselves with COVID-19 guidance provided by the CDC and the appropriate state and local public health authorities in areas they are traveling. By attending an NCSL meeting, you agree to follow any onsite health and safety protocols recommended by NCSL, the venue, and local and state governments. Currently, there is not a mask requirement in Denver and NCSL will not require proof of vaccinations or negative tests. NCSL will have disposable masks and hand sanitizer available for attendees.

Sunday, July 31. To attend, please plan to arrive on Saturday, July 30.

States' Night, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, is an opportunity for delegates from each state to discuss the Summit and explore Denver. All events are coordinated by state delegations. Please let us know if your state has organized an event.

Attendees requiring assistance with child care should contact their hotel concierge. There will not be a separate youth program with child care.

Any meetings held during the official hours of the Summit must be approved by NCSL in advance. Events held after normal event hours do not require permission, but NCSL asks to be notified so we can help delegates looking for your event. Please contact us with details about your event.

If you need special accommodations to ensure your complete participation, please contact us.

Denver really is a mile high, but most people don’t even notice the altitude difference. The air is just thinner and dryer. Follow these tips to stay happy and healthy during your visit to Denver: drink plenty of water before your trip and while you’re here, limit your alcohol intake, give your body 24 hours to adjust prior to doing any strenuous exercise, and pack your sunscreen, lip balm and sunglasses!

Please email us so we can assist you!

NCSL is in the process of applying for CLE accreditation with the Colorado Supreme Court. We will have a list of which sessions qualify for CLE by July, and will post them on the agenda.
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