2014 Professional Development Seminar | American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS)


Oct. 5–10, 2014 | Baton Rouge, La.

Graphic of the Baton Rouge Capitol, jazz musician and state silhouettes, and a bridge.This year the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS) will hold its 48th Annual Professional Development Seminar in Baton Rouge, La.

The ASLCS seminar is the premier training opportunity that brings together participants from across the country and internationally to learn important skills and procedures, build relationships and bring home new tools and ideas aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of America’s state legislatures.

This year's seminar will be held at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge, La.






Registration Information Registration fees are:
Legislative staff: $325
Spouse or guest: $195
All others: $500

Three ways to register:

  • Register Online
    Requires a credit card for everyone except legislators and legislative staff. Deadline to register online is Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.
  • Fax the printable registration form to 303-364-7811.
  • Onsite Registration
    If you can't make the registration deadline of Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, onsite registration will be available at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center beginning Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014.

Spouse and Guest Registration:
The $195 fee includes admission to all scheduled meal functions and evening social events. This fee must be paid in full at the time of registration.

All's Fair: Love, War and Politics—Day Rate Registration:
If you would like to attend only this special presentation by James Carville and Mary Matalin on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, fax this printable day rate registration form to 303-364-7811.

Breakfast and keynote session: $65

Click To Register

Cancellations received in the NCSL Denver office by Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee. Cancellations must be made in writing and faxed to 303-364-7811 or emailed to registration@ncsl.org. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after the conference begins.

Confirmations will be emailed if an address is provided. Letter confirmations will be mailed on request.

Meeting materials will be sent by postal mail.

Hotel Information

Hotel InformationThe Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center is SOLD OUT. Attendees may make their hotel reservation at the Hotel Indigo, located directly across the street from the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. 

The deadline to make your hotel reservation for the PDS at the Hotel Indigo is Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. After that date, our room rate of $139 (plus tax and fees) per night single/double cannot be guaranteed. Reservations must be held by a credit card.

Hotel Indigo
200 Convention Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70801

Book your room

Each attendee is responsible for making his or her hotel and travel arrangements.

If arranging hotel accommodations by phone, please reference the National Conference of State Legislatures group rate of $139/night to receive the negotiated rate per night.

Cancellations: Room reservations at the Hotel Indigo must be cancelled 24 hours before the arrival date.

Learn more about the Hotel Indigo

Travel Information

Travel InformationBaton Rouge is served by the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport and the airport is approximately 8 miles from the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center.

Another option is to fly into the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The airport is approximately 81 miles from the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center.

Transport to the hotel from Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport: The Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center will provide complimentary transportation from Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport to the hotel. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes, picking up guests on the hour and half hour.

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport offers five shuttle services to Baton Rouge. For information about these services, to get price quotes or to make reservations, you can contact the shuttle services.

Taxis also serve Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. Taxi service is approximately $30 one way.

Transport to the hotel from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport: Tiger Airport Shuttle provides service to and from Baton Rouge. For information about their services, to get price quotes or to make reservations, visit their website or call 225-333-8167.

Assistance Booking Air Travel: Christopherson Travel at 800-825-3283 (7 a.m. to 6 p.m. MDT) or 303-694-4344

Car Rental: Both airports have a variety of car rentals. Guest valet parking is available at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center for $16/day, plus tax.

Special Needs: To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please notify Joanne Stroud at 303-364-7700, ext. 1538, of any special accommodations you may require.

Photo of Houmas Plantation house with water, bridge and flowers in the foreground.About Baton Rouge: Louisiana’s capital city is located on a protective bluff upriver from the Mississippi River Delta. With a population of 230,058, Baton Rouge is the second largest city in the state. This college city hosts Louisiana State University, Southern University and three other institutions, whose students make up some 20 percent of the city population. The greater metropolitan area of Baton Rouge has a population of 815,298 people. The city is a major industrial, petrochemical, medical and research center of the American South.

Photo of shrimp on a  plate.Baton Rouge has a colorful history, which is reflected in its cuisine and architecture, both a blend of Creole and Cajun, topped with Italian, German, Spanish, Caribbean and Greek flavorings. French explorers named the site of the city, Baton Rouge or “red stick” in French, on viewing a red cypress pole erected by local tribes to mark the boundary between their hunting grounds.

The Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center—the only historical hotel in the city—is located downtown, walking distance from many attractions: the State Capitol, the old State Capitol, The Shaw Center for the Arts, the Baton Rouge River Center, Louisiana Arts and Science Museum and the Louisiana State Museum. For more information, go to Visit Baton Rouge.

October temperatures range from a balmy, average high of 81°F to an average low of 58°F, with an average of 4.7 inches of rain during the month.