ASLCS Meetings Overview


ASLCS conducts several meetings throughout each year. The following describes each meeting and discusses what types of information is presented.

Spring Meeting

The spring meeting is a meeting for the Society's standing committees and Executive Committee, during which committees work on their projects and programs for the year. This meeting is held over a weekend in April or May. The location of the meeting is chosen by the ASLCS president.

Summer Meeting

The Society's summer meeting is held in association with the NCSL's Legislative Summit. This meeting presents an opportunity for ASLCS to interact with other NCSL committees and staff sections. It is a four-day meeting, in late July or early August.

Fall Professional Development Seminar

Each fall, ASLCS holds its Professional Development Seminar and Annual Meeting. It consists of five days of intensive training and information exchange, designed specifically for legislative clerks and secretaries and their office staff. This meeting usually is held in September or October. The location of the meeting is determined by the ASLCS Site Selection Committee.

Winter Meeting

Since 2003, the winter meeting has been held via conference call for the ASLCS Executive Committee. It usually occurs in mid-December or early January.

Joint Canadian-American Clerk's Conference

The Joint Canadian-American Clerks' Conference is held biennially in odd-numbered years. It is hosted alternately between Canada and the United States. Unlike other Society meetings, participation in this conference is limited to principal clerks and secretaries or to the principal assistant if the clerk or secretary is unable to attend. The meeting typically occurs in August or September. The location is determined by joint recommendation of the ASLCS Canadian/American Relations Committee and the Canadian Association of Clerks-at-the-Table. 


ASLCS Spring Business Meeting
May 5-6, 2023
Palm Springs, California

NCSL Legislative Summit
Aug. 14-16, 2023
Indianapolis, Indiana
ASLCS Professional Development Seminar
Sept. 24-29, 2023
Eugene, Oregon


April 29-30, 2022
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Aug. 1-3, 2022 (ASLCS committees will meet the afternoon of July 31.)
Denver, Colorado
Sept. 18-23, 2022
Little Rock, Arkansas
November 15-16, 2022
Online event


June 4-5, 2021
Joint Canadian-American Meeting - POSTPONED until 2023

NCSL Base Camp
Aug. 3-5, 2021
Online event

Fall Professional Development Seminar
Oct. 3-7, 2021
Portland, Maine

Legislative Summit
Nov. 3-5, 2021
Location TBD


ASLCS Spring Business Meeting - CANCELLED
May 1-2, 2020
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade (Room rate: $149/night)
Cleveland, Ohio

Legislative Summit - CANCELLED
Aug. 10-13, 2020
Indianapolis, Ind.

NCSL Base Camp
Sept. 15-17, 2020
Online event

Fall Professional Development Seminar - POSTPONED until 2021
Sept. 20-24, 2020
Portland, Maine

Staff Breakout Sessions (via Zoom)
Take your networking and problem-solving to the next level! Staff breakout sessions provide a forum where attendees can discuss specific parliamentary situations and administrative challenges. Talk to experienced colleagues, obtain helpful solutions and discuss shared experiences with your colleagues across the country. 
Monday, Sept. 21, 2020: Principals: Contact the ASLCS President to register.
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020: Associates: Contact the NCSL Liaison to register.

The Show Must Go On: Legislative Sessions During a Pandemic
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, 2pm Eastern
Join ASLCS for a panel discussion via Zoom of the particular challenges – including remote participation, public access, and health and safety – involved in managing a legislative session during the COVID-19 crisis. The panelists will discuss their different approaches to these issues and share lessons learned.  
Registration link coming soon!


ASLCS Spring Business Meeting
April 26-27, 2019
Wort Hotel (Room rate: $149/night)
Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Legislative Summit
Aug. 5-8, 2019
Nashville, Tenn.

Joint Canadian-American Meeting
September 3-6, 2019
Concord Holiday Inn (Room rate: $139/night; reference code CAC
Concord, N.H.

Fall Professional Development Seminar
Sept. 22-27, 2019
Renaissance Seattle (Room rate: $229/night)


ASLCS Spring Business Meeting
April 20-22, 2018
Renaissance Charleston Historic District (Room rate: $178/night)
Charleston, S.C.

Legislative Summit
July 30-Aug. 2, 2018
Los Angeles

Fall Professional Development Seminar
Sept. 23-28, 2018
Madison Concourse Hotel (Room rate: $169/night)
Madison, Wisc.


ASLCS Spring Business Meeting
April 21-23, 2017
Intercontinental Hotel (Room rate: $169/night)
Kansas City, Mo.

Legislative Summit
Aug. 6-9, 2017

Fall Professional Development Seminar
Sept. 24-29, 2017
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel (Room rate: $189/night)

Winter Meeting
Dec. 19, 2017
12:30 pm Eastern


ASLCS Spring Business Meeting
April 21-24, 2016
Alexandria, Va.

Legislative Summit
Aug. 8-11, 2016

Fall Professional Development Seminar
Sept. 18-22, 2016


ASLCS Spring Business Meeting
Clearwater, Fla.
May 1-3, 2015

NCSL Legislative Summit
Aug. 3-6, 2015

Fall Professional Development Seminar
Sept. 20-25, 2015
Raleigh, N.C.

Joint Canadian American Meeting
Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2015
Columbus, Ohio

For more information about ASLCS, contact Holly South, NCSL Staff Liaison.