2018 LINCS Professional Development Seminar

Oct. 10-12, 2018 | Lexington, Ky.

Photo of Lexington, Ky.Join your legislative staff colleagues from across the nation to connect, contribute and collaborate on successful strategies to help you in your career. This year we'll meet in beautiful Lexington, Ky.rated among the top 50 cities by 24/7 Wall St.

The seminar is designed to help attendees share solutions, discuss innovative uses of communication, increase their effectiveness and forge important connections with peers from around the country. The meeting features a blend of classroom experiences, facilitated dialogue and experiential tours. There will also be plenty of time to network with your counterparts from other states.

The Legislative Information and Communications Staff (LINCS) professional development seminar is designed by legislative staff, for legislative staff, and it happens only once a year—don't miss it! 

LINCS is the professional association for those who work in communications in state legislatures. Please visit the LINCS webpage for more information.




Registration InformationRegistration Fees:

$375  - Early Bird (register by Sept. 8)

$450 - Regular (register after Sept. 8) 

*Business, charitable and government attendees are charged different rates. Please click the online registration below to see all rates.

To attend:

Register Now


Confirmations will be sent by email. Deadline to register online is Sept. 22.

Spouse/Guest Registration fee

The guest registration fee of $150 includes social events and meals provided during the meeting.


All cancellations must be emailed to registration@ncsl.org by Oct. 9 to receive a refund, minus a $50 cancellation fee. No on-site cancellations or substitutions are permitted.

Special Accomodations

To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please notify Tricia Simmons at 303-856-1486, of any special accommodations you may require.

Hotel Information

Hotel InformationA block of rooms has been reserved at:

The Hilton Lexington Downtown
369 West Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40507


Book your room


PLEASE NOTE: The LINCS room block at the discounted rate is full.However, rooms are still available.Click on Book your room above to book directly.

A deposit of one night's stay is required to hold your reservation. If you should cancel your reservation, the deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least three (3) business days prior to arrival, and a cancellation number is obtained.

Attendees wishing to extend their hotel reservations beyond the dates of the conference can make reservations, based on availability, by booking their room online over the conference dates, and then call the hotel directly at 859-231-9000 to request an extension. The conference rate cannot be guaranteed for dates prior to or after the meeting, and the market rate may apply.

If you need assistance, please contact Tricia Simmons or Jane Andrade.

Travel Information

Travel InformationLexington, Ky., is served by Blue Grass Airport. The Hilton Lexington Downtown is 5.6 miles from the airport, a quick 13-minute cab, Uber or Lyft ride. Fares range from $12.50-$19 with Uber or Lyft. Click here for additional options. Lexington is an hour and a half drive from Cinicnnati.

NCSL does not cover the cost of travel to the meeting. However, if you need assistance booking air travel, you may contact the NCSL Travel Desk at:

Christopherson Travel

800-825-3283 (7 a.m. to 6 p.m. MDT) or 303-694-4344

City Information

Established in 1775, Lexington, Ky., is in the center of the Bluegrass Region, and is located at interstates 64 and 75 in Fayette County, Ky. To learn more about Lexington, go to Visit Lexington or check out current its current weather.

Join us in this beautiful city, surrounded by gently rolling hills, pasturelands and horses!