2019 LINCS Professional Development Seminar


Oct. 23-25, 2019 | Kansas City, Mo.

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 the Heart of America—Kansas City, Mo.—aka the City of Fountains and BBQ Capital.

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 Information

Registration Fees:

$375: Early Bird (register by Sept. 27)

$450: Regular (register after Sept. 27) 

*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 Oct 4.

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. 22 to receive a refund, minus a $50 cancellation fee. No on-site cancellations or substitutions are permitted.

Special Accommodations

To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please notify Megan MacKenzie of any special accommodations you may require.

Hotel Information

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at:

21c Museum Hotel
219 W. Ninth St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

888-511-0078 or 816-443-4200

All sessions will take place at the 21c Museum Hotel. The deadline for reserving a room at the discounted rate has passed and the group block has sold out. However, you can call the hotel directly at 816-443-4200 to book a room at the market rate.

If you need assistance, please contact Megan MacKenzie or Jane Andrade.

Travel Information

Travel Information

Kansas City, Mo., is served by the Kansas City International Airport. The 21c Museum Hotel is 19 miles from the airport, about a 30-minute cab, Uber or Lyft ride. Fares are approximately $30 for Uber or Lyft. 

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

Known for jazz, barbecue, the World War I Museum, Historic Power and Light Building and more, Kansas City is in the heart of the "New Midwest."