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LocationMake plans to join your legislative colleagues this September
for an informative and exceptional learning experience. NCSL’s Leadership Staff Section (LSS) and the Legislative Information and Communication Staff Section (LINCS) will come together in the Research Triangle park of Raleigh, North Carolina to connect, contribute and collaborate on successful strategies to help you in your legislative staff career.

The LSS and LINCS Professional Development Seminar is an annual event for both  groups, designed to help attendees share solutions, discuss innovative uses of communication, increase the effectiveness of legislative staff and forge important connections with peers from around the country.

LSS provides a forum for state legislative employees who are leadership staff. LINCS brings together those who are responsible for public information, media relations and civic education services. This Professional Development Seminar is designed by legislative staff, for legislative staff, and it happens only once a year— don’t miss it!  


Registration fees are:

  • Boot Camp: $125
  • Early Bird Registration: $350—received before Aug. 8, 2010 (staff and legislators)
  • Legislative staff: $375 after Aug. 8, 2010 
  • Spouse/guest: $125
  • One day fee: $150
  • All others: $500

Three ways to register:

  • Register online
    Registration online requires a credit card for everyone except legislators and legislative staff. Confirmations will be sent by e-mail, and meeting materials will be mailed. Online registration will be open until Aug. 31, 2010.
  • Fax the registration form to 303-364-7811 
  • Onsite Registration
    If you are unable to meet the Aug. 31, 2010, registration deadline, you must register onsite at the Marriott City Center.

Spouse/Guest Registration. The $125 fee includes admission to all scheduled meal functions and evening social events. The fee must be paid in full at registration. NCSL cannot bill for spouse/guest registration fees.

Cancellations received in the NCSL Denver office by September 7 will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee. Cancellations must be made in writing and faxed to 303-364-7811. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after the conference begins.

Confirmations will be e-mailed if an address is provided. Letter confirmations will be mailed upon request.



A block of rooms has been reserved at:

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

Please make your hotel reservations online or
directly with the Marriott by phone at 1-919-833-1120. Enter or mention the group code LEGLEGA to receive the contracted room rate of $145 single or double, plus 13.75% tax. Reservations must be held by a one night’s room deposit (credit card guarantee is acceptable).

The deadline for making hotel reservations is Aug. 16, 2010. After that, reservations will be accepted at the seminar rate based on room availability.



Airline discounts are available through Christopherson Business Travel, NCSL’s official travel headquarters. Airline reservations
should be made at least seven days in advance. Christopherson Business Travel maintains a 24-hour toll-free line for changes and emergencies.

To make flight reservations, call Christopherson Business Travel at:

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

The Marriott City Center does not offer shuttle service from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Taxis are available for approximately $35 one way. SuperShuttle, (800-258-3826), is $14 per person. There is also on-site parking at the hotel for $12.00/day.

Special Needs
To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please notify Stacy Householder at 303-364-7700, ext. 1352, of any special accommodations you may require.

The LSS and LINCS Seminar features a blend of classroom experiences, facilitated dialogue, experiential tours and all-important down-time, when staff
have the opportunity to build personal and professional connections with their peers.