National Association of Legislative Information Technology (NALIT) Professional Development Seminar

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Raleigh skylineRaleigh, North Carolina | Oct. 15-18, 2013

The NALIT Professional Development Seminar brings together state legislative information technology professionals who are interested in advancing the effectiveness and efficiency of state legislatures through technology. The seminar provides a combination of educational sessions, demonstrations and vendor exhibits, and networking opportunities.The agenda offers a mix of technical, policy and management sessions and provides opportunities to share solutions and discuss innovative uses of technology. Speakers combine the knowledge of industry experts and the experience and expertise of legislative information technology staff. Integral to the seminar is the opportunity to compare experiences in roundtable sessions and small group discussions.
 

REGISTRATION

Registration fees are:

  • Legislative staff: $350 early bird (by Sept. 13)
  • Legislative staff: $375 (after Sept. 13)
  • Spouse/guest: $150
  • All others: $450

Three ways to register:

  • Register online 
    Registration online requires a credit card for everyone except legislators and legislative staff. Confirmations will be sent by email, and meeting materials will be mailed.

  • Fax the registration form to 303-364-7811.

  • Onsite Registration
    If you are unable to meet the Oct. 4, 2013, registration deadline, register onsite at the Raleigh Marriott City Center.

Spouse/Guest Registration. The $150 fee includes admission to all scheduled meal functions and evening social events.

Cancellations received in the NCSL Denver office by Oct. 14 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.

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

Each attendee is responsible for making his or her own hotel and travel arrangements. A block of rooms has been reserved at:

**NOTE: The NALIT/NCSL room block is sold out. If you need information about other nearby hotels, please contact pam.greenberg@ncsl.org.
 

500 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Tel: (800) 228-9290 (Please use reference code SLGSLGA)

When arranging hotel accommodations, please indicate that you are attending the NCSL-NALIT conference to receive the negotiated rate of $149 per night (plus tax).

Reservations must be held by one night's room deposit (major credit card guarantee is acceptable). The cut-off date for the negotiated rate is Sept. 23, 2013 or until the room block is sold out, whichever is first.

Visit the Raleigh Marriott City Center to make reservations.

Sessions and Topics 
NALIT's pre-seminar training on Oct. 15 will be an interactive experience--share programming methodologies and share code. Showcase applications developed in your legislature and see others' close-up.

Topics tentatively selected for the seminar include security; electronic bill publishing; member- and chamber-centric applications; mobile technologies; network/server migration and upgrades, including virtualization; project management; content management systems; and paperless initiatives.

You'll also tour the North Carolina legislative building and state capitol, see vendor exhibits, and enjoy networking with your colleagues.

SPONSORS

Megabyte Sponsor
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Other Sponsors


Exhibitors
NALIT exhibits will bring you the latest in information technology products and services for legislatures.

 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Raleigh is served by the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Reservations must be made at least seven days in advance, but make arrangements early for the best rates.

To make flight reservations, call Christopherson Travel at:

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

The hotel does not provide transportation from the airport. Taxi and shuttle services are available at the airport. Estimated fares are $35 (one way).

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

General Information
The seminar is a relaxed learning experience, and business casual attire is recommended for seminar programs and activities.

Raleigh enjoys a mild climate with temperatures reaching the low- to mid-70s in October. Evenings and meeting rooms may be cool, so sweaters and jackets are recommended.

City Information
Raleigh, the capitol of North Carolina, is rich with historic sites and culture. While in town, you can tour the State Capitol, see the North Carolina Museum of Art, visit President Andrew Johnson's birthplace and walk around City Market along the cobblestone streets. For more information, visit Raleigh's travel bureau.