2014 NALIT Professional Development Seminar


Santa Fe | Oct. 14-17, 2014

New Mexico RoundhouseThe 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 fees are:

Registration Information- Early bird (through Sept. 12): $350
- Post early bird rate for legislative staff: $375
- Spouse/guest: $150
- All others: $450

Two ways to register:

Register Online
Requires a credit card for everyone except legislators and legislative staff. Confirmations will be sent by email. The deadline to register online is Oct. 3.



Register onsite
If you are unable to meet the registration deadline, onsite registration will be available at the Inn and Spa at Loretto beginning Oct. 14.

If you prefer a printed form for registration, please contact Pam Greenberg.

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

Cancellations received in the NCSL Denver office by Oct. 13 will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee. Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed or faxed to 303-364-7811. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after the conference begins.

Hotel Information

Hotel InformationThe seminar will be held at the Inn and Spa at Loretto. (Some  sessions or events may be held at other locations where specified.) The Inn and Spa at Loretto is located in the heart of Santa Fe, near the Palace of the Governors, one block from historic Santa Fe Plaza and within walking distance of the State Capitol. The hotel was named on Travel + Leisure's list of World's Best Hotels.

A block of rooms has been reserved at:
Inn and Spa at Loretto
211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 1-866-582-1646 (Please use group code G0H2IJ)

When arranging hotel accommodations, please indicate that you are attending the NCSL-NALIT conference to receive the negotiated rate of $88 per night OR the prevailing government per diem rate (plus tax).

Please note: Rooms at the Inn and Spa at Loretto are now sold out. NCSL has arranged for an overflow hotel, the new Drury Plaza Hotel. The Drury is about a 5-10 minute walk from the Inn and Spa at Loretto. You may book reservations at the Drury online or call 800-378-7946 and mention that that you are attending the NCSL-NALIT conference to receive the negotiated rate of $88 per night.  The block is open 3 days pre and post meeting. The deadline for reservations at the Drury is Oct. 3.

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

If arranging hotel accommodations by phone, please ask for the NCSL 2014 NALIT Professional Development Seminar group rate (group code G0H2IJ) to receive the negotiated rate per night.

Travel Information

Travel InformationSanta Fe is served by the Albuquerque International Sunport Airport and the Santa Fe Municipal Airport. The Inn and Spa at Loretto is approximately 68 miles from the Albuquerque International Sunport Airport and 9 miles from the Santa Fe Municipal Airport. Most travelers fly in to Albuquerque and take a shuttle or rental car to Santa Fe.

Ground transportation
The Albuquerque airport provides the following information about shuttle service between Albuquerque and Santa Fe: 

 Sandia Shuttle Express
 Telephone: (505) 242-0302 or (888) 775-5696 (toll free)
 Shuttle between Albuquerque International Sunport and Santa Fe. The Sandia Shuttle Express has 30 trips daily with pick-up and drop-off at all hotels.

 RoadRunneR Shuttle & Charter
 Telephone: (505) 424-3367
 Daily Door to Door Shared Ride Shuttle and Private Ride Charters from the Albuquerque International Sunport to  Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Espanola and Surrounding Areas.

If you need assistance booking air travel:
Christopherson Travel
800-825-3283 (7 a.m. to 6 p.m. MDT) or 303-694-4344

Special Needs
To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please notify Pam Greenberg at 303-856-1413, 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. Please bring comfortable shoes for the walks from the hotels and to the Capitol.

Temperatures in Santa Fe can be in the 60s and 70s in October. Evenings and meeting rooms may be cool, so sweaters and jackets are recommended.

The seminar will include tours and briefings at the New Mexico State Capitol. Read more about the Capitol building in "A Roundhouse of Art," from NCSL's Oct./Nov. 2012 State Legislatures magazine.

City Information
The official travel site of Santa Fe calls the city "a magical, exuberant, colorful journey at any time of year." Santa Fe is also the oldest capital city in the United States. Santa Fe's galleries, museums, shopping and restaurants reflect the multicultural character of the city.



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