2019 NALIT Professional Development Seminar


Idaho capitol

Boise, Idaho | Oct. 1-4, 2019

The National Association of Legislative Information Technology (NALIT) Professional Development Seminar (PDS) 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, tours and briefings by our host state at the Idaho State Capitol, legislative showcases 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 Information

Registration fees are:

  • Early bird rate for legislative staff (through Sept. 4): $375
  • Post-early bird rate for legislative staff: $400
  • Host state (Idaho Legislature): Please contact Pam Greenberg for information.
  • Spouse/guest: $150
  • One day: $225
  • All others: $475

Register Online
Requires a credit card for everyone except legislators and legislative staff. Confirmations will be sent by email. Deadline to register online is Sept. 30.

Onsite Registration
If you can't make the registration cut-off, onsite registration will be available at the hotel beginning on Oct. 1.

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 Sept. 10 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.

Hotel Information

Hotel Information

The NALIT Seminar will be held at the Grove Hotel in downtown Boise. Please make your hotel reservations for the PDS at the Grove Hotel by Sept. 7. The special rate for attendees is $169 per night, plus taxes and fees.

After Sept. 7, or when all rooms in the room block are sold (whichever comes first), our room rate cannot be guaranteed. Each attendee is responsible for making his or her hotel and travel arrangements. 

NOTE: The Grove Hotel is sold out of rooms in the NCSL room block. NCSL also reserved a block of rooms at the nearby Hyatt Place Boise/Downtown, 1024 W. Bannock St., Boise, which is also sold out. 

You may be able to book rooms on your own at these or nearby hotels, or contact Pam Greenberg if you need assistance. 

The Hyatt rate was $159 per night, plus taxes and fees. To book your room, call the hotel at 800-993-4805 and ask for the National Conference of State Legislatures group rate (Group Code G-NCSL) or copy and paste the following link in your browser:

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/idaho/hyatt-place-boise-downtown/boizb?corp_id=G-NCSL (copy/paste into Chrome; will not work with Internet Explorer).

The seminar will be held at: 
The Grove Hotel
245 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID 83702
Reservations: 800-993-4805

If arranging hotel accommodations by phone, please indicate that you are attending the NCSL conference to receive the negotiated rate per night.

Book your room

The Grove Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Boise and is very close to Idaho’s state capitol building. Step outside to explore more than 60 nearby restaurants, sidewalk cafés, nightclubs, and boutiques juxtaposed with world-class museums and cultural sites. See the top attractions near the Grove Hotel.

Travel Information

Travel Information

Boise Airport is served by seven airlines that offer nonstop flights to 20 destinations, with connecting flights to thousands of cities worldwide. The Grove offers a complimentary shuttle from the airport. After picking up your luggage in Boise, call the hotel at 208-333-8000. The Boise airport also offers taxi cabs, shuttle services and rental cars to arriving passengers.

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.


About Boise
"Home to a spirited arts community, an explosion of award-winning wineries and craft breweries and a socially responsible shopping district, Boise is what cool looks like before the rest of the world has figured it out." So said Lonely Planet when naming Boise its no. 2 destination in its “Best in the U.S.--Destinations you need to see in 2018."

Less than a 10-minute walk from the Grove Hotel, you'll find a 25-mile long riverside Greenbelt path, a Ridge to Rivers trailhead leading into wild and scenic foothills, or one of the expansive, interconnected parks that line the city. Plan your trip by visiting the Boise Visitors & Convention Bureau website and take a virtual tour of Boise.

In October, the average high temperatures in Boise are in the mid-60s, with average low temperatures around 45.