2022 NALIT Professional Development Seminar


Wisconsin Capitol

2022 NALIT Professional Development Seminar - Sept. 27-Oct. 1

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 Wisconsin 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.

Topics List

  • Cybersecurity
  • What did we learn from COVID – Remote/Hybrid Legislatures
  • Workforce Challenges
  • GIS in Legislatures
  • Search Technologies
  • Data Visualization
  • IT Financials
  • Birds of a Feather Roundtables
  • Cloud Technologies
  • Constituent Management
  • Accessibility in State Legislatures
  • Communicating Tech to non-tech Stakeholders
  • Closed Session on Ransomware


Tuesday, Sept. 27 - Madison Concourse Hotel


Registration/Information Desk

Wednesday, Sept. 28 - Madison Concourse Hotel

Morning Sponsored Breakfast

Welcome, Opening Keynote

Morning Sessions
Lunch Sponsored Lunch
Afternoon Sessions
Afternoon Five Minutes of Fame

Sponsored Reception

Thursday, Sept. 29 - afternoon in the Wisconsin State Capitol

Morning Breakfast
Morning Applications Showcases
Morning Sessions
Lunch Sponsored Lunch
Afternoon Capitol Tour and sessions
Afternoon Sessions
Evening Exhibitors' Reception

Friday, Sept. 30 - Madison Councourse Hotel

Morning Sponsored Breakfast
Morning Deliberate Creative Teams: How to Innovate on Demand
Lunch Sponsored Lunch
Afternoon Sessions
Afternoon Session
Evening Sponsored Reception

Saturday, Oct. 1 - Meeting ends


Meeting Registration Fees:

Legislators/Legislative Staff

Early Bird (through Sept. 4): $375
On-site: $400 | Daily: $225

Attendee (Business, Government, University, Charitable and All Others) $475
Exhibitors and Sponsors Please contact Kae Warnock
Host State (Wisconsin Legislature) Please contact Kae Warnock
Guest (Immediate Family or Spouse/Partner) $150


Register Online
Requires a credit card for everyone except legislators and legislative staff. Confirmations will be sent by email.

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

REGISTER NOWCancellations received in the NCSL Denver office by Sept. 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.

Hotel Information

Please make your hotel reservations for the NALIT Professional Development Seminar at the Madison Concourse Hotel before Sept. 6. After that date, or when all rooms in the room block are sold (whichever comes first), our room rate cannot be guaranteed.

A block of rooms has been reserved at:
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governors Club
1 West Dayton Street | Tel: 1- 800 356 8293

BOOK YOUR ROOMUse the NALIT group direct booking link - No login/Attendee Code needed

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

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

Travel Information

The Dane County Regional Airport is served by five airlines that offer nonstop flights to 18 destinations, with connecting flights to thousands of cities worldwide.

The Madison Concourse Hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle to and from the Dane County Regional Airport. The shuttle serves all overnight guests and runs between 4:30AM and 11PM.

From the airport: Simply call the hotel when you are ready for pick-up. The shuttle pick-up area is across the street from baggage claim Door 5. If you arrive after 11PM, taxis are available outside Door 7. Rideshare vehicles such as Uber and Lyft also pick up at the median across the street from Door 5.

From the hotel: Please make a reservation at the front desk. The shuttle runs to the airport daily on the hour and half-hour during shuttle hours..

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 Kae Warnock at 303-856-1553, of any special accommodations you may require.

City Information

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club is located in the heart of downtown Madison Wisc. The hotel is adjacent to the state capitol and just two blocks away from the State Street pedestrian mall that runs from the Capitol Square to the University of Wisconsin campus.

More than 300 venues including restaurants, cafes, museums, theaters and retail shops are in Madison’s easily walkable downtown area. Stop here for more information on Madison.

In late September, the average high temperatures in Madison are in the mid-70s, with average low temperatures around 55.

If you plan to stay in Madison after the conference ends, you might want to visit the Saturday Dane County Farmers’ Market, conveniently located on the tree-lined grounds surrounding the Wisconsin State Capitol building.