2018 LSS PDS Agenda and Registration

July 29-30, 2018 | Los Angeles

Skyline of downtown Los AngelesThe Leadership Staff Professional Association will hold a professional development seminar in Los Angeles July 29-30, 2018. The professional development deminar will once again be held as a one-and-a-half day pre-con to the NCSL Legislative Summit.

The LSS Professional Development Seminar presents an opportunity to bring together staff who are critical to the legislative process and provide training and networking for leadership, caucus staff and personal staff from around the country. The 2018 seminar features sessions on important legislative issues, soft skills, best practices and opportunities for networking.



Registration Information Registration fees are:

Registration: $200

Registration for the Legislative Summit is separate from that of the LSS PDS. In order to attend both you much register for each separately.

Two ways to register:

Register Online
Requires a credit card for everyone except legislators and legislative staff. Confirmations will be sent by email. Deadline to register online is July 25.

Onsite Registration
If you can't make the  registration cut-off, onsite registration will be available at the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles from 8-9:30 a.m. on July 29.

Click To Register

Cancellations received in the NCSL Denver office by July 28, 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 InformationPlease make your hotel reservations for the PDS at the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles by July 11, 2018. After that date, our room rate cannot be guaranteed.

A block of rooms has been reserved at:
Sheraton Grand Los Angeles
711 South Hope St., Los Angeles, CA 90017 | Tel: 213-488-3500


Book your room

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

Travel InformationLos Angeles Airport (LAX) is approximately 18 miles from the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles, with many ground transportation options. And the Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR)  is apporximatley 15 miles from the Sheraon Grand Los Angeles also with ground transportation options.

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 Jackie Zimmermann at 303-364-7700, ext. 1417, of any special accommodations you may require.

City Information 
Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. On Hollywood Boulevard, TCL Chinese Theatre displays celebrities’ hand- and footprints and the Walk of Fame honors thousands of luminaries. Learn more about things to do in L.A.