2019 Leadership Staff PDS Info and Registration

Aug. 4-5 | Nashville, Tenn.

A photo of the Tennessee State Capitol BuildingJoin leadership, personal, caucus and administrative staff from across the nation to make connections and develop skills with peers and faculty who know work in the same unique legislative enviroment. Network with other staffers while attending sessions covering a wide array of topics, from Ethics Pitfalls, Policy Speed Learning, Managing Leadership Change, Member Training and more. 


Registration Information Registration fees are:

Legislative Staff: $200
Host state discount (Tennessee): $150

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 30th, 2019.

Onsite Registration
If you can't make the registration cut-off, onsite registration will be available onsite. Please email Megan McClure to let her know you'd like to register onsite.

Click To Register

Cancellations received in the NCSL Denver office by July 30, 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 Double Tree Nashville Downtown by May 29th, 2019. After that date, the LSS room block will be opened up for Summit housing and after July 15th the room rate cannot be guaranteed.

A block of rooms has been reserved at:
Double Tree Nashville Downtown
315 4th Avenue North, Nashville, Tenn. 37219-1693 | Tel: 800-967-8852

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 of $209 per night.

Travel Information

Travel InformationThe nearest airport is Nashville International Airport (BNA) located 8 miles/16 minute drive from the Double Tree Nashville Downtown. See transportation information above for a free option for travel to and from the airport.

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
Nashville’s connection to music is unequaled, and its reputation as Music City has been consistently proven for over 200 years. Welcome to the city where music is written, recorded and performed every single day.

Map of Downtown Nashville (transportation)
Map of Downtown Nashville (dinning and entertainment)

Travel Tips
A convenient and inexpensive way to travel to and from the Nashville International Airport and downtown Music City. For just $1.60, you can ride the Nashville MTA's route 18 Airport/Elm Hill Pike bus between the Nashville International Airport and Downtown Music City. Visit nashvillemta.org or call 615-862-5950 for more information on schedules and pickup locations.

Nashville's Downtown Circulator offers a free and convenient way to get around downtown and the Gulch. The Green Circuit takes you between the Gulch and Riverfront Station. The Blue Circuit runs south to north serving key destinations between the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and Bicentennial Mall. The Purple Circuit runs primarily south of Broadway along Hermitage and Second Avenues and serves key destinations between Riverfront Station and the Richard H. Fulton Complex. Visit nashvillemta.org for circuit maps and schedule.