Staff Hub ATL 2022


Create | Connect | Collaborate


Oct. 10-12, 2022

Staff Hub ATL 2022 will be held Oct. 10-12 in Atlanta. This meeting is sponsored by six of NCSL’s professional staff associations (see list of sponsoring staff associations below). The purpose of this meeting is to foster cross-pollination and shared learning between and increase synergy among the participating associations.

General & Keynote Session Speakers

Toi Hutchinson

Toi Hutchinson:
After serving as chief of staff to the Senator representing Illinois' 40th District, Toi Hutchinson ran and served in that same seat from 2009 to 2019. Prior to leaving the Senate, she served as the 46th president of the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Elana Meyrs

Elana Meyers Taylor:
In 2015, Elana became the first woman to make the US National Team as a 4man bobsled pilot and the first woman to win a medal in international competition in the men's event. She is the most decorated black athlete in the history of the Olympic Winter Games.

Cindy and Jamie

Cindy Maher and Jamie Guite, Leading Edge Coaching:
This dynamic duo invented a new teaching approach by combining research, leadership best practices, active learning techniques, and live improvisational comedy.

But Wait, There's More!

Consider coming early or staying late. There will be additional programming both before and after the main Staff Hub meeting. Training and networking opportunities specifically for NALFO, LINCS, RELACS, LSPA and LRL along with an invitational Heath Staff seminar are being offered as pre and post-cons. More details can be found in the “Sunday” and “Wednesday” tabs in the full Staff Hub ATL 2022 agenda.

A block of discounted tickets for the Atlanta United FC vs. NYFC soccer game on Sunday, October 9. More info

Topics List

  • The Mosaic of Legislative Staff: How We Fit Together
  • Translating Complex Information to Reports and Newsletters
  • Constituent Care
  • Strategic Communications
  • Speaking, Not Misspeaking with the Media
  • Developing and Training Excellent Staff
  • Retaining, Motivating and Engaging Staff
  • De-escalation Techniques
  • Time Management and Productivity


  • Legislative Mentorship Programs
  • Data Visualization
  • Researching and Summarizing Legislation
  • Maintaining Objectivity/Staying Neutral
  • Legislative Histories
  • Economic Outlook and State Budgets
  • Supreme Court Update
  • Statutory Interpretation
  • Case Study of a Bill from Start to Finish

Continuing Education

NCSL did not pre-apply for CLE in any state, but we do track attendance at sessions deemed to be CLE eligible. Participants will be provided materials to self-apply for CLE credit in their state. Final acceptance of CLE hours is the prerogative of your state’s CLE authority.

Some sessions may qualify for continuing professional education (CPE) credit. Materials will be available to document participants' attendance at seminar events. CPE credits must be awarded by seminar participants' own organizations, however. NCSL and NLPES are not registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy's National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

Participating Staff Associations

Leadership Staff Professional Association (LSPA)

Legislative Research Librarians (LRL)

Legislative Information and Communications Staff (LINCS)

National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES)

National Association of Legislative Fiscal Offices (NALFO)

Research, Editorial, Legal and Committee Staff (RELACS)




Meeting Registration Fees:

Legislative Staff Regular: $425 | Daily: $275
Legislative Staff: Host State (Georgia Staff Only) $350
Attendee (Government, University) $425
Attendee (Business, Charitable and All Others) $500
Guest (Immediate Family or Spouse/Partner) $200

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

Spouse/Guest Registration. The ($200) guest fee includes admission to all scheduled meal functions and evening social events.


Cancellations received in the NCSL Denver office by Oct. 9, 2022, 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 Staff Hub ATL 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta by Sept. 16, 2022. After that date, our room rate ($189/ night +taxes and fees) cannot be guaranteed.
***Our room block at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta is sold out. The hotel may have rooms available, just not at our group rate.***

Here is a search tool to find other hotels in the area. 

A block of rooms has been reserved at:
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303 | Tel: 404-577-1234

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

Ground Transportation
Hyatt Regency Atlanta is easily accessible to the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. It is about a 20-minute ride by car (depending on traffic and time of day), and rental cars, taxis and shared ride services are easily available from the airport.

Atlanta’s MARTA transit system runs to and from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. Fares are $2.50 each way. From the airport, Hyatt Regency Atlanta guests can board any Northbound trains and exit at the Peachtree Center Station. The Peachtree Center Station is connected to the hotel through the Peachtree Center Mall.

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

City Information

World-class restaurants, festive nightlife, professional sports teams, and an abundance of attractions and events help make Atlanta the center for entertainment in the South. The creative, dynamic city is so popular, in fact, National Geographic selected Atlanta as one of the top destinations to visit in the National Geographic Best of the World 2022 list. 

Visitors can experience a diverse and thriving cultural scene at the city's many theatres, museums, galleries and concert halls and explore the state capital's role in historic events.