Registration fees are:
Legislative staff: $350
Texas Host State Legislator/Legislative Staff (special authorization is required): $275
Other Government or Nonprofit: $350
Spouse/family member: $100
All others: $500
Please register by September 6, 2013. Four ways to register:
Registration online requires a credit card for everyone except legislators and legislative staff. Confirmations will be sent by e-mail, and meeting materials will be mailed.
Mail the registration form to NCSL Registration/Accounting, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230.
(Printable registration form)
Fax the registration form to 303.364.7811
You can register at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel-Austin.
Cancelations received in the NCSL Denver office by Sept. 20, 2013 will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee. Cancelations must be made in writing and faxed to 303.364.7811. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations canceled after the conference begins.
Confirmations will be e-mailed if an address is provided. Letter confirmations will be mailed upon request.
A block of rooms has been reserved at:
Each attendee is responsible for making his or her hotel and travel arrangements. When arranging hotel accommodations, please indicate that you are attending the NCSL conference to receive the negotiated rate of $174 per night (plus tax). Reservations must be held by one night room deposit (major credit card guarantee is acceptable). The cut-off date for the negotiated rate is Aug. 30, 2013.
To book, modify or cancel hotel reservations, you may call the hotel or use the special NLPES Reservation Page (Click Here).
Visit the DoubleTree website for more information about the different accommodation offered.
Austin is served by the Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). To make flight reservations, call Christopherson Travel, the official travel agency of NCSL, at:
800-825-3283 (7 a.m. to 6 p.m. MDT)
Airline reservations should be made at least seven days in advance. Christopherson Travel maintains a 24-hour toll-free line for changes and emergencies.
Shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotel through SuperShuttle / 1-800-BLUE VAN (258-3826).
The MetroAirport bus provides service into downtown Austin. The $1 bus fare takes you between the airport and downtown every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour.
Cabs also are available; fares are approximately $30 one way.
To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please call 303-364-7700 regarding any special accommodations you may require.
Situated in central Texas, Austin is the state's capital and fourth largest city. It is renowned for its music; in fact, Austin's official slogan is The Live Music Capital of the World. The city also is a hub for high tech, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and it is home to a wonderful ballet, world-class museums, one-of-a-kind shopping and beautiful outdoor spaces.
Austin enjoys a subtropical climate with mild and sunny weather, having around 300 days of sunshine each year. September weather typically is mild, with average temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s during the day and in the low 70s at night.
For more information about the city, visit the convention and visitor bureau.