National Legislative Program Evaluation Society
2012 Professional Development Seminar—October 1-3, 2012
Atlanta, Georgia 

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Picture of Georgia CapitolThe National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES) hosts the only national training event designed exclusively for state legislative staff who work in the program evaluation.

NLPES will host our 2012 Professional Development Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgian Terrace Hotel. This year’s seminar will offer professional development opportunities for program evaluators of all skill levels. Planned sessions include skills panels on topics such as interviewing and data analysis, as well as presentations on cost savings reports and other relevant content areas. In addition, the Results First initiative of the PEW Center on the States will update attendees on the progress of states applying the cost-benefit analysis tools.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet your colleagues and hear about the innovative research and analytical work program evaluation offices around the country are doing. We hope to see you in the Peach State!


Registration fees are:

  • Legislator/Legislative staff: $350

  • Other Government or Non-Profit: $350

  • Guests: $100

Please register by September 14, 2012. There are three ways to register:

  • Online (now available) 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.
  • Fax the registration form to 303-364-7811. (Printable registration form)
  • Onsite at the Georgian Terrace.

Cancelations received in the NCSL Denver office by September 28, 2012 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.



A block of rooms has been reserved for seminar attendees at The Georgian Terrace Hotel.

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 $149 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 September 10, 2012.

There are two ways to make your hotel reservations:

  • By telephone. Call one of the reservation telephone numbers listed below:

    Reservations—toll free: 1-800-651-2316
    Reservations—local phone: 1-404-897-1991

  • Online. A dedicated booking website has been created for the NLPES meeting, so you will be able to make, modify and cancel your hotel reservations online, as well as take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel.


Picture of Georgian Terrace HotelGeorgian Terrace Hotel
659 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Tel: (866) 843-7551







Air Travel:

Atlanta is served by the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL). To make flight reservations, call Christopherson Travel, the official travel agency of NCSL, at:

  • 800.825.3283 (7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. MDT)
  • 303.694.4344

Airline reservations should be made at least seven days in advance. Christopherson Travel maintains a 24-hour toll-free line for changes and emergencies.

Ground Transportation

The Georgian Terrace Hotel does not provide airport shuttle service.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) train is the most convenient way to travel directly from airport baggage claim to within two blocks of the Georgian Terrace Hotel at a cost of only $2.50 one way. Take the NE Northbound MARTA Train (Doraville) to the North Avenue Station; exit at W. Peachtree Street, NW and make a right at Ponce de Leon Ave.

Shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotel through the Atlanta Airport Shuttle LLC (404) 941-3440 or (877) 799-5282.

Cabs are also available; fares are approximately $30 one way.

Special Needs
To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please e-mail Heather Plush of any special accommodations or dietary restrictions.

City Information
Visit the convention and visitor bureau website for more information.