NLPES Professional Development Seminar 2011

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Colorado Capitol

The National Legislative Program Evaluation Society will meet this year in Denver, Colo., from Sept., 19-21.  At the NLPES Professional Development Seminar, you will build your skills, expand your understanding of current legislative issues, and network with colleagues from across the country. 

Sessions will focus on higher education, environment, Medicaid, cost-benefit analysis, and much more! Be sure to check back soon for the program agenda.


Registration Fees


Registration fees are:

  • Legislators/Legislative staff: $350
  • Other Government or Non-Profit: $350
  • Guest: $100

Three ways to register:

  • Register online - 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 or mail the registration form to NCSL.
    Fax: 303-364-7811. 
    Mail: Attn: Registration,
    7700 East First Place, Denver, 80230
  • Onsite Registration
    If you are unable to meet the Sept. 6, 2011, registration deadline, register onsite at the Magnolia Hotel, Lower Level.


Cancellations must be made in writing by fax (303.364.7811) or e-mail ( no later than September 16, 2011.  Cancellations received by this date will be refunded, minus a $50 processing fee.  Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after the seminar begins.  No onsite cancellations will be permitted.

Confirmations will be e-mailed if an address is provided. Letter confirmations will be mailed upon request.



Please Note: The Magnolia Hotel Room Block is now sold out!  NCSL has made arrangements for additional rooms at a nearby hotel.  If you still need to make accomodation arrangements, please notify Bob Boerner directly at

A block of rooms has been reserved for seminar attendees at:

Located in the heart of downtown Denver’s business district, the Magnolia Hotel is close to the 16th Street pedestrian mall, dining, shopping, nightlife, and sports and entertainment venues.  The hotel offers comfort, personality and style.  Guest amenities include free high-speed wireless Internet; 24-hour fitness center; and complimentary hot breakfast buffet.

Please make your hotel reservations directly with the hotel by calling toll-free, 888.915.1110.  Indicate that you are attending the “NCSL Fall Conference” to receive a room rate of $141 single/double, plus tax, per night.  Reservations must be held by credit card.  The deadline for making hotel reservations is August 19, 2011, or until sold out, whichever comes first.  After that date, reservations will be accepted at the seminar rate based on room availability.




Denver International Airport (DIA) is serviced by all major airlines that provide daily nonstop service from more than 140 U.S. cities.

For flight arrangements, we invite you to use Christopherson Travel, the official travel agency of NCSL at:

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

Ground Transportation
Denver International Airport is located 24 miles northeast of downtown Denver.  The hotel does not provide airport shuttle service; however, a number of ground transportation options are available, including commuter shuttles, taxis, limousines, and public transportation.  For more information on DIA ground transportation, visit the Denver International Airport Ground Transportation site.

Special Needs
We want to ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees.  Please call 303.364.7700 or e-mail us to notify NCSL meetings staff of any special accommodations or dietary restrictions.

City Information
Once you are in the downtown area, great restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues are within walking distance of the hotel or via the free 16th Street Mall shuttle.  Visitors can also explore the city by bicycle through Denver’s bike sharing program.  Rental cars also are available at DIA for those who want to explore some of Colorado’s other locations, such as Boulder, Colorado Springs and, of course, the mountains!