LRL 2017 Professional Development Seminar

Sept. 13-16, 2017 | Helena, Mont.

The logo for the 2017 Legislative Reference Librarians PDS in Helena, MontanaThe 2017 LRL Professional Development Seminar will be hosted in beautiful Helena, Mont., Sept. 13-16! 

Come to Big Sky country and see Montana's beautiful Capital city. A full slate of sessions is being planned for you that includes topics such as Being a State Employee During Difficult Times, and The Montana Constitutional Convention. We’ll also have programming from the Montana State Library and Law Library. More details to come!




Registration Information Registration fees are:

Early Bird (through Aug. 25): $350
Post early bird rate for legislative staff: $375
Host state discount Montana Legislative Services Division: $295
Guest registration fee: $75

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 Sept. 1, 2017.

Onsite Registration
If you can't make the registration cut-off, please contact Megan McClure (303)856-1355.

Spouse/Guest Registration. The $75 guest fee includes admission and social events.

Register Now

Cancellations received in the NCSL Denver office by Sept. 12, 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 Holiday Inn Helena by Aug. 31, 2017. After that date, our room rate cannot be guaranteed. Unfortunately, the hotel is being renovated until early July. This means that you must call to reserve your room for the Professional Development seminar.

A block of rooms has been reserved at:
Holiday Inn Helena
22 North Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601 | Tel: 1-406-443-2200

Use the code: NCS when booking to make sure you get the LRL room rate.

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

Travel InformationThe Helena Regional Airport is located about 4 miles from the Holiday Inn Helena.
The hotel does provide a free shuttle. Contact Holiday Inn for more details. 

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
The Helena area has provided the setting for thousands of years of Native Americans, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the wanderings of fur trappers and gold prospectors, homestead farmers, key transcontinental railroad lines, and the state capital. Helena is a community with a colorful history. Click here for more information about what there is to do in Helena.