2016 NLSSA Fall Training Conference

Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2016 | Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC Capitol buildingThe National Legislative Services and Security Association (NLSSA) hosts the only national training event designed exclusively for state legislative staff who work in the areas of security, administrative services and tourism management.

This year's conference offers participants a unique opportunity to learn important work skills, build relationships with colleagues from other states, and advance the effectiveness of America's state legislatures.

This year the NLSSA Professional Development Seminar will be held in Washington, D.C., at the Phoenix Park Hotel from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, 2016. NCSL has invited a diverse group of faculty from throughout the country to speak on a wide range of security, historic preservation, personnel and administrative topics. Please join us in Washington, D.C., for training, tours, workshops, roundtables and networking opportunities.



Registration Information

Registration fees are:

  • Legislative staff, state legislators and Government Early Bird:
  • Business & Other:
  • Spouse/guest (immediate member of family or spouse/partner):

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 Friday, Aug. 19, 2016.



Onsite Registration: If you can't make the registration cut-off, onsite registration will be available onsite at the Phoenix Park Hotel beginning on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

Spouse/Guest Registration. The $150 guest fee includes admission to all scheduled meal functions and evening social events.

Click here to download the paper registration form to fax or email back.

Cancellations received in the NCSL Denver office by Aug. 24, 2016, will be refunded minus a $25 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 training conference at the Phoenix Park Hotel by Friday, Aug. 19th. After that date, our room rate cannot be guaranteed.

A block of rooms has been reserved at:
Phoenix Park Hotel
520 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001| Tel: 202-638-6900

Book your room

or call toll free at 877-237-2082.

The group number is 20324 or under "National Legislative Services and Security Association"

Each attendee is responsible for making his or her hotel and travel arrangements.

Deadline date to make a reservation in the NLSSA Room Block is Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. Reservation requests for the group rate that are received after this deadline date will be subject to availability and prevailing rate. A major credit card is required at time of reservation. Aug. 24th is the deadline to make ANY modifications, including cancellations to your room block reservation. Any changes made to the NLSSA room block after Aug. 24th are subject to a one night room rate plus tax penalty. If booking outside of the NLSSA room block, the individual cancellation policy at the Phoenix Park Hotel is 72 hours prior to date of arrival to avoid the one night penalty.

If arranging hotel accommodations by phone, please indicate that you are attending the NCSL conference to receive the conference rate.

Rates are as follows:
Single occupancy:
$159.00/night (plus taxes and fees)
Double occupancy:
$159.00/night (plus taxes and fees)
Triple occupancy:
$169.00/night (plus taxes and fees)
Quadruple occupancy:
$179.00/night (plus taxes and fees)

Cancellation Policy: To avoid a cancellation charge, reservations must be cancelled by 6 p.m. the day of arrival.