2013 NLSSA Fall Training Conference ♦ Austin, Texas ♦ Sept. 22-27, 2013

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State Capitol Austin, TexasThe 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. 

The NLSSA Annual Training Conference will be held in Austin, Texas at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton from Sept. 22-27, 2013.  This year, NLSSA will be celebrating its 40th anniversary!  NCSL, in conjunction with the Texas State Legislature, has been working hard to organize a Texas-size welcome for all NLSSA members in celebration of this important milestone. We have invited a diverse group of faculty from throughout the state and country to speak on a wide range of security, historic preservation, personnel, and administrative topics.  Please join us in the Lone Star state for training, tours, workshops, roundtables and networking opportunities. 


Registration fees are:

  • Legislative staff: $300
  • Spouse/guest: $150
  • All others: $350

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 the registration form to 303.364.7811
  • Onsite Registration
    If you are unable to meet the Sept. 17, 2008, registration deadline, register onsite at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino.

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

Cancellations received in the NCSL Denver office by September 21, 2013 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.

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 NLSSA conference to receive the negotiated rate of $174 per night (excluding 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 August 30, 2013.

Visit the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton website and make your reservation for the NLSSA conference today!



Austin is served by the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Reservations must be made at least seven days in advance, but make arrangements early for the best rates.

To make flight reservations, call Christopherson Travel at:

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

The host state will not provide transportation from the airport to the hotel; however, the Silver Legacy airport shuttles run everyhalf hour.

Special Needs
To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please notify Heather Plush at 303.364.7700, ext. 1496, of any special accommodations you may require.

City Information
Austin is the capital city of Texas and the seat of Travis County.  Austin is the 11th most populous city in the US and the 4th most populous in the state of Texas.  Once you are in the downtown area great shopping,  burgeoning restaurants, legendary live music are within walking distance of the hotel. Visit the Official Austin City Website for more information..