2021 NLSSA Training Conference


Aug. 23-27 in Helena, Mont.

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

The 2021 NLSSA Annual Training Conference will be held Aug. 23-27, 2021, in Helena, Mont. This seminar offers professional development opportunities for legislative services and security personnel. Participate in informative presentations and engage in roundtable discussions with colleagues working on similar issues. Learn new approaches, share ideas and network with your peers from other states.

Please join us in Helena for a seminar that will enhance your skills by covering a wide range of topics.

NCSL considers the safety of all those onsite as our top priority. By attending an NCSL meeting, you agree to abide by and follow any onsite health and safety protocols recommended by NCSL and the venue to help ensure the safety of all event participants. NCSL encourages all attendees to familiarize themselves with COVID-19 guidance provided by the CDC and by the appropriate state and local public health authorities in the areas to and from which they will be traveling.


Registration Information

Registration fees are:
Legislative staff, state legislators & government: $425
Business & other: $475
Spouse/guest fee: $200
Daily fee: $250

Ways to register:

Register Onsite
Registration is closed online. If you can't make the registration cut-off, onsite registration will be available at the Best Western Premier Great Northern Hotel beginning Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.

Spouse/Guest Registration
The ($200) guest fee includes admission to all scheduled meal functions and evening social events.

Cancellations received in the NCSL Denver office by Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee. Cancellations must be made in writing and faxed to (303) 856-2523 or e-mailed to NCSL Registration/Accounting. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after the conference begins.

Hotel Information

Hotel Information

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

Main Conference Hotel
he main conference hotel is Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel (835 Great Northern Boulevard, Helena, Mont. 59601 | Tel: 406-457-5500). 

Please note: The room block at the main conference hotel (Best Western Premier Great Northern) has sold out. 

Second Conference Hotel
We suggest you make a reservation at the La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Helena (701 Washington St, Helena, Mont.). To make a reservation at the La Quinta Inn & Suites, please call the hotel directly at 406-204-3934. 

During the conference, shuttle service from the La Quinta to the Best Western Premier Great Northern will be provided prior to each day's first session and following each day's last session.

Travel Information

Travel Information

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

If you need assistance booking air travel, contact:
Christopherson Travel
800-825-3283 (7 a.m. to 6 p.m. MDT)

The closest major airport is Helena Regional Airport (HLN). This airport is approximately 3 miles (or 9 minutes) from the hotel. The Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel offers complimentary shuttle service from the airport. For more information about transportation from the airport to the hotel, visit the airport's ground transportation website

Other domestic airports near Helena are:

General Information

Special Needs
To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please notify Megan MacKenzie and about any special accommodations you may require or any dietary restrictions you may have.

Business casual attire is appropriate for all seminar events. Dressing in layers will allow you to make adjustments for your comfort. August weather in Helena typically is warm, with average daytime temperatures in the 80s and overnight temperatures in the 50s.

City Information
Helena is the capital of Montana. Vast overhead expanses give Montana it's nickname: the Big Sky State. Horizons frame the dramatic landscapes, including two spectacular national parks—Yellowstone and Glacier. For more information, go to Visit MT or Visit Helena Montana or Chamber of Commerce.