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 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. 13, 2021. 
Google Chrome and Firefox are the recommended browsers when using NCSL’s registration system.  

Click to Register

Register by Email
Email a completed printable registration form to Jennifer Stewart or Brenda Erickson before Friday, Aug. 13, 2021.

Register Onsite
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
he conference hotel is the Great Northern Hotel in Helena, Mont. Please make your hotel reservations by Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. After that date, the room rate cannot be guaranteed.

A block of rooms has been reserved at:
Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel
835 Great Northern Boulevard, Helena, Mont. 59601 | Tel: 406-457-5500

Book Your Room

Each attendee is responsible for making his or her hotel arrangements. The contracted room rate is available three days pre and post meeting; however, these dates cannot be reserved online. Attendees that are seeking to extend their day are advised to call the main hotel number to make their reservation. 

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

  • Single: $135 (not including applicable taxes and fees)
  • Double: $135 (not including applicable taxes and fees)
  • Triple: $145 (not including applicable taxes and fees)
  • Quad: $155 (not including applicable taxes and fees)

Cancellation Policy: To avoid a cancellation charge, reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to the day of arrival.

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.