NLSSA Fall Training Conference: Baton Rouge, Louisiana October 3-8, 2010

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The 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 2010 NLSSA Annual Training Conference will be held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center Hotel.  The Louisiana State Legislature has 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 along the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge for a wide range of training, tours, workshops, roundtables and networking opportunities. 


Registration fees are:

  • Legislative staff: $250
  • Spouse/guest: $115
  • Government and Nonprofit: $275

Three ways to register:

  • Online register is closed.  See form below.
    Registration online requires a credit card for everyone except legislators and legislative staff. Confirmations will be sent by e-mail.
  • Fax the registration form to 303.364.7811
  • Onsite Registration
    If you are unable to meet the Sept. 24, 2010, registration deadline, register onsite at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center Hotel.
  • Spouse/Guest Registration. The $115 fee includes admission to all scheduled meal functions and evening social events.

Cancellations received in the NCSL Denver office by September 30, 2010 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 and reference code 'NLS' to receive the negotiated rate of $139 per night (excluding tax).

Reservations must be held by a credit card. The cut-off date for the negotiated rate is Sept. 4, 2010.




Baton Rouge is served by the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport and is accessible by jet service via Delta, American, Northwest and Continental. Reservations must be made at least seven days in advance, but make arrangements early for the best rates.

To make flight reservations, call Andavo Travel at:

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

The Hilton Baton Rouge offers a courtesy airport shuttle service to our attendees.  From the baggage claim area, look for the courtesy telephone bank (near ground transportation) to contact the Hilton Baton Rouge; they will send a shuttle to come and pick you up.  Wait times may vary but the shuttle can typically be at the airport within 15 minutes.  Rental cars and taxi service are also available.  Visit the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport site for a complete list of taxi and rental car options. 

Special Needs
To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please notify Rise Jones at 303.364.7700, ext. 1653, of any special accommodations you may require.

General Information
The NLSSA Fall Training Conference is a relaxed learning experience; business casual attire is recommended for most events.  NLSSA members like to dress up for the State Dinner; attire for that event is semi-formal and varies from cocktail to evening wear.  Fall temperatures avergage a high of 82° and low of 58°.  Be sure to bring a sweater or light jacket; evenings and meeting rooms may be cool. For more information about Baton Rouge, LA, visit the Baton Rouge Visitors Bureau website here.