2014 Legislative Leadership: the Path Forward

July 23-25, 2014

Fireworks behind the Capitol America's top legislative leaders will convene in Washington, D.C., on July 23-25, 2014, at the JW Marriott Hotel to learn from each other and have conversations with top thinkers in economics, policy and politics. In the typical busy legislative session, there is often not enough time to reflect on leadership and all that the job of legislative leader entails. So we are inviting you to this small meeting in Washington to do just that. Spend three days with leaders like yourself from legislatures across the country, people with the same concerns, the same challenges and the same desire to be effective and successful.

Plan to attend this exclusive meeting for legislative leaders at the elegant JW Marriott Hotel, located just around the corner from the White House. The 2014 election, minimum wage laws, immigration reform and tax reform are some of the issues that will be discussed. Attend top-level meetings and interact with key congressional leaders and senior administration officials on these issues and more.

Finally, thanks to a generous grant from NCSL’s Foundation for State Legislatures, the only expense you really need to cover is your travel to D.C. Lodging and meals will be covered by NCSL for invited leaders.


Registration Information There is no registration fee for this conference.

To register to attend:



Confirmations will be sent by email. Deadline to register online is Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Spouse/Guest Registration. There is no fee to register guests. Registration is required for guests who will attend the evening social events.

Special Needs
To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please notify Shannon McNamara at 303-856-1492, of any special accommodations you may require.

Hotel Information

Hotel InformationPlease return your registration and housing form to guarantee your hotel reservations at the JW Marriott by Tuesday, July 1, 2014. After that date, our room rate of $209 (excluding tax) cannot be guaranteed. NCSL will cover the cost of two nights' hotel stay (July 23-24) at the conference rate for legislative leaders.



A block of rooms has been reserved at:

The JW Marriott
1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 20004 | Tel: 202-393-2000



Travel Information

Travel InformationNCSL will not be supplying ground transportation from the airport. The JW Marriott is centrally located in downtown Washington, D.C., at the corner of Pennsylvania and 14th St. N.W. The JW Marriott is a short cab ride from both Ronald Reagan Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.

If you need assistance booking air travel:

Christopherson Travel
800-825-3283 (7 a.m. to 6 p.m. MDT) or 303-694-4344

Dress for the meeting will be business attire.

City Information
From its iconic monuments and buildings to its historic neighborhoods and free museums, the capital of the United States offers interesting attractions for all visitors.  Please see the official tourism and visitor website for more information on what to see and do while you're in Washington.