2014 Legislative Leadership: The Path Forward

Shannon McNamara 12/19/2014
Dec. 15-17, 2014

Times Square, New York City during the holidaysAmerica's top legislative leaders will convene in New York City, at the Times Square Hilton, December 15-17, 2014, to learn from each other and have conversations with top thinkers in economics, policy and politics, and we want you to join us. 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 exclusive meeting in New York City 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.

In addition to the substantive program that you have come to expect at the NCSL Leaders meetings, you can enjoy all that New York has to offer during the holiday season, surrounded by Broadway theaters and only steps from Restaurant Row, Central Park, Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Museum of Modern Art and New York City's best shopping.   Please note that this invitation is only for Senate Presidents, Senate Presidents Pro Tem, Speakers of the House, Speakers Pro Tem, and Majority and Minority Leaders and is not transferable.

As a legislative leader, you will receive:

  • Two complimentary nights at the Hilton Times Square on Dec.15 and 16 (see enclosed housing form)
  • All meals while at the symposium
  • Free registration to this exclusive event


Registration InformationThere is no registration fee for this conference.

To register to attend:

Complete and return the registration and housing form to Shannon McNamara via email or by fax at (303) 856-2588.

Registration and Housing Form

Confirmations will be sent by email. Deadline to register online is Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.

Spouse/Guest Registration fee$150
Due to the anticipated size of meeting attendance in New York, a guest registration fee of $150 will be charged for guest registrations.  The fee will cover the costs associated with the social events on Monday and Tuesday, and any meals provided during the conference, at which guests are welcome.  You will be invoiced for the balance due upon completion of registration.

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 Information

Please return your registration and housing form to guarantee your hotel reservations at the Hilton Times Square by Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. After that date, our room rate of $239/night (excluding tax) cannot be guaranteed. NCSL will provide two complimentary nights hotel stay (Dec. 15 and 16, 2014) at the conference rate for legislative leaders.

A block of rooms has been reserved at:

The Hilton Times Square
234 W. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212-840-8222

To reserve your room, please complete and return the registration and housing form to Shannon McNamara.

Registration and Housing Form
Leaders wishing to extend their hotel reservations beyond the dates of the conference should advise Shannon McNamara when completing the Registration and Housing Form.

Reservations for dates outside of the conference nights will be accepted based on availability. The conference rate cannot be guaranteed for dates prior to or after the meeting, and the market rate may apply.

Located on famous 42nd Street between 7th and 8th avenues, the modern, upscale Hilton hotel is located in the heart of Times Square. The hotel is just steps from New York City's best attractions including Broadway theaters, Restaurant Row, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Fifth Avenue shopping and more.

Travel Information

Travel InformationNew York City is served by LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.  The Hilton Times Square is approximately a 20-minute cab ride from LaGuardia, and 30 minutes by cab from JFK International Airport.  Taxi fares from JFK International Airport to the HIlton Times Square are approximately $60, fares from LaGuardia to Times Square are approximately $35.

NCSL does nto cover the cost of travel to the meeting.  However, if you need assistance booking air travel, you may contact the NCSL Travel Desk at:

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


City Information
New York City's five boroughs are home to some of the world's most recognizable, cherished landmarks and attractions. From Times Square to Central Park to the Empire State Building and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the island of Manhattan packs more famous icons into one compact area than any other place on Earth, to say nothing of the city's four other boroughs—the Bronx, BrooklynQueens and Staten Island—each of which contains its own roster of must-see destinations. With so much to see and do, a trip to NYC may seem a little overwhelming. To help plan your stay, visit the official visitor's guide to New York to learn about must-see attractions and events. Since the city's full breadth of activities is virtually limitless, be sure to visit their complete list of tours and attractions for more ideas.