2019 NCSL Capitol Forum


Phoenix | Dec. 10-12, 2019

Prepare for 2020: From disaster spending to the Electoral College and everything in between, we’ve got you covered. Join colleagues and experts from across the country in sunny Phoenix to roll up your sleeves and dig into the issues states will be discussing next year. Be sure to check out session resources that are now available!


NCSL Capitol Forum Registration Fees:

Legislators/Legislative Staff On-site: $500 | Daily: $300
Attendee (Business, Government, University, Charitable and All Others) On-site: $850 | Daily: $530
NCSL Foundation Sponsor On-site: $725 | Daily: $450
Guest (immediate family or spouse/partner) On-site: $85 | Daily: N/A

Online. Click on the button below to register online. Requires a credit card for everyone except legislators and legislative staff. Confirmations will be sent by email.

Fax: Fax the registration form to 303-856-2554.

On-site Registration. If you are unable to meet the registration deadline, register on-site at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort. 

Spouse/Guest Registration. The guest fee includes admission to all evening social events only.

Register Now

For questions, contact NCSL or call 303-856-1358. 

Hotel Information

All meetings will take place at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort.
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort
5350 E. Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054

The NCSL block of rooms is closed, but rooms may still be available. Please contact the hotel directly at 480-293-5000 to make your reservation.

Resort fee includes complimentary golf balls and clubs on Driving Range, use of tennis and pickleball facilities, bicycle rental, access to fitness center, shuttle to Desert Ridge Shopping, guest room wireless internet, and one appetizer or dessert with entree purchase at Resort restaurants.

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

Additional Hotels: 

Marriott Canyon Villas | 0.2 miles away
5220 East Marriott Drive Phoenix, Arizona 85054 | Website | + 480 629 3200
Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic 
| 1.5 miles away
5665 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, Arizona 85054  | Website | + 480 563 1500
For Comparable Hotels:
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa 
| 4.5 miles away
6902 East Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 | Website | + 480 624 1000
Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains  | 5.3 miles away
16770 North Perimeter Drive Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 | Website | + 1 480 502 3836

Contact NCSL with any questions.

Travel Information

J.W. Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort is conveniently located near many local attractions, and is 22 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

If you need assistance booking air travel, contact Christopherson Travel, the official travel agency of NCSL, at 800-825-3283 (7 a.m.-6 p.m. MT) or 303-694-4344.

Transportation Options

  • Alternate transportation: Transtyle: 1-800-410-5479 or www.Transtyle.com; fee: $65 USD (one way). Reservation required.
  • Estimated taxi fare: $65 USD (one way).
  • Bus service, fee: $2 USD (one way)

Visit PHX airport website.

Special Needs
To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please notify Shannon Schmit at 303-856-1376 of any special accommodations you may require.

City Information
For more information on Phoenix attractions, travel and events visit the Visit Phoenix.