—Preparing for Legislative Sessions—

NCSL invites you to a new pre-2023 legislative session event designed to deliver foresight into pressing policy issues and legislative-specific training. At just $99 for legislators and legislative staff, insights gained at Forecast ’23 will help sharpen your vision and set you up for maximum success during next year’s legislative session.


yourself in the latest policy research and developments and start session prepared and informed.


your legislative skills and strengthen your ability to navigate and impact  the legislative process.


with your colleagues and expand your legislative network for the future.


Monday, Dec. 5 

3-4:15 p.m.

General Session

4:30-5:30 p.m.

General Session

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Networking Event

Tuesday, Dec. 6 

7-7:45 a.m. 


7-45-8:30 a.m. General Session  

8:45-10  a.m.



10:15-11:30 a.m.



11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lunch/General Session


1:15-2:30 p.m.



2:45-4 p.m.



4:15-5:15 p.m.

General Session 


6-7:30 p.m.

on the USS Midway


Wednesday, Dec. 7 

8-8:45 a.m.


9-10 a.m.

General Session

10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Professional Development Session

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Jonathan T.M. Reckford
CEO, Habitat for Humanity International
Session: Lessons in Leadership: What I Learned from the Private Sector, the Church and a Global Nonprofit

Sarita Maybin
Communication Expert and Author
Session: Maintaining Positive Relationships in the Legislature

Karen M. Allen
TEDx speaker and Founder of 100% Human
Session: Stop and Shift: A Mental Exercise to Reset Your Mind

Christopher Thornberg Ph.D.
Founder, Beacon Economics
Session: Worrying About the Wrong Recession


Debra Lekanoff
Representative, Washington House of Representatives
Session: An Across-the-Border Discussion with Canada and Mexico

Reid Wilson
Founder and editor, Pluribus News
Session: What Just Happened?! The Midterms Explained

John Medina
Developmental molecular biologist
and author of New York Times bestseller “Brain Rules”
Session: Brain Rules for Legislators and Staff

Laurie Jinkins
Speaker, Washington House of Representatives
Session: The Legislative Forecast: Hot, Hot, Hot!


Dan White
Director, Government Consulting and Fiscal Policy Research
Session: Stress-Testing Budgets in the Face of Economic UStress-Testing Budgets in the Face of Economic Uncertainty

Wendy Underhill
Elections and Redistricting Director, NCSL
Session:Applying Lessons Learned in the 2022 Elections to Lawmaking in 2023

Beate Chelette
Growth Architect
Session: Scale Your Impact: Three Essential Elements

Jonathan Ball
Legislative Fiscal Analyst, Utah Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst
Session: Stress Testing Budgets in the Face of Economic Uncertainty




Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter | 910 Broadway Circle | San Diego


Registration Fees:

Until/After Nov. 11 Legislators and staff NCSL Foundation All other
Early Bird $99 $750 $850
After Nov. 11 $299 $950 $1050

Registration Policies:
All cancellations must be in writing and can be emailed to registration@ncsl.org.

Cancellation policy for NCSL members (state legislators, state legislative staff and NCSL international affiliates only): A $50 fee will be charged for cancellations. Full conference registration fee, minus the cancellation fee, will be refunded if received in writing by midnight on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022.

Cancellation policy for all others (includes international legislators and international legislative staff who are not NCSL dues-paying affiliates): A $100 fee will be charged for cancellations. Full conference registration fee, minus the cancellation fee, will be refunded if received in writing by midnight on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022.

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations received after Nov. 21, as well as those who do not show up for the meeting, will be charged full registration.

Guest registration is meant to accommodate spouses and immediate family members. Attendees from the same organization must register independently. No exceptions will be made. Spouse/guest designation will be clearly visible on name badge, and those guests are not permitted to attend sessions. Guest registrations fees will be refunded in full if cancellation is received by midnight on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022.


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