Registration and Hotels

Registration Fees

Category Early Bird
By May 23
By July 16
Onsite Daily
Legislator, Legislative Staff, International $549 $615 $690 $415
Foundation $855 $960 $1070 $640
Gov't, Univ., Charitable $875 $985 $1095 $655
Business, Union, all Others $1005 $1139 $1265 $759
Spouse $125 $125 $125 NA
Children $165 $165 $165 NA


As of Aug. 1, 2012, online registration is closed. You can still register onsite starting at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at McCormick Place West. Payment for registration can be made with cash, a personal or business check, money order or credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa). Guest fees and tours must be paid for in advance.

Be sure to read our registration policies before you register for the meeting or if you need to make a change or cancellation.

Registration Check-In: All badges will be distributed onsite. You can pick up your badge, registration materials and meeting programs from the Registration Area in the Convention Center beginning Monday, August 6 at 8 a.m. and during registration hours throughout the week.

Security: All attendees will be required to present a photo ID in order to pick up their badge onsite. Badges will be required to attend sessions, board all shuttle buses and attend off-site events.

Badge replacement will incur a $25 fee.

Hospitality Suites

All requests for suites must be made through the NCSL Housing Bureau in writing. Complete the suite request form, available on our website. Once your request is submitted, you will be contacted within 48 hours regarding rates and availability. Prices, availability and suite types vary by property.

Special Needs

If you require special consideration for housing to accommodate a disability, please notify the Housing Bureau when making your reservations. Questions? Contact NCSL Events at or 303-364-7700.


Registration Fee Includes

Main Registrant:

  • Admission to all sessions
  • Admission to the exhibit hall
  • Shuttle service between most conference hotels and the Convention Center
  • Two social events
  • Meals served at the Convention Center

Adult Guests:

  • Admission to the exhibit hall
  • Shuttle service between most conference hotels and the Convention Center
  • Two social events
  • Tours: All tours are provided for an additional fee and are based on a first-come, first-served basis. Tours are not included in the guest fee. 

Youth Guests

  • Access to the activity center
  • Professional supervision
  • Breakfast, lunch and a snack (Tuesday – Thursday)
  • All daily youth tours, except the American Girl Tour which can be purchased for an additional fee. 
  • Two social events

International Attendees

InternationalPlease register onsite. If you need to arrange for a wire transfer or have questions regarding the international program, contact Maggie Lamborn at 202-624-3573.



As of Aug. 1, 2012, please contact hotels directly to check for availability.

Transportation will be provided only from NCSL hotels to the McCormick Place Convention Center and opening and closing events.

Note: NCSL has been informed there is an ongoing labor dispute between the Hyatt Hotels in Chicago and UNITE HERE. This FAQ provided by the Hyatt Hotels in Chicago is intended to assist participants attending the Legislative Summit.

Hotel Interactive Map
Hotel Comparison
Housing Policies
Modify Your Reservation

Note: The NCSL Housing Bureau DOES NOT contact attendees directly to solicit rates or new reservations. If you are contacted by a vendor who claims to represent NCSL, please notify NCSL Meetings Department or call 303-364-7700.