400 Speakers
200 Exhibitors
6000 Attendees
130+ Policy Sessions

Join us for the nation’s premier bipartisan gathering of state policymakers.

Gain insights and practical knowledge to help you drive results for your state.


Fast-track your learning with more than 100 sessions featuring national policy experts covering a wide range of issues.


Look at the issues through the lens of national thought leaders.


Network with your fellow legislators and legislative staff, share experiences and take home fresh ideas.

At A Glance

Sunday, Aug. 9

8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Task Force Meetings

8.30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee Meetings

1-3:15 p.m.
Executive Committee Subcommittee Meetings

3:30-5:15 p.m.
Full Executive Committee Meeting

Monday, Aug. 10

7:30 a.m.-Noon
Pre-Conference NCSL Task Force Meetings

Noon-1 p.m.
New Attendee Orientation

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Steering Committee Meeting

1:30-3 p.m.
General Session

3:15-5 p.m.

5:30-7 p.m.
Networking Reception

Tuesday, Aug. 11

Exhibit Hall: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

7:30-8:45 a.m.
Ancillary Meetings

8:45-10 a.m.
General Session and State Meet and Greet

10:15 a.m.-Noon

Noon-1:45 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Luncheon

Salute to Legislative Staff Luncheon

2-3:15 p.m.

3:30-5 p.m.
Legislative Staff University

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Ancillary Meetings

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Exhibit Hall: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

7:30-8:45 a.m.
Committee Business Meetings

9-10:15 a.m.

10:30-11:45 a.m.
General Session

Noon-12:30 p.m.
Steering Committee Meeting

Noon-1:45 p.m.
All-Attendee Lunch (Exhibit Hall)

2-3:15 p.m.

3:30-5 p.m.

5-6 p.m.
Ancillary Meetings

6-9:30 p.m.
Social Event
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Thursday, Aug. 13

Exhibit Hall: 9 a.m.-Noon

8:30-9:45 a.m.
Legislative Staff Breakfast
Republican/Democrat Breakfasts

10-11 a.m.
Setting the States’ Agenda
Business Meeting

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

12:30-2 p.m.
General Session

1:30-5 p.m.
Task Force and
Ancillary Meetings

Social Events

Monday, Aug. 10

5:30–7 p.m.

Kickoff: Circle City Tailgate
Lucas Oil Stadium

We’re kicking off the 2020 Legislative Summit with an exclusive tailgate party inside the stadium! Join us at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts and Super Bowl XLVI, for classic fan-favorite foods with an Indy twist. Walk in the footsteps of football legends on the field and visit the Colts’ locker room for the full sports experience.

Wednesday, Aug. 12

6:30-9 p.m.

Final Lap at the Yard of Bricks
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Join us at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a final lap of mingling and entertainment! Experience firsthand the site of the Indianapolis 500—the largest single-day sporting event in the world. Feel the speed with a lap around the track, fuel your imagination in a racing simulator, compete in the pitstop challenge and learn the history of this 111-year-old venue by viewing classic racing cars. End the evening with live musical entertainment sitting on THE fabled yard of bricks with the speedway’s renowned pagoda as a backdrop.


All meetings will take place at the Indiana Convention Center unless otherwise noted: 100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225.

All meetings will take place at the Indiana Convention Center unless otherwise noted: 100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225.

Register Now

All attendees will be required to present a photo ID to pick up their badge. Badges are required to attend sessions and events.

International Attendees

If you require special assistance, please contact Kathy Wiggins

Full Conference Registration Includes:
  • Admission to all sessions
  • Admission to the exhibit hall
  • Two exhibit hall luncheons
  • Two social events
Guest Registration Includes:
  • Admission to the exhibit hall
  • Two exhibit hall luncheons
  • Two social events

Guest registration is for spouses and immediate family members only.

Registration Fees
Categories Early Bird
by May 23 
by July 11
July 11
Legislator, Legislative Staff $625 $685 $750 $450
International $700 $800 $900 $500
NCSL Foundation Sponsor $950 $1,050 $1,150 $675
Attendee (Business, Government, University, Charitable and All Others) $1,100 $1,235 $1,375 $800
Guest $125 $125 $125 n/a
Youth Guest $75 $75 $75 n/a
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) $99 | All attendees (must be paid with registration)
Note about COVID-19: Our top priority is the health and safety of our members and participants. As such, we are closely monitoring the evolving status of COVID-19. In the event that it is necessary to cancel this year’s Legislative Summit, we will immediately notify everyone registered and refund any registration fees.


Book Your Hotel

To reserve a hotel room for the 2020 NCSL Legislative Summit you must first:

Register for the Meeting

One you have registered you will receive a unique link to our housing site. The link can be found on your meeting confirmation page as well as your confirmation email.

To modify or change a reservation please contact:

Customer Service NCSL@experient-inc.com

Customer Service 800-967-8852

International Registrants 847-996-5832

Hotel Deadline: July 15, 2020. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out.

Experient is the official housing provider for the NCSL Legislative Summit.

NCSL and Experient will never call or solicit attendees to book reservations. Please note that rooms booked through any other source are at your own risk.

Courtyard Indianapolis Downtown

601 W. Washington St.,

Embassy Suites Downtown

110 W. Washington St.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Downtown

501 W. Washington St.

Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites

120 W. Market St.

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

One S. Capitol Ave.

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

350 W. Maryland St.

JW Marriott Indianapolis

10 S.West St.

Omni Severin Hotel

40 W. Jackson Place

Springhill Suites by Marriott Downtown

601 W. Washington St.

The Westin Indianapolis

241 W. Washington St.


About the NCSL Legislative Summit
When and where is the meeting?

Aug. 10-13, 2020 at the Indianapolis Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium.

Who attends?

State legislators, legislative staff, government officials, business representatives, educators and others interested in public policy.

What is the dress code?

Business casual is the norm for the Legislative Summit. We suggest bringing a light sweater or jacket with you during the day as the rooms are air conditioned.

Who should I contact about an idea for a session?

Contact the NCSL staff expert on the topic, who may be able to incorporate your suggestion into a session. To find out who that is, contact NCSL at 303-364-7700 or events@ncsl.org.

When do the NCSL Executive Committee and Staff Coordinating Committee meet?

On Sunday, Aug. 9. To attend, please plan to arrive on Saturday, Aug. 8.

What and when is States' Night?

States' Night, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, is an opportunity for delegates from each state to discuss the Summit and explore Indianapolis. All events are coordinated by state delegations. Please let us know if your state has organized an event at events@ncsl.org.

Will Child Care be Provided?

Attendees requiring assistance with child care should contact their hotel concierge. There will not be a separate youth program with childcare.

Can I host an event in conjunction with the Legislative Summit?

Any meetings held during the official hours of the Summit must be approved by NCSL in advance. Events held after normal event hours do not require permission, but NCSL asks to be notified so we can help delegates looking for your event. Please contact events@ncsl.org with details about your event.

Is there accommodation for people with disabilities?

Buses will be available with advanced scheduling for anyone requiring modified access vehicles. If you need special accommodations to ensure your complete participation, please contact us at events@ncsl.org.

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