General Session

8:45 a.m. | Robyn Benincasa
Building World Class Teams: The Essential Elements of Human Synergy

The two-time world champion adventure racer will provide the T.E.A.M.W.O.R.K tools you need to cross your own finish line, even when the challenges are steep.

General Session

4 p.m. | Donna Washington
Listen in as Washington explains the power of stories, why they work, and how you can use them to communicate more effectively. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis will also be on hand to welcome NCSL attendees to Denver.

State Legislatures News

Featured Sessions

  • 10:30 a.m. | Building with Billions: An Infrastructure Update
  • 1:30 p.m. | Charlie Cook Talks Midterm Elections
  • 2:45 p.m. | Leadership Lessons From the Dugout

Livestreaming Sessions

  • 10:30 a.m. | How to Find and Keep Talent in the Great Reshuffle   Recording
  • 1:30 p.m. | Economic Outlook: A Rocky Road Ahead?   Recording
  • 2:45 p.m. | Working on Workforce: The National Service Factor  Recording

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Social Event

5-6:30 p.m. | Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F
 
Brews and Bites: We’d like to treat you to some of our hometown favorites! The Denver Summit kicks off with an opening reception in the Exhibit Hall featuring tastings of craft beers and samplings of locally sourced snacks. Join your friends—old and new—while visiting with our exhibitors.

General Session

9 a.m. | Curt Stedron
Lessons in Trust: The Christmas Truce of 1914

What lessons can we take from the historic event, especially in today's polarized political environment?

Featured Sessions

  • 10:30 a.m. | Three Theories That Could Reshape Elections and Redistricting
  • 1:30 p.m. | How to Connect With Your Constituents
  • 2:45 p.m. | Policing: A High-Tech Perspective

State Legislatures News

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Livestreaming Sessions

  • 9 a.m. | General Session: Lessons in Trust: The Christmas Truce of 1914   Recording
  • 10:30 a.m. | Five Big Ideas To Improve Crisis Response   Recording
  • 1:30 p.m. | Cracking a Cold Case   Recording
  • 2:45 p.m. | Tips and Tricks for Crafting a Great Story  Recording
  • 4 p.m. | Making the Most of Medicaid  Recording

Event

Exhibit Hall Lunch

Enjoy a delicious lunch with your colleagues and visit exhibitors from around the nation.

General Session

3 p.m. | Of Spaceships and Shark Tanks
Join us for a must-see doubleheader! First, astronaut Matthew Dominick, then investor and "Shark Tank" host Kevin O'Leary.

State Legislatures News

Featured Sessions

  • 7:30 a.m. | Democrat, Republican and Staff Breakfasts
  • 10:30 a.m. | How to Say What You Need to Say
  • 1:30 | Supreme Court Center Stage

Livestreaming Sessions

  • 10:30 a.m. | Transforming Our Education System: Lessons from Legislators
  • 1:30 p.m. | Supreme Court Center Stage

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Event

Exhibit Hall Lunch

Enjoy a delicious lunch with your colleagues and visit exhibitors from around the nation.

Events

6:30 p.m. | Mile High Extravaganza
The Summit culminates with extravaganza of entertainment and experiences. Climb a rock wall, throw an axe, enjoy Colorado’s own Kory Brunson Band and more⁠—complete with a fabulous fireworks show!

Our Speakers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
lIVESTREAMING

NCSL will livestream seven sessions from the Legislative Summit in Denver. Watch the livestreams on NCSL’s website or Facebook page, courtesy of the Ohio Channel.

Meeting Agenda | View the Full Agenda

SUNDAY JULY 31
 

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pre-Conferences

NCSL Task Forces

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee

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

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

MONDAY AUG. 1
Exhibit Hall 5-6:30 p.m.

7:30-8:45 a.m.
New Attendee Orientation
Ancillary Groups

8:45-10:15 a.m.
Opening General Session:
Robyn Benincasa | Building World Class Teams: The Essentials of Human Synergy

10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Sessions

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Lunch on own or Select Committee Luncheons

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Sessions

2:45-3:45 p.m.
Sessions

4-5 p.m.
General Session
Donna Washington | Using Great Stories for the Greater Good

5-6:30 p.m.
Opening Reception
Brews and Bites

TUESDAY AUG. 2
Exhibit Hall 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

7:30-8:45 a.m.
Optional Breakfasts
Ancillary Groups

9-10:15 a.m.
General Session
Curt Stedron | Lessons in Trust: The Christmas Truce of 1914

10:30-11:45 a.m.
Sessions

Noon-1:15 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Lunch
Salute to Legislative Staff Lunch

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Sessions

2:45-3:45 p.m.
Sessions / Offsite workshops and tours

4-5 p.m.
Sessions

Ancillary Groups

Evening
States’ Night

WEDNESDAY AUG. 3
Exhibit Hall 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

7:30-8:45 a.m.
Party Breakfasts
Legislative Staff Breakfast
Foundation Coffee Meet & Greet
Ancillary Groups

9-10:15 a.m.
Business Meeting

10:30-11:45 a.m.
Sessions

Noon-1:15 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Lunch

1:30-2:45 p.m.
Sessions

Legislative Staff University

3-4:30 p.m.
General Session
Kevin O’Leary | Lessons From a Shark

6:30-9 p.m.
Social Event
Mile High Extravaganza

THURSDAY AUG. 4
 

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Post-Conferences

*All meetings will take place at the Colorado Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

Opening Reception

Brews and Bites
Monday, Aug.1

 
We’d like to treat you to some of our hometown favorites! The Denver Summit kicks off with an opening reception in the Exhibit Hall featuring tastings of craft beers and samplings of locally sourced snacks. Join your friends—old and new—while visiting with our exhibitors.

Mile High Extravaganza
Wednesday, Aug.3

 
Don’t miss this Mile High closing celebration! Come out to the Sculpture Park at the Performing Arts Complex next to the Convention Center for an extravaganza of entertainment and experiences. Climb a rock wall, throw an axe, thrill to high-flying aerial acts and enjoy Colorado’s own Kory Brunson Band. It’s the Summit's must-attend final event, complete with a fabulous fireworks show! Come dressed for fun!

Social Event
 

Registration | Register Now

 

Register Online
Payment can be made with credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa), personal or business check or money order. For questions regarding registration, contact Registration or call 303-856-1539.

International Attendees
Please register online. If you are unable to register online, please use this form. If you require special assistance as an international attendee, please contact John Mahoney.

Registration Check-In
All badges will be distributed on-site. You can pick up your badge and any meeting materials from the registration desk in the Colorado Convention Center beginning Sunday, July 31. The cost to replace a badge is $100.

Security
All attendees will be required to present a photo ID to pick up their badges on-site. Badges are required to attend sessions and events.

All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to registration@ncsl.org and received by midnight on Friday, July 22. Cancellation policy for NCSL members (state legislators, state legislative staff and NCSL international affiliate only) a $50 fee will be charged. Cancellation policy for all others (non NCSL dues-paying affiliates) a $100 fee will be charged.
Categories Early Bird by June 13 After June 13 Daily
Legislator, Legislative Staff $650 $750 $500
International $800 $1,000 $600
NCSL Foundation Sponsor $950 $1,150 $675
Attendee (Business, Government, University, Charitable and All Others) $1,200 $1,375 $900
Guest 18-Plus $150 $150 N/A
Youth Guest  No fee
Youth guests must still be registered to attend events.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) $99 | All Attendees
Administrative fee must be paid with registration.

Your registration includes:

Main Registrant
  • Admission to all sessions.
  • Admission to the Exhibit Hall.
  • Two Exhibit Hall luncheons.
  • Opening reception.
  • Social event.
Guest Registrant
  • Admission to the Exhibit Hall.
  • Exhibit Hall luncheons.
  • Opening reception.
  • Social event.
 

Housing and Travel

HOTELS

The deadline to book rooms has passed. Please first register for the meeting. Once you register, you will receive a link in your registration confirmation email to secure your hotel reservation.

ADA Requests
If you require special consideration to accommodate a disability, please specify your request in the ADA section of the hotel reservation process.

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.

International attendees: If you plan to bring a delegation or need special assistance, please contact John Mahoney.

Hyatt Regency

650 15th St.

Embassy Suites

1420 Stout St.

AC Hotel by Marriott

750 15th St.

Le Meridien

1475 California St.

Hyatt Place

440 14th St.

Hyatt House

440 14th St.

Hilton Garden Inn

1400 Welton St.

Homewood Suites

550 15th St.

Hampton Inn

550 15th St.

Hilton City Center

1701 California St.

Sheraton Denver Downtown

1550 Court Place

Renaissance Downtown

918 17th St.

Curtis, Doubletree by Hilton

1405 Curtis St.

Grand Hyatt

1750 Welton St.

Travel

No hotel shuttles will be provided. Denver International Airport is 24 miles from the Colorado Convention Center. Options to get to downtown Denver include public transit via RTD's A Line to Denver Union Station, taxis or ride app services.

 

Questions and Answers

When and where is the meeting?

Aug. 1-3, 2022, at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver.  

Who attends?

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

What's 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. 

What health protocols will be in place?

The health and safety of meeting attendees is NCSL’s top priority. Attendees are encouraged to familiarize themselves with COVID-19 guidance provided by the CDC and the appropriate state and local public health authorities in areas they are traveling. By attending an NCSL meeting, you agree to follow any onsite health and safety protocols recommended by NCSL, the venue, and local and state governments. Currently, there is not a mask requirement in Denver and NCSL will not require proof of vaccinations or negative tests. NCSL will have disposable masks and hand sanitizer available for attendees.

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

Sunday, July 31. To attend, please plan to arrive on Saturday, July 30.

What and when is States' Night?

States' Night, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, is an opportunity for delegates from each state to discuss the Summit and explore Denver. All events are coordinated by state delegations. Please let us know if your state has organized an event.

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 child care.

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 us with details about your event.

Is there accommodation for people with disabilities?

If you need special accommodations to ensure your complete participation, please contact us.

Is it difficult to adjust to Denver’s high altitude?

Denver really is a mile high, but most people don’t even notice the altitude difference. The air is just thinner and dryer. Follow these tips to stay happy and healthy during your visit to Denver: drink plenty of water before your trip and while you’re here, limit your alcohol intake, give your body 24 hours to adjust prior to doing any strenuous exercise, and pack your sunscreen, lip balm and sunglasses!

My question is not listed. Who should I contact?

Please email us so we can assist you!

Which sessions will offer CLE credits, and how many total credits will be available?

NCSL is in the process of applying for CLE accreditation with the Colorado Supreme Court. We will have a list of which sessions qualify for CLE by July, and will post them on the agenda.