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  • Jane Andrade
    Director of Public Affairs
  • Jon Kuhl
    Director of Public Affairs
    Washington, D.C.
July 9, 2013

State Lawmakers Have Much to Share, Learn at NCSL Legislative Summit

DENVER—Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gergen, a live drone demonstration and more will greet the largest gathering of state lawmakers in the country when the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) hosts its 39th annual Legislative Summit Aug. 12-15 in Atlanta.

Legislators will learn from experts and each other about solutions to the most pressing issues facing states during more than 100 sessions on topics ranging from criminal justice and education to taxes and transportation. Approximately 5,000 attendees are expected at the meeting, which will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Highlights include:

  • Health Summit 2013: Emerging Changes in Medicaid & the Insurance Marketplace
  • Our Constitutional Legacy with Sandra Day O’Connor
  • Creating Financial Pathways for Military Veterans with Holly Petreaus
  • America’s Retirement Crisis with TIAA-CREF Chief Executive Officer Roger Ferguson
  • Leadership and Politics Today with David Gergen
  • America’s Public Health with CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden
  • Immigration: Finally a Federal Fix?
  • Casino Royale: From Brick and Mortar to Zeroes and Ones
  • All About Drones
  • Legal Implications of Social Media

The agenda also includes sessions on elections, brain science and kids, pensions, energy, technology, budgeting, Supreme Court decisions and much more.

Reflective of its national membership, NCSL’s Legislative Summit is held in a different city each year. This year’s Summit is projected to bring more than $8 million to businesses in Atlanta, according to the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

All meetings held in conjunction with NCSL’s Legislative Summit are open to the press. Registration is required, but free to credentialed members of the media. Online registration is open through Aug. 4. Please review NCSL’s media policy before registering.

NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.