NCSL 2021 Legislative Summit Convenes Nov. 3-5


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Legislators and legislative staff to come together in Tampa to tackle states’ most pressing policy issues in a post-pandemic world

Denver—More than 100 in-depth sessions covering education, redistricting, infrastructure, workforce modernization, and school leadership and more will take place at the annual National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit, Nov. 3 – 5, in Tampa, Fla.

The NCSL Legislative Summit is the nation’s premier bipartisan gathering of state legislatures, providing a platform for legislators and legislative staff to lay policy groundwork for their state’s next legislative session.

Attendees at the 46th annual Legislative Summit will hear from a variety of speakers, including:

  • Vernice “Fly Girl” Armour, America’s first Black female combat pilot and former U.S. Marine Corps captain.
  • John Medina, developmental molecular biologist and author of The New York Times bestseller “Brain Rules.”
  • Dan White, director of government consulting and fiscal policy research for Moody’s Analytics.
  • Dr. Nirav R. Shah, senior scholar at Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center.

Other Summit session highlights include:

  • Cocktails To Go: How COVID Changed Alcohol Regulation.
  • Weathering the Storm: Infrastructure Strategies for the Future.
  • Election Lessons from 2020: Absentee/Mail Voting.
  • Telework and Taxes: What's a State To Do?
  • Innovations in Jail Reform.
  • The New Age of Apprenticeships and Job Training.
  • Less Debt, More Degrees: Can States and Feds Partner on Higher Ed?
  • Women in the Workforce: The Pandemic Impact.
  • Modernizing Today’s Workforce for Tomorrow’s World.
  • The Census: What’s Happened, What’s Next.
  • The Evolution of Policing in America.
  • From Email to Ransomware: Cyberattacks at the Statehouse.

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 Nov. 5; on-site registration for media is available between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St. 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. Stay connected with NCSL on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.