Pre-conference 2016: Closing the Opportunity Gap with Afterschool and Summer Learning

Sunday, Aug. 7 - Monday, Aug. 8, 2016

The National Conference of State Legislatures is pleased to offer legislators a pre-conference seminar, Closing the Opportunity Gap through Afterschool and Summer Learning prior to the 2016 Chicago Legislative Summit, With generous funding from The C.S. Mott Foundation, NCSL is covering flights and one night hotel expenses, as well as all other related travel costs, for 20 legislators to attend the pre-con. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 7 and end at 12:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 8 at the Chicago Convention Center.

This meeting will focus on:

  • The latest state and national research on how afterschool and summer learning can close opportunity gaps
  • Existing strategies and policies that support effective afterschool and summer learning programs targeting the students that need them most
  • Interactive experiences at a summer program site - including observing students and talking with school and program leaders.


Registration Information There is no registration fee for this event

Please register online by clicking the below link by July 11, 2016.

Confirmations will be sent by email. Deadline to register online is July 11, 2016.


Spouse/Guest Registration. There is no registration fee for spouses and guests, but please register spouses and guests who would like to attend meals or the site visit.

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Hotel Information

Hotel InformationPlease make your hotel reservations for the pre-conference at the NCSL Summit Housing site by July 11, 2016. Please choose the hotel that best fits your needs. After July 11, our room rate cannot be guaranteed.


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Each attendee is responsible for making his or her hotel and travel arrangements.


Travel Information

Travel InformationPlease make your flight reservations with Christopoherson Business Travel.

Christopherson Travel
800-825-3283 (7 a.m. to 6 p.m. MDT) or 303-694-4344

Special Needs
To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please notify Madeleine Webster at 303-856-1465, of any special accommodations you may require.