Southern Legislative Conference

The Southern
Office of

CSG
The Council of State Governments

Upcoming Annual Meetings of the Southern Legislative Conference

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July 29 - August 2, 2017 | Biloxi, Mississippi

It’s not just a river that runs through the Magnolia State, it’s a trail of unique and exciting experiences you won’t find anywhere else. In the early 20th century, Biloxi was known as the Seafood Capital of the World, with as many as 40 seafood factories open in the 1920s. Today, visitors enjoy world-famous Gulf Coast shrimp at local eateries established as early as 1737. While visitors are drawn to the coastal region for its sandy beaches, seafood and art, a deep heritage can be discovered within the sights. Music, history, great food, good times…it’s all in Mississippi.
Mississippi SLC Annual Meeting Logo

July 21 - 25, 2018 | St. Louis, Missouri

The 72nd Annual Meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference will convene in The Show Me State, Missouri.

SLC Annual Meeting Format

 

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Morning

Staff Workshop

Policy Programs

Policy Programs
Opening Plenary

Policy Programs
Closing Plenary

Departures

Day

Executive Committee Session

Policy Programs

Policy Programs

Committee Technical Tours

Evening

Opening Reception

Family Night

Incoming Host State Reception

Reception and State Dinner

About the SLC Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference is the largest regional gathering of state legislators, legislative staff, policy experts, and governmental officials and is convened as the focal point and culmination of the SLC’s yearly activities. Throughout the year, programs administered by the Southern Office and the SLC allow policymakers to share knowledge in their area of expertise with colleagues from across the South. By working together, through the forums created by the Southern Office and by participating in SLC standing committees, Southern state policymakers are able to speak in a distinctive, unified voice to address issues that affect their states and the entire region.

The meeting also provides policymakers with an opportunity to share their experiences with others facing similar issues across a broad spectrum. Regional and national policy experts address an array of topics germane to the Conference’s six standing committees, which serve as the foundation for policy discussions. In addition to the substantive programs, the Annual Meeting shines a spotlight on the Host State’s year-long planning to accommodate members from across the region with special activities and events unique to both the host city and state.