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73rd Annual Meeting of the
Southern Legislative Conference

July 13-17, 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana

Registration Fees

Registration Category Registration fees until May 24 Registration fees after May 24
State Legislator $400 $450
Legislative Staff $400 $450
Other State Government Official $450 $500
Current SLC Committee Chair No Fee No Fee
CALS Alumnus No Fee No Fee
2019 Annual Meeting Contributor  No Fee No Fee

CSG Associate (SLC Designee)

CSG National Leadership Circle

No Fee
(one complimentary registration per member)
No Fee
(one complimentary registration per member)
Additional CSG Associate $600 $700
Private Sector/All Others $900 $1,000

Spouses and Guests

Spouse of Legislator or Legislative Staff No Fee No Fee
All Other Spouses and Guests 18 and Older  $75 per guest $125 per guest

Based on contribution level and subject to verification by the SLC.

Primary participants may not register colleagues as guests. The SLC does not charge a registration fee for guests 17 and under. Children 5 and under do not need to be registered.

Important Dates

May 24

Last day for discounted registration rates

June 21

Last day for online Annual Meeting registration

Last day to secure hotel reservations

Last day to cancel registration without incurring charges

Last day to submit a proposed policy position

July 13

Meeting convenes

On-site registration opens

July 17


Registration policies

  • Discounted registration rates apply until Friday, May 24.
  • Online registration is available until Friday, June 21. After June 21, all registrations are handled on-site.
  • On-site registration opens at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, July 13.
  • Registrations must be submitted online.


  • Payment of registration fees for all meeting participants, except legislators and legislative staff, must be submitted with your registration.
  • Registration fees are non-transferable.


  • Registration cancellations must be submitted online by June 21.
  • Registration fees for cancellations submitted before May 24 will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations submitted after May 24 but before June 21 will be charged an administrative fee of $100.
  • Cancellations submitted after June 21 and no-shows are not eligible for a refund.

Housing policies

Hotel reservations
  • You are responsible for making your hotel reservations.
  • To reserve a hotel room, you must first register for the meeting. Upon registration, a link to access discounted hotel rates will be emailed to you.
  • Telephone reservations are not accepted.
  • Rooms are available at a discounted rate on a first-come, first-serve basis until June 21, or until sold out.
  • The SLC cannot guarantee hotel accommodations.
  • A deposit of one night’s stay plus taxes may be assessed for all reservations at the time of booking.
Reservation modifications/cancellations
  • The SLC is not responsible for providing hotel confirmations. Please contact the hotel directly for your confirmation number.
  • Please contact the hotel directly regarding cancellation policies and if you wish to modify your reservation.
  • Cancellations of hotel reservations must be made three days in advance of arrival in order to secure a refund of your deposit.
Additional housing policies
  • Guests with reservations at the Conference hotel, but not registered for the SLC annual meeting by June 21, will be charged the prevailing hotel rate for the length of their stay.
  • The SLC cannot block rooms in the Conference hotel for states or other organizations.

General guidelines

  • All substantive policy sessions, workshops and events will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans.
  • All publicized SLC sessions and events are open to all registrants regardless of formal committee appointments or affiliations.
  • The Council of State Governments advocates responsible consumption of alcohol and use of designated drivers by all participants at CSG functions.

Policy positions

  • SLC Rules require that all proposed policy positions be submitted 21 calendar days in advance of the Annual Meeting.
  • Proposed policy positions must be received in the Atlanta office by June 21.


  • Attire for committee meetings is business casual.
  • Attire for family and guest activities is casual unless otherwise indicated.
  • Attire for the State Dinner – intended for guests age 18 and older – is business formal.