Primary Registration Type Registration fees until June 14 Registration fees after June 14
Legislator $400 $450
Legislative Staff $400 $450
Public Sector $500 $550
CALS Alumnus No Fee No Fee
SLC/CSG Officer No Fee No Fee
2020 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 $675 $750
Private Sector/All Others $900 $1,000
Spouses and Guests Registration fees until June 14 Registration fees after June 14
Legislative Spouse (includes spouses of legislative staff) No Fee No Fee
All Other Guests 18 and Older  $100 per guest $125 per guest
Children and youth aged 6-17 No Fee No Fee

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

Primary participants may not register colleagues as guests. A maximum of two non-family adult guests are permitted per each primary registrant. Children 5 and under do not need to be registered.

Important Dates

June 14

Last day for discounted registration rates

Last day to secure hotel reservations

July 10

Last day to submit a proposed policy position

July 12

Last day for online Annual Meeting registration

Last day to cancel registration without incurring administrative charges

August 1

Meeting convenes

On-site registration opens

August 5


Registration policies

  • Registrations must be submitted online.
  • Discounted registration rates apply until Sunday, June 14.
  • Online registration is available until Sunday, July 12. After July 12, all registrations are handled on-site.
  • On-site registration opens at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, August 1.


  • 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 July 12.
  • Registration fees for cancellations submitted before June 14 will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations submitted after June 14 but before July 12 will be charged an administrative fee of $100.
  • Cancellations submitted after July 12 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 14, 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.
  • Cancellations of hotel reservations must be handled directly with your hotel. Please refer to your hotel reservation for information on their cancellation policies 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 14, 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 Benton Convention Center.
  • 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 July 10.


  • Attire for committee meetings is casual or 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.