States & Nation Policy Summit 2011

The 2011 States & Nation Policy Summit will be held in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. Join ALEC and hundreds of fellow state legislators for one of the nation’s most prestigous state-level conferences. Check back for more information in the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration for ALEC’s 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit is now open!

Register online below!  You can also register by phone at (202) 742-8538 or fax in the following forms to (202) 331-1344.

Attendee Registration & Housing Form [PDF] | Spouse/Guest –Registration Form [PDF]

Register Online

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Registration Rates

Status Registration Fee
ALEC Legislative Member $475
Legislator / Non-Member $575
ALEC Private Sector Member $875
Private Sector / Non-Member $1,100
ALEC Non-Profit Member 501(c)(3) status required) $625
Non-Profit Non-Member (501(c)(3) status required) $825
Legislative Staff / Government $500
ALEC Alumni $525
ALEC Legacy Member $0
Spouse/Guest/Child 18+ yrs $150
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Tuesday, Nov. 29

Joint Board of Directors Meeting 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Board Reception/Dinner 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Registration 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Higher Education Subcommittee 8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Energy Subcommittee 8 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
Joint Working Group on 21st Century Commerce and Taxation 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Taxation Grab and Go 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
State Chairs Meeting 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Exhibit Hall 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee 9 a.m.  - 10:15 a.m.
K-12 Education Reform Subcommittee 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Environmental Health Subcommittee 9:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Fiscal Federalism Working Group 9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
New Legislator Orientation 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Agriculture Subcommittee 10:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Opening Plenary Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Task Force Chairs Meeting 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Workshop I: Common Core State Standards 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Workshop II: Want To Grow Your States’ Economy? Exports are the Answer! 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Workshop III: Cutting the Red Tape on Solar: Obstacles Present Opportunities 3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Workshop IV: Medicaid Managed Care: Ensuring Access and Patient Protections 3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Hospitality Suite 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 1

Registration 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Plenary Breakfast 8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Exhibit Hall 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Online Consumer Privacy Working Group 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Workshop V: Pushing the Extremes of Tort Law: What You Can Do to Stop Unreasonable Lawsuits 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Workshop VI: Pension Reform Workshop: Successful Messages for Reform 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Workshop VII: The True Cost of Corrections – 2012 Policy Solutions and Goals 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Workshop VIII: Innovation in the Classroom: Rethinking School Design 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Plenary Lunch 12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
What You Can Learn from Arizona’s Healthcare Reforms 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Task Force Meetings

  • Civil Justice
  • Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development
  • Education
  • Telecommunications & Information Technology
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Public Pension Reform Working Group 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Fiscal Policy Reform Working Group 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
National Chairman’s Reception by invitation only 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Holiday Gala Reception* 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Hospitality Suite 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 2

Registration 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Plenary Breakfast 8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Exhibit Hall 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Workshop IX: Governing in the Era of Social Media 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Workshop X: Restoring America’s Jobs & Economy: The Role of Environmental Policies 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Workshop XI: Common Sense Toxicology: Lessons for the States 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Workshop XII: Electrifying and Connecting America for the 21st Century: A View from the Public Utility Commissions 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Closing Lunch 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Task Force Meetings

  • Energy, Environment & Agriculture
  • Health and Human Services
  • International Relations
  • Public Safety and Elections
  • Tax and Fiscal Policy
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Annual Meeting 2012 Preview Reception 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
State Delegation Night 6:30 p.m.

*Please dress for cooler weather.

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The host hotel is sold out! Please check out the Hampton Inn and Suites to book a room and get complimentary 24 hour shuttle to and from the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa. Don’t forget to mention you’re with ALEC’s group.

Host Hotel Information:

Link to Hotel Registration The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa 6902 E. Greenway Parkway Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Room Type

Room Rate/Day

Single (1 Adult)


Double (2 Adults)


Triple (3 Adults)


Quad (4 Adults)


*Rates do not include sales tax (currently 12.27%) Suites and upgraded accommodations are available upon request.  Please call 1-866-716-8137 for additional information. Housing Confirmation Information Online reservations will receive immediate email confirmation.  Reservations received by fax or mail will be confirmed via email within 72 hours of receipt of deposit. Housing Cancellation/Refund Information Reservations NOT cancelled at least 72 hours prior to arrival will be charged one night’ room and tax.  This includes any reservations that ALEC may have offered on a complimentary basis. By reserving in the block, you can save $50 off registration.  However, if you later cancel your Westin reservation, your credit card will be charged (or you will be invoiced) an additional $50 for your registration fee. Complimentary registrations are exempt from this policy if they cancel. Early Departure Fee Early departure prior to the reserved checkout date will result in an early departure fee of 100% of the guest room rate for the one night’s room and tax.  You can avoid this fee by advising hotel within 72 hours prior to arrival of any change in the scheduled length of stay.

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Registration Policies


Attendees who take advantage of our Early Bird registration specials are eligible to receive a $50 discount offer on their registration fee by reserving a room in the ALEC’s room block at the Westin Kierland Hotel before November 7, 2011.

Please note that there is only one $50 registration discount available per room. This offer does not apply to spouse/guest registration.  Hotel reservations will be verified for those who receive the discounted rate.  Attendees who receive a discount and later cancel their Westin room reservation will automatically be charged (or will be invoiced) for an additional $50 for registration fee after the meeting.

Spouse/Guest Registration

  1. Spouse / guest registration is meant to accommodate legal spouses and immediate family members.
  2. Attendees from the same organization must register independently.  No exceptions will be made.
  3. Spouse / guest designation will be clearly visible on name badge.

Registration Confirmation Information

Online registrants will receive immediate email confirmation.  If registering by form, confirmation will be emailed within 72 hours of receipt of payment.

Registration Cancellation/Refund Policy

Registrations cancelled prior to 5:00 pm Eastern November 7, 2011 are subject to a $100 cancellation fee.  Registrations are non-refundable after 5:00 pm Eastern November 7, 2011. All refund requests must be made in writing and sent via email to or fax to 202-331-1344. Registration fees may be transferred from one registrant to another. Please send a transfer request in writing via email to or fax to 202-331-1344.

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