National Forum

2022 National Forum

July 29-30, 2022

Region

National

NCEL Point of Contact

Ashley Kellner
Operations Manager

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Register Today for NCEL’s 2022 National Forum

NCEL will host its annual National Forum in Denver, Colorado from Friday, July 29 to Saturday, July 30. All forum sessions will take place at the Brown Palace Hotel in downtown Denver, with an option to join virtually via Zoom. Additionally, all in-person forum attendees are invited to join NCEL’s 25th-anniversary celebration on the evening of Thursday, July 28th for an additional cost. 

This year’s event requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Please bring your vaccination card or a photo of your vaccination card to the event to show at registration.

The Forum is an opportunity for environmental state legislators from across the country to network and exchange ideas on a variety of environmental issues, learn about trending solutions, and collaborate on an agenda for a healthier planet and healthier people. Please note that registration is limited to state legislators.

In-person registration includes:

  • Entrance to all plenary and breakout sessions.
  • All forum meals, including two breakfasts, two lunches, break snacks, and one dinner.
  • Unlimited coffee and hot tea at the forum.
  • All conference materials including printed conference program, welcome folder and attendee list.
  • Access to all session recordings, presentations, and materials.

Please note that this year, you will be responsible for booking your lodging. You will receive a link to book your hotel room with NCEL’s discounted rate after registering. Scholarships are available to cover the cost of hotel and airfare. Please contact Ashley Kellner, ashley@ncelenviro.org, if prepurchasing the hotel and/or flight is a barrier to registration.

Early bird registration has been extended through May 20. After which, registration prices increase to $150. In-person registration closes on July 13.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the conference begin and end?

The forum will begin at approximately 8:00 AM MT on Friday, July 29. The event will conclude at 1:30 PM MT on Saturday, July 30.

There will also be a 25th-anniversary celebration on the evening of Thursday, July 28th for an additional cost.

Where is the conference taking place?

Lodging and all forum meetings will be at the Brown Palace Hotel at 321 17th Street, Denver, Colorado.

What if I want to stay at this hotel during the NCSL Summit?

The Brown Palace is one of the official NCSL hotels. You will be able to extend your stay while booking your room with the NCEL room block. We recommend registering for both NCEL and NCSL meetings as soon as possible to ensure your spot, as the hotels tend to fill up quickly.

Additionally, NCEL members who attend NCSL are encouraged to join its Natural Resources and Infrastructure committee, as that is the committee most likely to consider environmental issues.

Who is allowed to attend?

Only state legislators currently holding office are invited to register. Attendees may also invite a spouse/partner.

How much does registration cost and what does it cover?

$125 – Early bird in-person registration to the Forum July 29-30, 2022 (price increases after May 16 to $150)

$50 – Online registration to the Forum July 29-30, 2022

$95 – NCEL’s 25th Anniversary Celebration, 7 PM, July 28, 2022

In-person registration includes:

  • Entrance to all plenary and breakout sessions.
  • All forum meals, including two breakfasts, two lunches, break snacks, and one dinner.
  • Unlimited coffee and hot tea at the forum.
  • All conference materials including printed conference program, welcome folder and attendee list.
  • Access to all session recordings, presentations, and materials.

Please note that this year, we are asking attendees to book their own hotel. When possible, we also request that attendees cover lodging and travel from campaign or personal funds.

Hotel and flight reimbursements up to $1,000 per attendee will be available if needed. Please contact Ashley Kellner at ashley@ncelenviro.org with questions.

If pre-purchasing the hotel or flight is a barrier to registration, please contact ashely@ncelenviro.org so we can assist.

Online registration will include live and recorded access to all forum sessions and all materials presented at the forum.

How do I reserve my hotel room?

The discounted room rate at The Brown Palace Hotel is $239 per night and the link to access that price will be made available upon completion of registration. NCEL staff recommend booking rooms as soon as possible to ensure availability. Reservations at the hotel must be made by Tuesday, July 12, after which the hotel will release NCEL’s room block. NCEL is offering hotel scholarships on an as-needed basis.

Are hotel and flight scholarships available?

NCEL is offering hotel and flight reimbursements up to $1,000 per attendee on an as-needed basis. Please contact Ashley Kellner at ashley@ncelenviro.org if you have any questions.

Can I extend my stay at the Brown Palace prior to or after the forum?

The hotel will extend NCEL’s discount room rate to you for up to three nights before and after the Forum based on availability.

In case of an emergency or last-minute conflict, how do I cancel my registration?

If necessary, please contact Ashley Kellner at ashley@ncelenviro.org with your cancelation. 

If registration is canceled four weeks or fewer prior to the event, you will only receive a 50% refund of your registration fee. 

Will any of the sessions be available remotely?

There will be an option for virtual participation this year. The virtual registration fee is $50 and you will have access to all sessions via live stream as well as all materials presented at the Forum.

Can legislative staff attend?

Staff of environmental legislators are welcome to register virtually for this event. Please contact us separately if you have any questions on the matter. 


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