The MLC Annual Meeting: Regional Focus for Midwest's State Legislators

The Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting is the only event designed to meet the needs and interests of state legislators from the 11-state Midwest. It also includes participation from legislators from four neighboring Canadian provinces.
The 2015 MLC Annual Meeting will be held July 12-15 in Bismarck, N.D. It will continue the conference’s long tradition of being the best place for the Midwest’s state and provincial legislators to meet and learn from colleagues as well as nationally renowned policy experts in a welcoming, nonpartisan environment. North Dakota Sen. Tim Flakoll is leading his host state's planning efforts as 2015 chair of the Midwestern Legislative Conference.
As in past years, the 2015 meeting will feature a mix of highly renowned speakers, policy sessions that focus on the Midwest and its states, a professional development workshop, and special events for attendees and guests of all ages. This year’s featured speakers include astronaut Buzz Aldrin, leading pollster John Zogby, famed former U.S. Secret Service agent Clint Hill (a native of North Dakota), and Anne Marie Slaughter of the New America Foundation.


Featured speakers at the 2015 MLC Annual Meeting


“Look to the Stars”
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, second person to walk on the moon

“Big Ideas for a New America”
Anne Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of the New America Foundation
“Trends that Will Change Government, Business
and Lives”

John Zogby, best-selling author and pollster
“5 Days in November”
Clint Hill, a tale of tragedy, heroism and courage on day JFK was assasinated


Meeting registration, agenda coming soon

An up-to-date meeting agenda — including information on policy sessions and the MLC committee meetings held in conjunction with the meeting event — will be posted in early 2015. Meeting registration will open soon. The 2015 MLC Annual Meeting will be held at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Bismarck. A special discounted hotel rate will be available for attendees.
The MLC meeting is a family-friendly event. Special daytime activities are held for the spouses and children of attendees, and the meeting’s evening social events give legislators the chance to meet and network with colleagues from the Midwest. Events at the meeting in North Dakota will include Family Night at Fort Lincoln State Park and the Opening Night Reception at the Heritage Center and State Museum.