The MLC Annual Meeting: Invitation from North Dakota Sen. Tim Flakoll

All of us in the North Dakota Legislative Assembly are proud to be hosting the 2015 MLC Annual Meeting in a landmark year for the conference. The event will be held July 12-15 in our capital city of Bismarck, marking the 70th time that the Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting has convened.
The family-friendly MLC Annual Meeting has stood the test of time because of what it continues to deliver to our region’s state legislators — the chance to advance state policy and improve state government by working with legislative colleagues from the Midwest and learning from nationally renowned policy experts in a welcoming, nonpartisan environment.
This year’s agenda includes a mix of professional development opportunities, policy sessions that focus on the Midwest and its states, and highly renowned speakers. We also have special events planned for attendees and their spouses, adult guests and children.
We look forward to seeing you, learning from you and working with you this summer in Bismarck.


MLC Annual Meeting Registration & Travel Information

Please complete the online or printable forms below, and note that a separate form must be completed for the guests of attendees (children and adults) who plan to take part in meeting-related activities. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Meyer at 630.925.1922.

The registration deadline is June 5.

Hotel reservations must also be made by attendees. The meeting will be held at the Bismarck Event Center; attendees will stay at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Bismarck. A special discounted hotel rate is available.

Hotel reservations should be made by June 5.

Hertz and Avis are offering special deals for MLC Annual Meeting attendees. For Hertz reservations, call 800.654.2240 and use group number CV 03SM0010, or follow this link. For Avis reservations, call 800.331.1600 and use the discount number J626839, or follow this link. Rates are available for pickups and drop-offs between July 5 and July 22, 2015.


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 assassinated


Preliminary Agenda for the 2015 MLC Annual Meeting

Below is the preliminary agenda for the meeting, as well as an online form to lead a Table Topic — legislator-led roundtable discussions held on Monday and Tuesday mornings of the meeting.