2018 ACCE States & Nation Policy Summit

November 28-30, 2018  •  Washington, DC

Meeting Summary

Registration for the 2018 ACCE States & Nation Policy Summit is now open.

We look forward to hosting the 2018 ACCE States & Nation Policy Summit in Washington, DC! The District is full of monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, true local flavor – Washington, DC is a place unlike any other. It’s your home away from home with free museums and America’s front yard.

November 28-30, ACCE members and friends will gather for days of discussion on the critical issues facing localities, states and nation. The ACCE States and Nation Policy Summit attracts hundreds of state legislators, including new members and recently elected officials, and is specifically designed to introduce new members to ACCE. At issue seminars, meal sessions and Task Force meetings, local officials share their knowledge and experiences with each other, and hear from national leaders and renowned policy experts who share their commitment to Jeffersonian policies. ACCE is a Division of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Important Dates

Early-bird registration will open August 29, 2018 and rates will end on October 31, 2018

Housing block will close on October 31, 2018 (Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out)

On-site registration rates will begin on November 1, 2018

Online registration closes November 25, 2018*

*After November 25, 2018, registration will be on-site during registration hours (see agenda).

If you need assistance with registration or housing, please contact Courtney Cook.


Guest / Spouse Registration

Guest / Spouse registration is meant to accommodate legal spouses and immediate family members ONLY. No exceptions will be made. Guest / Spouse designation will be clearly visible on name badge.

Registration Process and Payment Methods

Conference registration for the meeting will not be confirmed until the registration process has been completed and the payment has been received and processed.

In accordance with our policies, we review all registrations. This review policy ensures registrants have selected the most appropriate registration option. You will receive notification of registration status within three (3) business days. Your payment will not be processed until your registration is accepted. Payment amount may be adjusted to reflect the correct registration type and fees associated.

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) cannot be responsible for your spam filters blocking your confirmation email. Please check for a confirmation email before committing to travel arrangements. 

Travel and accommodation costs are not included in the conference registration fee. Attendees are responsible for making their own travel and lodging arrangements. Click here to make a room reservation at the host hotel. The ALEC group rate is $279/night (plus tax and fees). The group rate ends Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

Registrations cancelled prior to 11:59 PM EST October 31, 2018 are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Registrations are non-refundable after 11:59 PM EST October 31, 2018.

Exhibit Booths cancelled prior to 11:59 PM EST October 31, 2018 are subject to a cancellation fee of 50% of the rate paid. Registrations are non-refundable after 11:59 PM EST October 31, 2018.

To cancel, go to the registration site and click Already Registered? Enter the email used to register and the confirmation number found on the confirmation email. Then click the UNREGISTER button at the top of the page. Follow the instructions to confirm the cancellation.

A refund will automatically be issued based on the policy above. Please allow 2-7 business days to process depending on the respective bank.

Please contact Eli Peterson with any questions on payment credits or substituting your registration. Registration substitutions will not be allowed once the attendee has checked in to the event. Registrations cannot be shared.

ALEC Program

Event agenda is subject to change.

Personal Property

ALEC accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal property at the 2018 States & Nation Policy Summit.

Civility Policy

ALEC is a forum for stakeholders to exchange ideas and develop real, state-based solutions to encourage growth, preserve economic security and protect hardworking taxpayers. ALEC members understand the importance of hearing from all sides of an issue and value public-private partnership in policy discussions. In order to foster an environment where all sides can be heard, you must speak in a civil manner when presenting at ALEC meetings and not disparage members and organizations that belong to ALEC.


Please refer to the ALEC Media Policy or contact ALEC Public Affairs with additional questions.


By completing the registration, you understand that you may be photographed, taped or recorded. You grant permission for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to use your image or voice in all forms and media as permitted by law. You waive the right to inspect or approve versions of your image or voice or the written copy that may be used in connection with either.