In 1991, a group of Speakers of the House convened the first meeting of what soon became the National Speakers Conference.
Since then, the NSC has grown to be the largest gathering of legislative presiding officers in the country, with commonly two-thirds of all sitting Speakers and their chiefs of staff attending the annual 4-day event. Each year the conference rotates to a new state.
As is the case every two years, state legislatures across this great nation are convening right now to write budgets, pass laws and address the many challenges facing their states. In more than a third of those states, a new speaker is presiding over the chamber. Being a new leader is always daunting, but during these times fraught with health, economic and political crises the job is made even harder. Fortunately, the State Legislative Leaders Foundation is here to make sure new speakers will not have to face these challenges alone, but with current and former speakers by their sides.