August 30, 2016
Since 1975, NCSL has been the champion of state legislatures. They’ve helped states remain strong and independent by giving them the tools, information and resources to craft the best solutions to difficult problems. The Legislative Summit is the biggest and best gathering of state legislators and staff in the county. Every year NCSL holds a summit for approximately 5,000 legislators and staff with over 300 speakers and 50 educational sessions. This August, they engaged Paulette Wolf Events to produce the social events surrounding the conference as well as provide volunteer management and ground transportation for the NCSL summit.
The opening night networking reception was a celebration of Chicago Sports. Prior to the reception, Wayne Messmer, the frequent singer of the National Anthem for the Chicago Cubs, kicked off the Opening General Session with his stirring rendition of the song. Later, just as the Opening Session adjourned, attendees were surprised as a 70-piece marching band from Kenwood Academy, which played through the room, performing a medley of sports-themed standards. They then led the guests from the session ballroom to the opening night reception where they were greeted by the mascots from nearly all of Chicago’s professional sports teams.