Join Us in Ft. Lauderdale

A week-long legislative conference for policymakers, corporate executives, advocates, and community leaders

Creating Systemic Collaboratives to Improve Our Communities’ Future

NBCSL’s Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is considered to be one of the premier conferences on critical African-American policy issues. Each year, hundreds of African-American legislators, along with advocates, policy experts, corporate executives and community leaders, attend the ALC to discuss and champion resolutions to address the nation’s most pressing issues affecting African Americans and other marginalized communities. This year’s conference is hosted by the Florida Black Legislators.

Our annual legislative conference provides a critical framework for policies that will be the foundation for state and federal legislation. As we convene in Ft. Lauderdale, we will not only discuss our ongoing fights for economic development, education reform, and health disparities, but we will also address and prepare our agendas to fight in areas such as gun violence, mental health, environmental justice, cannabis equity, and bail reform.

To safeguard the rights and protections of African Americans and other marginalized communities, NBCSL needs all of its members— as well as public policy experts, advocates, corporate executives, and labor leaders—to join together to act on these critical issues.

Why Attend the 43rd ALC?

Get context and analysis on the most critical issues facing state legislators and their constituents.
Delve into important conversations on Census 2020, redistricting, environmental justice, automation technology, increasing black wealth, cannabis equity, maternal mortality, genome editing, and more
Engage in discourse about the state of Black America and help develop innovative and effective solutions.
Network and share your ideas with legislators and legislative staff from around the country.


As a Corporate Roundtable member, I value the NBCSL annual conference as an opportunity to forge and strengthen partnerships with our best and brightest policy makers. Experiencing the impact and ongoing work to strengthen communities across the country is a big part of why we support NBCSL and are in attendance each year.

Darren Reed, K12, Inc.

Enjoyed meeting up with some of my favorite legislators from across the nation along with fellow Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Member State Representative Lamont Robinson.

State Representative Sonya Harper (IL)

Brooklyn was AWESOME! The #NBCSL18 was productive, fruitful, and fun. Delegate Lashrecse Aird and I learned a lot that we will be bringing back to our great Commonwealth. Thank you NBCSL for a thoughtful and meaningful conference. Looking forward to what’s to come!

Delegate Marcia "Cia" Price (VA)