2013 NASC Conference: Merging Sentencing Research and Policy
Minneapolis-University of Minnesota Law School
August 4th - 6th
The 2013 National Association of Sentencing Commissions Annual Conference will be August 4-6 in Minneapolis Minnesota, hosted by the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission. We are excited that this year’s conference will be sponsored and co-hosted by the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. This partnership will provide the unique opportunity to combine the most recent and in-depth research with views and realities from policy makers from both the States and the Federal Government. Additionally, this generous partnership has allowed us to provide the opportunity for attendees to participate in this conference at a rate much lower than has been possible in the past.
The 2013 NASC conference will highlight special plenary sessions featuring the following papers:
- The Use of Risk Assessments In Sentencing Decisions (two papers)
Please plan to join the NASC Executive Board, Robina Institute faculty, and Commissioners from the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission for a conference reception on Sunday, August 4th and at a special dinner and reception on August 5th.
The Minnesota Council on Crime and Justice invites NASC conference attendees to a screening of this award-winning film by Eugene Jarecki. This screeing will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 4th.
Recognizing the seriousness of drug abuse as a matter of public health, The House I Live In offers a penetrating look inside America's war on drugs, and reveals the human rights implications of U.S. drug policy. More information about the film can be found at: thehouseilivein.org
The Minnesota Board of Continuing Education has approved the conference for 10 hours of CLE credit.
Hotel Information (updated)
For attendees unable to make a reservation at the Hotel Minneapolis Metrodome, rooms are avaialable at:
Rooms are held under "NASC conference" at a rate of $130
Reservations can be made by calling (612) 375-1700 or (866)211-4611 or by visiting here.
Conference attendees are encouraged to stay at the Hotel Minneapolis Metrodome. The hotel is located across the street from the University of Minnesota Law School conference will be held. A conference rate of $119/ night is available for reservations made before July 12, 2013.
Click here to make reservations online, with the code "NAS," or
Call the hotel directly at (612)-333-4646
Ask for the “NASC Block Rate” when making your reservation.
Full or One Day conference registration options are available:
- Conference registration is $250 before July 1st or $300 after July 1st
- One Day registration is $125 before July 1st or $150 after July 1st
Registration includes a dinner and reception sponsored by the Robina Institute at the Mill City Museum on Monday night- make sure you indicate on your registration form if you will be able to attend. Conference attendees are welcome to bring guests to this dinner. The cost for guests will be $50. Please indicate that you will be brining a guest on your registration form.
Check or Purchase Order
Make payable to: National Association of Sentencing Commissions
Send payment and registration form to:
Mark H. Bergstrom, NASC Treasurer
PA Commission on Sentencing
P.O. Box 1200
State College, PA 16804-1200
Payments through PayPal will include a $9.00 processing fee for full registration and a $5.00 processing fee for one day registration fee
The NASC cancellation policy allows for a full refund before July 1, 2013. A cancellation after July 1, but before July 26, will require a $50 administrative fee be withheld from the refund. No refunds will be permitted after July 26, 2013.
All cancellations must be received by NASC in writing and must be acknowledged with a confirmation email.