NSBA Advocacy Institute

The Advocacy Institute brings together education leaders to explore and discuss the latest developments in key education policy and legislation, champion the interests of public K-12 students, advocate for education priorities and federal policies, and network with colleagues from across the country. Join us at NSBA’s Advocacy Institute, January 23-25, 2022, in Washington, D.C., to add your voice and engage with Congress.

Registration is closed. We are not accepting on-site registrations.

Schedule (as of 1/23/22)

3 – 6 p.m.  Registration 

 

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Registration 
Marquis 12-13, Level M2
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.    Preconference Session – First-Time Attendees
Marquis 1-4, Level M2
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.      Preconference Session – Best Practices for Lobbying Congress
Marquis 1-4, Level M2
1 – 2 p.m. 

Keynote Address: Dr. Adolph Brown, Clinical Psychologist, Master Teacher, and Author
Who I am Began with Head Start and Public Education
Marquis 6-10, Level M2

2 – 2:45 p.m.  NSBA Federal Advocacy Update
Marquis 6-10, Level M2
2:45 – 3:15 p.m.   Networking Break
Marquis Foyer
3:15 – 4 p.m. Quality Public Education for All Students with Disabilities: Meeting Both IDEA Requirements and Post-Pandemic Challenges
Marquis 6-10, Level M2
4 – 5 p.m.  Insights on State Issues: NSBA’s Conference of State Association Legislative Staff 
Marquis 6-10, Level M2
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Welcome Reception 
Mezzanine Foyer, Mezzanine Level


7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Registration 
Marquis 12-13, Level 2
7 – 8:30 a.m.  Networking Breakfast
Marquis Foyer 
8:30 – 8:35 a.m.  Welcome
8:35 – 9:15 a.m. NSBA Legal Update
Marquis 6-10, Level M2
9:15 – 9:45 a.m.  General Session: Kate Linkous, Executive Vice President, Edelman
Communicating Your Story in a Complex Landscape
Marquis 6-10, Level M2
9:45 – 10:30 a.m.  Student Panel
Making Good Policy: Incorporating Student Views on Education and Learning
Marquis 6-10, Level M2
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.  Networking Break
Marquis Foyer
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.  Breakout Sessions A
Public Funds for Public Schools — Vouchers/Funding

It’s Time for a Great IDEA
Marquis 5, Level M2
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.  

Breakout Sessions B
Addressing the Teacher Shortage

Closing the Homework Gap
Marquis 1-4, Level M2

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions A
Addressing the Teacher Shortage
Closing the Homework Gap 
Marquis 5, Level M2
 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions B
Public Funds for Public Schools — Vouchers/Funding
It’s Time for a Great IDEA 
Marquis 1-4, Level M2
12:15 – 12:30 p.m.   Networking Break 
Marquis Foyer
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  Congressional Luncheon
Marquis 6-10, Level M2
1:30 – 2 p.m.   Networking Break
Marquis Foyer
2 – 2:30 p.m. 

Keynote Address: Doug Levin, National Director, K12 Security Information Exchange (K12 SIX)
Cybersecurity: A Growing Threat to Public Schools
Marquis 6-10, Level M2

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.  Closing the Homework Gap: Strategies for Success 
Marquis 6-10, Level M2
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.  Networking Break 
Marquis Foyer
3:30  – 4:30 p.m. School Board Leadership, Community Engagement, and Student Success: A Conversation
Marquis 6-10, Level M2
4:30 – 4:45 p.m.  Closing 

Registration Fees

In-Person Pricing

Registration  Registration Deadline  General 
Early Bird Before November 19 $595
Standard After November 19 $695

Online Pricing

The online option offers access to general sessions. General session recordings will be available one week after the event has concluded.
General 
$299

There is a limit of one state association staff, executive, or representative complimentary registration.

Cancellation Policy

Requests for refunds of the in-person conference registration fee can be honored only if made in writing to NSBA at registration@nsba.org by Tuesday, December 21.  All in-person registration cancellations made by December 21 will be converted to an online registration at $299 and refunded the remaining registration fee. If you cancel after December 21, no refunds will be honored; however, you will still be given access to the online content. There are no refunds for online registrations. Online content includes recordings of the sessions and will be made available after the event. 

Please feel free to call our Meetings Registration line at 800-950-NSBA (6722) or email us at registration@nsba.org with any questions you may have regarding your registration.

Safety Protocols & Requirements

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Required
NSBA’s COVID-19 safety measures are intended to prioritize the health and safety of attendees at large events. These measures may change in response to current public health conditions and local governmental regulations.

The latest rule from the D.C. Department of Health takes effect Jan. 15. It will require all guests to provide proof of vaccination and wear masks while attending indoor gatherings at hotels and restaurants regardless of an individual's negative status.

Click here to read the local guidance memo issued by the Office of the Mayor.

Attendees who have provided mobile numbers at registration will receive a text message with a link to upload documents. If you do not receive a text message, you can scan the QR code below to upload your document. Each participant must upload their document through their mobile device to our private and secure HealthShield chatbot system by Jan. 19. Click here for step-by-step instructions. The Marriot Marquis has implemented a variety of new protocols and elevated practices. Read more about what you can expect during your stay there.

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