Advocacy Institute Agenda

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Agenda as of 1/22/2019. Subject to Change

8:30 am – 9:30 am

For New Federal Relations Network (FRN) Members

9:45 am – 11:00 am

The Mid-Terms are Over.  Now What?

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Opening General Session featuring keynote speaker Dr. Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Social Media Engagement & Coffee Break
Sponsored by the National School Boards Action Center (NSBAC)

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

The 2020 Census & Its Impact on Student Counts, Funding and Poverty in School Districts.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

General Session featuring keynote speaker Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author

5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Monday, January 28, 2019


7:00 am – 7:45 am

Networking Breakfast & NSBA’s Message to Congress & Overview of Day’s Program
Presenter:  Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., Chief Legal Officer and interim Chief Advocacy Officer

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Attendees will be assigned to one of three rooms for the duration of the morning if facility space permits.  The sessions are intended as collaborative workshops to develop each advocates talking points for Tuesday’s visits.  For this reason, smaller session sizes will be optimum.
The 116th Congress, Rising Issues and NSBA Advocacy Priorities

9:00 am – 9:15 am


9:15 am - 10:30 am

It’s Time for a Great IDEA:  NSBA’s Campaign for modernization and full funding of IDEA.

10:30 am – 10:45 am


10:45 am – 11:45 am

Building Momentum for NSBA’s IDEA Campaign.

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Special General Session

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Congressional Luncheon

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Social Media Engagement & Coffee Break
Sponsored by the National School Boards Action Center (NSBAC)

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Delivering Workforce Readiness: School Districts & Business Partnerships
Medication Management:  Issues and Challenges 
School Safety:  The Federal Front, State Actions and Title IV

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm


3:45 pm – 5:30 pm

Closing General Session featuring keynote speaker Chris Graves, President and Founder, Ogilvy Center for Behavioral Science

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Federal Relations Network (FRN) Day on Capitol Hill

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