Conferences and Meetings

Explore Philadelphia

Shop the Reading Terminal Market: A food lovers paradise, this is America’s oldest farmers market!  Nearly seven million visited this indoor gem for the delicious sandwiches, artisanal cheese, unique desserts.

Thursday Night Dine-Arounds

COSA will make several Dutch treat dining reservations around the city for Thursday night. Reservations will be for groups of about ten. Stay tuned for restaurants as we line them up a few weeks before the seminar.

Airport and Travel

Headquarters Hotel:
Philadelphia 201 Hotel
(formerly the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown)
201 N 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 

Hotel Information

Advocacy Institute Agenda

Agenda as of 9/18/18. Subject to Change

Sunday, January 27, 2019


Pre-Conference Sessions


8:30 am – 9:30 am

COSA School Law Seminar Program

2019 School Law Seminar
Philadelphia 201 Hotel
201 N 17th St.
March 28 – March 30, 2019



In exchange for being allowed to participate in the Stand Up 4 Public Schools Raffle, I agree to the following:

Business Official Focused Programming


Whether you’re new or seasoned in managing district operations, the following sessions were designed to deepen your knowledge and skills essential to optimizing business operations for your school district.

Latino Leadership Forum

Linking Community Leadership and Latino Educational Excellence

Monday, April 9

Latino students currently make up 25% of school children and will become a third of the US student population by 2050. Our nation is dependent on these future learners and leaders.

Join NSBA and the National Hispanic Council of School Board Members for a special morning of programming focused on how leaders, policymakers, and advocates can work alongside Latino students and families for collective empowerment.

Community Service Project

Fighting hunger and feeding hope in San Antonio and Southwest Texas

San Antonio Convention Center 
Friday, April 6 
4:00 PM–6:00 PM

Kick off your conference experience by volunteering to help fight hunger and feed hope in San Antonio! Join NSBA's National Hispanic Council of School Board Members and education leaders Friday afternoon as we pack 12,000 pounds of food for the San Antonio Food Bank.

Thank you to Preferred Meals and French Toast for generously sponsoring this event.


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