September 27-28, 2017
This conference serves to enhance FSBA’s visibility and effectiveness in advocating on federal education issues before Congress, the White House, and the U.S. Department of Education. The conference spans about 36 hours, not including travel time, and is limited to 15 participants. This conference is held in odd-numbered years (non-election years). In even-numbered years, FSBA’s federal advocacy is pursued through the NSBA Advocacy Institute.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Issue Briefing and Working lunch (provided by FSBA) at the NSBA Office located at 1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3493.
Meetings with Florida’s congressional delegation, key congressional committee leaders, representatives from the White House and US Department of Education, and/or other national education leaders.
Wednesday evening, conferees are free to explore Washington and enjoy dinner on their own.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Meetings with U.S. DOE, White House, and/or congressional leaders
FSBA will be responsible for scheduling all appointments. Depending on the timing for scheduled appointments, the conference will adjourn at approximately 3:00 pm on Thursday afternoon.
Conference registration is open to school board members and board-approved district staff. However, attendance is limited to no more than 15 participants. Because of the limit on attendance, please do not register for the conference unless you are certain that you are able to attend and participate in conference events. FSBA charges a modest registration fee of $100.00 to help defray conference costs. This registration fee will not be refunded after the registration deadline. The deadline for registration is Sunday, August 27, 2017. To register, please click HERE.
The 2017 FIA Conference hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Alexandria Old Town – King Street Metro where we have reserved rooms for Wednesday night, September 27, 2017. However, for those of you that cannot travel easily to and from Washington, we have also reserved a few rooms for Tuesday night, September 26 and Thursday night, September 28. The hotel is located at 1620 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314. The FSBA special room rate is $239.00 per night for single or double occupancy. You are responsible for making your own room reservations with the hotel. To book your room, please click HERE or call the hotel at 703-302-8300. If calling, be sure to state that you are booking your room as part of the FSBA Legislative Meeting. Again, because of the limited number of reserved rooms, please do not reserve a room unless you are certain that you will be attending. The deadline for hotel reservations is Sunday, August 27, 2017.
If you have any questions about conference registration or hotel reservations, please contact Carolyn Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the conference agenda or federal issues, please contact Ruth Melton at email@example.com.