September 24-25, 2019
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.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
- 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. — Working lunch (provided by FSBA) at the NSBA Office located at 1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3493. Participants will receive a briefing from several national and state experts on key federal issues of interest in Florida.
- 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. — Meetings with Florida’s congressional delegation, key congressional committee leaders, representatives from the White House and U.S. Department of Education, and/or other national education leaders.
- 5:00 p.m. — Dinner and evening on your own.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
- 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Additional meetings with key members of Congress and representatives of the White House and U.S. Department of Education.
- 4:00 p.m. — Adjourn.
FSBA will be responsible for scheduling all appointments. If school board members and/or district staff members wish to assist with scheduling appointments, please contact Ruth Melton (firstname.lastname@example.org) to coordinate these efforts.
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 this limit on participation, 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 Friday, September 6, 2019.
To register, please click HERE.
The 2019 FIA Conference hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Alexandria Old Town – King Street Metro located at 1620 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314. FSBA has reserved a limited number of rooms for Tuesday night, September 24, 2019. However, for those of you who cannot travel easily to and from the Washington, D.C. area, we have also reserved a few rooms for Monday night, September 23 and Thursday night, September 25.
The FIA Conference room rate is $232.00 per night for single or double occupancy. You are responsible for making your own room reservations with the hotel. 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 Friday, September 6, 2019.
To book your room, please click HERE.
For more information, including federal issue briefs and advocacy tools, please visit our Federal Government Relations page.