NSBA Advocacy Institute - January 28-30, 2024

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 28-30, 2024, in Washington, D.C., to add your voice and engage with Congress.

NSBA Advocacy Institute Signature Speakers: Kymyona Burk, Ed.D. & Dr. Temple Grandin

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Stay Tuned for the Final Signature Speaker Announcement!

Registration Fees

Registration Registration Deadline  Participating NATCON & CUBE Districts in Member State Associations
Participating NATCON & CUBE Districts in Non-Member State Associations  Non-Participating NATCON & CUBE Districts in Member State Associations  General 
Early  Before
November 15
 $535 $635 $685 $755 
Standard  After
November 15
 $635 $755 $805 $900 

*Participating Member State Association Executive Directors receive a complimentary registration. For more information, contact info@nsba.org.

Schedule (as of 10/26/23)

3 – 6 p.m.  Registration 
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. NSBA's Equity Symposium & Advocacy Institute Joint Reception 


7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration 
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.   Preconference: First-Time Attendees Session
1 – 2 p.m. Keynote Presentation
2 – 2:45 p.m. General Session
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Coffee & Conversations
3:15 – 4 p.m. General Session
Kymyona Burk, Ed.D., Senior Policy Fellow, Early Literacy, Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd)
4 – 4:45 p.m. General Session 
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. NSBA Leadership Reception 
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Registration
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  Networking Breakfast
8:30 – 9:15 a.m.  Keynote Presentation
Dr. Temple Grandin, Distinguished Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University
9:15 – 10 a.m.  General Session
10 – 10:45 a.m.   General Session
10:45 – 11 a.m.  Coffee & Conversations
11:15 a.m. – Noon Breakout Sessions
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (Doors open at 12:15 p.m.)  Networking Luncheon
1:45 – 2:30 p.m.   Breakout Sessions
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Coffee & Conversations
2:45 – 3:30 p.m.  General Session
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. General Session
4:15 – 5 p.m.  General Session
7 a.m.  5 p.m. NSBA Day on Capitol Hill 

Event Information

  • Cancellation Policy

    Request for refunds of the conference registration fee (minus a $75 service fee) can be honored only if made in writing to NSBA at info@nsba.org by Friday, December 22, 2023. No refunds will be honored after that time.

    Please feel free to email us at info@nsba.org with any questions you may have regarding your Advocacy Institute registration.
  • Safety Protocols & Requirements

    Proof of vaccination status or a negative test result is not required to attend NSBA events. Attendees who are not vaccinated are asked to take an at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen test before traveling to the event and should not attend if they test positive or have COVID-19 symptoms. NSBA does not require proof of these measures but encourages attendees to act responsibly and with consideration for the health and safety of others. Mask wearing is not required.
  • Hotel Information

    Headquarter Hotel: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
    901 Massachusetts Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20001

    You must be registered for the conference before you can reserve housing in the NSBA hotel block. NSBA has negotiated a special rate for conference attendees. Booking information will be provided in the registration confirmation email. All reservations should be made before Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024. Room availability and conference rates cannot be guaranteed after this date.
  • Travel & Getting Around

    Taxicabs & Ride Sharing
    Taxicabs and Ride Sharing, such as Uber and Lyft offer transportation services to passengers arriving to and departing from the airport. Download the ride sharing app of your choice and book in advance to ensure availability. Approximate rates for taxicabs and ridesharing from the nearest airports can be found below.

    • From Reagan National Airport to downtown, fares are approximately $25.00.
    • From Dulles National Airport, fares are approximately $65.00.
    • From Baltimore Washington International Airport, fares are approximately $79.00

    DC Metro System

    DC Metro System serves the District of Columbia and surrounding areas.

    Hotel Parking
    Valet parking is available at the Marriott Marquis DC hotel at $65 per day.