Advocacy Institute

February 2-4, 2020 | Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC

Election 2020: Champion Our Children

Meet our 2020 Keynotes

Jessica Rosenworcel

Jessica Rosenworcel

FCC Commissioner

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist, The Washington Post and Political Analyst, MSNBC

Mark McKinnon

Mark McKinnon

Political Advisor and Television Producer

Join school board members from across the country on Capitol Hill to influence the legislative agenda and shape the decisions made inside the Beltway that directly impact our students.

Schedule At-A-Glance

3 – 6:00 p.m.  Registration 


7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Registration 
8:30 – 11 a.m.  Pre-Institute Sessions 
1 – 2:30 p.m. 

Opening General Session: Keynote, Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist, The Washington Post and Political Analyst, MSNBC

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.  Break 
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.  Issue Update
3:45 – 4 p.m. Break 
4 – 5 p.m.  Keynote, Mark McKinnon, Political Advisor and Television Producer 

*To allow attendees the opportunity to enjoy the Super Bowl, there will be no reception following the Sunday programming.

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Registration 
7 – 7:45 a.m.  Networking Breakfast
8 – 9 a.m.  General Session
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. 

Issue Update: Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Commissioner

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.  Breakout Sessions I
11:30 a.m.  – 12:15 p.m.  Breakout Sessions II
12:30 – 2 p.m.  Congressional Luncheon
2 – 2:30 p.m.   Social Media Engagement and Coffee Break
2:30 – 3:15 p.m.  Breakout Sessions III
3:15  – 4 p.m. Breakout Sessions IV 
4:15 – 5:30 p.m.  General Session 
7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  NSBA Day on Capitol Hill 
*Please note that Tuesday, Feb. 4, is the State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill. Keep in mind that it may take additional time to get through security.

Access the full schedule.

Conference Registration

General  $695 
Networking Luncheon  Complimentary for conference registrants 
Guest ticket for Networking Luncheon  $75 

Purchase orders must be paid by January 10, 2020. Badges will not be printed onsite without full payment. To pay by credit card you must register online.

Cancellations: Please make requests for refunds (less $125 service fee per registration) in writing to the NSBA Registrar by Friday, January 10, 2020. No refund requests will be honored after that time.

Note: By registering and participating in this event, you consent to the recording of your likeness, image, and/or voice and authorize the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to use photographs, video, and audio recordings containing your likeness, image, and/or voice in any medium for any purpose. Contact us at to opt out.

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