2022 Legislative Advocacy Conference

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2022 Legislative Advocacy Conference

July 12-14, 2022

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Registration Fees

Register Here or download PDF Form*
*to pay by PO or check please use the PDF form  

 Registration is $159

Housing Information

 Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill (Event Hotel)
400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001


 *Hotel Cut-off June 13, 2022


Join a Delegation of Superintendents and School Business Officials this Summer

AASA’s Legislative Advocacy Conference is the premier opportunity for school superintendents and school business officials to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill and learn about the latest federal policy issues that will impact their districts.

The event hosts, AASA and ASBO, will be on-hand to brief you on key priorities and pending legislation, and to help prepare you to meet effectively with your representatives. 

This year will allow school leaders to connect with staff on Capitol Hill as well as a variety of policy experts who can advise them on critical financial and policy decisions ahead.

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Tuesday, July 12

Wednesday, July 13

Thursday, July 14

Conference Kick off


Congressional Breakfast


The Latest from the Supreme Court, OCR, DOJ, the Biden Administration and the States
Maree Sneed, Education Lawyer, LLC


A Time of Crisis for Public Education
Jennifer Berkshire, Podcast Host, Author of A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door: The Dismantling of Public Education and the Future of School


Capitol Hill Day

9:00am – 3:30pm

ESSER Updates
Melissa Junge, Founding Partner

Sheara Krvaric, Founding Partner

Federal Education Group, PLLC (PEG)


Education Investment in the Context of ESSER

Dr. Marguerite Roza, Research Professor and Director of the Edunomics Lab
Georgetown University


------------ Attitudes toward Education and 2022 Election Preview
Celinda Lake, President
Lake Research Partners


Defining Poverty in Education

Krista Ruffini, Asst. Prof., Georgetown

Rachel Anderson, Director, Policy and Research Strategy, Data Quality Campaign (DQC)

Kristin Blagg, Senior Research Associate in the Center on Education Data and Policy, Urban Institute

Moderated by Erica Green, Reporter
New York Times


Presidential Installation Ceremony (open to all attendees)


Federal Education Funding: FY23
Sarah Abernathy, Executive Director
Committee for Education Funding (CEF)

Michelle Dallafior, Senior Vice President for Budget and Tax, First Focus on Children

Moderated by Bill Otto, Government Relations Associate, Sourcewell


Presidential Installation Reception (open to all attendees)


AASA/ASBO Federal Policy Updates
Noelle Ellerson Ng, AED, Advocacy & Governance, AASA

Sasha Pudelski, Dir. of Advocacy, AASA

Elleka Yost, Dir. of Advocacy, ASBO International


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AASA Reception (open to all attendees)


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Featured Speakers

 jennifer_berskhire_200x200 Jennifer Berkshire, creator and co-host of the education policy podcast “Have You Heard” and the author of A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door: The Dismantling of Public Education and the Future of School, will give a keynote address on how we can and must save public education.
Celinda Lake, one of two lead pollsters for the Biden campaign in 2020 and the Democratic Party’s leading political strategists, will discuss the polling around public education and how specific education issues will factor into state and federal elections this fall.  celinda_lake_200x200
 maree_sneed_200x200 Maree Sneed, a renowned education attorney and consultant, will discuss recent Supreme Court decisions and the results of investigations by the Office for Civil Rights and Department of Justice Investigations.  It also will provide an update on federal regulations and state laws affecting school districts.
Dr. Marguerite Roza, director the Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University, and the most respected voice on education finance in the country, will share the good and bad she’s seeing in district ARP spending plans and how to adjust budgets for decreased enrollment, inflation and a host of other financial issues.  marguerite_roza_200x200