2024 Coast2Coast Federal Advocacy Trip
Join CSBA & ACSA for our third annual Coast2Coast Federal Advocacy Trip to Washington, D.C. to shine a light on the issues affecting the state’s 6 million students. California governance team members — school and county board members and superintendents — are urged to attend this three-day annual event held in our nation’s Capital.
The event will begin with a day-and-a-half of education policy issues specific to California, including “insiders” briefings on the latest politics affecting federal education policy, networking opportunities with prominent D.C. figures and fellow educators, as well as special sessions with Administration officials and other top policymakers and influencers on Capitol Hill. The training is followed by a chance to advocate directly with California congressional representatives.
Approved participants include School Board Members, Superintendents, Deputy Superintendents, Directors, and Cabinet-Level Positions only (Executive Assistants do not qualify).
Registration Capacity Policy
Please note that, due to space constraints, congressional offices limit the number of constituents who can attend an in-person meeting at any one time. In order to accommodate all the local educational agencies in a particular congressional district, we must cap at three the number of trustees or staffers from a single LEA that can attend the in-person meeting on Capitol Hill. LEAs are free to register as many approved participants for Coast2Coast as they would like, but LEAs sending more than three people to the event will have to choose three members from their delegation to represent the school district or county at the congressional meeting.
Coast2Coast staff strongly discourage attendees from booking a flight back to California earlier than 6:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Congressional District meetings may be scheduled up until 4:00 p.m. on April 10, and therefore we do not want our registrants to miss an opportunity to meet with their representatives should their meetings get scheduled on Wednesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit https://www.csba.org/Coast2Coast
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036, US
Phone: (202) 347-3000
Monday, April 8 – Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Please note, the optional pre-conference activity and networking event will be on Sunday, April 7.
Early: $799 from October 9, 2023 – February 8, 2024
Regular: $999 from February 9, 2024 – March 7, 2024
Late: $1,249 from March 8, 2024 until sold out
Optional Pre-Conference Activity
The Spies and Lies Tour is available for purchase immediately preceding the Federal Advocacy Trip on Sunday, April 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. You may purchase a ticket during the registration process.
Pre-Conference Activity: $165
Hotel accommodation can be booked online through a dedicated website. The single/double rate is $329, plus taxes and fees. Please make your reservation as soon as possible. The block of rooms has a Monday, March 18, 2024, reservation cutoff date. After the cutoff date, rooms may be given on a space-available basis, and the special group discount may not be available. The hotel requires a valid credit card to guarantee the reservation at the time of booking.
Please click here to make your hotel reservations.
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