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Monday, April 24 to Wednesday April 26, 2023

Take your advocacy to the next level this spring in Washington D.C.

Join the California School Boards Association (CSBA) and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) for the second annual Coast2Coast Federal Advocacy Trip to Washington, D.C., where attendees will shine a light on the issues affecting the state's 6 million K-12 students. California governance team members — district 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 specific to California, an "insiders" briefing on the latest politics affecting federal educational policy, and a networking opportunity with prominent D.C. figures and fellow educators. The training is followed by a day-and-a-half of meetings on Capitol Hill to advocate directly with California congressional representatives, White House officials, key federal agency leaders and other top policy makers.

Approved participants include School Board Members, Superintendents, Deputy Superintendents, Directors, and Cabinet-Level Positions only (no EAs).

District/COE 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. So, in order to accommodate all the LEAs 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'd like, but LEAs sending more than three people to the events will have to choose three members from their delegation to represent the school district or COE at the congressional meeting.


The registration period is now closed. If you're interested in being placed on the event waitlist in case a spot becomes available, email


Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street NW | Washington, D.C. | 20036
t: 202-393-1000

What to expect

Join us at the Capital Hilton, a historic hotel in the heart of the nation's Capital, less than a mile from McPherson Square Metrorail Station. The National Mall, Georgetown University, and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum are within two miles. Located just two blocks away from the U.S. Capitol, this is the perfect stay for the 2023 Coast2Coast event. 


Monday, April 24 to Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Note, the optional pre-conference activity and networking event will be on Sunday, April 23.

Regular: $675 until Feb. 28, 2023
Late: $795 starting Mar. 1, 2023
Registration closes April 7, 2023

Optional Pre-Conference Activity: Sold out!

The National Treasure Hunters Tour taking place on Sunday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. is sold out. To be added to the waitlist, please email

Cancellation of registration

Should an attendee need to cancel, a $50.00 cancellation fee will be deducted from the event registration fee until March 31, 2023. After March 31, 2023, a 50 percent cancellation fee shall be applied until April 14, 2023. No refunds will be given after April 14, 2023. Direct all cancellation and refund registrations to

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Sabrena Rodriguez | Board President | Ventura Unified School District; Board of Directors | CSBA

"Coast2Coast is a nice extension to the advocacy work that I do in the State of California for our schools and students. It's an opportunity to meet with legislators that I see back home in our district, but also to see them on their home turf advocating for issues that are important for public education. Attending Coast2Coast is a fantastic next step for someone who is already participating in advocacy for legislative action and understands what it looks and feels like to advocate. It's a great way to expand your tool kit and take advocacy to the national level."  

Amy Yamamoto Callahan | Trustee | Ventura Unified School District

"Out of all the events I attend, Coast2Coast is the most applicable and inspiring. It has been really transformational for me as a trustee, and I highly recommend attending if given the opportunity. The ability to network and build a unified team within CSBA and with other follow trustees and board members is worth it alone."


Ron Williams | Former Superintendent | Victor Valley Union High School District; Past-President | ACSA

"This event provided me the opportunity to meet first-hand with some of our California congressional representatives, White House officials and federal representatives to convey many of the challenges of our students in California. It resulted with the opportunities to listen and hear their views, which aligned with ours. The collaboration between CSBA and ACSA played an intricate role in this transformation event."

Thank you to our sponsors!

Snack Break Sponsor   Sunday Evening Reception     Lanyard/Folder Sponsor
 Right At School






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