The 2015 National Leaders Conference is scheduled for February 22-24, 2015, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA.


2015 Theme: Leading Through Change

NAESP’s annual National Leaders Conference (NLC), brings together 200 principals nationwide to engage with top education and policy experts and thought leaders. The conference supports NAESP state affiliate leaders with information and training focused on leadership development, strategic advocacy, including policy briefings in preparation for Capitol Hill meetings, and a series of dynamic speakers on timely and relevant issues of importance to elementary and middle-level principals across the country.

Hotel and Conference Location

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 South Potomac Avenue
Arlington, VA  22202
Group Rate Single/Double: $169 Plus Tax Rate: 10 percent

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Hotel reservations deadline for NLC group rate: January 16, 2015
Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions or concerns regarding housing, please contact Deborah Young, NAESP Convention and Meetings Director at, 703-518-6296.

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Online Conference Registration

NLC Registration. Contact Nancy Sharbel, NAESP Professional Projects Manager, with any questions or concerns regarding registration at or 703-518-6255.

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NLC Registration deadline: January 16, 2015

On-site check-in will open at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 22 in the hotel.
Program: Click here for preliminary agenda.

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Business attire is appropriate for our day on Capitol Hill. For all other conference events, business casual clothing is acceptable.

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Congressional Appointments

For information on how to schedule appointments with members of your Congressional Delegation in the U.S. Congress (House of Representatives and Senate), or if you will be scheduling a meeting with a member of education leadership on this list, please contact Kelly Pollitt at 202-595-4808 or NAESP staff is also available to attend meetings on Capitol Hill with state leaders and federal relations coordinators upon request. 

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Reimbursement Policies and Procedures

NAESP travel and expense vouchers for reimbursement are due within 30 days.

Only NAESP member participants elected or appointed to the offices of State Representative, Federal Relations Coordinators, and President or President-elect will be reimbursed by NAESP (see Guidelines for Reimbursement), and only after a completed Travel and Expense Voucher, with airline ticket receipt attached, is received. Make your ticket purchase by January 16.

Attach receipts from hotel, transportation, and any other covered expenses listed, excluding meals. Keep a photocopy for your records. Mail the entire form with attached receipts to National Leaders Conference, NAESP, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Please call or email Nancy Sharbel at or 703-518-6255. Thank you for your partnership as we work together in leading the profession on behalf of elementary and middle-level principals nationwide.

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