2019 National Leaders Conference

2019 National Leaders Conference

National Leaders Conference - March 26-29, 2017 - Washington, DC

NAESP’s National Leaders Conference (NLC) gathers nearly 200 elementary and middle-level principal leaders from across the country in the nation’s capital to sharpen their leadership skills and advocate for schools on Capitol Hill. The 2019 meeting will be held March 17-20 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel.

NAESP will introduce its Advocacy Agenda, which includes a toolkit and action plan to help principals understand and engage on both their state and national level.

Principals will also have the opportunity to meet with their Congressional representatives regarding federal education policy.

While meeting participation is by invite-only, you can follow the program and messaging on Twitter at #naespNLC and #PrincipalsAdvocate.

*For media inquiries, please contact Kaylen Tucker, Associate Executive Director, Communications, at ktucker@naesp.org.

Tentative Agenda

Sunday, March 17

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration

 
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

General Assembly

  • State of the Association
  • Vice President Candidate Speeches
 
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

 

Monday, March 18

7:30 – 8:45 a.m.

NAESP State Representatives Meeting

(NAESP State Representatives only)

 
7:30 – 8:45 a.m.

NAESP / State Relations Meetings

(NAESP State Executive Directors only)

 
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.

Transition

 
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Opening Session

Presenter: TBD

 
10:00 – 10:20 a.m.

Break/Transition

 
10:20 – 11:05 a.m.

NAESP Service Areas Update/Focus Group Session

Presenters: NAESP Staff
 
11:05 – 11:15 a.m.

Break/Transition

 
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

NAESP Service Areas Update/Focus Group Session

Presenters: NAESP Staff

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch on your own

 
1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Leadership Session

Presenter: TBD

 
2:15 – 2:25 p.m.

Break/Transition

 
2:25 – 3:10 p.m.

Zone Meetings

 
3:10 – 3:30 p.m.

Break/Transition

 
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Political Overview

Presenter: TBD

 
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

State Editors Meeting

 
5:30 p.m.

Evening on your own

 

Tuesday, March 19

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

State Education Policy Perspective

Presenter: Jeremy Anderson, President, Education Commission of the States

 
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

NAESP Advocacy Update

Presenter: Danny Carlson, NAESP Assistant Executive Director, Policy & Advocacy

 
10:00 – 10:20 a.m.

Break

 
10:20 – 11:45 a.m.

CMF Presentation

Presenters: TBD

 
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch on your own

 
1:30 – 3:45 p.m.

NAESP-NASSP Advocacy Program

Presenters: NAESP & NASSP Staff

 
3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Break/Transition

 
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

State Team Time for Hill Meeting Prep

 
5:00 p.m.

Evening on your own

 

Wednesday, March 20

8:15 a.m.

Board Buses

 
8:30 a.m.

Buses Depart for Capitol Hill

9:00 a.m.

NAESP and NASSP Buses Arrive at Garfield Circle

9:15 a.m.

Group Photo at Union Square

  • NAESP Attendees
  • NASSP Attendees
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Capitol Hill Visits

  • NAESP Attendees
  • NASSP Attendees
5:00 p.m.

NLC Program Concludes