Legislative Conference 2017: Frequently Asked Questions
Look here to find answers to the most common questions about NASBE’s Legislative Conference!
How much is Conference Registration?
Registration fees Member Non Member
Early Bird (register by February 17 and save) $500 $700
Regular Registration (After February 17) $600 $800
Monday $330 $530
Tuesday $280 $480
Sunday night, Opening Dinner Only (for guests) $100 $100
Special Event Registration
It is not necessary to register for this if you are registering for the full conference. You must register guests seperately for the joint CCSSO-NASBE dinner, Sunday March 19.
I don’t want to attend the whole conference. Can I register for a single day?
Yes. If you want to attend only one day of the conference, please select “Daily Rates” in the Registration Fees section of the registration form, and choose the day you would like to register for.
Does NASBE make my hotel reservation?
No, all conference attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Please call the hotel directly at 202-862-1600 or by using the hotel’s online reservation website to make your reservation. To guarantee NASBE’s special group rate of $275 per night (plus applicable taxes), you must make your reservation no later than Friday, February 24, 2017. After that time, higher rates will apply and rooms may not be available. Please identify yourself as a NASBE Conference attendee.
Making a reservation in NASBE’s room block is important. Meeting our financial obligations to the Madison Hotel for our room block has a long-term benefit: It helps NASBE negotiate lower rates for our conferences in the future, and it lowers your out-of-pocket travel costs. When we fill our contracted room block, we avoid unnecessary financial penalties, which strengthen our negotiation efforts in the future to keep annual conference costs manageable.
How far away is the hotel from the airport? Are there airport shuttles available?
The hotel does not provide an airport shuttle. However, SuperShuttle serves all three airports.
Reagan National Airport: The hotel is 5 miles from the airport, and accessible via Metro or taxi. The closest metro stop is McPherson Square (blue, orange, silver line trains), located about 5 blocks from the hotel.
Dulles International Airport: The hotel is 27 miles from the airport and accessible via taxi or Metrobus connecting to Metrorail (blue, orange, silver line trains).
BWI Marshall Airport: The hotel is approximately 35 miles from the airport, and accessible by MARC train, Metro, or taxi.
How do I access “PDA” funds for NASBE’s Legislative Conference?
NASBE Professional Development Accounts (PDA) provide support to state board members who wish to participate in NASBE activities such as attending conferences, regional meetings, travel and other related activities. It is a perfect way to fund your trip to NASBE’s 2017 Legislative Conference! If your state has set up a PDA with NASBE, individual members may use available funds by downloading and filling out a withdrawal request form. Additional information about PDA funds can be found here, including instructions for checking your state’s PDA balance.