Legislative Conference 2020: Frequently Asked Questions

Legislative Conference 2020: Frequently Asked Questions

Legislative Conference 2020: 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 March 1 and save)         $575                          $975

Regular Registration (After March 1)                  $775                         $1100

Daily rates

                Monday                                                             $350                         $575


                Tuesday                                                             $350                         $575


Sunday night, Opening Dinner Only (for guests)     $175                          $175

Special Event Registration 

All conference participants are invited to attend the Opening Reception and Dinner with the Council of Chief of State School Officers (CCSSO) from 5 pm-8 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2020. This joint event is included in your registration fee. However, there is an additional fee for guests.

The reception and dinner will be held at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Shuttle service will be available for conference attendees.

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. 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 $309 per night (plus applicable taxes), you must make your reservation no later than March 1, 2020. 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, taxis and Uber/Lyft serve each airport.

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, and 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 2020 Legislative Conference! If your state has set up a PDA with NASBE, please contact Sharon Cannon for a withdrawal request form. 

What if I need to cancel my registration? 

Registrations may be cancelled for a refund (less $100 processing fee) if cancellation request is received in writing by Friday, March 6, 2020. After this date no refunds will be issued. All cancellations MUST be submitted in writing and emailed to nasbeconference@thebalcomgroup.com. All refunds are issued via check after the Conference.

Registration substitutions are accepted. The substitution deadline is Friday, March 6, 2020. All substitutions after this date will need to be processed on-site. Please email substitution requests to nasbeconference@thebalcomgroup.com.

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