NASSP Advocacy Conference

Advocacy Conference

2020 Advocacy Conference will include:

  • Small, hands-on advocacy training sessions
  • Panel discussions featuring national education policy experts
  • A Capitol Hill Day attending meetings with your members of Congress and their staffs
  • Networking sessions and receptions with fellow school leaders and education policy experts

Schedule at a Glance

Highlights from 2019

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At the NASSP Advocacy Conference and Capitol Hill Day, hundreds of school leaders have the opportunity to speak to their members of Congress in a unified voice and advocate on behalf of critical education issues. The conference brings together state education leaders, including NASSP State Coordinators; state principal association executive directors, officers, and staff; and volunteer advocates from around the country.

Registration is free and open to principals, teachers, parents, or anyone willing to advocate for school leaders and the students they serve!

Registration for the 2020 NASSP Advocacy Conference is now closed. Please check back soon for information regarding the 2021 NASSP Advocacy Conference.


We understand your concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), and we share those concerns.

Thus, we are monitoring the situation closely and have provided the following information to ease those concerns. We will update this information as the situation evolves. Currently, the NASSP Advocacy Conference is not being postponed or canceled.

We are following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) advice for community gatherings and large events. In addition, we advise NASSP Advocacy Conference attendees to:

  • Avoid shaking hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

You can view up-to-date travel advisories here. Currently, there are no travel restrictions for travel within the United States.

The risk for coronavirus infection in the United States is still very low. Currently there are no confirmed cases in Washington, D.C. For a current list of the CDC’s confirmed cases in the United States, go here.



Have other questions? Contact Amanda N. Karhuse, director of advocacy for more information on registering for the 2020 NASSP Advocacy Conference.

NASSP is the leading organization and voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and school leaders from across the United States. NASSP connects and engages school leaders through advocacy, research, education, and student programs. Our goal is to advocate on behalf of the nation’s 115,000 school leaders to ensure the success of each student. As such, we believe it is our duty to bring the issues of the principalship to the halls of Congress, the U.S. Department of Education, the White House, and the national news media. Together, NASSP, school leaders, and our advocates nationwide play a vital role in crafting federal, state, and district policies that support the achievement and success of every student. It is critical that these decisions are informed by the experience and expertise of the nation’s school leaders.