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National Policy Seminar 2015


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National Policy Seminar
Skills for the Hill
March 2-4 in Arlington, Virginia

Cultivate your advocacy skills and make a direct impact on CTE policy at the National Policy Seminar 2015! Voice your CTE issues and policy priorities, and gather with more than 400 education professionals from across the country to:

  • Hear the latest updates on legislative and regulatory issues impacting CTE from Washington insiders, including Administration officials, and other key education and workforce development leaders
  • Join Members of Congress and congressional staff on the Hill for a special offsite NPS event
  • Influence CTE-related policy initiatives, legislation and funding through your visits with policymakers, including dedicated time for Capitol Hill meetings and "office hours" with staff of the Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
  • Educate your congressional leaders about local CTE programming needs, using tools and resources developed specifically for this meeting to help make your case
  • Participate in engaging discussions on Perkins reauthorization and all the issues likely to impact your program in 2015
Featured Keynote Speaker
Carl Hulse
Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times
Carl Hulse
Known as the "Mayor of Capitol Hill," Carl Hulse is well-known to politicians and readers alike. Mr. Hulse will provide insights into the complex political landscape of the House, Senate and the Administration and address myriad dynamics affecting legislation and federal decisions. As a long-time Washington insider, his analysis of the politics and stories of real-world change agents will inform and inspire CTE advocates.

When: March 2 - 4 (Monday - Wednesday)
Where and Hotel Information: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, Virginia 22202. The hotel rate is $254 single/double, and all rates are subject to Virginia tax of 10 percent per room per night. To secure your housing for NPS 2015, click here. Update: The hotel deadline has now been extended to Wednesday, February 18. 

Draft Agenda
This agenda will be updated regularly as session information is finalized and speakers are confirmed. 

NPS Leave Behinds
The following materials will be made available at the National Policy Seminar for attendees to deliver to Members of Congress. Print copies will be made available onsite, so there is no need to print in advance. These are being provided in advance for your review and reference.  

2015 NPS Leave Behind: CTE Caucus Information
2015 NPS Leave Behind: ESEA Priorities
2015 NPS Leave Behind: Funding
2015 NPS Leave Behind: Funding Infographic
2015 NPS Leave Behind: HEA Priorities
2015 NPS Leave Behind: Perkins Priorities

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General Sessions, Breakout Sessions and
Capitol Hill visits. Start planning your
2015 NPS experience today.

NPS 2015 Registration rates
ACTE Member: $375
Non-member: $465
Student: $120

Online registration is now closed.  On-Site Registration will be available:

Sunday, March 1:                  3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Monday, March 2:                 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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The Association for Career and Technical Education is the nation’s largest not-for-profit education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Founded in 1926, ACTE has more than 25,000 members; career and technical educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. ACTE provides advocacy, public awareness and access to information on career and technical education, professional development and tools that enable members to be successful and effective leaders.

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