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37th Annual Policy Seminar

Now More Than Ever

Sunday — Wednesday • March 19-22, 2017 • Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill • Washington, D.C.

Now More Than Ever

BrochureIn 2017, new leadership emerged in Washington, D.C., to set education policy in the White House, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives. The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) invites you to the Nation's Capital to take advantage of the opportunity to educate your Members of Congress and other federal leaders about the outstanding work you do in college access and success programs locally as well as advance the interests of low-income and first-generation students, adult learners, veterans, and students with disabilities.

COE's 37th Annual Policy Seminar affords the TRIO and GEAR UP communities the opportunity to help educate Members of the 115th Congress, congressional staff, and Trump Administration officials about the history and the success of TRIO and GEAR UP. More importantly, this event gives participants a chance to represent the interests of low-income and first-generation students and veterans, adult learners, and students with disabilities in the policy arena. Come share your stories of success. Stories about real students can make a difference!

With your help and the help of your alumni, we can build support for TRIO and GEAR UP and expand services.

Download the Policy Seminar Brochure Document is available for download (.pdf).

National College
Opportunity Programs Leadership Summit and TRIO Alumni Leadership Forum
Seminar on Relations
with the U.S. Department of Education
Policy Seminar
March 19, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 20 – March 22, 2017
Tentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
Tentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
  Tentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)

Accommodations

The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is now sold out.

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill • 400 New Jersey Avenue, N.W. • Washington, D.C. • 20001-2002

Please call A Room With A View for information on the official designated COE overflow hotel. They will secure the lowest available rates at the best available hotels within walking distance of the Hyatt Regency. Reservations processed by A Room With A View are automatically on a waitlist for rooms at the Hyatt Regency should cancellations occur within the COE room block.

A Room With A View can be contacted at 1-800-780-4343, Monday thru Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST). This is a free service available for all Council for Opportunity in Education attendees.

Registration

For single individuals wanting to attend the Policy Seminar and/or the Seminar on Relations with the U.S. Department of Education, online registration is strongly encouraged. Online registrants will receive an immediate receipt.

All registrations not completed online must include a credit card payment, check, or purchase order to be accepted.

Special Half-Price Discount — If you attended last year's Policy Seminar and bring a newcomer to Policy with you, the newcomer can register for half off of his/her regular registration rate (Member or Non-Member). These registrations must be submitted by fax at the same time — there is no online registration for this special offer.

If you bring a member of your institution's Government Relations staff or campus/institutional leadership, their registration for Policy Seminar is also half off his/her regular registration price. This does not include the Seminar on Relations with the U.S. Department of Education. Registration for this special discount must be submitted by fax — there is no online registration.

The Half-Off Discount does not pertain if you are registering for only the Seminar on Relations with the U.S. Department of Education.

If you're registering for a discount and need a paper version of the registration form, please use the Brochure Document is available for download (.pdf).

Early Bird (December 22, 2016) — Policy only, $325 (Member / Non-Member), Policy and Seminar on Relations with ED, $450 (Member), $600 (Non-Member)
Pre-Registration (by January 23, 2017) — Policy only, $400 (Member / Non-Member), Policy and Seminar on Relations with ED, $525 (Member), $675 (Non-Member), Seminar on Relations with ED only, $405 (Member), $625 (Non-Member)
Full Price (after January 23, 2017) — Policy only, $450 (Member / Non-Member), Policy and Seminar on Relations with ED, $630 (Member), $780 (Non-Member), Seminar on Relations with ED only, $555 (Member), $680 (Non-Member)

Retiree and TRIO Alumni Rate — Policy only, $175

Alumni rates are available to TRIO graduates who are not currently employed by a TRIO program.

Registration Instructions and Deadline — The registration fee for both seminars includes all conference sessions and materials. The fee for the Seminar on Relations with the U.S. Department of Education includes coffee and rolls in the morning, plus a luncheon. Registrations not completed online must be postmarked or faxed with purchase order, check, or credit card payment by January 23, 2017, to receive the pre-registration discount. For questions about registration and payment, please contact Business and Finance at (finance@coenet.us) or (202) 347-7430.

Refund Policy — Registration fees paid in advance are refundable (less processing fee of $200) if written notice of cancellation is received/faxed on or before February 21, 2017. No refund requests will be accepted after this date. All refunds will be made after the conclusion of the Policy and Seminar on Relations with the U.S. Department of Education.