reasons tO attend
March 14-17, 2020
The ASACC National Student Advocacy Conference will take place at the Washington Plaza Hotel March 14-17, 2020. Since 1984, student leaders from community colleges across the nation have convened in what has become the largest and most diverse annual student meeting held in our nation’s capital annually. The conference focuses on issues critical to the success and persistence of community college students. Over the years ASACC has focused on issues including: Pell Grants, Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, Employee Educational Assistance, simplifying the FAFSA, student loan interest rates, and using pre-tax dollars to repay student loans to name just a few.
With more than 400 students participating each year, it is a chance to learn how federal legislation and policy impact students and allow those students to have a voice. Over the first two days of the conference, professionals and experts discuss submitted issues and appropriate techniques for meeting with Members of Congress and/or their staff. On the last two days, participating delegations are asked to set up meetings with their Senators and Representatives to discuss those important issues.
The conference is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students and develops skills in leadership, citizenship and advocacy. Top experts from many D.C. based education associations take time to present to the students and we always have speakers that are a hit. Former participants include: Ralph Nader, Dr. Jill Biden, Secretary Arne Duncan, Donna Brazile, Andrea Mitchell, Bob Dole, and many, many other American icons.
ASACC encourages student leaders to be a part of this conference to make a difference, tell their stories, and make sure that community college student voices are heard!
2019 has been an incredible year for ASACC and those that have attended our conferences. We have brought together incredible speakers, designed a unique service project, and created many opportunities for advisors and students to network with one another.
Receive a discounted rate for the more attendees you bring to the conference. Early bird registration will end on December 14, 2019, you don’t want to miss this date! You can register now and send in the attendee names later – save money and register today. Call our office if you have questions.
Hotel reservations must be made no later than FEBRUARY 11, 2020. However, the room block will fill quickly and rooms are subject to availability. Rooms scheduled after the block is filled or after February 11, 2020 will be at the hotel regular rates, so schedule your rooms early!