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38th Annual Policy Seminar

The Urgency of Now

Sunday — Wednesday • March 11-14, 2018 • Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill • Washington, D.C.

The Urgency of Now

ManualThe Council for Opportunity in Education's 38th 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 firstā€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 to assist a greater number of disadvantaged students.

Identify and Bring Your TRIO Alumni to the Policy Seminar. Plan to bring TRIO college graduates to the Policy Seminar! Alumni participation at this event will give graduates the skills they need to be TRIO advocates at the local, state, and national levels.

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

National College
Opportunity Programs Leadership Summit
TRIO Alumni Leadership Forum Seminar on Relations
with the U.S. Department of Education
Policy Seminar
March 11, 2018 March 12, 2018 March 12, 2018 March 13 – March 14, 2018

Accommodations

The room block at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is currently full.

Overflow Hotel — 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 Council's room block at the discounted group rate.

A Room With A View can be contacted at 1-800-780-4343, Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST. International attendees can reach them at (reservations@aroomwithaview.net). This is a free service for all COE 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 offer must be submitted by fax — there is no online registration.

The Half-Off Discount does not pertain if you are registering for only the 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).

Postmark/Fax Deadlines Policy Only
(Member / Non-Member)
Policy and Relations with ED
(Member)
Policy and Relations with ED
(Non-Member)
Relations with ED Only
(Member)
Relations with ED Only
(Non-Member)
Early Bird
(by December 18, 2017)
$325 $450 $600 ----- -----
Pre-Registration
(by January 26, 2018)
$400 $525 $675 $405 $625
Full Price
(after January 26, 2018)
$450 $630 $780 $555 $680

National College Opportunity Programs Leadership Summit ($75) — This non-refundable fee does not include Policy Seminar or the Seminar on Relations with the U.S. Department of Education.

TRIO Alumni Leadership Forum ($50) — This non-refundable fee does not include Policy Seminar or the Seminar on Relations with the U.S. Department of Education.

Retiree and TRIO Alumni Rate ($175) — Policy only. Alumni rates are available to TRIO graduates who are not currently employed by a TRIO program. Please fill out one paper registration form (available above) for each TRIO alumnus.

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 February 19, 2018, 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 19, 2018. 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.

To see photos from the 37th Annual Policy Seminar, please click here. To see video from the Seminar, please click here.