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

Thank you to everyone who attended the Council for Opportunity in Education's 2018 Annual Policy Seminar. This year featured the second largest attendance in the 38-year history of the event. The Policy Seminar kicked off with an address from COE President Maureen Hoyler. The event also included sessions on the federal budget from Stan Collender, Executive Vice President of Qorvis MSLGROUP; the importance of relationship building with Members of Congress from Brad Fitch, President and CEO of the Congressional Management Foundation; and the do's and don'ts of successful advocacy on Capitol Hill featuring Michelle Rakebrand with the office of Representative Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Brandon Honoré with the office of Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT).

One of the highlights of the day came from Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA), who serves as the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. He spoke at length about TRIO and the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Clips from Representative Scott's talk may be viewed here or below.

You can view and download photos from the 2018 Policy Seminar here. Please save the date for COE's 39th Annual Policy Seminar, taking place from March 24-27, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. We hope that you will join us!