Change is coming to
second term of the Obama Administration and the new 113th Congress, there will
be great opportunities for education technology leaders to advocate for digital
age learning in our nation’s schools. Attend the Washington Ed Tech Policy
Summit April 10–11, 2013, to make sure your elected officials understand the
significance that their policy decisions will have for our nation’s
10–11, 2013, you are invited to join other ed tech leaders from around the
country to get a head start on the education technology issues that will face
this new Congress and presidential administration.
Some of the
most pressing issues facing the incoming Congress include:
Finalizing the FY13 funding levels for
Passing ESEA reauthorization, including the
reestablishment of a separate ed tech program
Addressing national readiness for online Common Core
Raising the E-Rate funding cap
will feature a host of bipartisan speakers, presentations, and panels focusing
on policy trends under consideration in Congress, the Department of Education,
and the Federal Communication Commission, as well as how these policy trends
will affect your school, district, and state. You will also have the
opportunity to make your voice heard through scheduled visits to the offices of
your representatives and senators.
The goal of
the summit is to engage Beltway insiders and leaders throughout the education
technology community in dialogue about the importance of setting clear and
forward-thinking ed tech policies. This is your opportunity to explain to these
policymakers how federal policies affect your own schools, districts, and
The Conference will
begin at noon on Wednesday April 10, 2013 at the Four Points by Sheraton
Washington DC Downtown. Sessions on
Thursday, April 11, will be held on Capitol Hill and most scheduled
congressional meetings on Capitol Hill should conclude that afternoon by 4:30
A limited block of
rooms will be available at the Four Points by Sheraton Washington DC Downtown,
1201 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20005, at a standard room rate of $259 (plus taxes
request the SIIA group rate.
be made by March 9 and rooms may sell out prior.
For More Information:
Whitney Silverman of the Bernstein Strategy Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
is presented by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the International
Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and the State Educational Technology
Directors Association (SETDA) in conjunction with the Software & Information
Industry Association’s (SIIA) Ed Tech Government Forum (www.siia.net/etgf).
also be interested in attending ISTE’s ABCs of Advocacy workshop
that will be held the morning of April 10, and will focus on advocacy training
and state policy.
Follett Software Company for their sponsorship support of the