2022 Spring Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Fly-Ins

Spring Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Fly-insFollowing two years of unprecedented digital learning growth, Congress’s 2022 agenda is shaping up to be incredibly important for schools. Don’t miss the 2022 Spring Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Fly-Ins scheduled for Wednesday, March 9 (virtual) and Thursday, May 12 (in-person).

Join CoSN, ISTE, SETDA, and SIIA in March for a virtual “fly-in” focused on E-rate, cybersecurity, student data privacy, and the fiscal year 2023 appropriations process, followed by in-person meetings in May with Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the U.S. Department of Education focused on the status of the National Educational Technology Plan (NETP), digital citizenship, equity and inclusion.

The advocacy fly-ins, designed as two separate but complementary events, ensure leaders hear from us at key decision times. These meetings provide an opportunity to brief decision makers about your school’s needs and shape lawmakers’ and executive branch leaders’ understanding and perspectives about edtech policies and programs.

Now more than ever, your voice is important to improving federal edtech policy and funding. We will provide training and preparation in advance of our advocacy meetings with Congressional staff so that you can make a significant impact and serve as an essential resource to the congressional offices that serve your community.

Attendees have the option to register for one event or both events. The cost to attend both events is $125. If you would like to register for only one event rather than both, costs are listed below.

Virtual Fly-In $39
March 9, 2022 — 12:00pm-4:00pm ET

Topics for this event include: privacy of student data and cybersecurity, as well as evidence and innovation.

  • Virtual member meetings with Congressional offices
  • Virtual roundtable discussions with USED
  • Optional virtual networking  beginning at 4:30pm ET

In-Person Meeting $99
May 11, 2022 — Evening Welcome Reception
May 12, 2021 — 9:00am-4:00pm ET

Topics for this event include: OET/technology plan, digital citizenship, equity and inclusion

  • Member meetings with Congressional offices
  • Roundtable discussions with USED
  • Discussions with FCC

The in-person event has been scheduled to align with the NCTET Gala in Washington, D.C. at the new Spy Museum on the evening of Thursday, May 12 (separate registration required).

Hotel and Travel Information
Room blocks have been reserved at the following Wharf hotels for the nights of May 11 and May 12:

Canopy by Hilton (or group code G-EDFI)- $259 per night plus tax

Hyatt House (or group code CEDFI) – $239 per night plus tax

Reservations for the room block must be made no later than April 15, 2022 to ensure the group rate.

Need Help? Have Questions?
Should you have any immediate questions, please contact [email protected].



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