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Monday, March 16 – Wednesday, March 18, 2020
(Pre-Conference Sessions on Sunday, March 15, 2020)

at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC.

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The NAFEPA Board of Directors has developed an impressive program to provide critical training on an array of important and timely topics presented by a remarkable lineup of speakers from across the nation.
Join us and get the most up-to-date information to help you provide the best education to your students and better fulfill your job requirements as administrators of federal education programs. Enjoy networking opportunities that will assist you in leading during this exciting time in education as we are: Delivering on the Promise...Closing the Gap.

Information at a Glance:


Conference Registration

Conference Cost:

Early Bird Registration
Register by February 1, 2020 (Midnight Eastern Time)

$545.00           Early Bird Member Registration (You must log in to register)
Early Bird Non-Member Registration (Includes 1 Year Membership)

Register AFTER February 1, 2020:

$645.00           Regular Member Registration (You must log in to register)
$745.00           Regular Non-Member Registration (Includes 1 Year Membership)

Register AFTER March 1, 2020:

$745.00           Late Member Registration (You must log in to register)
$845.00           Late Non-Member Registration (Includes 1 Year Membership)

Should you require a Purchase Order, please contact Bobby Burns at Please submit payment within 30 days of registering.

Pre-Conference Sessions are $125.00 each.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Payment is due at the time of your registration and must be paid in full by February 21, 2020.
  • Registrations may be transferred to another attendee if the registered attendee must cancel.
  • You may cancel your registration by January 1, 2020 with no cancellation fee.
  • After January 1, 2020, a $75 cancellation fee will be charged (payable whether or not your registration fees have been paid or you attend).
  • Cancellations must be requested in writing.
  • Cancellations after February 22, 2020 will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Membership fee is non-refundable.

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Pre-Conference Sessions (Optional)

Conference Check-In:

Sunday, March 15, 2020
7:30 AM – 7:30 PM

These are optional pre-sessions. Each session cost is $125.

Choose One AM Session:
AM SESSIONS (Optional)

Sunday, March 15, 2020
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cost: $125.00

SESSION A: New Directors Workshop
Facilitators: Celeste Merriweather and Leticia Roman

Learn the most essential information about how to successfully lead federal programs in your school district from two people who have “been there”.  Meet colleagues who are new to the role of a federal program administrator and establish a valuable network of support that is essential to fulfilling your new role through NAFEPA. During this workshop you will learn more regarding Accountability systems, data management and organizational tips, federal parental involvement requirements, as well as additional ways to not just survive but thrive in your new role as a federal program administrator!


Sunday, March 15, 2020
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cost: $125.00

SESSION B: Not So New Directors Workshop
Facilitators: Denise Ling

Join this personalized learning opportunity to acquire information focused on what you want to know about most. After registering you will be asked to provide information about what topics regarding federal programs administration you want this session to address. Be ready to interact, collaborate, and learn.


Sunday, March 15, 2020
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cost: $125.00

SESSION D: The Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) – King of Everything
Leslie Laughter

Schools have conducted needs assessments for years, right? So, why have another session on the  CNA? The greater flexibility offered by ESSA brings added responsibility for LEAs. What does that mean for needs assessment processes and content? What makes it “comprehensive?” In many ways, the success of programs such as Title I and Title IV (among others) greatly depend on the depth and quality of the needs assessment. Are your schools doing the same old thing or have they discovered the secrets of utilizing the needs assessment as the springboard for closing gaps? Come build on what you already know and discover the components of a great CNA.

Only PM Option:

PM SESSION (Optional)

Sunday, March 15, 2020
1:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Cost: $125.00

Facilitator: Steve Spillan

This session will cover the hot topics that have come up since ESSA’s passage and implementation of state plans providing states and districts with the most up to date information on ESSA as well as an EDGAR update.

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Room Reservations:

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street NW (at Connecticut Ave.)
Washington, D.C.

For Room Reservations at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, either:

Call (202) 234-0700


Click here to book online.

The NAFEPA Special Room Rate (plus 14.5% tax):

Rates from $273


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