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2019 National PTA Legislative Conference

National PTA®

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

2019 National PTA Legislative Conference

Event Details

2019 National PTA Legislative Conference

National PTA

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 – Thursday, March 14, 2019

Crystal Gateway Marriott

1700 Jefferson Davis Highway

Arlington, VA 22202




Event Details

Families around the country invest in their child’s education every day. Isn’t it time for the federal government to match that investment?


Join your fellow PTA leaders at the 2019 National PTA Legislative Conference (LegCon) where you’ll have the opportunity to network with policymakers, hear PTA advocacy success stories and learn how to shape public policy in Washington, DC and at home. LegCon will be held steps away from Washington, D.C. where you’ll be joined by PTA members and passionate advocates who will share advanced advocacy skills and tactics to help you meet your policy goals.


You’ll also hear from our experts who will hold workshops to expand your knowledge of the ins and outs of federal law, expand your advocacy skills, break down National PTA’s priorities for the new 116th Congress, and prepare you meetings with your federal representatives on Capitol Hill.


For more information about LegCon and to view the schedule, visit


Additional Information


Transfer Policy


Neither conference registration nor tickets are transferrable.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you need to cancel, you will need to make the request in writing. If your request is submitted by the refund deadline of January 23, 2019 you will receive a refund on the registration fee only, minus a $75 processing fee for each cancelled record. No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received after Jan. 23, 2019. All written requests must be submitted via email to Credit cards will be refunded within one week of receipt of request. Checks will be issued in the name of the original payer. Please allow six weeks for refund checks to be issued.


Badge and Ticket Reprint Policy


Badges may be reprinted one time only, at a fee of $25, payable at the time of printing. No badges will be printed any additional times.


Event Tickets

Tickets will not be reprinted. They should be treated as cash and it is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure receipt of purchased tickets before leaving the on-site registration area.


Mobile Phone, Video Recording, and Live Streaming Policies

Attendees are strictly prohibited from using mobile phones and/or tablet cameras, and all other audio and/or video recording devices during National PTA meeting sessions. Recording and live streaming with any devices during National PTA sessions, meetings and workshops without prior written consent from National PTA is strictly prohibited. Video cameras and recording equipment, other than that approved by the president, shall not be permitted in the general meetings.


Attendees may not take videos of speakers presenting. Attendees not adhering to this policy may be asked to leave the room and will be asked to delete all videos already taken; repeat offenders will be asked to leave the conference and no refunds will be granted. When you register, you are required to agree that you acknowledge and will adhere to this policy. Personal photography is permitted.


Cell Phone Policy

Talking on mobile phones is strictly prohibited during all National PTA conference sessions, meetings and workshops. Cell phones should always be in silent mode during sessions, meetings, and workshops to avoid disruption.


ADA Information and Assistance

If you have a condition which requires accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and you require accommodations at the event, please contact the National PTA Meetings Department at to describe the condition and the specific nature of the requested accommodations. National PTA will provide accommodations in accordance with law.


Safe Meeting, Misconduct, and Admission Policy

National PTA is a professional, not-for-profit association committed to providing valuable and safe conference and exhibition experiences. National PTA is dedicated to equal opportunity and treatment for all its members, meeting attendees, staff, and service providers. Attendees are expected to be respectful to other attendees, National PTA staff, and service providers. Harassment and other misconduct will not be tolerated. National PTA, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to accept or decline an individual's registration for an event. Further, National PTA, reserves the right to prohibit entry or remove any individual whether registered or not, whether they are attendees, exhibitors, representatives, or vendors, who in National PTA’s sole opinion are not, or whose conduct is not, in keeping with the character and purpose of the event. Without limiting the foregoing, National PTA reserves the right to confiscate badges/credentials, remove, or refuse entry to any attendee, exhibitor, representative, or vendor who has registered or gained access under false pretenses, provided false information, or for any other reason whatsoever that they deem is cause under the circumstances. In such a case, if any fees have been paid, no refunds will be given.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Will there be a registration table?

Yes, the registration table will be located outside of the main event hall. Registration will be open at the following dates and times:

7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2019


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to LegCon?

No, there will be a registration table at which all attendees will receive a conference badge that must be worn at all times during LegCon.


Can I update my registration information?

Every registrant will receive a confirmation email that will include an order summary, order number and logistics for the event. If you wish to change your registration information, you need to create an account through Eventbrite using the same email that you used to register for the conference. After creating an account, you will be able to review and edit your registration. You can also contact National PTA’s Meetings Department at for help.


What is covered in my LegCon registration fee?

The LegCon registration fee covers all National PTA-hosted workshops and events starting at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 12 through 12:00 p.m., Thursday, March 14. This includes dinner on March 12, breakfast and dinner on March 13 and breakfast on March 14. Snacks will also be provided periodically in between workshop sessions. All attendees will receive a LegCon tote bag and advocacy-related materials.


What are my transportation/parking options for LegCon?

The Crystal Gateway Marriott provides a complimentary airport shuttle (to and from Reagan National Airport) and is connected to the Crystal City Metro Station. Contact the hotel at (703) 920-3230 or visit Metro's website ( for more information. Onsite, garage parking is available at a discounted rate of 40% off current rates (currently $37 per night).


How can I receive more information about National PTA’s advocacy work?

You can sign up to receive our monthly PTA Advocacy Insider newsletter and Take Action Alerts regarding federal policy issues. You can also learn more by visiting the Federal Public Policy Agenda webpage and reviewing the PTA Advocacy Toolkit. All LegCon registrants will receive more information about PTA’s advocacy efforts and public policy priorities via email leading up to LegCon.


How do I schedule Hill meetings for Wednesday, March 13?

As part of the 2019 LegCon, attendees will participate in Capitol Hill meetings with their federal legislators. National PTA will send instructions to Federal Legislative Chairs (FLCs)—liaisons for federal policy and advocacy in their state PTA—and State Presidents in January. National PTA Government Affairs staff will contact all other LegCon attendees upon their confirmed registration regarding Hill Meetings. If you have any questions regarding the Hill day, contact National PTA Government Affairs staff at



Will I be able to attend my Member of Congress’ constituent coffee?

Yes, National PTA encourages all attendees to meet with their Members of Congress whenever it is convenient for both parties to meet. Most Members of Congress host a weekly constituent coffee on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings. To find out when your Congressman’s constituent coffee is, check out your Member’s website by visiting and, or call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and an operator will connect you with your Member’s office. If there is a constituent coffee during the week of LegCon, feel free to attend and notify National PTA Government Affairs staff at so we are aware of your plans.


How will I travel to Capitol Hill for my scheduled Hill meetings Wednesday, March 13?

Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to and from Capitol Hill. However, National PTA Board Members, National PTA Legislation Committee Members, State Presidents and Federal Legislative Chairs will be reimbursed for their travel expenses to and from the Hill, up to a total of $10.

The Crystal Gateway Marriott is connected to the Crystal City Metro Station which can transport attendees to and from Capitol Hill for an estimated cost of $2.20-$3.00. Taxis and ride-sharing options are also available to transport attendees to and from Capitol Hill for an estimated cost of $14-$20.


Further instructions on Hill meetings and travel to and from Capitol Hill will be provided to all attendees leading up to LegCon and during a workshop session on Tuesday afternoon during the conference.



For the conference schedule, visit


For registration, travel or hotel accommodations, email

Have questions about 2019 National PTA Legislative Conference? Contact National PTA®

When & Where

Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

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National PTA®

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health and welfare of children and youth.

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