Apr. 19-20, 2023
12:00PM-5:00PM ET
Convening

 AASCU on the Hill

Meet with your members of Congress and help shape policies that directly impact AASCU institutions.

Register now.
Capitol with Cherry Blossoms

Meet in person with your federal delegation. 

The start of the first session of the 118th Congress presents a great opportunity to bring the leadership of regional public colleges and universities to meet in person with the respective members of their federal delegation. There are now 82 freshmen members of the new Congress between the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate that need to learn and connect with our institutions.  

Lend your voice, expertise, and policy insights to help them and all other members of Congress understand the complexities of modern higher education institutions, the diversity and makeup of today’s students as well as the innovative approaches, recommendations, and challenges in completion of your  organizations’ mission.   

Who should participate?

  • Presidents and Chancellors 
  • System Presidents and Chancellors 
  • Government Relations Staff 
  • Student leaders on campus – invited by campus leadership 
  • Spouses/Partners 

How will you benefit?

  • Meet directly with your senators and representatives’ offices 
  • Get briefings on what is happening on Capitol Hill  
  • Receive useful suggestions for talking points and materials 
  • Participate in optional training session focused on how to conduct a successful congressional visit 
  • Network and connect with other AASCU presidents/chancellors and share best practices and learnings 
Program Highlights

AASCU on the Hill offers information and action.  

Topics that will be discussed include the development of public policies that strengthen the federal-state partnerships, why the nation needs to double the maximum value of the Pell Grant Program, the benefits of diversify the educator pipeline and protect recent gains in federal investments in public higher education. 

In preparation for the congressional visits, participants will have access to great speakers who will offer the latest information about what is happening on Capitol Hill, what to expect during your meetings, a briefing on the key federal policy priorities, as well as suggested talking points and accompanying materials. 

Schedule at a glance
12:00-1:00 pm  Optional, in-person training  (Requires separate registration)
Lunch will be provided 
1:30 – 5:15 pm  Sessions to include policy briefings, Capitol Hill updates, invited speakers 
5:30 p.m. ET   Reception (event hotel) 
8 a.m.  Breakfast 
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  Closing session 
As visit schedule requires  Departure for the Hill 

Building on the success of our recent annual conference in November, we are excited to welcome AASCU spouses/partners to our new Washington, DC headquarters for the first-ever Symposium. This will take place in parallel with the inaugural AASCU on the Hill event and presents an opportunity for you to join your partner in DC for networking and learning. 

The Spouse/Partner symposium will bring together member spouses/partners for 1.5 days to focus on specific topics and issues around financial wellness and the spouse/partner role with advocacy.  

Members will hear from experts discussing strategy, challenges, and goals and expectations. Participants will also enjoy social time as they experience DC on a guided tour of DC highlights. 

Make your plans now to come to DC and share your voice.

Join us at AASCU on the Hill

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Traveling to DC?

Hotel registration closes on March 28, 2023.

Accommodations

 

Registration Fees
Attendee type  Fee
Presidents, Chancellors, 
Government Relations staff 
$200
Spouse/Partners    $100 
Optional Advocacy Workshop
(includes lunch) 
 
$75
Students  complimentary 

 

Accommodations 

Yours Truly Hotel DCYours Truly DC Hotel
1143 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20023

Reservations

AASCU is committed to the health, safety and well-being of all attendees at our gatherings. We follow all local rules and CDC guidance and closely monitor conditions related to COVID-19 and other public health emergencies. Attendees at all AASCU events agree to adhere to the following health and safety protocols.

Before leaving home   

  • AASCU strongly encourages all participants to be fully vaccinated. The CDC Vaccines website provides definitions of “Fully Vaccinated” and “Up To Date”. 
  • Stay home if you feel unwell or have any COVID-19 symptoms or test positive for COVID-19.  We recommend attendees wear masks while traveling to and from the event and follow COVID-19 safety practices in the days leading up to the event. 
  • We strongly encourage attendees to take a rapid antigen COVID-19 test before traveling and before arriving to AASCU convenings.

Onsite during the event  

  • Masks are recommended and will be available at the registration desk. 
  • If you are experiencing cold or COVID-19 symptoms please be respectful and wear a mask.  
  • Self-administered COVID-19 rapid antigen tests will be available at the registration desk. We encourage participants test themselves upon arrival before joining the conference. 
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol  
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands  
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Throw used tissues in the trash. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes. 
  • If you feel unwell, develop symptoms of COVID-19, or test positive for COVID-19 at any time during the convening, seek medical care and do not attend the meals or gatherings.  
  • If you test positive during the conference, please notify AASCU staff by emailing meetings@aascu.org.  

AASCU reserves the right to modify these policies and procedures at any time given the rapidly changing nature of any current and ongoing public health emergencies. 

Unfortunately we will not be able to issue refunds for this event should your schedule change.

All meetings and conferences sponsored by AASCU are inclusive and accessible to all individuals, including individuals with disabilities. Please request accessibility services when you register and contact us if you need auxiliary aids or services.

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