Conference Schedule | February 21

1 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Mike Nelson, Conference Facilitator, Assistant Executive Director, WASA

1:10 p.m.

Advocacy Efforts
WASA, WSSDA, and WASBO Presidents

1:25 p.m.
Student Advocacy Video

1:30 p.m.
State of the State of Education with Q&A
Chris Reykdal, Superintendent of Public Instruction, OSPI

1:50 p.m.
Governor's Education Priorities
Governor Jay Inslee (recorded)

1:55 p.m.
Student Advocacy Video

2 p.m.
The State Budget: A Deeper Dive
Emily Makings, Washington Research Council

2:20 p.m.

2:30 p.m.
Interviews with Legislators
To be named

3 p.m.
Student Advocacy Video

3:05 p.m.
Piercing the Legislative Fog—Educating, Simplifying, Motivating
Keynote Dr. John Draper, NSPRA Consultant

4 p.m.

4:10 p.m.
Hot Topics with Q&A
Dan Steele, Assistant Executive Director, Government Relations, WASA
Marissa Rathbone, Director, Strategic Advocacy, WSSDA

4:50 p.m.
Student Advocacy Video

4:55 p.m.
Closing Comments

5 p.m.