Policymaker and Practitioner Conference Subsidies

The Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) wishes to bring more policymakers and practitioners to the annual conference to inform and benefit from the conference dialogue. Connecting researchers, policymakers, and practitioners will encourage better research and better understanding of the implications of research and will facilitate researcher-practitioner collaborations.

To this end, AEFP is pleased to announce a new initiative: policymaker and practitioner conference subsidies. Subsidies will help cover the conference and membership fees and/or travel costs of policymakers and practitioners wishing to attend AEFP’s 42nd Annual Conference on March 16 to 18, 2017, at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, DC.

Reimbursements and waivers for participants: A limited number of travel reimbursements and conference and membership fee waivers will be available for policymakers and practitioners to cover transportation and hotel of up to $1,400 per awardee.

Eligibility and priority: Eligible policymakers and practitioners include elected officials at all levels of government, employees of government entities (including school districts), or non-profit employees that directly support government entities (e.g., National Conference of State Legislatures, Council of Great City Schools; other non-profit entities are not eligible.) Priority will go to first-time conference attendees and those who would not be able to attend without receiving the reimbursement and/or waiver. We will also seek to ensure that a diverse range of policymakers and practitioners are represented.

Application: Travel and conference fee waiver applications for participants are due via AEFP’s website on on January 20, 2017. Decisions will be made on or around February 1.

Please share this invitation broadly with individuals or organizations who you think would be interested in this opportunity, especially those who haven’t previously attended a conference or otherwise engaged with AEFP. We are looking forward to seeing you in Washington for our 42nd annual conference!

–Dan Goldhaber, President