LEAD 2016

FAQ

 

  1. When is the LEAD Conference?
    The conference will take place on Monday, April 18, 2016. Attendee registration and coffee begin at 9:30 am, and the program will run from 9:30 am – 2:15 pm.

  2. Where is the LEAD Conference?
    The conference will be held in Fisher Colloquium n the Rafik B. Hariri Building on Georgetown University’s main campus, located at 37th & O Streets NW, in Washington, DC. The official address is: 
    Georgetown University
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
    37th & O Streets, NW
    Washington, DC 20057
    Fisher Colloquium, 4th Floor

  3. What is the theme of the LEAD Conference? 
    The theme of the fourth annual McCourt School of Public Policy LEAD Conference is A New Era in School Finance: Leveraging dollars to do the most for students in the new ESSA education climate.

     A new, emerging education landscape will have big implications for how the nation’s $600 billion in public funding is deployed for K-12 education. The recent signing of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) spells significant shifts in roles and responsibilities for all levels of education governance, particularly around accountability for spending. Layer onto these changes renewed calls for greater equity. Meanwhile, some state leaders are demanding schools get more productive with the dollars at hand, looking at ways technology, personalized learning, school schedules and school staffing can be leveraged to do more for students.

    Building on research by Edunomics Lab and the new federal K-12 territory outlined in ESSA, this spring’s McCourt School’s LEAD Conference (Leadership. Evidence. Analysis. Debate.) will examine how leadership roles at each level of education governance – federal, state, district and school – will be affected by the shifting governance climate and explore the impact to school finance.

  4. Who will attend?
    Attendees include federal, state and local elected officials, principals, teachers, education researchers, think tank staff and leadership as well as Georgetown University faculty and students. 

  5. How much does it cost to register?
    The LEAD Conference is free and open to the public, but space is limited and all attendees must register by the deadline. Register now at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mccourt-school-of-public-policy-lead-conference-tickets-23929146722?aff=affiliate1

  6. I am traveling to the conference from out of town. Where should I stay during the conference?
    The Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center is the  preferred lodging location. Reservations can be made by visiting their website or calling 1-888-902-1606 or 202-687-3200. Mention "The McCourt School Conference" for a discounted rate pending availability. You can also visit the Travel and Accommodations section of the Georgetown University website for information on nearby hotels

  7. Where should I park on the day of the conference?
    Due to the limited availability of parking on or near Georgetown’s campus, public transportation is recommended. Please see the Travel and Accommodations section of the Georgetown University website for more information. If using public transportation, be sure to plan accordingly and allocate additional time to travel.

  8. How do I get to Fisher Colloquium?
    To Fisher Colloquium from the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center: The Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center is adjacent to the Hariri Building. From the hotel lobby, to the right past the check in desk you will find a hallway to the Conference Center and Meeting Rooms. Follow that hallway to its end at the South Gallery and then turn left. This will lead you to a hallway with windows on the right hand side. In the area with the windows, take the first set of doors on the right, then cross the patio. You will be entering the Hariri Building on the 3rd Floor. This entrance will lead you to the atrium. For the Fisher Colloquium, take the stairs up directly in front of you to the fourth floor and turn left. To go to the Lohrfink Auditorium, take the stairs down to the 2 nd floor and stay to your left.
    To Fisher Colloquium from the Southwest Garage: You can enter campus by the Canal Road entrance. Take M Street going west, and after passing the Key Bridge there is a stoplight and an Exxon Mobil gas station on your right. Get in the right lane. Turn right at the next light approximately 200 feet past the gas station to enter the campus through the Canal Street entrance. The following address can be used with mapping software for this entrance: 3607 M St NW, Washington, DC 20057. The entrance will go up a hill, marked with a Georgetown University sign and a large painted wall that reads “Hoya Saxa.” As you travel up the hill, the parking garage will be on your right – enter at the “visitor parking” entrance to park in the Southwest Garage ($3/hr, $15 daily). You will be parked under the Southwest Quadrangle. Exit the garage through the elevator for the “North” exit. Exit the elevator and turn left to leave the Southwest Quadrangle. The football field will be in front of you, and the Rafik B. Hariri Building, with a grey stone façade, is at the opposite end of the football field. Follow the road that takes you up the hill to the left of the football field. Turn right at the top of the hill, just past the football field, and you will be at the Hariri Building. You will enter on the first floor. Walk through the entry hall to find yourself in the atrium. There will be stairs directly in front of you or you may go through the double doors on your left in the middle of the atrium to the elevators. The Fisher Colloquium is on the 4th floor. 
    To Fisher Colloquium from the Georgetown University Main Gates 
    Walk through the Front Gates and take the path to the left towards Lauinger Library and continue down the hill on the right of the Library. Take a right at the bottom of the hill and head towards Harbin Multipurpose field (the large football field in the middle of campus).Walk around Harbin on the left and when at the top of the hill, enter the Rafik B. Hariri Building (the large stone and glass building on your right). Once in the Hariri Building take the stairs or elevator to the fourth floor where the Fisher Colloquium is located.
    To Fisher Colloquium from the GUTS(Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle)
    From the GUTS stop walk towards Harbin Multipurpose Sports Field. Walk around the field on the left and up the hill. At the top of the hill enter the Rafik B. Hariri Building (the large stone and glass building on your right). Once in the Hariri Building take the stairs or elevator to the fourth floor where the Fisher Colloquium is located.

  9. Are there accommodations at the Conference for guests with special needs? 
    Every effort will be made to accommodate our guests with special needs. When registering for the conference, please indicate any special needs you may have. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at leadconference@georgetown.edu.

  10. Whom do I contact if I have questions or suggestions?
    Please contact leadconference@georgetown.edu for any questions or concerns regarding the Conference.