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Advocacy In Action

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KASB’s annual Advocacy In Action Conference will kick off the 2024 legislative session, as education advocates from across Kansas will spend two days discussing issues affecting public schools during these unprecedented times and meeting with key policymakers. 

The Jan. 17 conference starts at 9 a.m. at the Sunflower Foundation, with the KASB Advocacy team providing a preview of the major education issues and learning strategies for working effectively with lawmakers. A trip to the Statehouse will be part of the activities on Wednesday. Jan. 17 to hear from state leaders, attend legislative committee meetings, visit with local representatives, and learn more about the legislative process. A box lunch will be provided at the Statehouse.


KASB officials and other leaders will be on hand to visit with members of KAN during breakfast and training beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18. The network is accepting members who will receive in-depth training on advocacy at the state and national levels. Visit to view more information and apply for KAN. 

Registration costs $175/registrant and includes any conference materials and lunch on January 17 at the Statehouse. 


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Schedule at a Glance


Tuesday, January 16

  • 6:00 – USA and AIA reception 
    • Join us at the KASB offices for a pre-conference reception.

Wednesday, January 17 Sunflower Foundation


  • 9-9:05
    • Welcome: KASB President TinaRae Scot


  • 9:05-9:15

    • Introduce KASB Statehouse staff, review KASB 2024 State Legislative priorities

  • 9:15-10 a.m.

    • Special Education messaging


  • 10:15-11 a.m.
    • Voucher messaging


  • 11-11:15 a.m.
    • Preparing for great legislative conversations


  • 11:20 – depart for Statehouse


Afternoon Programming Kansas Statehouse and Sunflower Foundation


  • 11:45 a.m. – 1p.m. KASB Legislative Lunch
    • Pick up lunches on ground floor of Statehouse outside Lettuce Feed You, eat with legislators


  • 12:00-1pm
    • House Ed panel- Rep. Adam Thomas, Rep. Jerry Stogsdill , Statehouse Room 218-N


  • 1-2 p.m. free time: tour Capitol, meet with legislators


  • 2-3:15 pm: at Sunflower Foundation
    • KASB legislative policy in action in Topeka and Washington, DC; a panel of experienced KASB advocates


  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​3:30 pm
    • Statehouse media panel 


Thursday, January 18 KAN only events: Sunflower Foundation


  • 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  
    • KAN breakfast reception 


  • 8:30 a.m.
    • Debrief of legislative visits: Leah Fliter, Shannon Kimball


  • 9:15 a.m.
    • Instagram Reels training for advocates: Alec Madrigal, KASB Communication Production Manager


  • 9:45 a.m.
    • Break


  • 10-11:45 a.m.
    • Messaging training for key advocates: Kristin Magette, KASB Assistant Executive Director of Communication and Engagement, Leah Fliter, KASB Assistant Executive Director of Advocacy 


  • Noon
    • Adjourn

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Hyatt Place Topeka 

6021 SW Sixth Avenue
Topeka, Kansas, United States, 66615