National Policy Seminar

2023 Annual PS: Marching Towards One Million

This year, the Council for Opportunity in Education’s annual Policy Seminar, Sunday, March 19 through WednesdayMarch 22, includes three events: the Leadership Summit, the Seminar on Relations with the U.S. Department of Education, and the Legislative Conference. For individuals participating in Policy Seminar, COE strongly encourages online registration via the registration button below. Download the paper registration form here.


Full event details here.

Seminar on Relations with the U.S. Department of Education

Monday March 20, 2023

This seminar for college access and success professionals in post-secondary institutions and community agencies provides information about the following:

– U.S. Department of Educational fiscal and programmatic policies and reporting requirements
– The latest information on TRIO regulations and
– The outlook for upcoming TRIO grant competitions

For questions on the Seminar on Relations with the U.S. Department of Education, please contact Angelica Vialpando at

Legislative Conference

Tuesday & Wednesday March 21-22, 2023

The capstone feature of COE’s Policy Seminar is the newly rebranded “Legislative Conference,” during which the TRIO community educates Members of Congress, congressional staff, and others about the history and the success of federal college access and success programs. After a day of intense preparation, participants have a chance to represent the interests of low-income and first-generation students and students with disabilities through direct engagement with legislators in the policy arena.

All congressional meetings will be held in person on Capitol Hill unless no one from a Congressional District is physically present at the Legislative Conference. For questions, please contact Zach Farmer at 

Leadership Summit

Sunday March 19th, 2023

With new dynamic content every year, COE’s annual Leadership Summit provides high-quality professional development for all levels of leaders in TRIO. This year’s summit will focus on organizational capacity building and advocacy skills for leaders and include a case study poster session and presentations by state leaders who have completed this year’s Executive Leadership Institute. Whether you are new to TRIO or a seasoned professional, this day-long convening will heighten your skills and expertise at the local, state, regional, and national levels of leadership. For questions about the Leadership Summit, please contact Jen Rudolph at

Important Dates

Deadline for Early Bird Discount — January 31, 2022

Deadline for Hotel Room Block — February 24, 2022 (or at capacity)

Leadership Summit — Sunday, March 19, 2022

Seminar on Relations with the U.S. Department of Education — Monday, March 20, 2022

Legislative Conference — Tuesday and Wednesday, March 21-22, 2022

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