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2023 Legislative Conference

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Join us in Washington, DC for the NAST Legislative Conference!

February 12-14, 2023

Conference Schedule 

Registration is now open for NAST’s Legislative Conference in Washington, DC at the historic Watergate Hotel. All events will take place at the hotel unless otherwise noted. All conference events are business casual. The agenda includes in-depth panels, discussion groups, and expert keynote speakers. Events are open to all attendees unless otherwise noted. Agenda is subject to modification.

Health and Safety Notice
NAST is considering the health and safety of all conference attendees and staff during the 2023 Legislative Conference. NAST will follow the CDC’s COVID guidelines and DC COVID Guidelines. NAST encourages participants to take the precautions they wish when attending all activities occurring at the conference, including being vaccinated and wearing face masks. Face masks and hand sanitizer will be readily available to all attendees.

Sunday, February 12

9:00-3:00 PM New Treasurers’ Training (Invitation only)

4:00-5:00 PM NAST Executive Committee Meeting

5:30-6:00 PM New Member Welcome Reception (Invitation only)

6:00-7:30 PM Welcome Reception at the Watergate Hotel

Monday, February 13

7:30-8:45 AM Networking Breakfast

8:45-9:00 AM Welcome from Treasurer Josh Haeder (SD), NAST President

9:00-10:00 AM ABLE Today – Advocacy, Empowerment, and Partnerships

10:15-11:15 AM Federal Impacts on State Unclaimed Property

11:30-12:30 PM Working with Congress to Improve Education Savings Options for All American Families in 529 Plans
Congressional staff from relevant committees will provide attendees with an update on the status of reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and will discuss potential enhancements to 529 plans that members of Congress may be interested in pushing in the 118th.

12:30-1:45 PM Networking Lunch

2:00-4:00 PM ABLE Network Meeting

2:00-3:00 PM RUUPA Uniform Law Commission Listening Session (Invitation only)

Topical Breakout Sessions
2:00-2:30 PM
2:45-3:15 PM

3:30-4:30 PM Corporate Affiliate Board Meeting

4:00-5:00 PM Deputy Treasurer/Chief of Staff Caucus Meeting

6:30-8:30 PM Evening Reception in the Skylight Pavilion at the historic Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.

Tuesday, February 14

 8:00-9:00 AM Networking Breakfast

9:00-10:00 AM Plenary Session IV

10:15-11:15 AM New Congress – Expectations, Committees, and Education
Panelists will focus on the 118th Congress and what can be expected over the next two years with a focus on key committees and the educational efforts that need to be undertaken.

Congressional Appointments
Conference programming will end at 11:15 AM. We encourage you to schedule Hill and Administration appointments starting at noon. (Please schedule your meetings ahead of time since each office has their own COVID protocols.)

Conference Hotel

The Watergate Hotel

Join us for NAST’s Legislative Conference at the historic Watergate Hotel located at 2650 Virginia Ave NW. The hotel is three blocks away from the Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro stop on the blue, orange and silver lines and is a 15 minute cab ride from Washington National Airport. All events will take place at the hotel unless otherwise noted.

Rooms are available for $229/night and can reserved here.

Attendees can also reserve rooms by either calling the group coordinator desk at 202.838.4493 or sending an email and asking for the NAST room block. Rooms are available at these rates until January 20, 2022. For assistance, please contact us.

Want to know what is around the hotel? Need to plan a dinner close by? Check out this graphic to see the options within walking distance to the Watergate Hotel. 

Registration and Ticket Information 

Member Type
Early Bird (Dec 6–Jan 6)
Regular (Jan 7–31)
Onsite (Feb 1-14)
Treasurers, Staff, and Networks
Other Gov’t and Nonprofit
Corporate Affiliate
Private Sector Non-Member
Guest Type
Full Conference (All Meals)
Both Evening Events
Sunday Reception
Monday Dinner
Guest (Family/Non-Business)

Conference Sponsors 

NAST would like to thank our 2023 Legislative Conference sponsors:

Would you like to become a conference sponsor?