LEAD DC Fall

New this year—in response to popular demand, LEAD will feature two conferences in the nation’s capital, LEAD DC Fall and LEAD DC Winter. That’s double the opportunity for experiential leadership training, collaborative peer networking, and dynamic motivational presentations for you and your students at the most-attended LEAD destination.

LEAD will return to the nation’s capital with accommodations in nearby Crystal City, just a Metro subway ride away from the heart of Washington and conveniently located adjacent to Reagan National Airport. Crystal City offers access to the Metro, plus plentiful dining and shopping options.

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2019–20 Registration Rates

Members     Non-Members
Early Bird
LEAD DC Fall early bird deadline: October 4, 2019
LEAD DC Winter early bird deadline: December 31, 2019
LEAD Chicago early bird deadline: January 19, 2020
$215 $340
Regular $235 $360

Speakers


Hotel & Travel

Hotel

Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport 
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

NOTE: This hotel will have a new address as of October 1, 2019
2799 Richmond Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 418-1234

Hotel Room Rates

Room rates are $140 (single-quad) per room, per night, plus taxes (currently 13.25%).

Hotel Room Reservations

Reserve your rooms online or by calling Central Reservations at 800-233-1234 and be sure to identify yourself as an attendee of the 2019 LEAD Fall Conference or with reference Group Code: G-LED4.

Use the Hotel Rooming List Template to make multiple reservations. Email the completed rooming list to the hotel event planner, Jacky Olavarria at Jackelyn.Olavarria@hyatt.com. The event planner will then send your hotel confirmation, and an invoice along with the instructions on how to submit payment. The rooming list must be submitted to Jacky by no later than Tuesday, October 22, 2019 EXTENDED DEADLINE: Friday, November 1.

After making hotel room reservations, complete this Hotel Rooming List Form to ensure your group is blocked properly at the hotel. Return this form via email to Jackelyn Olavarria at Jackelyn.Olavarria@hyatt.com.

For more information about the hotel, please visit their website at http://crystalcity.hyatt.com/.

Travel

All travel arrangements to and from the conference must be made by advisers. Travel is at attendees’ own expense.

Airline Reservations

United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Airlines are pleased to offer a percentage discount off applicable airfares into the Washington, D.C., Metro Area (WAS—All Airports). Restrictions and service fee may apply.

United Airlines
Contact United Meeting Reservations at 800-426-1122 and use reference ZCode – ZH7C, Agreement 796652. Reservations can also be made online at www.unitedairlines.com/meetings.

American Airlines
Visit AA.com to book your flight. After selecting your flights, enter promo code 44N9BJ when completing passenger details.

Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-433-1790, please reference the promotional code when you call.

Delta Airlines
Please click here to book your flights. You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111 Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMSER.

Local Airport

Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA)Distance: 0.5 miles
Driving time: 5 minutes

Airport Shuttle

The hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle service that runs every 20 minutes. The shuttle can be picked up at Terminal A (second curb by the marked Hotel Shuttle stop location) and Terminal B & C Arrivals, 3rd Floor (first curb by the marked Hotel Shuttle stop location). For large groups, please use taxis or the Super Shuttle.

Due to current airport renovation, the new hotel shuttle pick-up locations for guests at Terminals B & C are on the UPPER, ticketing level at doors #2 and #4. Door #2 will service Terminal B (Delta, Alaska, Jet Blue, and United); Door #4 will service Terminal C (American, Virgin and Envoy Air). Please check for hotel shuttle signs as things may change.

For large groups, please use taxis or the Super Shuttle located on the lower level.

Courtesy Metro Shuttle

The Metro system via the Crystal City Metro Station stop is a convenient and easy way to access the museums and attractions in and around the Washington, D.C., area. The hotel offers courtesy Hyatt Metro Shuttle to and from Crystal City Metro Station from hotel front drive every 30 minutes.

Courtesy Hyatt Metro Shuttle Hours:

  • 6:00am – midnight* (Monday through Friday)
  • 7:00am – midnight* (Saturday and Sunday)

*Times are subject to change

When traveling to the hotel via Metro, once you are at the top of the escalators, turn to the left and walk toward 18th St. The shuttle will pickup underneath the overpass.

Parking

Hotel offers valet parking only at a rate of $45.00 per day (subject to change), with unlimited in-and-out privileges. Hotel’s underground parking garage clearance is 6’8”.

For self-parking options at a nearby parking garage, please see click on this map here for directions and rates.

Crystal City Off-site Bus Parking

City of Arlington has few tour bus parking areas near the hotel that are first come, first serve basic. Please click on Crystal City Tour Bus for more information on directions and rates.


Visiting D.C.

Visit www.washington.org for complete tourist and event information plus a free copy of the Washington, D.C., official visitor’s guide. Learn more about visiting Arlington, VA, here. The hotel has easy access to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) rail system.

Special D.C. Tour Offer

Windy City Worldwide Limousine & Bus is offering a six hour tour of D.C. for LEAD DC Fall delegates on the evening of Saturday, November 16, from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

For more information, please download this informational flyer and click here to register for the tour.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Space is limited. The deadline to register for this tour is Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS TOUR IS NOW CLOSED.

Please note that this is not a NASSP hosted activity. With any questions about this tour, please call Windy City Worldwide directly at (847) 916-9300 ext. 3 and refer to the LEAD Conference tour (# 97053).

Local D.C. Attractions


Sample Schedule

A sample schedule is below for reference.

Friday, November 15, 2019
12:30–4:30 p.m. RSVP Training (pre-registration required)
3:30–6:00 p.m. Registration & Sponsors Display (ongoing)
5:00–6:45 p.m. Suggested Time for Dinner (delegates on their own)
7:00–8:45 p.m. Opening General Session
8:55–9:55 p.m. Energizing Your Leadership Network (for students)
8:55–9:55 p.m. Advisers’ General Session
10:05–10:20 p.m. Evening Announcements & Closing
10:50 p.m. Student Curfew (delegates in their own rooms, observing quiet hours)
Saturday, November 16, 2019
7:15–8:15 a.m. Breakfast for Students & Advisers
8:30–9:50 a.m. Second General Session
10:30 a.m.–12:10 p.m. Adviser & Student Workshops – Sessions I & II
12:15–1:10 p.m. Lunch for Students & Advisers
1:15–3:50 p.m. Student Workshops – Sessions III, IV, V, & VI
1:15–3:50 p.m. Adviser Workshops – Sessions III, IV, V, & VI
4:00–11:00 p.m. Free Night (delegates on their own)
11:00 p.m. Student Curfew (delegates in their own rooms, observing quiet hours)
Sunday, November 17, 2019
7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast for Students & Advisers
9:00–10:45 a.m. Closing General Session
10:50 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Departure / Check-out / Return Home

Estimated Costs

Note: Registration fees do not include hotel, travel expenses, meals in transit, dinners, or any other miscellaneous expenses.

Student Costs

Based on four students sharing a hotel room

Early-bird registration fee per person $215.00
Hotel room cost per night at $140.00 + 13.25% taxes = $158.55 x 2 nights $79.28
Meals on your own: Dinner on Friday & Saturday @ $20 each $40.00
Incidentals, including snacks/beverages $18.00
Total Estimated Cost per Student $352.28
Total Estimated Cost for Four Students ($352.28 x 4) $1,409.12
Student Costs

Based on two students sharing a hotel room

Early-bird registration fee per person $215.00
Hotel room cost per night at $140.00 + 13.25% taxes = $158.55 x 2 nights $158.55
Meals on your own: Dinner on Friday & Saturday @ $20 each $40.00
Incidentals, including snacks/beverages $18.00
Total Estimated Cost per Student $431.55
Total Estimated Cost for Two Students ($431.55 x 2) $863.10
Adviser Costs

Cost per adviser

Early-bird registration fee per person $215.00
Hotel room cost per night at $140.00 + 13.25% taxes = $158.55 x 2 nights $317.10
Meals on your own: Dinner on Friday & Saturday @ $25 each $50.00
Incidentals, including snacks/beverages $18.00
Total Estimated Cost per Adviser $600.10
Total Estimated Costs
Estimated cost for four students sharing one hotel room for two nights & one adviser in single room for two nights = 4 x $352.28 = $1,409.12 + $600.10 $2,009.22
Estimated cost for two students sharing one hotel room for two nights & one adviser in single room for two nights = 2 x $431.55 = $863.10 + $600.10 $1,463.20

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