Day on the Hill

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020
9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden & the Iowa State Capitol, Des Moines

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Join IASB and your peers for the annual Day on the Hill for advocacy training, issue briefing and lobbying at the Capitol. Day on the Hill is a unique opportunity to tell your elected official your district’s story. Legislators say the most effective advocacy is hearing from YOU—you are the boots on the ground with vast knowledge about education issues impacting your district. Hear from legislative leaders about education priorities and what you can do to help move those through the legislative process.

Take a look at photos from last year's Day on the Hill!

Who Should Attend?

Day on the Hill is right for:

Novice advocates—No experience? No problem! Thorough preparation and training will be provided during the morning program at the Botanical Garden.

Experienced advocates—No matter how many times you’ve attended Day on the Hill, there are always new issues and talking points to learn about each year. Plus, you can help train the rookies by sharing strategies and answering questions throughout the day.

District leaders—Calling all superintendents, principals, and district staff. You can provide unique insights since you are in direct contact with students each day. Legislators want to hear from you!

5 reasons to Attend day on the hill

  1. Gain advocacy skills on how to effectively engage legislators
  2. Meet one-on-one with your local legislators at the Capitol
  3. Gain insights from key experts on issues impacting public schools
  4. Take home tips you can use when advocating year-round
  5. Get results! In previous years advocates have successfully lobbied for a SAVE extension, funding equity, and many other education priorities
Fee: Early registration is $45 for members. After Jan. 20, the fee increases to $75. The registration fee is underwritten thanks to the financial support of our generous sponsors: PMA Financial Network, Forecast5 Analytics, Estes Construction/Iowa Construction Advocate Team (ICAT), and RBC Global Asset Management.


For more information, email Michelle Johnson or call (515) 247-7055.

Day on the Hill attendees earn
15 Better Boardsmanship credits!


Learn more about
Better Boardsmanship Awards