2023 DC Student Summit

A three-day DC Student Summit hosted by Today’s Students Coalition in partnership with LeadMN and Young Invincibles.

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About the DC Student Summit

The three-day DC Student Summit in our nation’s capital will equip students with the skills necessary to elevate their stories and lived experiences directly to federal policymakers. Led by the Today’s Students Coalition, LeadMN, and Young Invincibles, students will have the opportunity to participate in conversations about college accessibility, the cost of higher education, the importance of racial equity, and efforts undertaken to ensure that students’ basic needs are being met.

Event Details and Information

calendar icon with text reading dates March 12 - 14
location icon with text reading location Washington D.C.
Money icon with text reading registration cost $50
watch icon with text reading deadline February 24 at 5 p.m.

Lodging and Accommodations

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Location and Lodging

Hyatt Place Georgetown
2121 M St NW,
Washington, DC 20037

Guests may also call (202)-838-2222 and press 3 for reservations. The block code is SMMT. Reservations can also be made online here.

Special Note

  • Booking of flights and hotels, and travel and accommodations costs are the sole responsibility of the student; TSC does NOT book flights for any conference attendee.


If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to Mario Da Costa, advocacy director, at mdacosta@higherlearningadvocates.org.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Students are strongly encouraged to get the primary COVID-19 vaccination series and the current booster.

Summit Itinerary

From policy briefings to legislative meetings and creative storytelling to a reception on Capitol Hill, this annual three-day event brings together a select group of higher education students to explore the intricacies of federal policy.

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Attendees will hear about what it means to be a postsecondary learner in today’s world.

Students will have the chance to learn about policy priorities in the new Congress and long-term solutions for higher ed’s most pressing issues.

Prepare for meetings with members of Congress and their staff by participating in the first in a series of legislative training games.

Teams will review the federal legislative agenda and craft their stories to advocate for policy change.

Our stories are our most powerful tools, with the power to spark massive innovation. During the personal story roundtable, attendees will learn how to effectively deliver their stories to create positive change in their communities.

Hear directly from Hill staffers and policy experts on how to hold an effective meeting with a member of Congress or staff member on the Hill.

With these new skills in hand, attendees will take to the Hill to meet directly with members of Congress and their staff about the importance of higher education.

Cap off your DC Student Summit experience with a reception on Capitol Hill! Students will have an opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments over the past few days and chances to network with both policy experts and Hill staffers.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Student Sponsors

College Opportunity Campaign
JED Foundation

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