2019 National Administrators Conference



Questions & Answers

Answers to the questions will expand and sometimes change (for the better), so be sure to check back regularly.

Q: Who should go to this conference?
You! Leaders of all Christian education ilks should come. 

Q: I'm not sure I have an ilk. Will I be welcome?
A: Absolutely! School principals, early childhood directors, District education execs, CUS presidents and education department heads, synodical leaders, and, and, well...ilks of all education varieties will find relevance and growth here.

Where in our nation's capital will the conference be headquartered?
A: The Pentagon

Q: Really?
A: No. That's fake news--but it did get your attention. LEA has contracted with the Sheraton Pentagon City in Arlington, Va.

Q: Sounds expensive...
A: Not really, Rooms will go for $94 per night plus 13.25% taxes (at time of this answer).

Q: Now that sounds like fake news. Does the hotel have indoor plumbing, windows, doors ...?
A: Not fake news! Not fake hotel either. Take a look.

Q: Must you shout?
A: Yes. Conference history proves the need. But we're glad some of you are so eager.

Q: Will we have complementary internet?
A: Only if you behave yourself.

Q: I said complimentary.
A: In that case, yes.

Q: Will I get $15 parking at the hotel?
A: Yes. Two for $30, and so on...

Q: What if I fly to the conference?
R: Use an airplane. Regan flights are most convenient. The hotel provides shuttle service.

Q: Is there a good reason for having the conference in Washington, D.C.
A: Yes... several even excellent ones, one of which is programming and leadership from Washington-based Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty.

Q: Will we get to see the President and other government leaders?
A: Likely not, unless you get a glimpse of them as the Secret Service drags you away. But don't fret... seeing our own leaders like Jon Laabs, Greg Seltz, and Sally Hiller trumps the excitement of seeing any Washington political leaders.

Q: When will we know the conference fees?
A: Right now! $315 ($215 spouses) for members; $485 for nonmembers. 

Q: Can I just send my $215 spouse to take notes?
A: No.

Q: Are there other discounted rates?
A: Emeriti $215

Q: Still more?
A: Okay. Pastors, board members, other school administrative staff, and current SLED participants attending with their administrator $215

Q: Is POLS involved in this conference?
A: Yes! POLS participants will have time to meet in the format which they have enjoyed in the past.

Q: Will I have opportunities to see our nation's capital?
A: American Edventures offers a free tour exclusively for attendees of the 2019 NAC. More here. (Use tour code # 901570648)

Q: How late can I wait before registration rates go up?
A: Beware of Friday the 18th of January. The early bird goes south after that.
NAC Updates & Highlights

2019 NAC Updates

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8/2/18 ...

LEA is partnering with Greg Seltz and the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty for this conference.

The first meeting of the planning team is August 8. Watch this space for an update on plans.

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8/9/18 ... 

The planning team for the 2019 NAC met in Washington, D.C. on August 8. They approved Salt & Light (Matt. 5:13-24) as the theme. “You are the world’s seasoning, to make it tolerable. If you lose your flavor, what will happen to the world? And you yourselves will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the world’s light—a city on a hill, glowing in the night for all to see” (TLB). Lutheran schools need to continue educating new generations for their role in both of the Two Kingdoms. Doing that requires sound and bold education in Scripture, witness, apologetics, and citizenship. It also requires freedom and resources to accomplish the task.  See additional details of the theme here

One conference day will be with leadership and participation from Washington-based 
Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty and its leader, Gregory Seltz. Specific programming will include relevant sectionals and plenaries for all levels of leaders in Lutheran education.

Planning team members are Rich Cohrs, Cindy Deatherage, Sally Hiller, Joshua Klug, Ryan Radke, Greg Seltz, and LEA staff.

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Check out what you can expect from the 2019 LEA National Administrators Conference next February:

·         The line-up of sectional topics is relevant, practical, and informative to Lutheran education leaders at all levels. We are processing firm agreements with all the speakers and will announce them as soon as practical.

·         Part of the program will be held at the Museum of the Bible.

·         Conference registration for members is $315 ($215 for spouses), and $215 for emeriti. And $215 for pastors, board members, other school administrative staff, and SLED participants attending with their administrator.

·         The conference begins at 11:30 a.m. Sunday February 17 and ends at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 19.


American Edventures offers a free tour exclusively for attendees of the 2019 NAC. More here. (Use tour code # 901570648)

Use the NAC app! Go to your App Store and search for LEA NAC. Voila!