FIRST National Advocacy Conference The 2021 SASA National Advocacy Conference in person event scheduled for
6/20/21-6/22/21 has experienced changes.   


This program will now be held virtually:

Event Dates: Training Day - Saturday June 19th from Noon to 5pm EDT | Meeting Day - Wednesday June 30th

Location: @ Home (Meeting links for all meetings will be provided)

                                        If you would like more information for this important event or would like to register, please visit


                                        We look forward to having the 9th annual event in June 2022.

                                        If you have any questions or need more information, email


                                       Thank you 




Student Impact

"I attended the National Advocacy Conference because I wanted a guided introduction to how the government funding works and how I can make a meaningful difference. I really wanted to learn how to use my voice to advocate for STEM education and programs like FIRST. I enjoyed getting the chance to meet with my Representatives in Congress and the firsthand experience I gained from this opportunity. Because of NAC, I have a better understanding of our government and how to advocate for the programs I believe in."

Saige Bock - FRC 1511 (Rolling Thunder)


"The 2019 FIRST National Advocacy Conference was an incredible experience. Personally, I was given opportunities that wouldn't be available to me anywhere else.  I was able to present in front of over 280 people and even take part in a meeting with Secretary of Education Betsy Davos.  NAC not only brings out the best in every student but also pushes students to preform in real-world situations with our nation's legislature. Fro example, one of our team members were nervous about presenting to members of the Congress, however by the end of the conference, he had gained the confidence and presentation skills needed to help him in the future."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tenzing Wiandt (FRC 1816 – The Green Machine

"The National Advocacy Conference has been a life changing event that has truly helped to shape me as a presenter and a public speaker. Although I am a member of the Pi-oneer's presentation team, I get severe anxiety before speaking publicly, whether that be in a class at school or a formal presentation. NAC was a stepping stone in helping me become more comfortable as a presenter and as a speaker in general. I am now more confident when presenting and I have found ways to work past my presentation anxiety thanks to the opportunity that NAC has provided me."

- Hannah Epstein FRC 1676 Pascack Pi-oneers