Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to Friday, May 10, 2019

The Spring Forum 2019 begins at 1:00 pm EST on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 and will end Friday, May 10, 2019 at 12 pm EST.

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EDGAR Pre-Session Pricing

WITH Spring Forum Registration - $215

WITHOUT Spring Forum Registration - $415

Early Bird Discount Rates Expired February 1, 2019

Spring Forum 2019 Regular Registration Pricing

Regular Individual Registration WITHOUT Pre-Session - $970

Regular Individual Registration WITH Pre-Session - $1,185

Regular Group Registration WITHOUT Pre-Session - $925

Regular Group Registration WITH Pre-Session - $1,140


Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Hotel

901 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20001


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  Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC                202-965-3652              forum@bruman.com

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Click the image above or here to reserve your hotel room. Please note that our conference rate to stay at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC is $349/night. Each guest room includes complimentary internet access. One night's deposit is required to make a reservation. Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival will forfeit one night's room and tax.


Aligning the Gears of Education: What Comes Next After Compliance, Performance, and Data


The current administration is working to rescind and revise guidance and regulations issued over the previous ten years, a deeply divided Congress can’t even agree of keeping the Federal Government funded and operational, the Every Student Succeeds Act is in the middle of the first full year of implementation, and a new career and technical education law is heading into a major transitional period.  Meanwhile, the Uniform Grant Guidance is still undergoing some minor changes, the new federal data standards are about to roll out from all federal awarding agencies, and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is going through a significant reorganization.  In a time when things are changing rapidly and uncertainty reigns, it has never been more important to figure out how it all fits together to affect your federal programs.

 To help you figure out how to fit all of these disjointed pieces together, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC will be hosting our 20th annual Spring Forum at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC on May 8-10, 2019, “Aligning the Gears of Education: What Comes Next After Compliance, Performance, and Data.”  You will get a federal perspective on aligning these issues from officials from the Office of Management and Budget, ED, and the Department of Justice.  The firm’s attorneys will also provide updates on legislative, regulatory, and federal funding issues, as well as provide programmatic updates on ESSA, the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, the Digital Accountability & Transparency Act, and more. The Forum will also have both an introductory and advanced pre-session on the Education Department General Administrative Regulations which govern the rules and regulations that apply to your federal education grants. 

 If you can only attend one professional development conference this year, the Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC Spring Forum is the one you cannot afford to miss.


Please click here to view the Draft Agenda. As always, please remember that the forum agenda and speakers are subject to change. We urge you to register as soon as possible and reserve your room at the hotel.

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Spring Forum 2019 Pricing

**Please note that your payment must be made in the form of a check, credit/P- card, or purchase order prior to May 9, 2019.


Spring Forum 2019 Pricing

Pre-Session ADD ON


Pre-Session ONLY


Early Bird Discount

Expired February 1, 2019


Regular Registration

Regular Individual Registration WITHOUT Pre-Session


Regular Individual Registration WITH Pre-Session


Regular Group Registration WITHOUT Pre-Session


Regular Group Registration WITH Pre-Session


(Credit Cards Accepted)

Cancellation Policy & Refunds

Attendees are responsible for providing Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC with written notice of cancellation either via email, fax, or letter no later than April 18, 2019. Please note that attendees who do not submit their cancellation in writing will forfeit any refund. If you are cancelling your Forum attendance, you must also cancel your hotel reservation.

Hotel Accommodations

To be guaranteed a spot in the hotel you MUST book early because the hotel has limited space capacity. The conference rate for our Spring Forum is $349 per night. Each guest room includes complimentary internet access. To make your reservation, please call The Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Hotel at 202-824-9200 or click here. It is important to note that the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Hotel requires one night's deposit when making your reservation. Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival will forfeit one night's room and tax.

PowerPoint Presentations

All attendees will have access to electronic versions of all the PowerPoint presentations, appendices and resources through a secure website prior to and during the Forum. IN OUR EFFORTS TO GO GREEN WE WILL NOT BE OFFERING PRINTED MATERIALS.

Continuing Professional Education Credits

Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC is an approved Continuing Professional Education (CPE) sponsor by the National Association of State Board of Accountancy (NASBA).  All professionals wishing to obtain CPE credit can obtain up to fourteen (14) Specialized Knowledge-Technical CPE credits for attending our Group-Live 2019 Spring Forum.  All attendees who attend either of the optional pre-sessions will have an opportunity to receive up to three (3) additional Specialized Knowledge-Technical CPE credits. 

There is no additional charge to receive CPE credits, however, all attendees must complete all of the requirements that are listed on the NASBA letter which will be available upon registration check-in.

This Forum is for those of all levels and experience within your organization; therefore, the Program Level is 'Overview.'  There are no pre-requisites or advanced preparation required to attend and the material presented is provided on-site.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with federal requirements/grants management systems (procurement, inventory, and financial management.
  • Understand federal education program rules as well as programmatic fiscal issues including maintenance of effort, supplement not supplant, and comparability.
  • Understand the potential consequences of audit findings and federal education program reviews.
  • Understand the internal controls that are required for federal grant eligibility.
  Brustein & Manasevit is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education (CPE) on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE   Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org