FAQ

How do I access my Congressional meetings?


Each attendee has a personalized meeting portal accessable via direct link from Advocacy Associates. Please check your inbox one week before the event for your personalized schedule for advocacyday@advocacyassociates.com.




My state team is very large. Will everyone have time to talk?


Each state team has a designated leader who will facilitate the meeting. It is important to attend your state meeting planning session to inform your state team leader of anything you would like shared during the congressional meetings. In your district meetings, the consitituent will always be given priority to speak. You will learn more about this during our Virtual Advoacy Experince on Wednesday, February 2nd.




Can I take pictures, recordings, or screenshots during my congressional meetings?


Recording congressional meetings is strictly prohibited. Please ask for consent from all individuals before taking pictures or screenshots. Remember to post your pictures on social media with #LAD22!




Something about my congressional schedule is incorrect. How do I fix this?


Any questions you have regarding your congressional meetings can be directed to Advocacy Associates.




Can I ask questions during the Zoom events?


You are encouraged to use the Zoom chat feautre during all event sessions. If you need to contact a JNCL-NCLIS staff memeber, please send a private Zoom chat message to the "JNCL Event Staff" participant.




Whom can I contact if my question wasn't answered here?


Please email your event questions to JNCLevents@languagepolicy.org. All congressional scheduling questions should be directed to Advocacy Associates.




Will my camera and audio be enabled?


When you join the Zoom event link your microphone and camera will be automatically disabled. You will have access to your camera and microphone during breakout and networking sessions. During your congressional meetings you and your state team leader will have access to your microphone and camera settings. Please dress professionally and remember to use the JNCL-NCLIS Language Advocacy Days 2022 virtual background.




What should I do to prepare for each day of the event?


Each day you will recieve a "welcome" and "recap" email. Please check your email regularly to avoid missing important information from JNCL-NCLIS and Advocacy Associates. Be sure to review the digital event flipbook for program details. Be sure to register for the Pre-Event Webinar to learn more about what you can do to prepare.




Will my computer be able to handle a virtual event?


Most up to date computers and mobile devices are capable of running a virtual event. Here are some tips to ensure your computer is prepared:

  • Make sure your computer's storage/memory isn't full
  • Close all other unnecessary tabs
  • Charge your computer fully or keep it connected to charge during the event
  • Make sure Zoom is updated the day before
  • Test your audio, video, and wifi connection the day before




Who should attendee this event?


All individuals who are passionate about langauge advocay and are dedicated to ensuring all learners have the opportunties to learn English and at least one other language. Language educators, teachers, translators, reserachers, administrators, anyone who wants to tell their story and use their voice to support language education policy and celebrate mulitlingualsm as an asset!