National Child Support Enforcement Association
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JW Marriott, Washington D.C.


NCSEA’s Policy Forum is THE conference dedicated to the policies and issues influencing the child support program at the national, state, and local levels. As a collective, child support and human services professionals often discuss the issues – to include both problems and solutions – and ideas for getting results.  At the 2020 NCSEA Policy Forum, join us for compelling discussions about Engagement: Putting Policy into Practice and the next steps in impacting change.

Over three days in our nation’s Capital, more than 450 current and future leaders in the child support program will come together to address the future of child support. Be part of this dynamic community and join us for seven impactful plenaries and nine workshops focused on how we can work together -  Engagement: Putting Policy into Practice


The NCSEA 2020 Policy Forum brings together a wide range of voices and perspectives focused on Engagement: Putting Policy into Practice.  Download the Detailed Agenda.

Schedule subject to change.  Speakers are being finalized.

Wednesday, February 5
5:00 - 7:00 PM 
Registration Open
Thursday, February 6
Friday, February 7
Saturday, February 8
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
Registration Open

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Plenary I: Federal Engagement - Putting Policy into Practice

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Plenary II: Engagement from the Hill

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch on Your Own

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Plenary III: Childhood Poverty

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Concurrent Workshops

Workshop 101: The Impact of Child Support Guidelines on Low Income Families

Workshop 102: Zone Intensive Program Services (ZIPS) Programs

Workshop 103: Using Social Determinants of Health to Improve Outcomes for Families in Poverty

5:00 - 6:00 PM
President's Reception

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM 
Registration Open

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Plenary VI: Trauma Informed Engagement

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Plenary VII: Cyber-Security Engagement 


Opportunities to promote your brand and message within the child support community.

The NCSEA Policy Forum brings together more than 450 child support professionals and decision-makers at the highest levels, to learn about regulatory policy developments and the legislative outlook for the coming year. Attendees include State and Tribal IV-D Directors, County agency directors, private partners and key legislative and regulatory staff.


NCSEA appreciates its corporate partners and event sponsors for their dedication and contribution to NCSEA events. Corporate partners and event sponsors play an integral role in NCSEA’s mission in serving child support professionals and agencies through professional development, communications, public awareness and advocacy efforts.

For more information about sponsoring the NCSEA Policy Forum or becoming a Corporate Partner, contact LaTrese Wallace, Sponsorship & Exhibits.


We are still finalizing the details of the speakers.  Please check back frequently for scheduling information and register with NCSEA to receive email updates.

JW Marriott Washington, D.C.
1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, D.C.  20004

All events for the NCSEA 2020 Policy Forum will take place at the JW Marriott Washington, D.C.


NCSEA has arranged for a room rate of $249 per night.  Rooms will be available when conference registration opens.

NCSEA does NOT use any third party housing vendors. Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit attendees and exhibitors for room reservations for association or other organizations meetings. Room poachers may misrepresent themselves as NCSEA’s official housing provider and exhibitors may be contacted by fax, e-mail, or phone with offers for discount housing. The poacher could inform attendee’s and exhibitors that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room