2017 National Teachers Conference

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The National Teachers Conference is the best way for new and returning VEI teachers and school administrators to get ready for the upcoming school year. The 2017 National Teachers Conference will be held July 10-13. 2017 at Long Island University Post Campus and will include four days of collaborative professional development, including workshops, presentations, networking, special events, and tours of LIU Post’s campus.

For Participants

Please review the following details about your National Teachers Conference experience.

Registration

Make sure you are registered for this year’s conference.

Schedule and Agenda

Now’s your chance to help shape your conference experience. We will post the full schedule and agenda once all sessions and workshops are finalized.

Shuttle Pickups and Drop Offs

Shuttle Pickups from Airports on Sunday, July 9

  • LAGUARDIA ARRIVALS: There will be shuttle buses on Sunday picking up every 3 hours starting at 12 p.m.
    • Shuttle times are as follows: 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.
    • Full shuttle details coming soon! 
  • JFK ARRIVALS: There will be shuttle buses on Sunday picking up every 3 hours starting at 12 p.m.
    • Shuttle times are as follows: 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.
    • The shuttles will be picking up at TERMINAL 4. If you are arriving at a different terminal, you can take the AirTrain from any of the other terminals. There will be VE staff members on site with signs to greet you and assist you with the shuttle.
  • The shuttles will drop off at the LIU dorms and another drop off at the Fox Hollow Inn.

Shuttle Drop Offs to Airports on Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14

Please allot 1 1/2 – 2 hour travel time to the airport during rush hour. 

  • LAGUARDIA DEPARTURES: There will be shuttle buses available on Thursday and Friday.
    • Shuttle times for Thursday are 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
    • Shuttle times for Friday are 6:30 a.m. , 9:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.
  • JFK DEPARTURES: There will be shuttle buses available on Thursday and Friday.
    • Shuttle times for Thursday are 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
    • Shuttle times for Friday are 6:30 a.m. , 9:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.

Accommodations

Teachers have the option of staying in the LIU dorms at no additional cost or at the Fox Hollow Inn at your own expense.

Dorm Information

  • Teachers will be staying in the South Residential Complex for the week (air conditioned!).
  • Each teacher will be assigned their own room in a suite with a shared bathroom.
  • Residence Life staff will be present on Sunday afternoon and evening for teachers to check-in.
  • Basic linens, pillows, and towels will be provided. However, you may bring any items that will make you more comfortable.
  • You will be responsible for bringing soap, shampoo and other toiletries.
  • Please be aware that these are dorm facilities that do not have the same features and amenities as a hotel.  Please plan accordingly.

Hotel Information

  • Teachers have the option of staying at the Fox Hollow Inn.  Rates are $159/night plus taxes.
  • When making reservations, please call 800-291-8090 and refer to “VEI/LIU
  • Shuttles are provided by the hotel to and from campus and surrounding areas.

On Arrival at LIU Post

  • When you are dropped off by bus, you will be greeted by LIU staff and given a welcome package and campus map (click here).
  • If you are driving, you may park at the lot nearest the South Residence Complex (buildings 54 & 55). You will not need any specific parking passes.
  • Travel directions to the campus can be found here: http://www.liu.edu/CWPost/About/Visit/Location
  • If you have any questions, or need help, during your travel on Sunday please call Public Safety at 516-299-2222. A Public Safety officer will connect to you the LIU staff.

Meals & Entertainment

  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided Monday through Thursday.
  • Dinner will be provided on Monday.  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will be on your own.
  • On Sunday and Friday, you can purchase meals at Hillwood Cafe.
  • Special Dietary Restrictions: The LIU catering staff is trying to plan for any special dietary restrictions.
    • Please complete the following form ONLY if you have special dietary restrictions: Dietary Request Form.
  • The LIU staff has scheduled evening shuttles to area activities and attractions. Shuttles will be available on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 6pm – 11pm.

Additional Notes for the Week

  • Attire: Attendees should plan to dress in business casual attire.
  • Bring Your Own Device: The conference will be BYOD “bring your own device”, wireless internet will be available for all participants.

Conference Program

  • Check-in will take place on Monday morning from 8-9 AM in the Humanities Building (building 21 on the map). You will receive your name badge and conference program outlining session times and room numbers upon registration.
  • After registering you will be directed to breakfast. The conference will begin promptly at 9 AM.

Contact Information

2016 National Teachers Conference Conference Recap