2019 National Teachers Conference

The National Teachers Conference is the best way for new and returning VE teachers and school administrators to get ready for the upcoming school year. The 2019 National Teachers Conference will be held July 8-11, 2019 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.

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

Registration

  • Please hold onto your badges throughout the week of the conference! We will be scanning your badges at the beginning of the conference every morning.

Shuttle Schedule for Airport Arrivals and Departures

Please note that the conference ends on Thursday, July 11 at 2:00 PM and departure flights should not be made before this time.

DateAirportTerminalFlightsShuttle TimeShuttle TimeShuttle TimeShuttle Time
Sunday
July 7
JFKTerminal 4Arrivals9:00 AM12:00 PM3:00 PM6:00 PM
Sunday
July 7
LGATerminal CArrivals10:00 AM12:00 PM3:00 PM6:00 PM
Thursday
July 11
JFKTerminal 4DeparturesTBDTBD
Thursday
July 11
LGATerminal CDeparturesTBDTBD
Friday
July 12
JFKTerminal 4DeparturesTBDTBDTBD
Friday
July 12
LGATerminal CDeparturesTBDTBDTBD

Shuttle Schedule from Roslyn Hotel to LIU Campus

During the week of the conference, there will be shuttle service available to take participants from the Roslyn Hotel to LIU Campus. The shuttle schedule will be posted closer to the event.

Accommodations

Teachers have the option of staying in the LIU dorms at no additional cost or at the Roslyn Hotel 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 Roslyn Hotel. Rates are $129 per night plus taxes. There are King and Double rooms available.
  • The cut-off date to book rooms is June 7th. Please do not wait until the last minute to make your reservations.
  • When making reservations, please call (516) 625-2700 and refer to the “Virtual Enterprises Conference” room block.
  • Room rate includes complimentary breakfast and wifi.
  • There is a complimentary on-demand shuttle service within 3 miles of the hotel radius.

On Arrival at LIU Post

  • Upon arrival, you will be greeted by LIU staff to assist with checking into the dorms. You will also receive a welcome package and campus map.
  • 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/Campus-Life/Campus-map
  • If you have any questions or need help during your stay, please contact Public Safety at (516) 299-2222.

Meals & Entertainment

  • A light breakfast and full lunch will be provided Monday through Thursday.
  • Dinner will be provided on Monday and Wednesday. Tuesday and Thursday will be on your own.
  • The Hillwood Cafe will be open throughout the week for you to purchase food and beverage.
  • 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.
  • LIU will be arranging evening activities during the week of the conference. A schedule of these events will be available in the next several weeks.

Conference Program and Resources

  • Check-in will take place on Monday morning from 8:00 AM – 9:00 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.
  • Resources will be available to view and download throughout the week. More information about accessing resources forthcoming.
  • Join the VE Coordinators Slack Channel: https://vecoordinators.slack.com/. Email Tyler Fugazzie at tyler@veinternational.org if you need an invite.
  • We will be sending professional development certification to all attendees immediately following the conference. You can use this digitally and/or by print to share with administrators for proof of participation.

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”
  • Internet Connectivity: Wireless internet will be available for all participants throughout the week.
  • Announcements & Updates: We will be using Remind to send SMS text message updates to participants throughout the week. If you don’t wish to receive these messages, please contact Susan Chan at schan@veinternational.org.
  • Photo Consent Form: We will be taking photos and videos during the conference so please submit this Photo Consent Form to provide VE with permission to include you in communications materials following the conference.

Billing Details

As a reminder, there are no additional costs for participating in this training. EventBrite will list your pass as “free” because registration fees are included in the school’s Program Participation Fees for the 2019-20 school year.

Contact Information

Please contact us immediately in the event of any issues or major concerns. Susan Chan, National Events Manager, schan@veinternational.org.

View 2018 Conference Booklet

2018 National Teachers Conference Conference Recap