March 2015 NTI: Training Logistics

NTI participants

TUESDAY REGISTRATION SIGN-IN:
Pick up your badge anytime between 11:30am and 1:00pm on Tuesday at the registration table located in the lobby of the Cultural Education Center.  Lunch is not provided on this day, so please eat before the conference.

TUESDAY SESSION TIMES:
Sessions begin at 1:00pm on Tuesday and end at 6:30pm.  Dinner is provided between 6:30pm and 7:15pm.

WEDNESDAY SESSION TIMES:
Sessions begin at 8:30am on Wednesday and end at 4:30pm.  Lunch is provided during the day.

THURSDAY REGISTRATION SIGN-IN:
Thursday arrivals should pick up their badge between 7:30am and 8:30am on Thursday at the registration table located in the lobby of the Cultural Education Center.

THURSDAY SESSION TIMES:
Breakfast is available between 7:30am and 8:30am.  Opening session begins at 8:30am in the Clark Auditorium.  Additional seating to view a simulcast of the presentation is available in the Huxley Auditorium.  Sessions end at 5:30pm on Thursday.  Dinner is provided 5:30pm-6:15pm.

FRIDAY SESSION TIMES:
Breakfast is available between 7:30am and 8:30am.  Sessions begin at 8:30am and end at 12:15pm.  Lunch is provided 12:15pm-1:00pm.

Please remember to scan your badge at the registration table each day for attendance.

CONFERENCE LOCATION:
The Cultural Education Center (CEC) is at the south end of the Empire State Plaza, on Madison Avenue (Route 20). The street address is:

Cultural Education Center
222 Madison Avenue
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12230

SHUTTLE INFORMATION:
Due to limited parking, we encourage you take advantage of the NTI shuttle service if you are staying at one of the following hotels: Hilton Albany, Hilton Garden Inn AMC, 74 State, Holiday Inn Express or Marriott Towne Place Suites. If you staying at a different hotel, we recommend you inquire about the availability of a hotel-operated shuttle.

The NTI Shuttle will also provide transportation to the Albany-Rensselaer Train Station on Wednesday at 3:00pm and Friday at 12:15pm.

PARKING:
If needed, fee-based Visitor parking is available in the V Lot, which is under the Empire State Plaza. Fee-based outdoor parking is available in the Cathedral Parking Lot immediately east of the Cultural Education Center, and in Madison Visitor Parking, the parking lot just west of the building.

http://ogs.ny.gov/BU/BA/Parking/Visitor/Docs/ParkingMap_NWE.pdf

Keep your receipts as parking fees may be included in your travel reimbursement.

MATERIALS:
Materials and agendas for this Institute will be posted on engageNY at https://www.engageny.org/resource/network-team-institute-materials-march-17-20-2015.  Participants are encouraged to download all materials to a laptop computer or tablet prior to the training.  Be aware that individual power sources are not available at this venue.  Therefore, if you have the option to choose between a laptop computer and a tablet, we highly recommend that you bring the device with the longer battery life.  Additionally, please note that Wi-Fi access and cell phone service vary throughout the building.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Registrations canceled after 3:00pm on March 11, 2015 are charged for the full conference registration fee.

TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT:
Travel reimbursement forms are available online at:  http://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/ntinstitute/reimbursement

If you have any further questions, please contact NTINSTITUTE@nysed.gov