General Conference Information

Transportation

Free shuttle buses are operated by NSBA between the Boston Convention & Exposition Center and NSBA Conference hotels.  Schedules of operation are available at the information desk in the North Lobby of the Boston Convention & Exposition Center.  The shuttle system operates on a limited schedule Friday and on a regular schedule Saturday through Monday.

NSBA Shuttle busses will pick up and drop off in East side Level 1 of the Boston Convention and Exposition Center.

Shuttle Schedule:

Friday, April 8    7:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Saturday, April 9  6:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Sunday, April 10   6:30 AM to 6:15 PM

Monday, April 11   7:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Badges

Your badge is the only requirement for admission to most Conference activities—exhibits, general sessions, workshops, and professional development programs.  Badges are required of all persons using the free shuttle buses.

Conference Bookstore

Browse NSBA books and popular titles from our conference speakers at the NSBA Bookstore located in the North Lobby.

Conference Policy

Smoking is prohibited in the Boston Convention & Exposition Center, meeting rooms, and the Exhibit Hall, including sessions at all Conference and governance meetings under NSBA sponsorship.

The National School Boards Association endorses no individual or groups of individuals or any sentiment expressed by any speaker or other participant in its program, except by official action of its Delegate Assembly.  Admission to conference programs and exhibits is limited to persons holding the official 2016 Conference badge.

Registration constitutes your consent that any pictures taken during NSBA sponsored events can be used for meeting and promotional purposes without remuneration.

E-Mail Stations

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Create your own conference schedule and check your e-mail at the E-Mail Stations located in the North Lobby of the Boston Convention & Exposition Center.

Food Service

Continental breakfast and lunch foods are available for purchase in the Boston Convention & Exposition Center Saturday through Monday beginning at 8:00 AM.  Concessions will be available in the Exhibit Hall during exposition hours.

Information/Help Desk

An Information/Help desk will be open and located in the North Lobby of the Boston Convention & Exposition Center during established registration hours.

Mobile App

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Your one-stop shop for everything conference related!  Create a schedule, review session descriptions and locations, look for speakers, access handouts, search for exhibitors, review the exhibit floor plan, and more—from your laptop, tablet or mobile device.  Go to m.core-apps.com/nsba2016 and download the app TODAY!

Restaurant Information

A restaurant information booth will be located in the North Lobby of the Boston Convention & Exposition Center for the convenience of NSBA registrants.  Personnel will be on the spot to provide information and assist in making restaurant reservations.  This service is provided courtesy of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and NSBA.

Session Handouts

Workshop presenters are encouraged to upload electronic copes of session handouts to our website.  You can access handouts section on the website at www.nsba.org/conference and go to the Online Planner.  You may also access the handouts on the conference mobile app.  Handouts will be available online for 60 days after the conference.

Special Services

The FedEx Business Center is located on Level One West of the North Lobby of the Boston Convention & Exposition Center. A variety of office services, including copying, faxing, plus packaging and shipping are offered.

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